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Enviro Risks, Climate Change Lead Concerns in World Economic Report

Environmental risks continue to dominate long-term concerns, a new report shows. World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 released on Wednesday included as collaborators Marsh & McLennan Cos. and Zurich Insurance Group, as well as academic advisers at the Oxford …

Southern California City Asking Residents for Suggestions on Battling Climate Change

The city of Long Beach, Calif. is soliciting help from its citizens to come up with a plan to deal with climate change. The coastal city of roughly half-a-million, which was an early adopter of the ban on plastic bags …

California Commissioner Pushing Insurer Fossil Fuel Divestment to The End

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones continues to push the fossil fuel divestment hot button right to the end of the year and his tenure as the state’s head insurance regulator. Jones this week released the most recent data on oil, …

Survey from Regulator of Largest U.S. Insurance Market Shows More Coal Divestment by Insurers

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday revealed he’s had some success with his 2018 Climate Risk Carbon Initiative Coal Divestment Follow-Up Survey. Jones said the results of the survey reflect an increase in the number of insurers that divested …

Carbon Copies of Flo, Jake, Gecko Join Climate Change Protest at NAIC Meeting

An angry Flo, an unusually sullen Jake, a less-than cheeky Gecko and a hawkish duck stood outside the National Association of Insurance Commissioners meeting in San Francisco on Thursday in protest to call out the industry for its investments in …

Climate Change Impact Assessment Looks at Risk, Readiness Around U.S.

Low risk, but low readiness. That’s the assessment for Long Beach, Calif., a city that’s close to my heart. For those who love numbers, the city has a risk score of 49.48, and a readiness score of 47.01. Not entirely …

The IPCC Climate Change Report and Implications for Insurers

A report out earlier this week from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t say a whole lot about insurance, but the implications for the industry are hard to ignore. Chief among those implications is the possibility that society will …

Businesses Should Prepare for Consequences of Climate Change, Zurich Says

Businesses should prepare for the physical consequences of a warming planet, according to a new report out from Zurich Insurance Group. The report, “Managing the impacts of climate change: risk management responses,” was published at the start of Climate Week …

Campaign Calls on U.S. Insurers to Reject Fossil Fuels

A handful of consumer and climate groups are calling on the insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels as part of a new campaign called Insure Our Future. The entreaty came on the eve of this week’s Global Climate Action Summit, …

Report Outlines Climate Change Risks Faced by Insurance Sector

A newly issued report that’s being touted as the “first important review of climate risk by an international financial standard setting body” may get the attention of the insurance community. If it does, mission accomplished. That’s what the report was …