Swenja Surminski

Associate Principal

Expert on disaster risk management, insurance and climate change.

In addition to her role at Vivid, Swenja is Programme Leader for the ‘climate risk, insurance and private sector’ work-stream at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. She has been presenting on climate change risks at UN, EU and UK level, is the author of several publication on these topics, and a contributing author to the IPCC. In addition to her academic career Swenja has spent more than 10 years in the international insurance industry working on climate risks and risk management. She is advising a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, international organizations and the private sector on insurance and climate risks, including recent work with the UNFCCC’s Loss and Damage Work program and ExCom, the Worldbank’s PPCR team, and the UK climate change risk assessment project.

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