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Environment and Climate

With climate change increasing the frequency and severity of weather events, understanding risk exposure is becoming more important than ever. Whilst insurers need to report on climate-related risks, they are also exploring new products to support the transition to a greener economy, from carbon to renewables.

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Parametric reinsurance for emerging climate risks – The Parametric Post Issue 55
The Parametric Post, the only newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. You can sign up for free here. The InsTech perspective… parametric reinsurance for emerging climate risks Insurance companies first purchased parametric reinsurance for their portfolios in the 1990s. The earliest parametric catastrophe bonds covered ...
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The rise of wildfire as a significant climate risk
Climate Risk is InsTech’s monthly newsletter dedicated to climate-related insurance news – you can sign up for free here. The rise of wildfire as a significant climate risk In early August 2023, a series of wildfires broke out in Hawaii, killing over 100 people. Bloomberg Intelligence ...
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Arturo: property intelligence from the sky
InsTech’s Ali Smedley speaks to Greg Oslan, CEO at Arturo, about how the company uses machine learning to identify property attributes, its new sustainability module and how Arturo approaches new data and technology partnerships.
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CGG: bringing climate science expertise to insurance
In conversation with: CGG What is the background of CGG? CGG was founded over 90 years ago as a geophysical company, specialising in surveying the Earth’s subsurface for natural resources. Over time, the company became a global provider of subsurface information, mainly for exploration and ...
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Partners’ Chat – Handmade by Humans
We’re back with another “Partners’ Chat” as Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant reflect on what has happened in the world of innovation and insurance and where it is going next. The conversation touches on InsTech’s various events in the year so far, the ...
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Carbon offsetting: the insurance use case
This week Matthew Grant speaks to InsTech’s own Ali Smedley - Senior Research Analyst and author of “Carbon offsetting: the insurance use case”.
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Carbon offsetting: the insurance use case
This report gives an introduction to the carbon markets and outlines how the insurance industry has been getting involved. We also highlight some of the future opportunities in this space. We are very grateful to the experts from insurers, brokers and technology companies that have contributed to our research.
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CFC: insuring the dangerous decade ahead
Member Spotlight: CFC Could you introduce CFC? CFC was founded in 1999 as ClickForCover.com. It was one of the first companies to sell cyber insurance online. Today, CFC is a specialist insurance provider underwriting cyber, transactional liability, intellectual property, technology and other risks. It wrote $1 ...
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Collaboration for understanding climate risk
Climate Risk is InsTech’s monthly newsletter dedicated to climate-related insurance news – you can sign up for free here. Collaboration for understanding climate risk Building natural catastrophe models is not easy. Climate change brings an added layer of complexity, making it more important than ...
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Building transparent coverage for hurricane risks
The Florida insurance market has faced numerous challenges in recent years. For insurers to underwrite profitably in Florida, having the right hurricane reinsurance is essential. David Schmid, Head of Parametric Products at Reask, and Brian Espie, Chief Underwriting Officer at Kettle, join Henry Gale to ...
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Parametric insurance for carbon offset projects – The Parametric Post Issue 50
The Parametric Post, the only newsletter dedicated to parametric insurance. You can sign up for free here. The InsTech perspective… parametric insurance for carbon offset projects Planting forests, building renewable energy infrastructure and using direct air capture technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ...