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Zurich Resilience Solutions expands Sustainability Services team

16th August 2023 - Author: Kane Wells

Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS), a global provider of Risk Engineering, mitigation and resilience-building services, has expanded its Sustainability Services team in the US, adding Jessica Balsam as Head of Climate Solutions, and Elise White as Director of Workforce Resilience Services.

Balsam most recently worked with Ernst & Young Climate Change and Sustainability Services, where Zurich says she led global engagements focused on sustainability, social impact and decarbonisation.

Balsam has also worked at APL Logistics as Head of Global Sustainability + ESG, at Nike as Global Sustainability Director and at the U.S. Department of Energy as a Program and Policy Adviser.

Meanwhile,  Zurich states that White’s new role will expand on ZRS’ DEI consulting service with additional social-related services that help companies attract and retain talent.

She previously served as Project Leader of Claims Strategy and Innovation for Zurich North America and has extensive experience in Workers’ Compensation and strengthening claims outcomes.

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According to Zurich, both Balsam and White report to Lisa Leftwich, Head of Sustainability Services for ZRS, who commented, “Companies are dealing with a dynamic risk environment – just look at how climate change and talent have become material business risks.

“To help customers address these emerging risks, we’ve expanded our team with climate adaptation, climate mitigation and workforce resilience specialists to support customers in their ESG-related resilience journeys, at their own pace.”

Tom Fioretti, Head of North America Zurich Resilience Solutions, added, “Building on Zurich’s strong Risk Engineering and technical expertise, we created ZRS to help companies become more resilient amid a dynamic risk environment.

“Zurich has been delivering Risk Engineering for 75 years, and we will continue to invest in innovative risk services that also reflect Zurich’s sustainability commitment.”

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