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World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

While insurers are increasingly acute to environmental risks which might impact both sides of their balance sheet, new research has found that their investment strategies are not in line with the Paris Agreement. The research was published the same week Royal Dutch Shell held its AGM and shareholders, including some large insurers, were asked to vote on a climate resolution. Did they stand up to the test? Paul Walsh and Vincent Huck report

Australia faces mounting climate policy challenge

Australia faces mounting climate policy challenge

Climate policy has long been the subject of bitter political feuds in Australia, leaving the country grappling with policy change every electoral cycle. What does climate action in Australia look like this year? Katie Kouchakji reports

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Water: managing risk and embracing opportunity

Water: managing risk and embracing opportunity

More than 100 delegates gathered at Environmental Finance's conference on water, hosted by the London Stock Exchange, to discuss an investment opportunity worth about $7.5 trillion, writes Michael Hurley.

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QBE commits A$100m to impact investing

QBE Insurance Australia, the domestic arm of Australia-based underwriter QBE, is to invest A$100 million ($75.2 million) to impact investing globally, via instruments such as green and social impact bonds.

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Green bond experts rebut GPIF charge they are a 'lose-lose' product

A valuable benefit of green bonds is that they enable fixed income investors to 'engage' with issuers on topics such as climate change, as is already common practice in the equity markets, according to Frederic Samama, co-head of institutional clients coverage at Amundi Asset Management.

Climate-related disclosure: a new dawn

Climate-related disclosure: a new dawn

Numerous developments are helping to drive improvements in corporate reporting of non-financial issues and to raise investor expectations, says Adams Koshy.

Stimulating green finance in Africa

Stimulating green finance in Africa

African countries have the potential to achieve their sustainability objectives through innovative funding of climate-change projects, including green bonds, say Mindy Hauman and Tallat Hussain

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