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Zurich Group CEO Mario Greco and the Zurich Forest project highlight day one of the Bloomberg Green Summit.
Zurich is a presenting sponsor of Bloomberg Green Summit, a two-day virtual meeting of government, community and business leaders focused on climate change and sustainability.
The event kicked off at 9 a.m. on April 26 with brief opening remarks from Bloomberg LP founder and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, immediately followed by a five-minute video featuring Zurich Group CEO Mario Greco and Instituto Terra founder Sebastião Salgado.
In the video, Salgado talks about how he and his wife, Lélia, founded Instituto Terra to help revitalize a Brazilian rainforest that had been destroyed. Greco speaks about how he and others at Zurich were inspired by their efforts.
“When we saw the ambition that Salgado has to recreate the Atlantic Forest, we thought this was our time to work with him,” Greco said. “The Zurich Forest project will help restore additional areas of the native forest, regenerate biodiversity and build new natural habitats. But we also want this project to inspire people to act urgently on climate change.”
Through the project, a grant from Zurich will cover the planting of an additional one million seedlings over eight years.
Repair. Rebuild. Renew.
The theme of the Bloomberg Green Summit is “Repair. Rebuild. Renew.” The event “promises to deliver a solutions-oriented experience with experts who are operating at the crossroads of sustainability, design, culture, food, technology, science, politics and entertainment,” according to the organizers. It will feature panels, presentations, fireside chats, interactive elements and more.
Other scheduled speakers include former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, Co-Founder & Chairman, Generation Investment Management; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; and Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments.
Learn more about the Zurich Forest project.
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