Neil Eckert: Founder & Chairman, IncubEx: A career as a pioneer in insurance and climate change

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Neil Eckert is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in many areas of insurance and beyond.

He was an early advocate for the benefits of digital innovation and had the vision to predict the need for companies to manage their exposure to carbon almost 20 years ago.

Neil joins Robin to discuss how the insurance industry has changed throughout his career, how to recognise and respond to new opportunities in the climate space and his current work as Chairman of IncubEx and Conduit Re.

Talking points include:

  • Why the insurance industry is so reluctant to be truly digital
  • Why he believes insurance is inextricably linked with climate change
  • The genesis of IncubEx as an iteration of a carbon trading platform
  • The role of carbon credits for insurers
  • Where the next big opportunity in insurance lies

Matthew's article, 'Data Disasters and Career Limiting Catastrophes' is available to read on LinkedIn.

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  • List some of the potential opportunities available for insurers within the climate space

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