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Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry

The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) has raised the need for decision-relevant, clear, consistent and comparable climate information for stakeholder groups to inform investing. The insurance industry is well positioned to take the lead in advancing the forefront of methodologies and tools that produce meaningful and decision-useful information: risk is the raison d’être of the industry, and risk assessment is already deeply embedded in companies' risk management, underwriting and investment processes. Building on a history of physical climate risk modelling, and through the platform of The Geneva Association, the insurance industry is taking steps to strengthen further its global collaboration across P&C and life re/insurers to advance methodologies and tools for climate risk assessment and scenario analysis for both sides of the balance sheet. This report – the first in a series of three – offers a holistic decision-making framework for P&C and life re/insurers, for both the liability and asset sides of the balance sheet, taking into consideration all aspects of climate change risk (i.e. physical and transition risks) by line of business (LoB) and over distinct time horizons. This analysis offers a foundation for the Geneva Association Task Force’s work to drive future developments in this space.
Author: Golnaraghi, Maryam
Language: English
Pubished By: The Geneva Association Task Force on Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry
Pubished date: February 2021

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