Coal divestment News

AXA, Other Mega-Investors Seek to Avoid Portfolios with Global Warming Potential

All good money managers expect to outperform their benchmark, and by one such metric the French insurer and investor AXA SA recently scored a market-beating success. Not by delivering higher returns, but by generating a lower level of global warming. …

Lloyd’s Insurer Brit to Stop Insuring Australia’s Adani Coal Mine

Major Lloyd’s of London insurer Brit will not insure Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine, it said on Tuesday, adding to a growing list of Lloyd’s insurers who have made similar pledges. Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia with its …

Construction of Controversial UK Coal Mine Now Under Review After Climate Backlash

Construction of a coal mine that threatened UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim to be a world leader in the fight against climate change is under review after growing opposition. The Woodhouse Colliery would be the first new deep coal …

As Insurers Exit Coal Underwriting, They May Find It’s Good for Stock Valuations

As far as climate groups like the Sunrise Project are concerned, getting insurers out of the coal underwriting business is the most important thing they can do. No more insurance, no more coal. It’s something Sunrise has been pushing for …

Aviva Investors Weighs Ditching Holdings in Biggest Carbon Emitters for Climate Inaction

LONDON – Aviva Investors said on Monday it could ditch its stock and bond holdings in 30 of the world’s biggest corporate emitters of carbon if their boards failed to take sufficient action over climate change. The move comes as …

AIA Cuts Coal Investments as Scrutiny Grows on Financial Firms’ Carbon Assets

AIA Group Ltd. said it’s paring coal-related investment as financial firms globally face pressure to reduce their carbon assets. The Hong Kong-based insurer said it decided to end all direct equity investments in coal mining and coal-fired power producers earlier …

Coal Financing Drying Up as More Countries Target Zero Carbon Emissions

TOKYO – Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering of the coal industry said on Tuesday. The …

Zurich Insurance Decides Not to Renew Cover for Canada’s Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline

Insurer Zurich has decided not to renew cover for the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline, said a spokeswoman for the project, which is opposed by environmental campaigners and some indigenous groups. All financial services companies are under pressure from …

Insurers Zurich and Chubb Raise Cover for Canada Oil Sands Pipeline: Filings

Major insurers Zurich and Chubb increased their insurance cover for a Canadian oil sands pipeline over the last year, Canadian regulatory filings show. The Trans Mountain pipeline, which ships types of crude oil and refined products to British Columbia from …

Insurers Pressured to Drop Coverage of Canada’s Oil Sands Pipeline

A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project, which carries crude from Alberta’s oil sands to British Columbia’s …