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Allianz sets climate targets for specific asset classes in the insured portfolio and strategically expands sustainability

Allianz announces for the first time concrete interim targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its investment portfolio of policyholder funds, implementing its stated goal of climate neutrality by 2050. By 2025, emissions for selected asset classes in the portfolio of customer funds are to be reduced by 25 percent compared to 2019.

Asset Owner Alliance: Towards Net-Zero 2050

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA), of which Allianz is a founding member, has set its first target range for portfolio decarbonization until 2025. What role does this alliance aim to play in the world economy and what is the way forward?

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.