• 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.

  • Zurich eyes infrastructure for its $5bn impact investment strategy

    02 July 2018

    Zurich Insurance's impact investment strategy is about to trial new ground. The insurer said last week that it would explore the potential of infrastructure investments as part of its $5 billion impact commitment.

  • Zurich's Johanna Köb: investors can make a return while doing good

    18 April 2018

    Johanna Köb, head of responsible investment at Zurich, talks to Cintia Cheong on the importance of adequate pricing of greenhouse gases and how investors can make a profit while doing good for society and environment

  • Green bond comment, January 2018: What has the green bond market ever done for us?

    08 February 2018

    In the classic film Monty Python's Life of Brian, a group plotting to overthrow the Roman Empire ask: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?'

  • Zurich raises impact investment commitment to $5bn

    23 November 2017

    Zurich Insurance Group has more than doubled its impact investment target to $5 billion, as it broadens its remit beyond green bonds.

  • 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.