ESG News

Many Climate Scientists Moving from Fieldwork to Jobs in Financial Services

LONDON – Environmental scientist Laura Garcia Velez cut her teeth on projects to help Ethiopian farmers insure crops for drought and connect remote Colombian communities to the electricity grid before working for conservation campaigners WWF. Now she’s an analyst for …

AM Best Signs Up to UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance, in Ratings Agency First

AM Best became a signatory of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). The insurance industry plays an important role in supporting sustainable economic and social development, said AM Best. Further, management of environmental, social and …

RenaissanceRe Creates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategic Areas

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced three strategic focus areas as part of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy: Promoting Climate Resilience; Closing the Protection Gap; and Inducing Positive Societal Change. More information can be found on RenaissanceRe’s new ESG …

S&P Will Issue ‘Environmental, Social and Governance’ Evaluations Including on Insurance Sector

If you’re among those who regard “environmental, social and governance” as just another in a long line of trendy buzz-phrases, then you may want to rethink. ESG standards, which companies use to highlight operations that interest socially conscious investors, will …