• The Future of ESG Data Conference: Highlights

    20 October 2022

    Environmental Finance's in-person conference on The Future of ESG Data this week highlighted the numerous challenges that are being addressed in the space, as related regulatory and market developments unfold at record pace

  • Fund-level scenario analysis requirement is 'regulatory overkill'

    19 October 2022

    The merits and shortcomings of scenario analysis were debated at a panel discussion at The Future of ESG Data conference. Peter Cripps reports

  • Science Based Targets initiative launches financial sector framework

    01 October 2020

    Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched its "breakthrough" pilot framework for financial institutions to set science-based climate targets, but campaigners were "disappointed" and "disturbed" by what they perceive to be shortcomings.

  • Tokio Marine drops support for coal

    29 September 2020

    Tokio Marine has become the second Japanese insurer to limit its backing for coal.

  • Sompo is first Japanese insurer to introduce restrictions on coal

    23 September 2020

    Sompo has become the first Japanese insurer to introduce restrictions on its involvement with coal, although environmentalists argued its policy comes with "significant loopholes".

  • Insurers' oil and gas activities to be next under spotlight

    18 June 2020

    Re/insurers around the world should limit their support for oil and gas projects and have until mid-September to explain the measures they are taking to reduce exposure to the sector, according to environmental NGOs.

  • Insurers face up to $9bn bill from typhoon Faxai

    30 September 2019

    Insured losses from Japanese typhoon Faxai could reach between $5 billion and $9 billion, according to catastrophe modelling firm RMS.

  • Suncorp best-placed insurer to ride out APAC climate risk, Sustainalytics says

    31 January 2019

    Suncorp has been identified by Sustainalytics as the best-positioned property and casualty insurers to ride out climate risks in the volatile Asia-Pacific region.

  • Environmentalists slam US insurers for backing coal

    03 December 2018

    Asia-Pacific firms fare slightly better; Swiss Re and Axa earn top marks

  • Major insurers to cooperate on climate risk tools

    14 November 2018

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has announced a partnership with 16 of the world largest insurers to develop a new generation of climate risk assessment tools.