Insurance and investment

Impact investing or impact washing?

Impact investing or impact washing?

Insurers say they can find financial value in ESG investing, but they have to be wise to investments that don't deliver on their stated goals. And while ESG can mean different things to different stakeholders, a push for standardisation is not always welcome, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's 2018 EMEA conference. Vincent Huck reports

Insuring in a changing climate

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

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

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

While insurers are increasingly aware of environmental risks which might impact both sides of their balance sheet, new research has found that their investment strategies are not in line with the Paris Agreement. The research was published the same week Royal Dutch Shell held its AGM and shareholders, including some large insurers, were asked to vote on a climate resolution. Did they stand up to the test? Paul Walsh and Vincent Huck report