Global French insurer Axa has divested from 25 oil sands (also known as tar sands) companies and made other environmental commitments at the One Planet Summit in Paris.
Insurers are divesting an estimated $20bn (£15bn) in equities and bonds from coal projects, according to the Unfriend Coal campaign.
Guy Miller, head of macroeconomics at Zurich, looks at the risks associated with extreme weather and anti-climate change initiatives.
Technology and innovation are important to the insurance sector but Anthony Baldwin, CEO of AIG, says while concentrating on these insurers must not lose sight of what is important to the customer: the claim.
As an insurer, we do unfortunately see first-hand the devastating impact flooding can have on homes and livelihoods.
Global property and casualty insurer Chubb has bolstered its team in Asia-Pacific.
The global risk landscape is currently dominated by environmental upheavals caused by climate change. The resulting catastrophes are of concern to people in general and insurers, in particular, tasked as they are with underwriting and managing ever…
Fracking has been given the go-ahead in Lancashire and insurers need to consider the risks associated with the technique.
The last decade has finally started to see the talk about the virtues of sustainable energy result in significant action, particularly in the area of electricity, where it has been driven primarily by wind, solar energy and biomass.
Catastrophe bonds were invented in the early 1990s to help insurance companies mitigate the risk of major disasters. With storms brewing both politically and environmentally, can the catastrophe bond market open new doors to insurers in 2017?
Renewables Consulting Group has signed a consulting deal over renewable assets with Axis Insurance.
Insurers, environment agencies and government need to collaborate if they are to tackle the threat of flooding effectively, said Mark Hoban, chairman of the board of directors at Flood Re.
Damages caused by the recent earthquake in Italy will be paid out by the state, the Italian government decided earlier this week.
With a spate of innovation in the directors’ & officers’ market, how is the cover staying relevant in a constantly changing world?
Farmers are facing increased responsibility to prevent pollution and most insurance policies provide only limited cover in that area. However, specialist policies can now be taken, as well as practical steps to limit damage.
Beazley has doubled its environmental risk capacity to £50m with the new Beazley Elements consortium at Lloyd’s.
Simon Warsop, chief underwriting officer for Aviva’s personal lines business, talks about recent flood debates and what action is needed now to protect homes and businesses next winter.
Environment consultant Ian Mullins has joined Chubb to become environmental risk underwriter for Australia.
Insurers have traditionally been reluctant to underwrite Arctic shipping: the risks of injuries and pollution have been high and unpredictable.
Volkswagen is unlikely to be able to rely on insurance to protect it from exposure relating to falsified US emission tests in particular diesel models of its vehicles, loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey anticipates.
Advances in biotechnology promise to revolutionise the way we live. Post sat down with Andrew Snyder-Beattie of the Future of Humanity Institute at the Oxford Martin School to find out about the possible risks involved.
Lloyd's has commissioned research which shows the potential huge impact an El Nino year could have on the world's food supplies.
The plumes of smoke staining the skyline are often signs that a scrap metal yard or warehouse full of recyclate has caught fire. While it’s a distraction for the bored commuter, this troublesome sector leaves underwriters scratching their heads.
For all the good that synthetic biology could do, concerns persist that in the wrong hands, it could also be a potent weapon.