ClimateWise is a global network of over 30 leading insurance companies united by a common concern for climate change and the threat it presents global society and, consequently, the insurance industry.
ClimateWise members participate in Action Research collaborations and annually report their activities in response to climate change in line with the core ClimateWise Principles. Members therefore have considerable resources at their disposal to help frame a collective response to climate change.
16 December 2015 – Speech by Maurice Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva UK General Insurance and Chairman of ClimateWise.
23 November 2015 – The insurance industry is continuing to take steps to incorporate the risks of climate change across their business activities, an annual independent review of the insurance industry’s network ClimateWise reveals today. The 2015 review of the six ClimateWise Principles concludes that positive progress continues to be made in response to climate change, with average scores rising against 2014.
November 2015 – The 2015 independent annual review of the six ClimateWise Principles shows improved scores for members of the insurance industry leadership group. Progressive insurance companies are considering their exposure to climate risks while also developing their role as societies' risk managers.
10 November 2015, Imperial College, London – The recent announcement that 1°C of global warming has already occurred, and sooner than predicted, is stark evidence that not enough is being done to tackle the issue of climate change. The AXA Futures panel debate sought to hear the expert opinions of leaders from business, government and NGOs to discuss whether business ‘Can Save the Planet’ – or perhaps not; not alone, in any case.
1 October 2015 – ClimateWise members write open letter to the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority.
Press Release: ClimateWise CEOs call for more action in building resilience to climate change – 1 October 2015
1 September 2015 – RISKAFRICA, Africa’s leading business risk and insurance magazine, looks at the role of insurers and brokers in tackling climate change.
24 July 2015 – A report has been published from the Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Aviva, on the value at risk of climate change to investment, pensions and long-term savings.
14 July 2015 – Launch of a new report, commissioned by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office, into the role of governments in the fight against climate change.
Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General speaks on 'Climate: What’s changed, what hasn’t and what we can do about it'
3 July 2015 – Angel Gurria, the OECD’s Secretary-General delivered an important speech at an event hosted by Aviva Investors, in association with ClimateWise.
1 July 2015 – As part of their support of the UN COP21 Climate Change Conference in December, AXA hosted an ‘AXA Futures’ plenary seminar showcasing some of the latest research work and thinking from leading academics researching extreme weather and climate change.
20 March 2015 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and ClimateWise are facilitating a series of roundtables during 2015, bringing together key insurance leaders, experts and academics with the Bank of England Prudential Regulatory Authority.
15 December 2014 – Following the UN Climate Change negotiations in Lima last week, the contribution of all economic stakeholders, to addressing climate risk and encouraging strong national targets for action has never been more important. As Maurice Tulloch, the Chair of ClimateWise says, “Put the world on course for a strong climate change agreement in Paris 2015, or risk undermining our economies and making industry uninsurable.”
20 November 2014 – ClimateWise is delighted to announce that Maurice Tulloch (Chairman, Aviva Global General Insurance and Chief Executive Officer, Aviva UK & Ireland General Insurance) has become its new Chair.
9 September 2014 – ClimateWise Launches Low Carbon Energy Transition Inquiry.