NOVA School of Law: 2nd International Conference of the Jean Monnet Module on EU Insurance Law: Challenges in the SDG Era
The main objective of this annual conference is to create a forum where scholars, practitioners, non-governmental organisations, cooperative and social sector, and state agencies with an interest in insurance will meet and discuss topics that are of interest to all, with a focus on public policy recommendations on the role of insurance in fostering sustainable development goals.
The aim is to contribute to the generation of knowledge and raise awareness as to the role of insurance for the equal enjoyment of human rights and the achievement of SDGs, in line with the core values of the European Union.
In 2024, this annual conference will be devoted to SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
The overarching topic of this year’s conference will be sustainable insurance. What is sustainable insurance? “Sustainable insurance is a strategic approach where all activities in the insurance value chain, including interactions with stakeholders, are done in a responsible and forward-looking way by identifying, assessing, managing and monitoring risks and opportunities associated with environmental, social and governance issues. Sustainable insurance aims to reduce risk, develop innovative solutions, improve business performance, and contribute to environmental, social and economic sustainability”.
We also welcome interventions exploring links between this noble goal and other SDG, notably 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, and 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.