• 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

  • 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.

  • Nomura wins ESG fund mandate from Japanese life insurer

    21 January 2020

    T&D Holdings adds to ethical investment programme with T&D Funds - Euro ESG Bond Fund

  • Insurers face up to $9bn bill from typhoon Faxai

    30 September 2019

    Insured losses from Japanese typhoon Faxai could reach between $5 billion and $9 billion, according to catastrophe modelling firm RMS.

  • Integrate climate risk now, insurers told

    16 September 2019

    Insurers should start integrating climate risk into their management and business operations now, and not wait for the perfect tools, according to a report from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) and UK charity ShareAction.

  • Japanese insurers get to grips with ESG

    28 March 2019

    Three major Japanese insurers – Tokio Marine Group, MS&AD Insurance Group, and Nippon Life Insurance – are beginning to integrate climate risks and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their strategies, each with its own focus area. Elena K. Johansson reports.

  • MS&AD plans to launch ¥10bn sustainability bond fund

    18 March 2019

    Japanese insurance group MS&AD plans to launch a sustainability or green-themed bond fund with a target size of ¥10 billion ($90 million) in 2019, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Suncorp best-placed insurer to ride out APAC climate risk, Sustainalytics says

    31 January 2019

    Suncorp has been identified by Sustainalytics as the best-positioned property and casualty insurers to ride out climate risks in the volatile Asia-Pacific region.

  • Major insurers to cooperate on climate risk tools

    14 November 2018

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has announced a partnership with 16 of the world largest insurers to develop a new generation of climate risk assessment tools.