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Preserving ecology to prevent pandemic risk
Gordon Woo considers the effects of ecological change on pandemic risk, and when it is likely we will face an even worse pandemic than COVID-19
Wednesday 7th April 2021
Insured losses from natural disasters rise by 50%
Global insured losses from wildfires, flooding and other natural disasters increased by 50% last year amid ongoing climate change and urbanisation, Swiss Re has revealed.
Tuesday 30th March 2021
US senators call on insurers to explain fossil fuel underwriting
US senators have written a letter to major insurance companies asking them to explain how their fossil fuel underwriting and investment policies align with their sustainability commitments.
Friday 26th March 2021
Organisations prioritise long-term risk analysis following COVID-19
A record level of organisations worldwide are now carrying out a long-term risk analysis following the outbreak of COVID-19, new research by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has found.
Friday 26th March 2021
CEOs do not expect return to 'normal' until next year
Almost half of the world's most influential companies do not expect to see a return to ‘normal’ business until sometime in 2022, as opposed to nearly a third who think it will happen later this year.
Wednesday 24th March 2021
World's most polluting firms set to miss net-zero goals
None of the world's largest greenhouse gas-emitting companies have fully disclosed how they will achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, investors have warned.
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Pension funds kept in the dark on voting information
Asset managers are keeping UK pension funds in the dark on how they exercise their voting rights and engage with the companies they invest in, a study by Dalriada Trustees has found.
Tuesday 16th March 2021
Research suggests 'decisive' year for climate action
Momentum from governments and companies to address the urgency of the climate crisis is gathering pace, with 2021 set to be a year of decisive change, research by Schroders has indicated.
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Insurance enquiries for electric vehicles soar
The proportion of car insurance enquiries for electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK increased by more than two-thirds last year, according to research by MoneySuperMarket.
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Temperature extremes and health: The heat is on
Han Li and Qihe Tang search for evidence linking extremes in temperature with mortality
Wednesday 3rd March 2021