Diplom-Geograph (Geographer); Chairman of the Foundation
In July 2004 he took up the post as Chairman of Munich Re Foundation. The Foundation's work addresses major global challenges: the fight against poverty, environmental and climate change, water as a resource and risk factor, demographic development and disaster prevention – and supports people in risk situations.
Thomas Loster was a member of the German National Committee of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and was also a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development from 2006 to 2010. He is a member of the World Bank/IFC Advisory Panel on Business and Sustainability. He also chairs the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), which seeks after insurance solutions for weather disasters in the developing and emerging nations.