Over forty environmental organizations urge Samsung to stop fueling climate change

The world’s third-largest electronics giant claims to be an innovative technology leader but faces global scrutiny on Earth Day over its over-reliance on fossil fuels   More than forty global environmental organisations sent a letter to the Samsung Group, urging the company to stop fuelling climate change and set more ambitious climate measures. The letter was delivered …

100 organisations call on Lloyd’s to reject EACOP

Nearly 100 civil society organizations working to advance human rights and environmental justice sent a letter to the Chairman and CEO of Lloyd’s of London asking that they tell their members not to provide (re)insurance coverage for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.  Citing a range of severe risks and controversies surrounding the …

Insure Our Future 2022 demands to the insurance industry

27 NGOs, as part of the Insure Our Future network, sent the following letter to insurance and reinsurance company CEOs on March 10, 2022 Dear insurance/reinsurance company CEO, The impacts of climate change are becoming ever more tangible and severe. July 2021 was the hottest month humanity has ever recorded and the last seven years have …

Finance sector has moral imperative to exclude Russian fossil fuel firms

In solidarity with Ukraine, a coalition of NGOs and groups around the world have sent a letter calling on financial institutions most exposed to Russian oil, gas, and coal to cease all ties with these companies, and to stop propping up Putin’s illegal war on Ukraine.  Over 75 organisations, including Reclaim Finance, BankTrack, Stand.earth, Greenpeace, …

Request for investors to urge SOMPO to stop underwriting fossil fuel projects

On February 8, 2022, five Environmental NGOs sent the request letter to 62 financial institutions which seem to be holding SOMPO’s stock. Dear SOMPO Holdings Shareholders, Request to engage with SOMPO to urge the company to stop underwriting fossil fuel projects Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES) Kiko Network Friends of the Earth …

Letter to Lloyd’s on its inadequate ‘ESG’ policy

On the same day that Insure Our Future leaked Lloyd’s ESG guidance, Client Earth published a letter to Lloyd’s critiquing the inadequacy of this guidance. This letter to Lloyd’s sets out why Lloyd’s ESG guidance is wholly inadequate to set the Lloyd’s market on a science-based pathway to net zero. In particular, the guidance: Is …

Letter to Lloyd’s on their climate change policy

In October 2021, the Society of Lloyd’s (the “Society”) announced a new commitment for the Lloyd’s market to achieve net-zero emission by 2050. However, the Society has not published the detail of the action it is asking market participants to take to meet that commitment. That detail was included in ESG guidance issued to Lloyd’s …

AXA’s climate leadership on the line: Letter to CEO

Letter sent to AXA’s CEO Thomas Buberl: The credibility of your climate leadership is on the line Dear Mr. Buberl, Under your leadership, AXA has played a pioneering role in taking climate action within the insurance industry for many years. As the International Energy Agency (IEA) has just found in its World Energy Outlook, climate …

Climate campaigners call on insurers not to underwrite Gasunie’s proposed Brunsbüttel LNG terminal

Today, members of the Insure Our Future network and other social movements sent an open letter to insurers of energy network operator Gasunie, the company planning to build a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal in Brunsbüttel, Northern Germany.  The letter was sent to Munich Re, AXA, HDI / Talanx, Zurich Insurance Group, AIG Europe, SCOR, …

Open letter calls on insurers to cut ties with Trans Mountain, as key pipeline insurance policy expires

Fifteen insurers have ruled out Trans Mountain – coalition pledges to continue pressuring the remaining companies Today, Indigenous, environmental, and climate groups sent an open letter to twenty insurance companies that have failed to rule out insuring the Trans Mountain pipeline network, following the August 31 expiration date of one of Trans Mountain’s key insurance …

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