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Korean Re's coal policy criticised by campaigners

South Korean reinsurer's policy has weaker restrictions than other international reinsurers and does not address reinsurance treaties for ongoing coal operations and allows continued support for some new coal projects

South Korea Climate change

Good ESG policies 'essential to attracting investment'

Climate change, a global pandemic and increased scrutiny from governments and activists are increasing pressure on insurance companies to place ESG at the forefront of their business plans to attract new investors and improve underwriting results

International Climate change

Natural catastrophes caused $115bn of insured losses in 2022

This year – with events such as Hurricane Ian, floods in Australia and South Africa and winter storms in Europe – has been the second consecutive year in which estimated insured losses total more than $100bn

International Swiss Re

Munich Re's Hoare warns of reputational risks of insuring fossil fuels

Companies that continue to provide insurance capacity to oil and gas projects may benefit in the short term but at the risk of long term reputational damage, Munich Re Syndicate chief underwriting officer says

International Munich Re

Higher ESG ratings linked to improved underwriting performance

Policies that scored higher against a third-party ESG rating tended to have better loss outcomes, analysis by Howden and Fidelis found

International Climate change

WTW places first US coral reef insurance policy

The parametric policy will pay out up to $2m within days of a hurricane or tropical storm near Hawaii’s reefs

United States Munich Re

International risk pools sign agreement to co-operate on climate change

African Risk Capacity, CCRIF SPC and Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company sign memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the COP27 climate talks

International Climate change

MS Amlin unveils ESG underwriting strategy

Lloyd’s re/insurer launches a 36-month sustainability strategy that includes plans to support clients' transition to net zero

London MS Amlin

WTW collaborates with Unicef on child-focused parametric insurance

Initiative will invest in climate resilience and anticipatory action for improved cyclone preparedness in eight least developed countries

International Willis Towers Watson

Hurricane Lisa triggers payout of parametric reef insurance programme

The category one hurricane event triggered a $175,000 pay-out from WTW's Mesoamerican Reef Insurance Programme 

Willis Towers Watson Climate change

WTW launches agricultural resistance tool

Modelling tool will assess risk to more than 40 crops from more than 10 climate-related hazards, identify suitability of growing conditions and support development of adaptation practices to build resilience across global agricultural supply chains

International Willis Towers Watson

Legal Focus: Anticipating and responding to climate change risk in the insurance industry

There are plenty of legal repercussions for the insurance sector from climate change

United Kingdom Legal focus
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