• With a watered-down NZIA, where do insurers' climate commitments stand?

    21 August 2023

    After six of the eight founding members left the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, Joshua Geer investigates if their ambitions stand

  • People moves, 21 July: TPI, CDP, Barclays ... and more

    21 July 2023
  • Munich Re leaves the NZIA, citing antitrust concerns

    31 March 2023

    Munich Re has discontinued its membership of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), a coalition of insurers that have committed to cut their underwriting and investment portfolios to net-zero emissions by 2050.

  • WTW unveils US coral reef insurance policy

    22 November 2022
  • Munich Re to refuse coverage for new oil and gas fields

    07 October 2022

    Munich Re is to stop insuring and investing in projects for new oil and gas fields, midstream oil infrastructure and oil-fired power plants, in a bid to meet Paris Agreement climate targets.

  • Munich Re calls for more clarity on sustainable underwriting standards

    13 September 2022

    Internal and external standards required to embed sustainability into reinsurers' underwriting activities are not yet established and this is proving a concern for the sector, Munich Re's reinsurance CEO has warned.

  • Rebuttable presumptions rebutted in comment letters to EFRAG

    30 August 2022

    Concerns over the rebuttable presumptions approach to reporting in the draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) diluting the quality of reporting and overburdening entities...

  • Munich Re joins WTW's expanded coral reef protection venture

    06 July 2022

    Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has expanded its endangered coral reef protection programme and appointed Munich Re as an additional insurance capacity provider.

  • Munich Re rejects African crude oil pipeline

    06 April 2022
  • 'Game-changing' parametric insurance deal for Belize blue bond

    21 December 2021

    Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has designed the first sovereign debt insurance 'catastrophe wrapper' for the recent 'blue' bond issued by Belize, describing the parametric insurance deal as a "game changer" for coastal nations for building economic and environmental resilience.