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Responsibility for ESG in the Board of Management

The highest governing body for sustainability-related issues is the Group ESG (environment, social, governance) Board. Established in 2012, it currently consists of five Allianz SE Board members and four voting members from other functions. The Group ESG Board is responsible for integrating ESG into all business lines and core processes dealing with insurance and investment decisions. 

The nine members meet quarterly and assume responsibility for ESG issues such as the role of Allianz as a sustainable insurer, responsible investor and committed "corporate citizen". A special focus is on Allianz's contribution to climate protection, reducing its own carbon footprint and promoting the global transition to a low-carbon economy.

Dr. Günther Thallinger

Chairman of the Group ESG Board 

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Investment Management, ESG

Barbara Karuth-Zelle

Member of the ESG Board

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Operations and IT (COO)

Christopher Townsend

Member of the ESG Board

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Insurance German Speaking Countries and Central & Eastern Europe

Christopher Townsend

Member of the ESG Board

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Global Insurance Lines & Anglo Markets, Reinsurance, Middle East, Africa

Christopher Townsend

Member of the ESG Board

Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, responsible for Asset Management, US Life Insurance

Christopher Townsend

Lauren Day

Member of the ESG Board

Head of Group Communications and Reputation

Jacqueline Hunt

Hervé Gloaguen

Member of the ESG Board

Group Chief Compliance Officer

Christopher Townsend

Line Hestvik

Member of the ESG Board

Group Chief Sustainability Officer

Jacqueline Hunt

Aylin Somersan-Coqui

Member of the ESG Board

Chief Risk Officer of Allianz SE