• El Nino supresses natural catastrophe losses for 2015, says Munich Re

    06 January 2016

    Insured losses from natural catastrophes fell to about $27 billion in 2015 from $31 billion the previous year, thanks in part to the El Nino climate phenomenon, according to Munich Re.

  • Renewables and El Nino shake up the weather risk market

    17 December 2015

    The rapid growth of renewable energy and a strong El Nino were major influences on the weather risk hedging market in 2015, says Graham Cooper

  • EF BRIEFS: 8point3, Credit Agricole, Canadian Solar, Munich RE, Euronext

    07 December 2015

    Euronext signs up to Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative

  • Using ESG indices to identify sustainable stocks

    16 November 2015

    The STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index uses Sustainalytics data to help identify best-in class stocks. However, Volkswagen caught everyone by surprise and was ejected using a 'fast exit' procedure, says Konrad Sippel

  • Joule Assets signs insurance deal to support energy saving projects

    30 September 2015

    Joule Assets, a US company which specialises in financing energy efficiency projects, can now offer insurance against projects failing to deliver the expected savings, thanks to an agreement it has reached with US insurer Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB).

  • Dealing with the changing climate

    22 October 2014

    Weather risk management is becoming increasingly entrenched within Europe's energy sector. But shifting regulatory winds promise to change its complexion. Mark Nicholls reports

  • Water Benefit Standard set to issue first certificates

    05 August 2014

    An initiative that aims to raise millions of dollars to finance water projects is set to issue its first certificates ahead of its official launch next month, Environmental Finance can reveal.

  • Cat bond market set for a record year, after strong Q2, says Willis

    11 July 2014

    An unprecedented $4.5 billion of catastrophe bonds were issued in the second quarter of this year, putting the market on track for a record year, according to Willis Capital Markets & Advisory (WCMA).

  • Northern lights

    10 October 2013

    While many countries covet the US shale gas revolution, could Scandinavia help lead a more sustainable revolution in Europe?

  • Monsanto pays $1bn for weather risk firm

    03 October 2013

    Agribusiness giant Monsanto is to acquire The Climate Corporation, a provider of weather hedging services to arable farmers, for $930 million.