• Zurich promotes Köb to lead insurer's responsible investment

    07 September 2017

    Zurich's head of responsible investment Manuel Lewin has been promoted to become the Swiss insurer's head of risk strategy, and will be replaced by Johanna Köb.

  • Zurich's CIO explains the importance of ESG

    08 May 2017

    Urban Angehrn oversees Zurich Insurance Group's $190 billion asset book. With no pure asset management business in the group, he talks to Asa Gibson about how responsible investment fits in with its asset management selection process.

  • 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

  • Environmental concerns dominate WEF's risk report

    11 January 2017

    Environmental concerns are "more prominent than ever" in the annual catalogue of risks threatening the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  • COP Blog: Cutting through the noise to make COP22 a success

    18 November 2016

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    After the historic progress of the signing of the Paris Agreement at COP21 last December, COP22 was never going to be an opportunity to view recent successes as a 'job done'.

  • Cities and climate change - the funding gap

    26 August 2016

    Green bonds are among the tools available to cities as they look to raise the trillions needed to fund their sustainable growth, says Cecilia Reyes

  • A risky business: making the most out of climate change

    22 January 2016

    Zurich's Cecilia Reyes tells Sophie Robinson-Tillett why climate change is top of her agenda, and how the insurance giant is dealing with the risks and opportunities it presents.

  • Climate change named biggest global risk to countries and industries

    14 January 2016

    A failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change is the biggest material risk facing the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  • Insurers see the gold in green

    14 May 2015

    Green bonds are looking increasingly attractive to insurance companies which want to meet their risk and return objectives while producing a positive environmental or social impact. But there are concerns about the definition and capacity of the market, as Mark Nicholls explains

  • Investors call for green bond standards

    10 February 2015

    A group of more than 20 buyers of green bonds have called for the development of standards to help the fledgling market's rapid growth continue.