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Twelve Capital’s Dr. Rodney calls for greater modeller, insurer collaboration

30th November 2020

Dr. Jamie Rodney, Executive Director of ILS Analytics at investment manager Twelve Capital, has called for more extensive collaboration between risk managers and catastrophe modellers. Dr. Rodney's comments came during our recent Prospectus 2021 conference, and delved into the work Twelve Capital has been doing to better understand hurricane risk ... Read the full article

Insurance must be an integrated part of a better future: Peak Re CEO

16th October 2020

Peak Re Chief Executive Officer Franz Josef Hahn has underlined how the insurance industry must be an integrated part of working towards a better future. In a conversation at one of Aon’s recent fireside chats with industry leaders, Hahn spoke at length about how emerging risks such as cyber and climate ... Read the full article

Shift to physical exposure based models is essential: Convergence 2020

8th October 2020

While catastrophe vendor models have an important place in the insurance and reinsurance industry, the influence of climate change suggests it's essential to leverage more physical exposure based models, according to industry experts. On the opening day of the virtually held 2020 ILS Bermuda Convergence event, climate change took centre stage ... Read the full article

Reinsurers to play important role in climate change: SCOR

7th October 2020

Due to global risks increasing, SCOR believes that the re/insurance industry has a key role to play in addressing current climate change risk challenges. During September, SCOR took place in a webinar, where Michèle Lacroix and Laurent Rousseau looked at how re/insurers can take a proactive stance on sustainability and climate ... Read the full article

Pandemic overtakes climate change as top market concern: AXA

1st October 2020

The latest Future Risks Report from AXA has found that pandemic and infectious diseases have risen quickly to become the foremost concern of risk management experts and the general public this year. Previously ranked as the eighth most concerning risk in 2019, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has since propelled the ... Read the full article

AXA XL reveals carbon management strategy

29th September 2020

AXA XL, the property & casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has released details of its carbon management strategy, designed to accelerate the company's contribution to the transition towards a less carbon-intensive economy by 2050. After monitoring its consumption over the past several years and using 2019 as a baseline, ... Read the full article

We need to start voicing a picture of a carbon-neutral future: Zurich

29th September 2020

Swiss re/insurer, Zurich Insurance Group has spoken out about climate change and the re/insurance industry's role in creating awareness. Scientists have been warning mankind for decades that humans are causing severe and potentially irreversible changes to the climate, essentially heating the earth ourselves with carbon dioxide and methane. Climate change-induced events that ... Read the full article

Swiss Re finds major economies at risk from biodiversity decline

24th September 2020

A new report from Swiss Re Institute claims that one fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse and biodiversity declines, which threaten some of the major global economies. The reinsurer says that more than half of global GDP, equal to $41.7 trillion, is dependent ... Read the full article

Munich Re strengthens capital base with green bond issuance

24th September 2020

Global reinsurer Munich Re has issued a subordinated green bond for the first time in its history, with the volume issued totalling €1.25 billion (USD 1.46 billion). The German reinsurance company says that the bond proceeds will be invested in renewable energies and the like, while the issuance also bolsters the ... Read the full article

Zurich adds climate change to natural hazards risk advisory service

17th September 2020

Global insurer Zurich has expanded its natural hazards risk advisory to include climate change services, underscoring its commitment to sustainability and a 1.5°C future. Zurich's newly launched Climate Change Resilience Services is designed to help businesses better prepare for both current and future climate change risks. Climate change is consistently viewed as ... Read the full article

Insurers have a responsibility to take action on climate change: Sweeney, BoE

16th September 2020

While the insurance industry has made progress on the issue of climate change and related risks, it's vital that the sector, alongside regulators, further advance their thinking and take action, according to Anna Sweeney, Executive Director, Insurance Supervision Division, Bank of England (BoE). Although somewhat overshadowed in recent months by the ... Read the full article

Swiss Re steps up internal carbon levy

15th September 2020

As part of its efforts to transition to net-zero emissions in operations by 2030, Swiss Re has announced that it will increase its internal carbon levy to $100 per tonne as of 2021. The new levy is considerably higher than the current levy of $8 per tonne CO2, and is set ... Read the full article

AXA Climate, SatSure to offer parametric solutions for private & public sector

8th September 2020

AXA Climate and SatSure AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly offer parametric insurance solutions for private and public sector institutions on a global scale. AXA sees climate risk understanding and mitigation as key in reducing the financial consequences that climate-related events may have on communities and businesses. As ... Read the full article

Jupiter announces launch of ClimateScore Global

17th August 2020

Jupiter, a provider of predictive data and analytics for climate risk and resilience, has announced the launch of a climate risk analytics tool called ClimateScore Global. ClimateScore Global predicts future physical risk from flooding, extreme heat, high wind, drought, wildfire, hail, and earthquake. Its scope and granularity is designed to project how ... Read the full article

Re/insurance has major role in tackling climate change: Swiss Re’s Baertschi

20th July 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry must reflect on the lessons it has learned and take a stance as a major player in the fight against climate change. This is according to Urs Baertschi, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA / Regional President EMEA at Swiss Re, who ... Read the full article

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