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California Commissioner Launches Database of Green Insurance Products

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Tuesday formally launched the Climate Smart Insurance Products Database, what is being touted as “the first-ever consumer-oriented list of green insurance policies.” The California Department of Insurance has developed the database to help the …

Travelers Names Cohn to New Chief Sustainability Officer Post

The Travelers Cos. has created a new position of chief sustainability officer and named Yafit Cohn to fill the post. Cohn will lead Travelers’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts across the organization and will serve as a member of …

AIG Creates Sustainability Post; Names Waldner as Chief Officer

American International Group said it has created a position of chief sustainability officer to lead the development and implementation of a company-wide sustainability strategy and appointed Jennifer Waldner to fill the role. She will lead a cross-functional team to drive …

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 …

Connecticut’s The Hartford Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

The Hartford has been recognized for its leadership status by the CDP, formerly called the Carbon Disclosure Project, and has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). This is the 10th year The Hartford’s sustainability efforts and …

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 …

Zurich’s Sustainable U.S. Campus Is One Part of Its Green Ambitions

The voice of Zurich North America Chief Legal Officer Dennis Kerrigan swelled with pride as he described the carrier’s new headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., and its importance to Zurich’s overall philosophy about environmental and social responsibility. The 783,800-square-foot corporate campus …

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 …

Swiss Re Affirms Priority of Risk Management; Updates Procedures

Swiss Re has published a report on the updates it has made in its Corporate Responsibility and Risk Framework applications. “Risk management is at the core what Swiss Re does and as a result, the company updated one of the …