Swiss Re saluted for reducing coal underwriting and investment
Swiss Re has been doing more than other insurers to limit its exposure to coal on both sides of the balance sheet, a report by Unfriend Coal has revealed.
MSCI anticipates EU climate benchmarks with new index series
MSCI has raced out of the EU legislative starting blocks with the launch of two series of indexes designed to meet the minimum standards of proposed categories of climate-related benchmarks.
LeapFrog – targeting the emerging consumer
How does the world's biggest private equity impact specialist invest? Joe Walsh reports
TEG expects ‘massive domino effect’ of ESG benchmark disclosures
A prominent member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) has predicted that recommendations for minimum disclosure requirements for most investment indexes “will have a massive domino effect” on companies publishing environmental, social and governance (ESG) information.
Insurance and Climate Risk Americas 2019
Delegates at Environmental Finance’s Insurance and Climate Risk Americas conference in New York heard how climate-related legislation is racing up the agenda in the US, Michael Hurley reports
Credit rating agencies have more work to do on climate risk, hears insurance conference
Credit rating agencies have not adequately captured climate risks in their considerations of public sector debt, a panel at the Insurance and climate risk conference heard.
Pension funds and insurers commit to carbon-neutral investments by 2050
The newly launched alliance is responsible for $2.4trn in investments
Insurers have key role in China's sustainable growth, says Swiss Re
Insurers can play a key role in enabling sustainable economic growth in China due to their risk management expertise, according to Swiss Re.
Major US insurer stops investing in or insuring coal
Chubb's decision reflects the increasing risks in the coal sector as a result of efforts to tackle climate change, argues Dave Jones
Australian pension fund buys minority stake in Swiss impact firm
Australian pension fund Christian Super has bought a “significant” minority stake in ResponsAbility Investments, a Swiss impact asset manager.