Allianz reinforces its commitment to net-zero strategy

Allianz Group is accelerating the deployment of its climate strategy and has announced new ambitious commitments in both its core business and operations. The company will limit the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) deriving from Allianz’s sites and activities in over 70 markets to net-zero by 2030, instead of 2050 as originally planned.

Capital markets fight against climate change

The dummy UN-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA) released the second edition of its Target Setting Protocol (TSP) in January 2022. The TSP guides members in setting climate targets aligned with keeping global warming below 1.5°C. Allianz SE board member Günther Thallinger is Chair of the Asset Owner Alliance (AOA). 

Fighting for a future free from plastic pollution

Plastic is a threat to our oceans and seas. All life on earth depends on these important ecosystems. Action is urgently needed by governments, the business community and consumers to reduce to harm to our planet.

Günther Thallinger joins new United Nations Advisory Council focused on accelerating climate action

Allianz is pleased to support the announcement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres regarding the launch of the High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities (HLEG). The Group consist of 16 experts. Günther Thallinger, AZ SE Board Member, is one of these experts.

Now is the time to vigorously advance the transformation to renewable energies

Allianz SE board member Günther Thallinger recently spoke with noted American environmentalist and author Bill McKibben about the need to take meaningful action to make the planet safer and more sustainable. They shared a sense of urgency regarding the speed with which the transformation to renewable energy has to take place to avoid irreversible climate change.

Quad-state tornado: a new devastating record

The so-called quad-state tornado razed entire towns in the U.S. Midwest to the ground last weekend. We spoke to Bastian Manz, Senior Atmospheric Risk and Climate Risk Analyst at Allianz Re, about the influence of climate change on tornadoes and how the damage they cause has evolved over the years. 

Allianz tops Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2021 as leading sustainable insurer

Allianz Group achieved the top position of all +125 rated insurance companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). With 92 points (updated to 93 points on Nov. 26, 2021), Allianz ranks well above the average sector scoring of 40 points in the results of the world's most recognizable sustainability index.

EIB and Allianz support climate action projects in emerging and developing countries

The new strategy has a target size of €500 million. Its investment criteria is based on EU taxonomy for sustainable activities. It is an impact investing initiative for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The net-zero problem: We're not going far enough

In an op-ed in Investment Week, Günther Thallinger, a member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE and chair of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, argues that while progress has been made in getting governments and companies to set long-term decarbonization targets, it is interim targets that will lead to real world outcomes.