Sustainable investing focus
Impact investing as a way to achieve the transition to net-zero
Rachel Delhaise, Group Head of Sustainability at Convex Insurance, explains the speciality insurer and reinsurer approach to impact investing and where the investment opportunities lie.
Getting practical with Net Zero
Nimisha Sodha, Responsible Investment Lead, Just Group, explains the art of setting Net Zero targets and back book optimisation.
Aiming for impact
Chad Park, VP of sustainability at Co-operators, discusses the Canadian insurers' target to have 60% of its investment portfolio in impact and transition investments by 2030.
Transition plan, the end of the beginning at L&G
Adrian Chapman, head of group climate investment oversight at Legal & General, discusses the group's first transition plan, how it received the backing of shareholders at this year's AGM, and the intricacies of public communication on the plan.
Implementing net-zero pledges
Hetal Patel, head of climate investment risk at Phoenix Group, discusses the various tools available to insurers for delivering on their net-zero pledges, as well as the associated challenges.
UK insurers eye Solvency II reform to tap into SLB market
Liz Cain, head of debt origination at Pension Insurance Corporation, discusses how reform to Solvency II rules in the UK could open the sustainability-linked bond market to insurers, and the benefits of such instruments in a responsible investment strategy.
Transitioning insurers' portfolios
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ESG gaining maturity in Asia
Clarence Wong, chief economist of Peak Re, discusses how sustainable investing has developed in the region and why green bonds might not be the answer.
Japanese insurers ahead of the game on sustainability
Takeshi Kimura, special adviser to the board of Nippon Life, explains how the 1992 Kyoto Protocol spurred Japan to act on sustainability and how the country's insurers play their parts.
Active management the only way to invest in forests
Kristofer Dreiman, head of responsible investments at Lansforsakringar Life, discusses the value of active forest management and why cutting trees down is not always a bad thing.
Assessing transition risk in insurers' investment portfolios
Jean-François Coppenolle, head of SRI at Abeille Assurances, explains the French insurer's approach to transition risk and the tool it has developed which works both as an investment and risk management tool
Ramping up social investing
Allianz Investment Management LLC CEO, Todd Hedtke discusses why the time has come for social investing to reach the same level of maturity as climate-investing.
EU rules to tackle lack of - and quality of - ESG data
Data is the holy grail for ESG investors. Michele Lacroix, group head of sustainability at SCOR, discusses how the European regulation will bridge the data gap, but highlights the pain for preparers.
Building climate-aware stress tests
Assessing the Bank of England stress test framework and potential impact on insurance solvency ratios.
Getting down to net-zero Down Under
QBE is the only Australian insurer to be part of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance so far. Its group CIO, Gary Brader, discusses the firm's net-zero commitment and why, even when the target is 29 years away today is the day to act. Interview by Vincent Huck
No coal, no cry
AIA group chief investment officer, Mark Konyn, discusses the pan-Asian insurers' decision to exit coal and the latest ESG investing developments in Asia. Interview by Vincent Huck
Phoenix on the slow and treacherous path of ESG integration
Phoenix Group's chief investment officer Michael Eakins details the UK insurer's steps to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in the investment decisions. Interview by Vincent Huck
Climate change analysis - Aviva on stress-testing for history's biggest 'What if?'
Ben Carr, analytics and capital modelling director at Aviva, reflects on the limitations of stress testing an investment portfolio for climate change, and the benefits of doing so nonetheless. Interview by Vincent Huck
Building a climate risk framework for a small balance sheet
Corrado Pistarino, CIO of Foresters Friendly, prefers numbers to words. In today's world this can be a challenge for anyone trying to build a climate risk management framework, where words are (too often) the golden standard. Interview by Vincent Huck
Building carbon transition fixed income portfolios
In this paper, we highlight our active management approach to a carbon transition investment framework for fixed income assets.
The different roles of ESG from strategy to stock picking
Randy Brown, chief investment officer at Sun Life & head of insurance asset management at SLC Management, discusses the integration of ESG consideration at various company level