With over US$35 trillion of invested assets, the insurance industry is one of the world’s largest institutional investors. The industry therefore has significant influence over the financial markets based on where it directs its flows of capital. Significant progress has already been made on how insurer’s asset management activities can support the transition to a low carbon economy. Less attention has been given to how the industry can use its financial assets to manage risk on the underwriting side of its business and manage the widening protection gap by enhancing physical resilience to climate risks.
Investing for Resilience explores how the insurance industry can help to enhance investments in resilience. It focuses both directly, on insurer’s own investment activities, and how the industry can positively influence the financial markets .more broadly. It highlights the need for a standardised resilience rating tool.