• The beginning of the end for coal investment and underwriting

    30 April 2018

    Insurers have made efforts to disengage themselves from the coal industry on both sides of the balance sheet, but climate activists say they could do more. Cintia Cheong and Nick Roumpis examine the latest developments

  • Natural catastrophes in 2017 hit insurers hard

    10 April 2018

    Insured losses arising from natural disasters soared to $138 billion last year, almost three-times as much as in 2016 and far higher than the average of the past 10 years, according to Swiss Re.

  • Swiss Re develops first ever parametric insurance policy for a coral reef

    09 March 2018

    The first ever parametric insurance policy for a coral reef has been developed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Mexican state government of Quintana Roo and Swiss Re.

  • Generali raises green investment bar by €3.5bn and divests from coal

    22 February 2018

    Generali will ramp up its green investments and divest from coal as part of its new climate change strategy.

  • Insurers slammed for backing Polish coal plants

    08 February 2018

    Allianz, Munich Re and Generali have been criticised for their involvement in a new coal power plant in Poland, while Axa and Aviva are also under fire for the limitations of their coal divestment policies.

  • Lloyd's chief explains coal divestment decision

    24 January 2018

    Lloyd's of London will implement its coal exclusion policy for future investments from 1 April

  • Swiss Re could stop insuring thermal coal projects

    15 January 2018

    Swiss Re could be the next insurer to stop underwriting some coal projects, Environmental Finance understands, building on its previous commitment to sell its investments in coal-related stocks.

  • Insurers reach 'tipping point' on climate change

    29 November 2017

    Concerns about climate change are influencing the underwriting and investment policies of a growing number of insurance companies, finds Graham Cooper

  • Wind hedging could soar as price supports fades, says WindEurope

    29 November 2017

    Demand for protection against adverse wind conditions hitting wind power generators' revenues could soar as government support for renewables declines, according to WindEurope.

  • 'Best-in-class' sustainability index planned for Europe

    28 November 2017

    A 30-stock European index of 'best-in-class' sustainability performers is due to be launched on 1 December.