• Green bonds lie in insurers' sweet spot, says BlackRock

    26 September 2018

    More insurers should consider investing in green bonds, as they are suitable for meeting their investment objectives while helping avert climate risk, according to BlackRock.

  • 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.

  • MEAG and Luxcara structure debt and equity deal for wind farm

    14 August 2018

    Asset managers MEAG and Luxcara have structured a debt and equity deal to finance construction and commissioning of a Norwegian wind farm, it has been revealed.

  • Report claiming fossil fuel divestment would cost pension funds billions branded 'misleading'

    09 August 2018

    A report commissioned by the petroleum industry that claims US pension funds would stand to lose billions of dollars in returns if they fully divested fossil fuel stocks has been branded “particularly misleading”.

  • Munich Re tightens coal divestment policy

    06 August 2018

    The CEO of Munich Re has announced a new climate and divestment policy for the German reinsurer, in a guest article for German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

  • UN sets insurance sustainability goals for cities

    22 June 2018

    Insurance Industry Development Goals cover risk management, insurance and investment activities

  • Hannover Re is latest insurer to 'exit coal'

    20 June 2018

    Hannover Re is set to become the latest reinsurer to sell some of its coal-related investments.

  • Insurers slammed for backing Polish coal plants

    08 February 2018

    Allianz, Munich Re and Generali have been criticised for their involvement in a new coal power plant in Poland, while Axa and Aviva are also under fire for the limitations of their coal divestment policies.

  • Insurers reach 'tipping point' on climate change

    29 November 2017

    Concerns about climate change are influencing the underwriting and investment policies of a growing number of insurance companies, finds Graham Cooper

  • Insured losses from Hurricane Maria could reach $85 billion, says AIR

    26 September 2017

    Insured losses inflicted by Hurricane Maria will be between $40 billion and $85 billion, according to catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide.