Pollution Insurance - where are we now?

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Alan Shaw, Lead Underwriter Environmental Liability, RSA Group

Increasing environmental regulation means that businesses need to be more mindful than ever of the financial, legal and reputational consequences of dealing with a pollution event, as well as their social and ethical responsibilities.

Whilst the ‘Polluter Pays’ principle exists, environmental liabilities often fall to current property owners, who find themselves being held responsible for pollution or environmental damage for which they had no knowledge of and for which they had little or no control over.

Experience has shown that even operations that consider themselves as ‘low risk’ can give rise to complex environmental issues and costly clean-up, which may not be covered under a Public Liability insurance policy.

This webinar will provide an insight to the wide range of pollution exposures that businesses face, the coverage gaps clients are exposed to under a standard public liability policy and examples of pollution incidents seen by insurers.

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Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar delegates will be able to:

  • understand pollution exposures and how they could impact a business

  • distinguish between sudden and accidental pollution and gradual pollution

  • identify coverage gaps in standard liability policies

  • know the types of environmental product available in the UK

  • know how to confidently engage on pollution risks with their clients

About our speaker
Alan has 20 years in the environmental sector with a broad range of expertise and experience in engineering, finance, insurance and law. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and qualified solicitor (non-practising).

Alan gained his experience as an environmental consultant for major UK engineering consultancies before working as an environmental insurance underwriter with Certa (a managing agent for Allianz) and later for the US insurer, Ironshore. Alan has also worked as an independent environmental risk consultant for property and financial clients.

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