News & Commentary

We need to work harder to reach net zero, says ABI

The general insurance and long-term savings industry is making significant progress in setting transparent net zero targets but needs to “take the hand brake off”, says Andy Briggs Chair, CEO, Phoenix Group and chair of the Association of British Insurers’ Climate Change Committee.

Davos: inflation gloom in the spring sunshine

The World Economic Forum in Davos may have moved from the depths of winter to the spring but its mood has rarely been gloomier
, writes Contributing Editor David Worsfold.

Path to Solvency II reform won’t be easy

The announcement in this week’s Queen’s Speech that there will be a new Financial Services and Markets Bill to make the UK a more attractive place to invest by “cutting red tape” comes hard on the heels of the Treasury’s announcement at the end of last month of its proposals for post-Brexit reform of Solvency II. 

New economy infrastructure offers fresh opportunities

The challenges of investing in the myriad of new infrastructure assets was the focus of the recent Insurance Investment Exchange roundtable entitled ‘The New Economy: Opportunities in net zero, data and social infrastructure’, writes Contributing Editor David Worsfold.

Treasury puts more pressure on firms’ green credentials

The UK Treasury has launched a Transition Plan Taskforce to develop "rigorous and robust” measures to tackle greenwashing and intensify the scrutiny of corporate plans to transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

UK energy policy needs Solvency II reform

The government’s British Energy Strategy, launched last week to a mixed political response, will require Solvency II reforms to succeed, says the Association of British Insurers.


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