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  • InsuranceERM survey: CROs take the lead on climate risk management

    12 November 2019

    Survey of UK insurers reveal roles responsible for financial risks arising from climate change

  • Spurring sustainable investments with capital charges

    23 September 2019

    As sustainability makes its way into regulation, the question of capital charges punishing 'brown' investments or incentivising 'green' investments has come to the fore. While regulators are asking for risk-based evidence, stakeholders are not all in agreement on how to proceed. Vincent Huck reports

  • Central banks are 'not leading by example' on climate change

    08 July 2019

    Central banks have started playing "a crucial role" in mobilising the institutions they supervise to address climate risks, but "seem more hesitant to lead by example" when it comes to their own investments, a report argues.

  • The 12 themes set to shape 2019

    04 January 2019

    What are the areas to watch for responsible investing in 2019, asks Peter Cripps

  • Hurricanes spark 'witches brew of litigation' in US

    26 October 2018

    "A witches' brew of litigation" is being brought in Texas in the wake of the hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, a lawyer has warned, highlighting the growing liability risks that climate change and extreme weather events pose to businesses and insurers.

  • Investors offered tool to model low-carbon transition risk

    08 June 2018

    A modelling tool to help investors and regulators assess how the transition to a low-carbon economy will impact the financial performance of infrastructure investments, has been launched by the ClimateWise Insurance Advisory Council.

  • Insurance supervisors support climate risk disclosure guidance

    25 July 2017

    Insurance supervisors and regulators in 16 jurisdictions have welcomed guidance on climate change risk disclosure developed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Financial regulators already have powers to oversee climate risk, says ex-Bank of England director

    21 July 2017

    Financial regulators in Europe can oversee the way companies are dealing with climate risk without changing any laws, Paul Fisher, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee said.

  • BoE outlines climate change response

    16 June 2017

    The Bank of England (BoE) has outlined its response to climate change in a new report that is hoped will encourage other financial institutions to follow.

  • Australian prudential regulator warns of climate-change investment risks

    20 February 2017

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (Apra) has told general insurers it supervises to focus more on climate-related risks when making investment decisions.