• Politicians, business leaders propose 10-point action plan on global warming

    24 November 2015

    A group of senior politicians and business leaders has called for action in ten key areas which, it believes, offer opportunities for "economically beneficial" action on climate change.

  • Uninsured losses from natural disasters could reach $153bn annually, says Swiss Re

    14 September 2015

    Annual global uninsured losses caused by natural disasters could increase to $153 billion, according to Zurich-based reinsurance giant Swiss Re.

  • Natural catastrophes cause $33bn of losses in H1, says SwissRe

    12 August 2015

    Natural catastrophes caused total economic losses of $33 billion in the first-half of 2015, although this was well below the $54 billion in the same period the previous year, according to Swiss Re's preliminary estimates.

  • Natural disasters are major emerging risk, warns Swiss Re

    21 May 2015

    Large natural disasters are among the top four 'high impact' emerging risks identified by Swiss Re, the global reinsurance company, in a recent report.

  • Results: Environmental Finance's 8th Annual Deals of the Year Awards

    01 April 2015

    Environmental Finance has revealed the winners of its 8th Annual Deals of the Year Awards.

  • Insurers face mounting risks in coastal cities, says industry chief

    04 November 2014

    The combination of climate change and rapid urbanisation may create new reputational risks for insurance companies by triggering "persistent price increases" and capacity shortages, warned John Coomber, CEO of the UK's Pension Insurance Corporation.

  • 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

  • New study will examine emerging risks facing energy finance

    01 October 2014

    A study into the changing risks facing investments in energy infrastructure has been launched by the World Energy Council in partnership with the re/insurance company Swiss Re and advisory firm Marsh & McLennan.

  • Swiss Re to provide $10bn for climate risk by 2020

    24 September 2014

    Swiss Re will offer up to $10 billion in insurance capacity and expertise to deal with climate-related risks over the next five years, CEO Michel Liès told the UN Climate Summit in New York.

  • Bank of America, GE, Schlumberger dropped from Dow Jones sustainability index

    11 September 2014

    General Electric, Bank of America Corp and Schlumberger have all been dropped from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) this year, following an annual review of constituents carried out by sustainable investment specialist RobecoSAM.