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Swiss Re adopts climate-related financial disclosure recommendations

December 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re announced on Wednesday that it will adopt the climate-related financial disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Swiss Re helped develop the voluntary guidelines on climate risk reporting and is a member of the

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Sustainability in insurance gaining steam: KPMG speaker

December 9, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the issue of sustainability in insurance is a relatively new concept in Canada, it is one that is gaining ground throughout the world, a speaker said on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference. Houston Cheng, consulting actuary and

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Climate change may undermine soundness of insurers’ current cat models: Global Risk Institute study

July 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Climate change may undermine the soundness of insurers’ current catastrophe models, as well as diminish the effectiveness of existing portfolio diversification and risk transfer practices, suggested a recent report from the Toronto-based Global Risk Institute (GRI). “On the bright side,