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Activists Push Big Index Funds to Back Shareholder Votes on Climate Risk Disclosure

The far-reaching impacts of climate change on companies have investors pressing corporate leaders for action to minimize environmental damage and to maximize disclosure of risks to their businesses. The threats range from more frequent floods or wildfires that imperil major …

U.S. Insurers Not Doing Enough on Sustainability, New Report Shows

A new report from a sustainability advocate gives two green thumbs down to the U.S. insurance industry for its inability to grow its efforts, or its interest, in dealing with climate change compared with other sectors. The report, TURNING POINT: …

Report from Sustainability Advocate Shows U.S. Insurers Lag Peers

While a small group of insurance companies is taking meaningful steps to acknowledge and respond to the business risks posed by a new operating reality posed by a changing climate, overall the sector’s performance lags behind its peers in several …

Climate Change Advocates Galvanized by Trump Decision

You’d think climate change activists now living under a new reality created by a U.S. president making good on his promise to withdraw the nation from the Paris accord on global warming would feel at least a bit vexed or …

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to NASA and NOAA Could Impact Forecasting, Modeling

Funding cuts proposed in a White House budget that has been on the table for months spook some experts who are concerned that the ability to do everything from model changes in the climate to forecast the day-to-day weather could …

Swiss Re’s U.S. Solar Power Plant is One Part of Its Climate Change Commitment

Swiss Re’s solar power installation at its U.S. headquarters in Armonk, N.Y., a 2-megawatt facility expected to be up and running by late spring 2017, is just one part of a green theme that the carrier has been writing for …

The Hartford Goes Green for Millennials

If Alexandra Zepp is typical of those in a millennial generation that’s beginning to account for a larger and more influential portion of the nation’s workforce, then what she has to say about her choice of companies to work for …

Could More State Commissioners Require Climate Disclosure?

Max Messervy took a decidedly positive tack when pried again and again to reveal any negative reaction to a report he puts together every so often. Messervy, the insurance program manager at sustainability leadership advocate Ceres, is one of the …

More Insurers Disclosing Climate Change Risks, Report Shows

Insurers in the U.S. are increasingly willing to disclose their risk management practices related to climate change, and that in part may be attributable to last year’s global accord in Paris and shifting attitudes in the business world on the …

What University of Washington’s Climate Risk and Insurance Summit Has in Common with Paris

It may not be a climate change summit for the ages like last year’s Paris meeting in which world leaders hashed out a historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but it does have two things in common with the 2015 …