• Insurers count the cost of Harvey and Irma

    13 September 2017

    Insurers and their shareholders are breathing a sigh of relief after Hurricane Irma's change of course over Florida resulted in less damage than had been feared.

  • Schroders launches tool to measure companies' earnings at risk from rising carbon prices

    06 September 2017

    Investment manager Schroders has developed a tool for investors which measures how government moves to put a meaningful price on carbon could affect company profits and investment returns.

  • Philippines government cedes cat risks to global reinsurers

    16 August 2017

    The Philippines government has agreed a reinsurance programme that will cover national government assets, as well as 25 participating provinces, from up to $206 million in losses from major typhoons and earthquakes.

  • Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

    11 August 2017

    Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

  • Insurers shamed in ongoing criticism of coal industry investments

    04 August 2017

    Munich Re, Swiss Re, Allianz, Generali and Zurich's exposure to coal exposed

  • World Bank issues $360m cat bond for Mexico

    04 August 2017

    The World Bank has issued a $360 million catastrophe bond to provide Mexico with protection against financial losses from earthquakes and tropical cyclones.

  • World Bank turns to bond market to combat infectious diseases

    04 July 2017

    The World Bank has raised $425 million from the capital markets to provide prompt assistance to low-income countries that face the risk of pandemics.

  • US insurers 'turning blind eye to climate change'

    21 October 2016

    Many US insurers are still turning a blind eye to climate change, with less than 20% attaining high scores for their climate risk reporting, a study has warned.

  • Insuring in a changing climate

    10 October 2016

    A year after the PRA's landmark report into the insurance sector and climate change, Environmental Finance looks at how the industry is responding.

  • EF BRIEFS: Iberdrola, Munich Re, CoPower, Haringey Council Pension Fund, Swiss Re

    25 January 2016

    MEAG, the asset management arm of Munich Re, has bought a 27MW solar farm in the UK from BayWa r.e.