• Hannover Re also parts ways with the NZIA

    20 April 2023

    Hannover Re has left the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) becoming the third re/insurer to depart the alliance in the last four weeks.

  • Coal business resorts to "haphazard coalition" of insurers as giants retract

    10 June 2022

    Financiers and governments at risk if they accept inexperienced underwriters, says Insure Our Future

  • Allianz to halt investments in new oil and gas fields

    03 May 2022

    And will require 'net-zero by 2050' commitment from hydrocarbon producers

  • 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.

  • Hannover Re backs impact fund for natural disasters

    09 December 2019

    Hannover Re is backing a novel impact fund that aims to mitigate losses arising from natural disasters in developing countries.

  • NN Group announces restrictions on coal-related underwriting

    29 May 2019

    NN Group is to stop providing insurance services to companies that derive more than 30% of their revenues from thermal coal mining from 1 July.

  • Hannover Re defends coal investing

    12 November 2018

    Reply to criticism comes on heels of Vienna Insurance Group's own defence

  • Severe natural catastrophes in 2017 leave Europe's non-life insurers nursing losses

    06 September 2018

    Last year's spate of severe natural catastrophes caused Europe's non-life insurers cumulatively to make a loss from covering property damage.

  • Swiss Re sets thermal coal re/insurance threshold

    02 July 2018

    Swiss Re will, from today, no longer provide re/insurance services to businesses with more than 30% exposure to thermal coal. The group already applies the same 30% threshold to the asset side of its balance sheet.

  • 73% of German insurers' investments are 'sustainable'

    27 June 2018

    Almost half want to make more ESG allocations