We need a safe space to disclose transition plans, says Aviva's Amanda Blanc
Aviva's chief executive Amanda Blanc has urged regulators to create a "safe environment" for insurers to publish their plans for how they will transition to net-zero emissions without fear of reprisals.
Swiss Re reduces carbon intensity of corporate bonds and equities by 42%
The carbon intensity of Swiss Re's combined corporate bond and listed equity portfolio decreased by 42% at the end of 2022, compared with the 2018 base year, it reported.
Phoenix estimates 20% of equity and credit assets exposed to high transition risks
Some 20% of Phoenix's listed equity and credit portfolios are exposed to sectors at high risk in the transition to a net-zero economy, such as energy, utilities, industrials and materials.
Aviva completes divestment of £2.5bn in fossil fuel companies
Aviva has divested almost all its £2.5 billion ($3 billion) exposure to fossil fuel companies on its "Stoplist" of firms with weak ambitions to reduce their climate impact.
Bank of England to explore whether climate capital requirements needed
The Bank of England said it will "explore whether changes to the macroprudential framework might be appropriate" to help protect against climate risks,...
RepRisk launches tool to address ESG ratings opacity
Credit research institute I-CV and ESG data business RepRisk have launched ESG Radar
Zurich excludes five fossil-fuel companies with non-credible transition plans
Zurich has excluded five companies from its investment and underwriting activities as it no longer considered their "progress against transition plans to be credible".
EF's Sustainable Investment Awards open for entries
Entries to Environmental Finance's annual Sustainable Investment Awards are open until 14 April 2023.
Ariel Re to offset carbon in novel cat bond transaction
Property, casualty and specialty reinsurer Ariel Re has issued a $125m catastrophe bond with a mechanism that will help offset carbon emissions associated with having to replace damaged property.
M&G Catalyst invests in Aon intellectual property strategy
M&G Investments has invested $300 million in a strategy to back "innovative, intellectual property-backed businesses", via its Catalyst fund.