• Scor scales up coal divestment policies

    26 April 2019

    Insurer Scor has strengthened its coal exclusion policies, but it still falls short of alignment with the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Australia launches HLEG-style sustainable finance initiative

    27 March 2019

    A group of leaders and senior executives at Australia’s major banks, superannuation funds and insurance companies has been assembled to devise a sustainable finance ‘roadmap’.

  • 2018 cat losses will be far worse than early estimates, says JLT Re

    28 January 2019

    Total insured catastrophe losses for 2018 will be significantly higher than the $80 billion -90 billion reported by Swiss Re, Munich Re, Aon and others, according to broker JLT Re.

  • Swiss Re estimates 2018 catastrophe bill at $2.9bn

    15 January 2019

    Swiss Re expects a bill from large catastrophes and man-made disasters of $2.9 billion for 2018 with nearly half coming from the fourth quarter alone.

  • Environmentalists slam US insurers for backing coal

    03 December 2018

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

  • RMS warns of $13bn California wildfire losses

    19 November 2018

    Total insured losses from the wildfires currently devastating large parts of California will be between $9 billion and $13 billion, predicts RMS.

  • 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.

  • Hannover Re defends coal investing

    12 November 2018

    Reply to criticism comes on heels of Vienna Insurance Group's own defence

  • TCFD exceeds target of 500 supporters

    26 September 2018

    A total of 513 organisations have now expressed support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), beating the secretariat's target of 500 by the end of this year.

  • BlackRock insurance report sees green bonds surge within larger ESG uptake

    20 September 2018

    Insurers are expected to boost green bond investments in the next five years, as a majority has adopted environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment policies in North America and Europe, a BlackRock report said.