Catherine Weadick Daly

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Insuring a Low-Carbon Future. A practical guide for insurers on managing climate-related risks and opportunities

By |2020-01-22T12:30:58+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary Based on interviews with 14 proactive insurers, this report explores how climate awareness is being integrated into underwriting, investment, and group-wide risk management practices. In addition to exploring common barriers, this report also presents a practical framework of eight building blocks relevant for insurers introducing and developing climate strategies.

IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group Report: The Case for Simplifying Sustainable Investment Terminology

By |2020-01-22T12:28:33+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary As global efforts to channel more private sector investment towards sustainable development ramp up, one key barrier has been the sheer proliferation of terms referring to “sustainable investment.” In a 2019 survey, the IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) polled member firms on their views. A significant majority agreed that industry alignment around simplifying
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A sustainable and responsible investment guide for central banks’ portfolio management

By |2020-01-22T12:26:04+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This guide is a hands-on approach aimed at central banks that wish to adopt Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) practices. It builds on the results of an SRI portfolio management survey among NGFS members and concludes with case studies of first-hand experiences by some NGFS members. Among the five SRI strategies identified in the
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IOPS Supervisory Guidelines on the Integration of ESG Factors in the Investment and Risk Management of Pension Funds

By |2020-01-22T11:25:07+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary The IOPS Supervisory guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds highlight a range of challenges to be met by pension funds governing bodies, asset managers and pension supervisors. The guidelines provide guidance and propose a number of actions to be taken by pension supervisory authorities,
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Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Final Report

By |2020-01-22T11:22:11+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This is the final report of the UN PRI's "Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century" programme, which intended to clarify investor obligations and duties (fiduciary duties) in relation to the integration of ESG issues. The report affirms that fiduciary duty requires the incorporation of ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes. It describes
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Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting

By |2020-01-22T11:22:59+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This report by climate-change think tank InfluenceMap analyses the world’s 15 largest investment institutions, with $37 trillion in assets under management, and found that they are collectively deviating from the “Paris-aligned” allocations needed to reach the Paris Agreement goal of stopping global temperatures rising by 2°C. The report found $8.2 trillion invested in four top-polluting
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Asset Managers and Climate Change. How the sector performs on portfolios, engagement and resolutions

By |2020-01-22T11:15:27+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This report by climate-change think tank InfluenceMap analyses the world’s 15 largest investment institutions, with $37 trillion in assets under management, and found that they are collectively deviating from the “Paris-aligned” allocations needed to reach the Paris Agreement goal of stopping global temperatures rising by 2°C. The report found $8.2 trillion invested in four top-polluting
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Leveraging the Potential of ESG ETFs for Sustainable Development

By |2020-01-22T11:13:31+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require at least an extra $2.5 trillion a year, between 2015 and 2030. In order to bridge this investment gap, investment vehicles with an ESG or SDG dimension will play an important role. One vehicle that offers this potential is ESG ETFs — exchange traded
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The Impact of ESG Investing in Emerging Market Equities

By |2020-01-22T11:11:22+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This report looks at whether ESG factors add to, detract from, or have no effect on financial return for Emerging Market (EM) equities. Based on a decade of historical data, the authors analyse the risk/return profile of the Candriam ESG Emerging Markets universe. The study found that over the period with sufficient testable historical
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Climate risk assessment of the sovereign bond portfolio of European insurers

By |2020-01-22T11:04:39+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library|

Summary This publication is a collaboration between climate economists, climate financial risk modellers and financial regulators, and applies the CLIMAFIN framework described in Battiston at al. (2019) to provide a forward-looking climate transition risk assessment of the sovereign bonds’ portfolios of solo insurance companies in Europe. It was published in the European Insurance and Occupational
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