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  • Paris Agreement 'missed a trick' by not creating standard-setters, says Swiss Re

    16 February 2024

    The insurance sector must look to external bodies to define the standards needed to make progress towards net-zero - but those bodies don't exist, according to Swiss Re's CEO.

  • Swiss Re acquires flood modelling business

    14 December 2023

    Reinsurance provider Swiss Re has acquired UK-based water risk intelligence and flood modelling business, Fathom, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Report reveals top insurers of US coal

    28 September 2023

    Global insurers AIG, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd's of London, Swiss Re and Zurich are among the top insurers of US coal mining, according to findings from Insure Our Future and Public Citizen.

  • 'Uninsurable' assets is 'direction of travel' amid extreme weather

    11 September 2023

    ABN Amro has warned that assets are increasingly becoming "uninsurable" due to the impact of extreme weather caused by climate change, as insurers respond to rising loss risk by hiking premiums and reducing exposure.

  • With a watered-down NZIA, where do insurers' climate commitments stand?

    21 August 2023

    After six of the eight founding members left the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, Joshua Geer investigates if their ambitions stand

  • Investing for resilience

    23 June 2023

    A stronger commitment to transforming our capital markets has the potential to bring prosperity and stability to billions of people, argue Jerome Haegeli and Bryan Pascoe

  • Swiss Re reduces carbon intensity of corporate bonds and equities by 42%

    16 March 2023

    The carbon intensity of Swiss Re's combined corporate bond and listed equity portfolio decreased by 42% at the end of 2022, compared with the 2018 base year, it reported.

  • People Moves 26 August: ISSB, Barclays, Citi, Swiss Re, BCG and more...

    26 August 2022
  • Swiss Re says impact insurance could evolve into market 'staple'

    01 August 2022

    Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, would "like to see a convergence of impact investing and the insurance industry", commenting that 'impact insurance' helps the impact space attract more traditional investors.

  • UBS, SwissRe join carbon capture scale-up

    23 May 2022