Nina Arquint, CRO at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, has won the Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award

The 2021 Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award has been awarded to Nina Arquint, chief risk officer at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, for her work and commitment to driving the reduction of coal underwriting.

Jad Ariss, managing director of The Geneva Association, said: “I congratulate Nina Arquint on winning this award, which recognises her leadership role in reducing the underwriting of coal, the most polluting and carbon-intensive fuel, and her great dedication to tackling environmental risks.

”Arquint and her team have made demonstrable contributions to reducing the financial viability of coal and contributing to accelerating its phase-out globally. This work is in alignment with The Geneva Association’s mission to promote the use of insurance to create a better, more resilient, and more sustainable world.”

Nina Arquint commented: “Exiting coal underwriting is one of the most important, concrete ways for the insurance industry to improve the future well-being and sustainability of our world, and I feel privileged to be able to play a part in that.”

Arquint has been a driving force within the Swiss Re Group on the topic of sustainability over the last five years. Currently, as CRO of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, she supports Swiss Re’s corporate clients in de-risking their investments to achieve their ESG goals and help to mitigate sustainability risks.

The selection committee for the 2021 Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award was comprised of Dame Inga Beale, former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Ms Lucie Martel, chief human resources officer of Intact Financial, and Tsuyoshi Nagano, chairman of Tokio Marine.