UN calls for action on Sustainable Development – Allianz co-chairs initiative to bring investor know-how to the table

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has announced the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) initiative at the UN headquarters. The initiative is co-chaired by Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, and Leila Fourie, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

UN-backed asset owner alliance to drive portfolio companies to carbon neutrality by 2050

In one of the boldest actions yet by the world’s largest investors to decarbonize the global economy, an alliance of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers – responsible for directing more than 2.4 trillion U.S. dollars in investments – has today committed to carbon-neutral investment portfolios by 2050.

Drones: Flying masters of disasters

Fires in the forest, hurricanes off the coast...natural disasters are back in the spotlight, leaving humans struggling to cope with nature’s changing moods. Can drones be our friends in need?

Sites for sore eyes

Many hearts broke as the Notre Dame burned. But fire isn’t all that’s posing a risk to UNESCO world heritage sites. What is? And what can insurers do to protect these sacred sights?  

wildfires
Taking the heat

Each wildfire season in California seems worse than the last, but new technology is helping to contain the property damage...

Natural disasters: Recovery road

Earth, fire, water and wind are the elements of nature. But when they go wild, disaster strikes – and the impact can be felt for generations...

Typhoon Mangkhut: Sound and Fury
Sound and Fury

The strength of Typhoon Mangkhut in Asia has shocked even veteran Allianz assessors as they work through the damages. Debris and broken, uprooted trees lay outside. With gale force winds of 173 kilometers (107 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 223 kph (138 mph), Mangkhut was stronger than Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina recently. 

Water: Thirst for Life
Thirst for life

This year’s exceptionally hot summer in large parts of the planet has highlighted the precariousness of a finite resource – clean, consumable water – that we too often take for granted…

Allianz Real Estate collaborates with Bright to drive eco-responsible behavior
Allianz Real Estate collaborates with Bright to drive eco-responsible behavior

Allianz Real Estate has partnered with Bright, a producer and distributor of digital art for brands and spaces, to encourage the occupants of its buildings to behave in an eco-responsible manner and reduce their electricity bills.