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California Insurance Commissioner Rejects Petition to Require Fossil Fuel Underwriting Disclosure

California’s new insurance commissioner wasn’t getting along so well on Earth Day with groups of climate change and consumer activists. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, who put battling climate change on top of a liberal and consumer friendly platform on …

Fossil Fuel Divestments by Insurers & Other Investors Top $3.4 Trillion: Activists

Insurers, cities and other investors controlling more than $3.4 trillion in assets have pledged to keep some or all of their money out of fossil-fuel companies — a high-water mark for the divestment movement, according to climate-change advocates. The number …

Allianz Plans to Sell Coal Holdings in Response to Climate Change Concerns: CIO

Allianz SE is turning its back on coal as returns evaporate from energy generation that is harmful to the environment. Europe’s largest insurer plans to exit holdings in mining companies and utilities that derive more than 30 percent of their …

Institutional Investors’ Fossil-Fuel Divestment Exceeds $2.6 Trillion

Portfolio managers have pledged to steer $2.6 trillion in investments away from fossil fuels in an effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. That’s a 50-fold increase from the cumulative total a year ago, $50 billion, as environmental groups increased pressure …

AXA Plans to Sell Coal Assets, Citing Concerns About Climate Change

France’s largest insurer will scrap holdings in coal companies because of concerns about climate change, broadening support for the fossil-fuel divestment movement to a major mainstream investor. AXA SA Chief Executive Officer Henri de Castries said he’s working to sell …