ECCK hosted its fourth live webinar on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) in partnership with Swiss Re Group on May 26, 2021. Presented by Guido Fürer, Group Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Swiss Re Group, the webinar was presented under the theme of “Time to act – Swiss Re’s sustainability journey”. Fürer is responsible for Swiss Re’s Global Asset Management as he serves on the Board of Directors of several of Swiss Re’s legal entities in the US and Europe. During his presentation, Guido Fürer introduced Swiss Re’s approach to sustainable development goals. “We insure, invest, operate and share our knowledge in a way that tackles sustainability challenges and creates long-term value,” said Group Chief Investment Officer Fürer. “We try to lead certain topics that we feel close and to make a difference. As an example, we try to quantify sustainability performance and impact because one of the nice things about insurance is that it gives prizes to certain risks. If we have a price signal, then this can impact people’s behavior but also the marketplace.” The webinar by Swiss Re is available on our YouTube: Our next SDG webinar series is scheduled on June 22, 2021 with Solvay under the theme of “Sustainable Drive at Solvay”. To register, please click on the following link: ECCK SDG Webinar Series 2021: Sustainable Development Drive at Solvay. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. About ECCK’s SDGs Webinar Series Until December 2021, ECCK will be hosting a virtual webinar series every month featuring leading individuals from global companies advancing the SDGs. Our previous participants include Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes Lorenzo Simonelli, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE Saori Dubourg, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility of Lego Group Tim Brooks, and Group Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Swiss Re Guido Fürer. In our upcoming webinar series, companies in various sectors including Solvay, Mercedes-Benz, Kyobo Life, Evonik, etc. will discuss business practices and corporate vision and efforts on implementation of UN-SDGs. For the launch of the webinar series in March, Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of United Nations, shared a congratulatory message. “When there is a strong tripartite partnership between government, business leaders and civil societies, there is nothing which we cannot do. We need to count on private sectors to help drive further success, and we will all benefit from robust vision and action by companies to set the right sustainable business strategies and corporate culture.”, said H.E. Ban Ki-moon. “That’s why I am so pleased that the ECCK has organized this webinar series with global business leaders to share their experiences and commitment with us.” Christoph Heider, President of ECCK, said, “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a very important milestone in opening the future for the next generation. We believe that this webinar series will provide a platform to promote the importance of the efforts and roles of private sector for the successful implementation of the SDGs and to explore various solutions to the challenges for businesses.” For more information on ECCK’s upcoming SDGs Series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.