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  • Investment in clean energy to eclipse oil production

    Investment in clean energy technologies is significantly surging ahead of the spending on fossil fuels according to a new report by International Energy Agency (IEA).

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • Move on banning vague 'green' claims

    The European Council (EC) has adopted a 'negotiating mandate' on the proposed directive to empower consumers for the green transition, which aims at enhancing consumers┬┤ rights by amending the unfair commercial practices directive (UCPD) and the consumer rights directive (CRD).

    Asia Risk | 31 May 2023
  • Japan: Top insurers form partnership with Hitachi and banks to study sustainable finance initiatives

    MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance), Sompo Japan Insurance, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance and Nippon Life Insurance have concluded a memorandum of understanding to carry out joint studies on business initiatives to develop sustainable finance.

    Asia | 31 May 2023
  • Nigeria: Insurers urged to cut environmental footprint

    The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is encouraging insurance companies to reduce their environmental footprint in their internal operations and business activities.,

    Africa | 29 May 2023
  • Singapore: Reduced social & environmental priorities affect workplace safety and health

    The deprioritising of social and environmental initiatives by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore is potentially leading to worsening workplace safety and health (WSH) performance, according to QBE Insurance's yearly survey that examines the key concerns and challenges faced by SMEs in Singapore.

    Asia | 26 May 2023
  • Australia: Regulator mulls strengthening diversity in governance and risk management

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is content at the moment to raise awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). However, the regulator is also considering how it can strengthen this aspect as part of upcoming reviews of Prudential Standards relating to governance and risk management.

    Asia | 18 May 2023
  • ESG efforts also create wealth

    Beyond benefiting the planet and the society, sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) measures correlate with financial performance and enhance companies' profits according to a new research.

    Asia Risk | 17 May 2023
  • Singapore: Aon launches climate innovation hub

    Aon, a leading global professional services firm, yesterday announced the launch of a new climate innovation hub in Singapore. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the hub will help Aon's clients around the world navigate environmental risk and opportunities.

    Asia | 17 May 2023
  • New Zealand: Govt allocates US$62.5m for flood protection

    The government has announced a flood and cyclone recovery package of around NZ$1bn ($625m) as part of Budget 2023 that covers the basics of rebuilding roads, rail and schools while preparing for future events with a big investment in flood protection measures.

    Asia | 17 May 2023
  • Australia: Insurance Council outlines 2023 priorities

    The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has released its 2022 annual report in which it sets out its 2023 priorities.

    Asia | 27 Apr 2023


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