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Insurance and investment

Q&A: Why Swiss Re chose ESG benchmarks

The group's chief investment officer, Guido Fürer, explains why he feels that adopting the ESG benchmarks has been the most meaningful and strategic step in its journey to integrate ESG considerations

Insuring in a changing climate

A year after the PRA's landmark report into the insurance sector and climate change, Environmental Finance looks at how the industry is responding.

Investing in a changing climate

Insurers are increasingly factoring climate change into their investment decisions. But they are only at the start of a long learning process, finds Peter Cripps. This is the second part of a three-part series on how insurers are dealing with climate change

Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

Zurich's CIO explains the importance of ESG

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.