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  • 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

  • Majority of Europe's largest companies still 'failing' in climate reporting

    19 May 2020

    In 2019, more than three quarters of Europe's largest companies were not adequately reporting climate and environmental risks, according to the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB).

  • Allianz tightens coal exposure policy

    04 May 2020

    German insurer Allianz plans to exclude companies from its property and casualty (P&C) insurance portfolios which fail to present "a credible transition strategy away from coal".

  • Insurance, pandemics and climate change

    10 April 2020

    Insurers have long been aware of the risks of a global pandemic, but have failed to act. They mustn't make the same mistake on climate change, Peter Bosshard writes

  • UN calls for investor action in coronavirus response

    08 April 2020

    The UN has called for some of the world's largest investors to join efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, to respond to what it says is the greatest test since the organisation was founded, and to help "rebirth society as we know it".