• The Future of Investing for Change


    People want to know that their retirement savings are contributing towards a greener future, and are not invested in companies which are not a part of that journey. Social factors (the ‘S’ in ESG) are a lesser-known part of responsible investing, inside and outside of the financial services industry. Here, Zoe Pope discusses social factors and the opportunities to influence positive change.

  • What do the Bank of England’s CBES results mean for insurers?


    Following the Bank of England’s publication of the results of its flagship Climate BES exercise, the ABI reflects on what these results mean for the insurance and long-term savings industry in the fight against climate change.

  • It is “now or never” to take the action required to reach Net Zero by 2050, concludes IPCC report on climate change mitigation


    A new landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sets out what needs to happen in order to halve global GHG emissions by 2030.

  • IPCC report highlights urgent need to align climate adaptation with action to reduce emissions


    The findings of the latest landmark review of climate change science conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are a reminder of the scale of climate risk societies are dealing with. Ben Howarth looks at the vital role of both adaptation and resilience.

  • Good COP, Bad COP? Insurers and the call to arms against climate change


    COP 26 had an air of energy, motivation and urgency about it that inspires cautious optimism, yet the scale of the challenge is daunting. Government policy, regulation and customer demands means that joining the race to net zero is no longer optional and insurers have a key role to play in both adaptation and mitigation. One of these roles is as investors in the transition: Solvency II and climate change will be the twin themes of our prudential regulation session at the ABI’s annual conference next year, which will be a timely opportunity to debate reform and the government’s investment objectives.