• BNP Paribas to halt participation in oil and gas conventional bond issuance

    14 May 2024

    French bank BNP Paribas has signalled that it will refrain from participating in conventional bond issues for companies in the oil and gas sector at its annual general meeting.

  • SCOR, an insurer committed to the climate?

    17 May 2022

    SCOR has so far been slow to respond to the climate emergency, argues Lucie Pinson

  • Allianz to halt investments in new oil and gas fields

    03 May 2022

    And will require 'net-zero by 2050' commitment from hydrocarbon producers

  • Insurers begin long countdown to net zero - part two

    07 March 2022

    Some of the world's biggest insurers have joined the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance. But should they still be underwriting fossil fuels, asks Thomas Cox

  • Insurers begin long countdown to net zero

    04 March 2022

    Some of the world's biggest insurers have joined the Net Zero Insurance Alliance. What challenges have they confronted so far, asks Thomas Cox

  • Hong Kong Airport expansion green bond 'pure greenwashing'

    04 January 2022

    A proposed green bond from the Hong Kong Airport Authority (HKAA) has been described as "pure high-flying greenwashing" by a climate finance campaigner,...

  • Environmentalists highlight shortfalls in Allianz's climate targets

    18 January 2021

    Calling on divestment from polluting companies and greater details on engagement strategy

  • Axa calls for UN climate underwriting alliance

    14 December 2020

    Axa has proposed the insurance industry should cooperate to reduce the negative climate impact of its underwriting, ahead of the planned UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November 2021.

  • Oil majors accused of using CA100+ as 'fig leaf' to disguise inaction

    11 May 2020

    Oil supermajors have been accused of using joint statements with investor initiative Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) as a means to disguise limited action on emissions reductions.

  • NN Group announces restrictions on coal-related underwriting

    29 May 2019

    NN Group is to stop providing insurance services to companies that derive more than 30% of their revenues from thermal coal mining from 1 July.