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Improving air quality found to reduce dementia risk
Improving air quality may boost cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to multiple studies unveiled at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2021 yesterday.
Tuesday 27th July 2021
DB pensions urged to target net-zero emissions ahead of COP26
The Make My Money Matter campaign has written to the UK's largest defined benefit (DB) pension schemes urging them to set net-zero emission targets ahead of the COP26 climate summit later this year.
Monday 26th July 2021
German insurers’ combined ratios could rise 5% due to floods
Last week's severe floods in Germany could add up to 5% to the country's non-life insurers’ net combined ratios, according to Fitch Ratings.
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Eight in 10 asset managers adopt ESG programme
More than eight in 10 UK asset managers have adopted an environmental, social and governance (ESG) programme amid growing regulatory pressure and investor demand, new research has found.
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Net-Zero Insurance Alliance launched ahead of COP26
Eight of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers have committed to transition their underwriting portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with the formation of a new initiative.
Wednesday 14th July 2021
Guidance published to help insurers aid net-zero transition
A new report has today been published by the global insurance industry group ClimateWise to help insurers play a more meaningful role in the decarbonisation of the global economy.
Wednesday 30th June 2021
Renewable energy to account for 40% of global power by 2030
Strong government policies and financial support will see renewable energy account for nearly 40% of the world's power mix by the end of this decade, according to research by GlobalData.
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
FCA opens consultation on further climate-related disclosure rules
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today opened a consultation on plans to extend requirements for climate related-disclosures to certain listed companies and regulated firms.
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
IFoA responds to CCC report
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has today reaffirmed its commitment to helping the UK meet its environmental goals following the publication of a concerning report from the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Investors managing $41trn call on governments to raise climate ambitions
Investors managing more than $41trn (£29trn) in assets have released a joint statement calling on all world governments to raise their climate ambitions, or risk missing out on trillions of dollars.
Friday 11th June 2021