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
A year after the PRA's landmark report into the insurance sector and climate change, Environmental Finance looks at how the industry is responding.
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
The third and final part of this series of features about the insurance sector looks at group level responses to climate change. Peter Cripps reports
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
Insurers have made efforts to disengage themselves from the coal industry on both sides of the balance sheet, but climate activists say they could do more. Cintia Cheong and Nick Roumpis examine the latest developments
The chair of HLEG and vice-chair of the TCFD shares his views on the reports' key findings and their implications for the insurance sector.
Further work is required to advance the tricky task of incorporating climate change into natural catastrophe modelling, finds Nick Roumpis