The first research in the series on Meeting the Cyber Risk Challenge can be seen here

The second research in the series on Leadership in Risk Managemenent can be seen here

Environmental Risk Management – FINAL REPORT AVAILABLE NOW

The full report can be downloaded here in PDF version

The results can be downloaded here in PDF version

Environmental Risk Management – Replay Video

Thank you for your participation in our Environmental Risk Management webinar, recorded on 26 June 2013. This webinar was presented by the Harvard Business Review and supported by Zurich, the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), and the Public Risk Management Organization (PRIMO).

The Executive Summary, which captures the key insights from the event, can be downloaded here.

If you missed the program, the archive audio recording is available at

Environmental Risk Management webinar.

The presentation can be dowloaded PDF format

Environmental Risk Management Webinar

The complimentary webinar hosted by Zurich, the Federation of European Risk Managers (FERMA), PRIMO and the Harvard Business Review on Environmental Risk Management took place on June 26th, 2013 from 15:00 to 16:00 CEST

The importance of environmental risk management is increasing, but is your organization keeping pace?

Join our Environmental Risk Management” webinar to hear our panel of experts discuss:

  • The importance of managing environmental risks within your organization
  • The risk exposures within your organization, and how to manage these and make informed decisions
  • The challenges of managing and negotiating environmental risks around different geographies
  • The findings from the recent Environmental Risk Management survey will also be discussed.

About the Panelists

Christopher Robertson, Zurich

Christopher Robertson, Zurich

Christopher Robertson, Head of Environmental, Zurich
Chris is the Head of Zurich’s Environmental Liability Insurance practice in Europe where he is responsible for developing insurance solutions that meet the diverse needs of Zurich’s corporate customer and middle market customer base.Chris has underwritten environmental liability risk for over a decade and helped to build Zurich in Canada to a leading environmental insurance carrier by growing their portfolio fourfold during his tenure.

In addition to underwriting, establishing strategy and developing underwriters he has played a key role in building awareness of this emerging line of insurance through several articles and white papers, over 50 accredited broker training seminars in addition to speaking on numerous panels at industry conferences in Canada. He carries out his responsibilities with a passion for environmental risk management and finding solutions for his customers.

He carries an honours B.Sc. in environmental science specialising in analytical chemistry, a Certificate in Risk Management alongside valuable industry experience from the environmental consulting field, chemical manufacturing industry and various contracting services.


Valerie Fogleman

Valerie Fogleman

Valerie Fogleman, Consultant, Stevens & Bolton LLP, Professor, Cardiff University School of Law

Valerie Fogleman received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and an MSc in Environmental Evaluation from Texas Tech University, a Juris Doctor from Texas Tech Law School and an LLM from the University of Illinois.

Prior to returning to England in 1992, she was Natural Resources Law Fellow at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, a Fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law and in private practice in Corpus Christi, Texas. Valerie’s career since 1992 includes being a partner and Head of the Environment Group at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and a Consultant at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), both in the City of London.

She is currently a Consultant at Stevens & Bolton LLP. She is an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors, Vice Chair of the City of London Law Society Planning and Environment Committee, a prior Council member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association. She is also a member of the Texas State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers. She is listed as a leading environmental lawyer in Chambers & Partners legal directory, the Legal 500, Legal Experts, The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Environment Lawyers.

Valerie has written three books and over 200 articles on environmental and insurance law and is a well-known speaker at conferences on those topics.

Pierre Sonigo

Pierre Sonigo

Pierre Sonigo, FERMA General Secretary

Pierre is currently FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) Secretary General particularly in charge of technical projects such as Solvency 2 and ELD.

He is a former VP of Environment and Risk Management for the Pechiney Group, a French multinational conglomerate involved in Aluminium and Packaging (Pechiney was acquired by Alcan in 2004)

He also held several positions in Insurance (FM Global), Brokerage (Marsh France) and Risk management (Saint-Gobain and Pechiney).

He holds university degrees in engineering, economics, insurance and risk management.

Pierre Sonigo received the “European Risk Manager of the Year” award, a “Lifetime Achievement Award in Risk Management” from Strategic Risk magazine and the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) this year.

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