17 May 2022Events, Roundtables
UNEP FI Principles For Sustainable Insurance 10th Anniversary Event: Highlights
The PSI after 10 years: Amplifying sustainable insurance in the UN’s Decade of Action convened senior representatives from the insurance…
Public consultation on ESG risks for life and health insurance guide
This public consultation aims to collect input from external stakeholders on the first ESG guide for the global Life and…
Insurers begin long countdown to net zero (Environmental Finance)
The insurance industry took its biggest step towards decarbonisation with launch of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) in July 2021. Some of the world's biggest insurers have now joined. The NZIA arguably has the potential to be more influential than its investor counterparts in encouraging change among high-emitting companies. Without insurance, companies cannot function.
Q&A with Renaud Guidée, NZIA Chair (Environmental Finance)
The group's chief risk officer and chair of the Net Zero Insurance Alliance explains why AXA has adopted a 'three strikes and you're out' policy with companies.
Principles for Sustainable Insurance initiative hits 200 members
The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) serve as a global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and…
UNEP Finance Initiative at COP26: Watch the events you missed
The COP26 summit will bring governments, civil society and the private sector together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Find out what UNEP FI is doing at COP26 to bring the latest climate commitments made by UNEP FI members to the attention of policymakers.
Net-Zero Insurance Alliance breaks ground in Africa and Asia as it expands in Europe
13 October 2021—In the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) convened by UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) has expanded its membership, announcing today five new members from Africa, Asia and Europe as part of its efforts to build a global alliance.
Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials collaborates with UN-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance to develop standard to measure insured emissions
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), in collaboration with the UN-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), today announced the launch of a working group comprising leading insurance and reinsurance companies to develop the first global standard to measure and disclose insured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Finance ministers of world’s most climate-vulnerable economies establish insurance facility with UN Environment Programme to protect MSMEs
UNEP’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative to host V20 Sustainable Insurance Facility with initial funding from the German government
Global insurance and reinsurance leaders establish groundbreaking net-zero alliance
Geneva/Venice, 11 July 2021—As the G20 gathers in Venice for its Climate Summit, eight of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers make a historic commitment to play their part in accelerating the transition to a net-zero emissions economy, as required by the Paris Agreement.