How can the insurance industry be more sustainable? - BNP Paribas Asset Management

The insurance industry needs to think about sustainability through both an underwriting and an investment lens, says ESG analyst at BNP Paribas Asset Management Xuan Sheng Ou Yong.

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... Sustainability issues such as climate change have been gaining more attention among insurance companies since they face a unique set of challenges. Natural catastrophes arguably affect their performance more than other financial institutions given their roles as underwriters of property risks and investors in real assets. Yet, a recent survey found one-third of regulators did not know how prepared insurers were to respond to the impact of climate change on their financial stability.

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