An ideal economy, community, business or individual will be both resilient and sustainable. Resilience is the capacity to recover from a disaster whereas sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising future generations. Building resilience in our economy, business and lives is dependent upon mitigating and managing the impact of risk but doing so in a sustainable way. Addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges such as climate change and human rights issues presents an opportunity for risk managers, risk carriers, and investors in driving forward the resiliency and sustainability agendas of our stakeholders. Resilience is the future of sustainability. Our content explores practical strategies, product innovations, partnerships and delivery mechanisms to further the insurance industry's leadership role in enabling this world vision.
Joan Lamm-Tennant, PhD
Joan Lamm-Tennant is a global entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in building, operating, advising and governing business. She has a proven track record in synthesizing strategy and innovation with result-focused execution.
From December 2015 to May 2020, Joan was the founder and CEO of Blue Marble Micro, responsible for writing the business plan, securing investors, providing the strategic vision, forming the team and managing operations. She established partnerships with multinational corporations to de-risk their supply chain and differentiate their own product while delivering on a jointly defined ESG commitment. Joan validated a replicable business model that aligns a commitment to ESG with near-term revenue generation and long-term value creation.
Joan currently serves on the Board of Equitable Holdings, Element Financial Management Corporation, Ambac Financial Group, Hamilton Insurance Group and The Institutes. She is an Executive Advisor for Brewer Lane Ventures, a fintech venture capital fund. Joan served on the Boards of Selective Insurance Group and Ivans; and the advisory Board of CoverWallet.
Previously, Joan was the Global Chief Economist and Risk Strategist of Guy Carpenter & Company and President of General Reinsurance Capital Consultants.
Prior to and in parallel with her industry experience, Joan had an academic career of over thirty years. She was a tenured Professor of Finance at Villanova University where she held the Thomas Labrecque Chair in Business and an Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she held the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Chair in International Business.
Joan is the recipient of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, Wharton Excellence in Teaching Award, APIW Insurance Woman of the Year, and International Insurance Society Kenneth Black Award.
Joan holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments from the University of Texas, M.B.A. in Finance and B.B.A. in Accounting from St. Mary's University.
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