In 2014, AXA decided to launch a Stakeholder Advisory Panel, to advance the company's role as an insurer in building a stronger, safer and more sustainable society.
The Panel is designed to provide an informal forum for deep discussion of global trends shaping the world in which AXA operates; to identify ways that AXA can shape its vision and strategy consistent with these trends; and to enable AXA to maximize its positive impact on clients and the communities in which it operates.
The Panel is expected to meet twice a year with AXA's CEO Thomas Buberl, Chairman of the Board of Directors Denis Duverne as ‘permanent invitee’, and other Management Committee members depending on the topics addressed. The Panel is moderated by an external facilitator, and some sessions may be attended by an external advisor to AXA as appropriate. All sessions are attended by Christian Thimann, Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability & Insurance Foresight, Alice Steenland, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility and Simon Clow, Group Head of Stakeholder Engagement.
The Panel is composed of 8 permanent external members, each with a mandate of 3 years, renewable twice. Among the panelists, some of them have or have had in the past a financial link with AXA.