Chip Cunliffe

Director, Sustainable Development, AXA XL

Chip is Director of Sustainable Development at AXA XL. He manages AXA’s Ocean Risk Initiative which works to identify innovative insurance and finance solutions to the impacts of ocean-related risks. Chip is leading the development of a Coastal Risk Index, and how to use insurance as a cost-effective mechanism to restore mangroves after extreme weather events.
He is also working on developing a Coastal Resilience Bond, and identifying insurance pathways to prevent Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Chip has launched AXA’s Ocean Education programme, which has so far reached 8m students around the world, and the Ocean Risk Scholarship programme to support early career scientists’ research into ocean risk.

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