Impact Investing as a Chance to Turn Over a New Leaf
Mark your calendars for our next in-person event in Germany! EWOB DACH Chapter is hosting its next event in QBE Germany office in Düsseldorf, and the event will be in German. In Impact Investing as a Chance to Turn Over a New Leaf (Mehr für mich oder mehr für alle), a joint keynote presentation will be delivered by Andrea Brock and Heike Schmitz.
Join us as we take a look at the current sustainability debate and its significance for companies in Germany. What new obligations are companies and management facing? Are expectations of companies changing? What is the situation in other countries? Using QBE’s “Premiums for Good” program as an example, we describe how companies can develop new solutions and make the change work for them.
Andrea BrockAndrea Brock is an insurance professional and studied business administration expert who, since August 2019, has been General Manager at QBE Europe SA NV. With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, she leads the German business of the industrial insurer and additionally took over the role of Executive Director Continental Europe on an interim basis in 2021. She is also co-initiator of the FidI (Women in Industrial Insurance) network. "Respect is important, fear is superfluous" - with this attitude Andrea Brock faces challenges in her professional career.
Heike SchmitzHeike Schmitz is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and advises the insurance industry, funds and asset managers on investments, investment processes, general regulatory issues and the integration of sustainability and ESG considerations, with a particular focus on impact investing and alternative investments. She has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, both as in-house counsel at Generali and as external legal counsel at various law firms. Heike Schmitz is a member of the ESG Committee of the European private equity association Invest Europe. She has also supported the work of the Insurance Development Forum for several years, most recently as co-chair of the IDF Infrastructure Taskforce, a global coalition of insurers and public partners working to address the consequences of climate change.