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  • Allianz reaches €2bn milestone for renewables investment

    10 November 2014

    Allianz's investment in renewable energy has hit €2 billion ($2.5 billion), following the acquisition of a 28MW wind farm in France.

  • Mercer to analyse climate risks, backed by investors worth $1.5trn

    22 September 2014

    Global investors managing a combined $1.5 trillion have teamed up with consultancy Mercer to help it analyse the risks climate change poses to portfolios.

  • Bank of America, GE, Schlumberger dropped from Dow Jones sustainability index

    11 September 2014

    General Electric, Bank of America Corp and Schlumberger have all been dropped from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) this year, following an annual review of constituents carried out by sustainable investment specialist RobecoSAM.

  • Allianz buys solar farm from BayWa

    18 June 2014

    Allianz Global Investors has bought a UK solar farm from the renewables arm of German conglomerate BayWa, and the two firms are in talks about further deals.

  • $5trn investor group pushes for sustainability action

    22 May 2014

    There is a "moral, financial and economic case for action" from the investment community to deal with environmental risks that intersect with financial markets, a report published by 11 major investors has claimed.

  • Expect more frequent weather extremes, says Allianz director

    04 March 2014

    Recent extreme weather conditions in the UK and the US are connected, and are likely to be more frequent in the future, according to Clement Booth, a member of Allianz's management board.

  • Insured losses from EU floods may treble by 2050

    04 March 2014

    The cost of floods in the EU may double to €23.5 billion a year by 2050, according to an academic study.

  • Allianz to engage clients on sustainability risks

    19 February 2014

    Allianz has become the latest insurer to subscribe to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, a UN-supported programme to encourage greater integration of environmental, social and governance issues into underwriting and investment.

  • French cleantech fund makes first US investment

    10 October 2013

    A young Paris-based venture capital firm specialising in clean energy and environmental technologies has bought an undisclosed stake in a Californian energy efficiency company.

  • Northern lights

    10 October 2013

    While many countries covet the US shale gas revolution, could Scandinavia help lead a more sustainable revolution in Europe?