• Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

    11 August 2017

    Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

  • Insurers shamed in ongoing criticism of coal industry investments

    04 August 2017

    Munich Re, Swiss Re, Allianz, Generali and Zurich's exposure to coal exposed

  • Swiss Re dives into coral reef insurance in Mexico

    24 July 2017

    Covers commercially important resource on Caribbean coast

  • 'Bring it on': California commissioner bullish on fossil fuel divestment

    17 July 2017

    Commissioner Dave Jones was threatened with legal action from 12 Republican attorney generals who oppose his fossil fuel investments disclosure initiative. The threats appear to have spurred Jones on, however. Callum Tanner reports

  • Swiss Re adopts ESG benchmarks for entire asset portfolio

    06 July 2017

    Swiss Re has announced plans to make environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations an integral part of its investment process across its entire $130 billion asset book.

  • World Bank turns to bond market to combat infectious diseases

    04 July 2017

    The World Bank has raised $425 million from the capital markets to provide prompt assistance to low-income countries that face the risk of pandemics.

  • 27 CEOs back TCFD recommendations

    21 April 2017

    27 CEOs from major corporations have committed to implement the draft recommendations laid out by the Financial Stability Board's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Insurers' strategic responses to climate change

    11 April 2017

    The third and final part of this series of features about the insurance sector looks at group level responses to climate change. Peter Cripps reports

  • Australian banks shine in RobecoSAM ratings

    24 January 2017

    Just six financial institutions have been awarded 'gold stars' in RobecoSAM's 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, and three of them were Australian banks.

  • 2016 catastrophes cost $158 billion, says Swiss Re

    19 December 2016

    Natural and man-made catastrophes in 2016 are estimated to have caused economic losses of $158 billion, according to Swiss Re.