This fifth paper in our series on managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges in business transactions is dedicated to the topic of human rights. It focuses on the core functions of the insurance industry [...]
This paper is the fourth blueprint in our series on managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges in business transactions, focusing on the core functions of the insurance industry – risk transfer and investments. Environmental, [...]
A study by the Chief Risk Officer’s (CRO) Forum has found that the risk of large scale power disruptions is set to increase due to the growing interconnectedness of electricity grids, changing mix of power sources and aging infrastructure
This presents the insurance industry with significant challenges and opportunities. The paper recommends that assessing risk over the life cycle of these nanomaterials should be standard practice for the nanotechnology industry, as well as for their insurers and reinsurers.
The longevity paper finds that increased life expectancy will challenge society to provide adequate income to all individuals through old age. Consequently, demand for longevity risk mitigation solutions is growing, and life insurers should play an important role. However, their current capacity to take longevity risk onto their balance sheets is small relative to global longevity risk exposure.
The Emerging Risks Initiative releases today three papers on risks emerging in the insurance industry, namely: Environmental liabilities & biodiversity losses; Carbon nano tubes (CNT); and Workplace related stress. The papers identify elements of the changing risk landscape that may create new challenges for stakeholders such as public authorities as well as financial institutions like insurance providers.