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
Companies and cities across the US have taken on a leadership role in terms of climate change action, since President Trump pulled the country out of the Paris Agreement 12 months ago, says Lance Pierce.
Green bond enthusiasts received a sharp 'reality check' last month, when they heard that Hiro Mizuno, chief investment officer of the world's largest pension fund, regards them as a "lose-lose product".
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
Climate policy has long been the subject of bitter political feuds in Australia, leaving the country grappling with policy change every electoral cycle. What does climate action in Australia look like this year? Katie Kouchakji reports
More than 100 delegates gathered at Environmental Finance's conference on water, hosted by the London Stock Exchange, to discuss an investment opportunity worth about $7.5 trillion, writes Michael Hurley.