When we learned the CEOs of the world’s leading insurance companies would hold their annual get-together in San Francisco, we knew we had to get Unfriending Coal onto their agenda. From interrupting their meeting to protests out front, elevator ads to giant airplane banners, our message was definitely heard.
Among the many journalists covering our action against the world's biggest insurance company CEO's last week was this excellent Huffington Post article. Here are some of the highlights.
On Thursday and Friday, climate activists brought their message that insurance companies need to stop supporting coal projects to a global meeting of insurance CEOs in San Francisco.
Thirteen international NGOs call on the insurance industry to stop insuring and to divest from coal. They will hold them publicly accountable for their response.
Insurance companies insure the risks of coal projects, and invest their premiums in fossil fuels. This infographic illustrates the perverse cycle of how the insurance industry fuels climate change.
By making coal projects uninsurable, insurance companies could make a major contribution to the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. In this commentary, Peter Bosshard lies the challenge at the doorsteps of the insurance industry.
By moving away from coal, insurance companies can contribute to their fundamental business purpose: to protect society from catastrophic risks. Read this opinion piece by Peter Bosshard in Mongabay.
Just as the fax gave way to email and whale oil gave way to kerosene, so is coal giving way to cleaner forms of energy. The insurance industry needs to play its part to accelerate this transition, argues Bill McKibben in this commentary.
A new campaign pressures insurers to quit the coal sector, and on the same day the first big insurer announces to stop insuring coal.
Leading European investors have invested at least $130 billion in fossil fuels and continue to insure and enable coal projects. This is the main finding of a new report published by the research firm Profundo.
Insurance companies have warned about climate change since the 1970s, but continue to enable coal projects by insuring them and investing them. Read this briefing paper about the role insurers play in propping up a climate-destroying industry. Underwriting Climate Chaos: Insurance Companies, the Coal Industry and Climate Change Coal Insurance Briefing Paper by Jason Mogus […]