Little or no sign of market-wide hardening in Nordics

Little or no sign of market-wide hardening in Nordics

Little or no sign of market-wide hardening in Nordics

Nordic risk and insurance managers see no sign of a general hardening in the commercial market and can get capacity for most of their risks, but there are some pockets where things are tricky for buyers. According to Tapio Huovinen, director of risk management at renewable wood biomass company UPM, there is still adequate capacity in the Nordic market. “It…

Environmental fines up six times over five years in UK but prosecutions fall: Clyde & Co

Environmental fines up six times over five years in UK but prosecutions fall: Clyde & Co

Environmental fines up six times over five years in UK but prosecutions fall: Clyde & Co

Average fines against companies for breaches of UK environmental laws are six times higher than five years ago but the number of prosecutions has fallen substantially, according to new research from law firm Clyde & Co. Prosecutions brought by the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) have seen the average fine for companies increase from £23,731 in 2013/2014 to £147,575 in 2017/2018,…

Report highlights significant tightening of environmental regulation globally

Report highlights significant tightening of environmental regulation globally

Report highlights significant tightening of environmental regulation globally

Recent increases in global legislation have become the biggest change to environmental risk in years, according to a new report from Chubb in collaboration with Clyde & Co. The new environmental risks report, Global Management of Environmental Risk, explores the impact of environmental risk on multinational businesses, and focuses on recent increases in global legislation. Suresh Krishnan, head of global…

Ferma calls for EU-wide database on climate change risks

Ferma calls for EU-wide database on climate change risks

Ferma calls for EU-wide database on climate change risks

Ferma has called on the eu to collect better data on – and deliver access to – climate change risk data, promote related professional risk management practices, and help organisations make use of available options to finance climate-related threats. In a position paper submitted to the EU’s Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change consultation, the European risk management association writes…

UK rate increases fail to materialise, with market largely flat: Willis

UK rate increases fail to materialise, with market largely flat: Willis

UK rate increases fail to materialise, with market largely flat: Willis

UK corporate insurance buyers have avoided the hefty rate rises some predicted following record catastrophe-driven losses in the insurance and reinsurance markets last year, with the market largely flat, according to line-by-line analysis by Willis Towers Watson. However, with rate rises failing to materialise, buyers may instead face more selective underwriting as insurers focus on costs and reassess the quality…

Ferma plans moves to boost cyber insurance

Ferma plans moves to boost cyber insurance

Ferma plans moves to boost cyber insurance

Ferma is planning guidance on buying cyber insurance to help risk managers obtain cover that better reflects their needs. Following the publication of its cyber risk management and governance guide in June 2017, Ferma envisages publishing guidance later this year on purchasing cyber insurance. The report would be intended as a tool to help risk managers compare different cyber insurance…

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

Going green: how environmental liability exposures can be managed in global programmes

With both public and regulatory scrutiny of environmental damage on the increase, and the potential for large clean-up and remediation costs, environmental liability is one of the most important exposures many companies face. And the differing legal systems across the world mean that managing environmental liabilities can appear complex. Adias Gerbaud, head of environmental international at XL Catlin, based in…

Sanchi’s expanding oil slick raises environmental concerns

Sanchi’s expanding oil slick raises environmental concerns

Sanchi’s expanding oil slick raises environmental concerns

The spill from the stricken oil tanker Sanchi has created an oil slick that has trebled in size since the ship went down in the East China Sea in a ball of flames more than a week ago, and is threatening to make it the costliest marine disaster in recent memory. China’s State Oceanic Administration reported on Sunday that it…

Insurers face climate change risk mitigation ‘hurdles’, says leading thinktank

Insurers face climate change risk mitigation ‘hurdles’, says leading thinktank

Insurers face climate change risk mitigation ‘hurdles’, says leading thinktank

The insurance sector is blocked from doing more to tackle climate change, according to a new report from industry thinktank The Geneva Association. The sector is keen to “scale up” its contribution to building resilience against extreme weather events, but efforts are being hindered by several external hurdles, the report states. The Geneva Association said the insurance industry is addressing…

Environmental and cyber risks rise to prominence in WEF’s 2018 risk report

Environmental and cyber risks rise to prominence in WEF’s 2018 risk report

Environmental and cyber risks rise to prominence in WEF’s 2018 risk report

Environmental and cyber risks are two of the most significant threats facing businesses and economies, according to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Risk Report 2018. The report, published today ahead of the World Economic meeting in Davos next week, highlights the growing importance of environmental and cyber risks, underlining the systemic natures of these threats. The WEF Global Risks…

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