The pressure on insurers to deny coal projects any form of cover may actually increase pollution, warns Hamish Roberts, head of JLT Specialty’s London-based power business.
Consolidator PIB has bought broker Wheatley Wright, its second acquisition to be announced in three days.
Directors and officers are coming under ever closer scrutiny as pressure is mounting to comply with gender, cyber and environmental requirements, explains Catherina MacCabe, head of the International Management Liability focus group at Beazley.
Here is what risk managers should be looking at when designing a multinational environmental insurance programme, says Suresh Krishnan, head of global accounts division at Chubb Europe.
Horwich Farrelly has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic items by 2020 and is encouraging its 750 employees to document creative ways to reduce their own plastic consumption. The two winners of an internal competition will be rewarded with a…
Chubb’s Karen Strong and Dan Atkinson talk to Jonathan Swift about why Chubb reviewed its real estate offering and how it intends to take this to the ‘next level’ with hires and delivering a ‘complete solution’ to clients
European insurers are gearing their investment strategies towards sustainable ventures.
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.