Sönke Kreft

Executive Director
- Head of Unit,
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

Soenke Kreft leads the work of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) which is hosted at the United Nations University – Institute for Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS). His motivation is to increase the reach of (financial) protection instruments towards climate affected communities.  He oversees activities of the organization in areas of policy and public sector strategy, risk analytics and the implementation of climate risk insurance.


He has field experience in creating and strengthening risk sharing and management in more than 20 countries.  Soenke is co-chairing the Impact Working Group of the InsuResilience Global Partnership, and he is also an appointed expert to the UN convened Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management. He is teaching in the international MSc. Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” on topics related to climate risk insurance, disaster finance and governance.