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.

IFC and Allianz Group enter partnership for 1.5°C-aligned investments in emerging markets

It is the world’s first cross-sectoral portfolio of emerging market loans in line with Paris Climate Agreement. Blended finance instruments are key for underfinanced markets to grow on a net zero emission path. Financing climate-smart business models complement Allianz’s net zero commitments

High time for bold climate action

Climate change is one of the defining risks of the 21st century. The climate conference COP26, which starts next week, might be one of the last chances to come to grips before the devastation and cost spiral out of control.

After the storm

The flash flood caused by low-pressure weather system Bernd devastated parts of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Three months after the disaster, the infrastructure in the flooded areas remains in shambles and people are struggling to cope with the aftermath. Unfortunately, this flood is just one in a series of natural disasters this year, highlighting the need to actively address climate change and find new ways to protect citizens.

The climate is changing. Why aren’t sovereign wealth funds?

In this editorial for allianz.com, Allianz board member Günther Thallinger calls on sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) to use their significant financial influence to effect climate policy. He writes that it makes ethical and financial sense for SWFs to go green, as the world can no longer afford for them to sit on the sidelines as the world tackles climate change.

AllianzGI joins the One Planet Asset Managers Initiative

As a leading active asset manager, Allianz Global Investors is committed to tackle the challenges of climate change. Recognizing the role investors play as a catalyst to finance the transition towards a low carbon economy, AllianzGI announces it is joining the One Planet Asset Managers (OPAM) initiative.

How hydrogen can fuel green energy

We know it best as the building block of water. But hydrogen, which has the ability to provide clean energy for powering industries, vehicles and homes, can also be an effective tool against climate change...

Floods in Europe: A series of unfortunate events

Just as Europe was hobbling out of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of natural disasters struck parts of the continent, leaving it struggling to dig its way out of misery. With heavy casualties and unprecedented damage in Germany and Belgium, the recent cloudburst and subsequent floods reinforce the need to prepare for the winds of climate change…