Risk Talk on evolving energy infrastructure: building resiliency

27 Apr 2015

Organised by: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland


Energy security is a common responsibility. With climate change and extreme weather, new energy sources coming on stream and large price fluctuations, this is not a responsibility to be taken lightly.

The challenges of building a resilient energy infrastructure will be addressed at the Risk Talk at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue on 27 April 2015. It will particularly focus on financial aspects, with an estimated USD 1.7 trillion investments required to achieve future global sustainable energy supply (as stated in the World Energy Issues Monitor).

How do we achieve these investments? What are risks and uncertainties, and where do they affect the profitability of the energy industry? And what will be the role of the financial services industry, especially banking and insurance?

The General Secretary of the World Energy Council and leading industry experts will seek to answer these questions and more.





Welcome & moderation
Christoph Nabholz, Head Business Development Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue  

Keynote presentation: Energy in transition - navigating through uncertainty
Christoph Frei, General Secretary, World Energy Council

Followed by short presentations from:

  • Jan-Peter Onstwedder, Managing Director of Global Industries and Regional Markets, Risk Management of Citibank

  • Juerg Trueb, Head of the Environmental & Commodity Markets team, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

  • Philippe Joubert, Executive Chair of the Global Electricity Initiative, World Energy Council, and special advisor to Alstom’s Chairman and CEO

Panel discussion with above speakers


Networking and refreshments

This event may be broadcasted live, photographed, filmed and /or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.




Photos by Fredi Lienhardt


The energy sector impacts many aspects of our daily lives. Energy consumption is high and new and innovative ways of producing, manufacturing and distributing energy are needed given how crucial it is to the infrastructure and maintenance of society in many countries around the world.

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