Category: Environment

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SSI updates sustainable roadmap for shipping

SSI updates sustainable roadmap for shipping

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has launched an updated Roadmap to a Sustainable Shipping Industry, a resource for stakeholders across the s [...]
Zep Re to buy 56% in ACRE Africa

Zep Re to buy 56% in ACRE Africa

African reinsurer Zep-Re (PTA Reinsurance Company) has agreed with the shareholders to acquire a controlling 56% stake in ACRE Africa. ACRE Africa [...]
Insurance solution designed to reduce water risks

Insurance solution designed to reduce water risks

Global Parametrics (GP), a provider of parametric protection against climate risks in emerging markets, has structured two risk transfer solutions usi [...]
Africa’s farmers need insurance and finance support to tackle climate change

Africa’s farmers need insurance and finance support to tackle climate change

Only 1.7% of climate finance, a fraction of what is needed, goes to small-scale farmers in developing countries, despite their disproportionate vulner [...]
Agriculture getting boost, but needs insurance support too

Agriculture getting boost, but needs insurance support too

More money will be coming to support agricultural development in some of Africa’s poorest countries, but a leading Kenyan insurance voice has also urg [...]
Smart cities offer new opportunities for insurers

Smart cities offer new opportunities for insurers

A new report, Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres, published by Lloyd’s, Urban Foresight and Newcastle Universi [...]
Companies stepping up risk management of climate threats but more to be done, says TCFD

Companies stepping up risk management of climate threats but more to be done, says TCFD

Companies have markedly stepped up disclosing how they identify, assess and manage climate-related risk. Industries considered most exposed to materia [...]
Major shift in climate risk management

Major shift in climate risk management

A major shift is underway as the world’s leaders put investment in risk transfer ahead of emergency response to disasters. In a new report, the Dev [...]
ARC and Lesotho sign MoU on disaster risk management

ARC and Lesotho sign MoU on disaster risk management

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group and the government of Lesotho have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to address persistent climate risk [...]
Insurers have opportunity to encourage ESG agenda in African mining community

Insurers have opportunity to encourage ESG agenda in African mining community

African mining companies should use ESG issues to ensure their survival in a post-Covid world, according to Matthew Burnell, local partner at White &a [...]
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