Agriculture Portfolio Risk Management Intern - Zurich

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Posted on 11-23-2022

AXA Climate

La Raison d'être d'AXA Climate est d'aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises. Notre Mission est l'adaptation climatique et environnementale.

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La Raison d’être d’AXA Climate est d’aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises.
La Mission d’AXA Climate, c’est l’adaptation climatique et environnementale. Au service de cette mission, 4 différents métiers ! 

  • La formation - via des contenus digitaux, scientifiques pour mettre en mouvement tous les collaborateurs, leur donner les compétences et les outils. 
  • Le conseil - pour impacter en local, via des actions d’adaptation concrètes.
  • L’assurance et le financement - pour sécuriser celles et ceux qui s’adaptent, et impactent. 

AXA Climate and ETHZ are looking for a joint intern who will support applied research in the domain of agriculture and biodiversity risk management.

Agriculture performance is driven by local weather conditions. These conditions are themselves driven by large scale meteorological phenomenon such as ENSO. The objective of this project will be to understand agrological risk correlations at regional and global level. Very concretely, the intern will work on a combination of crop statistics and satellite data to produce a risk correlation that can be later use by our underwriters in their crop risk assessment functions.

The intern will be fully integrated and supervised by one or more underwriter and might be conducted to support the team in risk analysis exercise to support the business units.

Your main task will include
• Put together a clean yield database from countries’ national crop statistics
• Extend and/or complete yield statistics using satellite proxies such as NDVI
• Establish correlations between crops and regions at global level
• Design a tool that underwriters and risk analysts can easily use to evaluate the diversification of our portfolio

Your work will by key in the capacity allocation of our agriculture insurance team.


• MSc in agricultural/environmental sciences or any related fields.

• Strong scientific skills: statistics, probabilities
• Coding experience with R or Python is required, experience with geodata or remotely sensed data is a plus
• Treatment of various data sets: reanalysis, satellite, etc.
• Soft skills: strong autonomy, Integrity, Team spirit
• A strong motivation to have a positive impact for our planet and create actionable change

Experience / Background:
• Knowledge of agriculture is a plus
• Knowledge of financial risk management is a plus

• Fluency in English required, any other language is a plus