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ClimateWise

Representing a growing global network of leading insurance industry organisations, ClimateWise helps to align its members’ expertise to directly support society as it responds to the risks and opportunities of climate change.

ClimateWise, as part of the Centre for Sustainable Finance, is uniquely placed to bring together the insurance industry and related organisations with world class academic expertise and global sustainability leaders to collectively and innovatively tackle climate change. 

 

Areas of focus


Disclosure

Disclosure

ClimateWise members are required to annually disclose their firm’s response to climate change through the ClimateWise Principles framework (link). Member reports are independently assessed, scored and benchmarked as a means to track and incentivise progress year on year. A collective public review (link) is published each year which serves to inform regulators and broader financial markets on the insurance industry’s response to climate change.

Research

Research

ClimateWise undertakes impact-orientated, collaborative research to help insurers and the wider financial sector proactively respond to the risks and opportunities posed by climate change. Three core themes focus on the industry’s leadership, regulation and climate-risk.

Climatewise members

Convening

ClimateWise membership is open to all (re)insurers, brokers and other insurance industry service providers globally who are leaders, or aspire to play a leadership role, in supporting the insurance industry respond to the risks and opportunities of climate change.

The Insurance Advisory Council is comprised of C-suite executives from across ClimateWise’s membership base. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"ClimateWise is an important initiative, assisting the insurance industry in its important role to build societal resilience. Insurers have unique insights into the risks that the world is facing and the ClimateWise Principles provide guidance to share this knowledge more broadly; so informing public policy and supporting the identification, understanding and management of climate risk. Through decisive action, insurance companies can facilitate the transition a low-carbon economy that is resilient to a changing climate, while reducing the climate risk protection gap."

Anna Sweeney, Chair of the Sustainable Insurance Forum and Executive Director, Insurance, Bank of England

 

"Through our dual role as institutional investors and risk managers, the Insurance and Long-term Savings industry is uniquely placed to shape society’s response to climate change, which is why the ABI remains proud of our longstanding membership of ClimateWise."

"A 10% year-on-year increase in the sector’s performance against the ClimateWise principles will make a significant impact across the economy, especially as these principles align to the TCFD requirements. However, it is also clear from these findings that further progress is needed – and this will require a sustained effort across the sector. The ABI is committed to continuing to work with ClimateWise to drive collective action to both reduce the level of carbon emissions and make society more resilient to the threat of a changing climate."

Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

 

Meet the team


Dr Bronwyn Claire

Dr Bronwyn Claire

Senior Programme Manager

 

Rachel Austin

Rachel Austin

Project Manager

      

Meng Lian Li

Meng-Lian (Lily) Li

Project Manager

 

Thom Marx

Thom Marx

Project Co-ordinator


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest


ClimateWise transition risk framework: Managing the impacts of the low carbon transition on infrastructure investments

The ClimateWise Insurance Advisory council has launched an open-source framework to support investors and regulators assess how the transition to a low carbon economy will impact the financial performance of infrastructure investments. The framework and accompanying step-by-step guide align with the G20 Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and inform practical actions – for asset managers, owners and regulators – on capturing emerging opportunities from the low carbon transition.

ClimateWise transition risk framework: Managing the impacts of the low carbon transition on infrastructure investments - Read More…

Helping insurers get on the front foot in managing climate change risks

4 May 2018 – The ClimateWise Principles set to become the go-to TCFD disclosure framework for insurance industry.

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Resilient cities: A toolkit for insurers to identify the business case

November 2017 – This toolkit is designed to help insurers identify commercial opportunities, through the development of new products and services that can support cities in their response to natural catastrophes. The toolkit, which is split across two workshops, contains all the material a facilitator needs in order to hold internal conversations on the future role of their organisation in managing the protection gap.

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2017 Set to Be Among the Most Expensive on Record After Year of Climate Disasters, Insurance Leaders Warn

21 November 2017 – A climate risk protection gap of US$1.7 trillion caused by extreme weather over the past decade opens up many new opportunities for insurers, says ClimateWise.

2017 Set to Be Among the Most Expensive on Record After Year of Climate Disasters, Insurance Leaders Warn - Read More…

Insurable Cities: The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2017

November 2017 – The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2017 of the six ClimateWise Principles finds a third year of improved scores for members of the insurance industry leadership group. On its 10th anniversary the report finds the industry has improved its investment activities but members should look to further integrate climate change related initiatives into their core business strategies and look to increase board-level oversight on climate change and sustainability.

Insurable Cities: The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2017 - Read More…