Katharina Latif of insurance giant Allianz explains how her climate and sustainability team transitioned from the firm’s fringes to its strategic centre—and what its next steps will be.
Katharina Latif, Allianz
A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant Allianz has travelled from the periphery of the company’s thinking and strategy to its “core” over the past decade.
So says Katharina Latif, Allianz’s head of corporate responsibility and one of the lead architects of the company’s sustainability strategy. It is Latif who self-effacingly references herself and her colleagues as “crazy”.
With the Paris accord on climate change, however, and global recognition of sustainability through the UN’s Sustainable Development Go
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