• Alok Sharma: COP 26 'will see agreement' on Article 6 debate

    22 September 2020

    Alok Sharma, president of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has spoken of his confidence in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement - relating to carbon markets and yet to be ratified - being agreed next year.

  • Swiss Re ramps up its internal price on carbon

    16 September 2020

    Several leading European insurance groups - Swiss Re, Generali, Allianz and Aviva Europe - have announced bold actions to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • LeapFrog, Allianz X in $30m digital health, insuretech funding round

    10 September 2020

    LeapFrog and Allianz X have participated in a $30 million fundraise by emerging markets digital health and insuretech provider BIMA.

  • GISD calls for blended finance fund for increased UN SDGs funding

    07 August 2020

    The UN-convened Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance has developed more than 60 proposals calling for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to receive accelerated funding, including through data standardisation and a blended finance fund.

  • Allianz: Impact underwriting offers 'double dividend' for investors

    31 July 2020

    German insurance giant Allianz has identified nine areas in which its underwriting activities can help meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

  • ESG's negative impact on returns - myth or reality?

    30 July 2020

    A growing number of insurers have announced new or upgraded sustainable investment strategies in recent years. JP Morgan Asset Management and Environmental Finance's sister publication Insurance Asset Risk have joined forces to investigate the drivers behind insurers' sustainable strategies. Vincent Huck reports on the high-level key findings

  • Australian pension fund to exit coal amid climate announcements

    10 July 2020

    Australian pension fund First State Super has outlined a number of climate change actions and targets, including exiting thermal coal, as it urged other Australian pension funds to do the same.

  • Green and sustainability-linked loan round-up: CIP, Siemens Gamesa and more

    08 July 2020
  • Insurers' oil and gas activities to be next under spotlight

    18 June 2020

    Re/insurers around the world should limit their support for oil and gas projects and have until mid-September to explain the measures they are taking to reduce exposure to the sector, according to environmental NGOs.

  • Many insurers still lack sustainable underwriting policies

    16 June 2020

    Re/insurers shared tips on setting up frameworks for incorporating environmental, social and governance risks in underwriting at a recent UNEP PSI webinar. Cintia Cheong reports