Joshua Geer

Articles by Joshua Geer

  • Allianz rejected 34 insurance deals in 2023 due to sustainability risks

    14 March 2024

    Allianz's sustainability assessment processes resulted in it not proceeding with insurance transactions for 34 customers last year, according to its 2023 sustainability report.

  • Nature is a natural fit for insurers but comes with difficulties, says Zurich director

    12 March 2024

    Putting capital into nature makes sense for insurers' business models, Danielle Brassel, director of responsible investment at Zurich, has said, but there remain issues before the industry can fully integrate it into their work.

  • EIOPA proposes four principles to prevent greenwashing in insurance

    12 December 2023

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has today opened a consultation on its draft opinion on sustainability claims and greenwashing.

  • Transition Plan Taskforce releases guidance for financial institutions

    14 November 2023

    The Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) has today unveiled its sector-specific guidance for insurers, banks, asset managers and asset owners in a bid to provide clarity on how firms can interpret and implement the TPT's disclosure framework.

  • 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.

  • Generali and UNDP partner to reduce insurance protection gap

    27 September 2023
  • CSRD will change the landscape of ESG data, say UNEP FI panellists

    13 September 2023

    The value of regulation is also championed by the experts

  • 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

  • NZIA exodus continues as Allianz, Axa and Scor depart

    26 May 2023

    Allianz, Axa and Scor have withdrawn from the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), taking the total number of departures from the coalition to seven.

  • Phoenix unveils net-zero transition plan

    25 May 2023

    The UK life insurer sets out five key targets to reach interim targets