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24 September 2019

87 companies commit to set climate targets aligned with 1.5°C scenario at UN Climate Action Summit

Author: UN Global Compact

87 major companies... are taking action to align their businesses with what scientists say is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Responding to a call-to-action issued in June by a group of business, civil society and UN leaders, the...

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24 September 2019

Asset owner alliance commits to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050

Author: Susanna Rust, Investment & Pensions Europe

Nordic pension investors have committed to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050 as part of a new asset owner campaign.Members of the alliance will set and publicly report on intermediate targets “in line with Article 4.9 of the Paris Agreement”, thereby...

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23 September 2019
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18 September 2019

Companies clarify position on Swiss mandatory human rights due diligence initiative

The Swiss Responsible Business Initiative (RBI) - a popular political initiative launched by an NGO coalition in 2015 seeking to introduce mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for Swiss companies - has been making its way through the Swiss...

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18 September 2019

Response by Swiss Re

Author: Swiss Re

Thank you for your email. For our official response, we would like to refer you to the consolidated response from SwissHoldings and economiesuisse, which you should have received on 13 September. Further to this, our 2018 Corporate Responsibility...

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12 December 2018
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10 December 2018

CEOs of 50 companies sign open letter appealing to world leaders to urgently address climate change

Author: Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

"...In 2015, our coalition the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders – an informal group, facilitated by the World Economic Forum, of major global businesses from a range of sectors – called on governments to reach an ambitious climate deal, aligned with th...

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8 August 2018
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Am 5. August 2018 verkündete der Chef von Munich Re in einem Gastbeitrag für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, dass der Müchner Konzern die eigene Klimastrategie an das Zwei-Grad-Ziel des Pariser Klimaabkommens knüpfen werde. So werden in...

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8 August 2018

Munich Re to limit coal involvement in line with Paris Agreement; NGOs welcome announcement but say doesn't go far enough

On 5 August 2018, Munich Re revealed its new coal policy. According to the announcement in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the world’s second largest reinsurer plans to stop offering insurance for new coal-fired power plants and mines in...

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17 November 2017
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright:www.novethic.fr)

Les assureurs jouent un rôle clé dans le développement des nouvelles centrales à charbon prévues dans le monde. Ceux-ci ont désinvesti 20 milliards de dollars du secteur. Parmi les meilleurs élèves, on trouve Swiss Re, Zurich Assurances, AXA et Scor....

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