David Walker

Articles by David Walker

  • Guy Carpenter launches new investment structure for climate change insurance

    12 June 2023

    Guy Carpenter and an academic from Queen Mary University of London have outlined a re/insurance structure, partly backed by private investors, "to facilitate improved financial resilience and loss prevention for climate change-related weather risks".

  • Aviva Capital Partners to inject £20m into low-carbon modular housebuilder

    25 April 2023

    Aviva's Capital Partners (ACP) is to invest £20 million ($24.9 million) into the equity of TopHat, a manufacturer of modular, low-carbon homes, to finance a new factory employing 1,000 workers.

  • Low-carbon benchmarks risk pulling assets from EMs, warns Prudential

    01 March 2023

    Some climate indexes risk unintentionally "pulling funding away from countries that need it the most" to transform their still-developing economies, a major Asian insurer has warned.

  • Versicherungskammer joins NZAOA

    24 November 2022
  • Insurers need more "non-standard" data on climate change, BoE warns

    12 July 2022

    Insurers will need "a lot of non-standard information" about their supply chains and customers to assess how climate change could hit their businesses...

  • Global capital requirement for climate risks is crucial for transition

    29 June 2022

    Japanese regulator recommends framing global warming as "a time bomb" to spur action

  • ESG industry 'has become a bit lazy'

    24 June 2022

    Providing environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and investment products is "a contact sport, not an exercise one can do from a desk," according to a sustainable finance expert,...

  • Coal business resorts to "haphazard coalition" of insurers as giants retract

    10 June 2022

    Financiers and governments at risk if they accept inexperienced underwriters, says Insure Our Future

  • Australia risking 'pariah status' among investors by insuring coal

    10 May 2022

    Australia's government risks "investment pariah" status if it backs a mutual insurer for coal miners, says the founder of a fixed income think-tank.

  • Ricardo Lara reveals California's fossil fuel investors

    20 April 2022

    Green bond holders also unearthed in annual study