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Growing proportion of population exposed to floods worldwide
The proportion of the global population exposed to floods has grown by a quarter since 2000, a 10-fold difference from what scientists previously thought, analysis has uncovered.
Monday 23rd August 2021
UK pension schemes aiming for minimal compliance with climate regulations
More than a quarter of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK are aiming for minimal compliance with climate change regulations, research by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has uncovered.
Wednesday 18th August 2021
UN report warns of 'unprecedented' and 'irreversible' climate change
Man-made global warming has caused “unprecedented” changes to the climate, some of which are “irreversible” for thousands of years, a damning new UN report has claimed.
Tuesday 10th August 2021
'Striking' lack of reference to climate regulations made in Solvency II reporting
Just a fraction of UK non-life insurers have referenced the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in their Solvency II reporting, analysis by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has found.
Friday 6th August 2021
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