This supplement highlights the risks and opportunities that that climate change brings, and how by means of example, innovation and service, more profit will sweep into your business.

The timing of this our second major conference could hardly have been more fortuitous. The political parties are flooding the airwaves with new green initiatives and eco-friendly soundbites to encourage business and the public alike to embrace sustainability and start to cut carbon emissions.

Is it all greenwash? Definitely not. Leading figures across all aspects of the industry met at this conference with one message: something is happening to the climate and we must adapt our business, underwriting and investments, to accommodate the risks of the future.

One year on from our ground-breaking Forces of Nature conference, the industry is taking major steps to drive initiatives forward. As keynote speaker Stephen Byers said, the insurance community has the opportunity to be at the centre of a crucial debate, meeting the needs of society while at the same time making their businesses grow.

This supplement highlights the risks and opportunities that that climate change brings, and how by means of example, innovation and service, more profit will sweep into your business.

Lee Coppack, editor Catastrophe Risk Management

Elliott Lane, editor Insurance Times

Helen Yates, editor Global Reinsurance