• Report reveals top insurers of US coal

    28 September 2023

    Global insurers AIG, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd's of London, Swiss Re and Zurich are among the top insurers of US coal mining, according to findings from Insure Our Future and Public Citizen.

  • With a watered-down NZIA, where do insurers' climate commitments stand?

    21 August 2023

    After six of the eight founding members left the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, Joshua Geer investigates if their ambitions stand

  • Eiopa launches free app to help with physical climate risk modelling

    17 May 2023

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa) has launched free software in a bid to help bring climate and natural catastrophe modelling to a wider range of users.

  • Zurich follows Munich Re in withdrawing from the NZIA

    05 April 2023

    Zurich has become the second founding member to withdraw from the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) only days after Munich Re's departure from the alliance.

  • Zurich excludes five fossil-fuel companies with non-credible transition plans

    13 March 2023

    Zurich has excluded five companies from its investment and underwriting activities as it no longer considered their "progress against transition plans to be credible".

  • UK's FCA appoints ESG advisory committee

    13 December 2022

    Desiree Fixler is among six members of an advisory committee on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to have been appointed by the UK's financial services regulator.

  • Zurich commits to 5% of portfolio in impact investing by 2025

    04 November 2022

    Zurich Insurance has pledged to increase its impact investment from 3% of its portfolio to 5% over the next three years, a sister publication of Environmental Finance has learnt.

  • ESG rating changes have 'substantial, long-term' effect on stock returns

    09 September 2022

    Changes in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings of a firm can have "long-lasting effects" on stock returns, according to academic research.