• Regulators consider capital for climate risk

    16 December 2022

    Insurance regulators are keen to ensure their prudential frameworks properly incorporate climate risk. But whether this should be reflected in capital requirements is proving a difficult question to answer, as Christopher Cundy reports

  • Insurers back drive for global sustainability disclosure standards

    06 April 2022

    The International Sustainability Standards Board has launched a consultation on the issue

  • Put climate risk in insurers' capital requirements, MEPs told

    23 March 2022

    Climate risks should be explicitly dealt with in the pillar 1 (capital requirements) element of Solvency II insurance regulation, not left to pillar 2 (risk management), MEPs have been told.

  • Don't wait for regulation to act on climate, EC director tells insurers

    04 February 2021

    While insurers want policy makers' help to tackle climate change, they have been told not to wait for regulation to act. Meanwhile, climate activists have urged regulators and legislators to step in, as they have no confidence in the industry's ambitions

  • Green supporting factors "an important debate" in Solvency II review

    13 October 2020

    Lower capital charges for sustainable assets is going to be "an important debate, at least from a political perspective", in the Solvency II review, according to Didier Millerot, head of the European Commission's insurance and pensions unit

  • Insurance Europe cautions establishing green bond standard before finalising EU Taxonomy

    08 October 2020

    Proposed standard will facilitate investors' trust in the green bond market, lobby group said