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Green Insurance

Green InsuranceGreen Insurance evaluates typical insurance policies that address green buildings and sustainable operations. You will also explore green insurance products, features and benefits and learn key coverage provisions. The course also includes a discussion of “what’s on the horizon” for new green insurance products. 

This course is included as Module 3 of the Sustainable Risk Management Certificate Program, a four part self-study video certificate program on the important and emerging trends in sustainability and risk management. 

The Green Insurance course includes: 

  • Ceres Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard 
  • Sustainable/Green Insurance Products 

Additional suggested readings for the Green Insurance course: 

  • How to Read a Green Insurance Policy 
  • Insurers as Partners in Inclusive Green Growth 
  • Insurance Risk and Green Buildings 
  • Industry Initiatives in Insurance 

In this course you will learn why many insurers are looking for new ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors by developing new products related to potential climate change and corresponding sustainability risks.

The course concludes with an embedded quiz after the video. 

About your instructor:

Stephen BushnellStephen Bushnell is a highly experienced insurance and risk management professional with more than 40 years of underwriting, marketing, product development, management and leadership experience with various property & casualty insurers – most recently as Senior Director for Commercial Insurance and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (part of the Allianz Group). Steve is widely recognized as a risk-focused expert on green buildings, sustainable manufacturing and operations, and the broader business, economic and risk management implications of climate, energy and other sustainability challenges. In his 10 years with Fireman’s Fund, Steve led the development of the industry’s first dedicated insurance policies and risk services for green buildings (introduced in 2006), followed by similar solutions for manufacturing and other industry segments. Steve worked closely with Allianz to support the introduction of related offerings in its other key global markets.

He has served in advisory or board capacities for organizations like California Sustainability Alliance, the Green California Summit, UL Environment and The U.S. Green Building Council – where he was the first representative of the insurance industry elected to USGBC’s National Board of Directors from 2012-2014. Steve will serve a second term on the USGBC National Board through 2017. Steve has also contributed extensively to sustainability-related industry research and standard development, and has been cited as an expert in both trade journals and local and national media. He has delivered more than 100 presentations to audiences ranging from insurance regulators and other policymakers to environmental NGOs, and has been invited to speak at various industry conferences like GreenBuild and other forums hosted for real estate professionals by organizations like the Urban Land Institute and BOMA. Steve holds dual professional designations from the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), completed a Master of Business Administration in Sustainability from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, and graduated from Northern Illinois University.

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Save $50.00 and take this course as part of the Sustainable Risk Management Certificate Program, a four part self-study video certificate program on the important and emerging trends in green risk management. >>Learn More