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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • With the EU, the UN, the G7, IOSCO and the OECD all integrating ESG guidance into their long-term strategy planning, convergence between policymakers is taking place. Amid this regulatory upheaval and a shift in investor preferences, a simple risk-return approach is no longer sufficient for insurance portfolios.
  • Framing a climate change investment policy and implementing it is a challenge for insurers. There is no accepted blueprint and, even with growing regulations, no single set of rules. But some general principles can be applied to all companies.
  • Few entities apart from governments or research institutions have the risk-modelling capabilities of insurers. While creating a sustainable investment framework is no simple task, the insurance industry is uniquely well-placed to deal with the complexities of climate change and its impacts.
CATEGORIES: Commentary: Policy & Regulation Investment Style: ESG