OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In this A.M.BestTV episode from the RenaissanceRe New York Recovery & Resilience Leadership Forum in New York City, speakers said their biggest challenges are making people aware of the critical need to prepare for possible natural disasters. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=nyresilience616 to view the entire program.
Steve Weinstein, chairman, risk science foundation, RenaissanceRe, spoke about the goal of the forum.
“What we hope to accomplish is to bring leaders together to share their understandings, views and best thoughts as to how our most disaster-exposed communities can be more resilient,” said Weinstein.
The main topics at this year’s forum were complacency and flood insurance.
“The role, I think, government should be playing is to do much more on the (flood) preventative side, trying to encourage communities to invest more in natural resources investments—things like the wetlands and the dunes that are going to protect those communities,” said Collin O’Mara, chief executive officer and president, National Wildlife Federation. “Having better building codes, and really making those investments that are going to make people safer, rather than worrying about paying out on the back end.”
Other people who appear in this episode include:
- John Huff, president, National Association of Insurance Commissioners;
- Julie Rochman, president and chief executive officer, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety;
- Michael Dunkley, premier, Bermuda; and
- Jenn Fogel-Bublick, partner, Capital Counsel LLC.
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