In 2018, Allianz conducted its , which investigated the differences among three disparate generations of digital users. Of particular interest were the attitudes and beliefs of the post-millenial demographic cohort, typically referred to as Generation Z (or Gen Z). For these individuals, born at the turn of the 21st century with the Internet already in existence, there’s an ease and fluidity between their online and offline worlds, which sets them apart from the generations before them, earning the members of Gen Z their other nickname: “Digital Natives.”
This year, as part of an expansion of its , Allianz visited its youth initiative, Allianz Explorer Camp (part of the Global Explorer Program), in order to speak to six exceptional Digital Natives from around the world, in addition to entrepreneurs, green activists and a senior strategist, to get their thoughts on the future of our planet.
Dan Raven-Ellison likewise places faith in consumer choice. He believes companies responding to environmentally friendly trends, for instance, veganism, can help accelerate change by mainstreaming solutions – like Burger King offering a vegan Whopper – thereby making it: “very easy and maybe delicious for people to start making better decisions.”
He is equally enthusiastic about the positive potential of private interest in creating: ”new solutions to combat old problems,” and views insurance as one of the few industries at the intersection of public and private interests.