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Video Interview with Michael Szönyi, Flood Resilience Program Lead, Zurich Insurance

In this video interview, Michael Szönyi, Flood Resilience Program Lead, Zurich Insurance, introduces the company’s key initiatives on adaptation and mitigation of climate change crisis and shares the goals of Zurich Insurance at World Climate Summit 2022.

As a representative of Zurich Insurance, Michael Szönyi participated in Investment Session “Insuring for Resilience - Moving Beyond Traditional Risk Management and Response to Insure for Resilience” and led a workshop on private sector contribution to adaptation at World Climate Summit - The Investment COP 2022.

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About Zurich Insurance

Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. We aim to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world.

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About Michael Szönyi

Michael Szönyi is a member of the executive staff in the Group’s Sustainability function with Zurich Insurance Group. He leads Zurich's award-winning Flood Resilience Program, a multi-sector alliance with academia, humanitarian organisations and the private sector, aiming to enhance community flood resilience in over 20 countries globally. Michael has advisory mandates to the United Nations High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (“UN HELP”) and to the European Union’s H2020 community resilience project (“RESILOC”). He serves as Vice-Chair of the Sustainability Working Group of “Insurance Europe”, the European (Re-) Insurance Federation.

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