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Global guidance on the integration of environmental, social and governance risks into insurance underwriting

  1. The first ESG guide for the global insurance industry  Download the guide here. June 2020—After a multi-year global consultation process, leading insurers from around the world and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched last 3 June the first global insurance industry guide to tackle a wide […]

Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

          The Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge The Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge highlights the leadership of financial institutions that have implemented tobacco-free finance policies and encourage others to follow suit. Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge Launch Event – UNHQ NYC 2018   The Pledge currently has 143 Signatories and 42 […]

PSI-WWF World Heritage Sites initiative

                                                                                                    Protecting our world heritage The insurance industry’s commitment to protect World Heritage Sites                                                                                                   1. Background Many of the world’s most famous places—those with unparalleled natural and cultural beauty, significance and/or biological diversity such as the Galápagos Islands, the Grand Canyon, the Great […]

Global Resilience Project

The Global Resilience Project (GRP) aims to shift the focus of governments, NGOs, communities and businesses to investing in upfront measures that reduce disaster risk, rather than post-disaster relief and recovery efforts. The GRP seeks to do this by deepening understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities globally, […]

Understanding the links: A global consultation on how insurance policy and regulation could better support sustainable development

This joint project by the PSI Initiative and the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System seeks to understand the links between insurance policy and regulation and sustainable development. The launch of a global consultation process was announced at the inaugural PSI market event in […]

Greening China’s Financial System

The Chinese government is considering policy reforms to green its financial system in order to transition to a green economy and promote sustainable development. This is in line with China’s vision of an “ecological civilization.” The China financial system policy work has several tracks and the PSI Initiative […]

Insurance industry contribution to the UN’s sustainable development agenda

Important United Nations-convened global public policy processes and frameworks on sustainable development will culminate this year. These include the Post-2015 UN Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (March), the UN Sustainable Development Goals (September), and a global climate change agreement to be decided under the UN Framework Convention on […]

Developing ESG underwriting criteria and principles for surety bonds

  1. The 4th Factor: underwriting for sustainable development in surety bonds  A study on the integration of environmental, social, and governance risk factors into surety bond underwriting of infrastructure projects This PSI project was co-sponsored by Munich Re Download the report here. 2. About this report  This report […]