How This Insurance Company is Undermining Climate Action

Originally published on Public Citizen’s website.  Since American International Group (AIG) crashed in 2008 because of its reckless bets on financial products linked to predatory mortgage lending, the insurance giant has faded from the headlines. And its CEO, Peter Zaffino, is far for a household name. But we should all pay more attention to AIG …

Will new CEO Tim Sweeney clean up Liberty Mutual’s climate and human rights record?

Will new CEO Tim Sweeney clean up Liberty Mutual’s climate and human rights record? He may not be a household name, but Tim Sweeney just became a critical decision-maker when it comes to the fate of the fossil fuel industry’s global expansion plans. As of January 1, 2023, Sweeney is the new CEO of Boston-based insurance giant …

Caroling Activists to the The Hartford: Do the Right Thing

SIMSBURY – Today (Wednesday, 12/21) climate activists from Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG) and the CT Insure Our Future coalition paid a visit to The Hartford’s new Sustainability Officer, Terrence Shields, in West Simsbury for some climate-themed holiday caroling. The Hartford insurance company has lagged behind leading international insurers on taking substantive steps to address …

Green Century files Shareholder Resolutions with 3 U.S. Insurers

Today, Green Century Capital Management announced that it filed shareholder resolutions with Chubb, The Hartford, and Travelers, calling on the companies to phase out underwriting of new fossil fuel projects. Members of the Insure Our Future coalition responded: *** Insure Our Future U.S. is a campaign of environmental, consumer protection, and grassroots organizations holding the …

Seton Hall Students joined by local activists to urge Chubb Insurance to act to protect the Arctic Refuge

New York City – On Thursday December 1st, Seton Hall Students joined local activists in New York City to support efforts to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling. Organizers delivered almost 70,000 petition signatures urging the CEO of Chubb Insurance, Evan Greenberg, to join other insurance companies across the globe in committing to …

Indigenous leaders joined by local activists to urge Travelers Insurance to act to protect the Arctic Refuge

Hartford, CT – On Thursday November 10, 2022, Gwich’in and Indigenous leaders and local activists gathered in downtown Hartford to support efforts to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling. Organizers delivered more than 64,000 petition signatures urging the CEO of Travelers Insurance, Alan Schnitzer, to join other insurance companies across the globe in …

Activists Build Oil Derrick Outside Chubb CEO’s Home, Spotlighting the Insurer’s Role in Fossil Fuel Expansion

Pop-up action in New York City exposes Evan Greenberg’s climate hypocrisy Photos of the action can be found here. October 27, 2022 (NYC, USA) –  This morning, climate activists built a two-story mock oil derrick outside the NYC home of Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg to spotlight the insurance giant’s destructive climate and human rights record. …

This CEO Could Thwart Global Fossil Fuel Expansion Plans

Evan Greenberg may not be a household name, but he should be, as CEO of the world’s largest publicly-traded property and casualty insurer: Chubb. Chubb provides insurance coverage for everything from individual homes to multinational corporations, and according to our research, is a top backer of oil and gas projects around the world, including offshore …

Small climate steps by U.S. insurers lag behind leaps by global competitors on oil and gas, with new coal increasingly uninsurable

13 global insurers have restricted support for oil and gas expansion, increasing pressure on U.S. insurers to follow suit 18 October 2022 – This year steps by U.S. insurers look out of touch with the escalating pace of climate impacts. Global insurance company restrictions on oil and gas are finally starting to catch up with …

A Race to the Middle: North American Insurers Lag Behind European Progress on Oil and Gas

As the global insurance industry’s move away from oil and gas picks up momentum this year, the largest North American fossil fuel insurers – even those who have made significant strides, by North American industry standards—lag behind. Some Bermudan insurers are stepping up to fill the leadership void across North America. This brief delves into …

Climate Activists Rally Outside Marsh McLennan HQ in NYC, Citing Pipeline Support

See photos from the action. A growing movement is demanding that the world’s largest insurance brokerage drop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Friday, July 1 (New York, NY) – Today, activists rallied outside the headquarters of Marsh McLennan, urging CEO Dan Glaser and other top executives to cut ties with the East African Crude …

Climate Activists Rally Outside Travelers Championship Tournament in Cromwell

Local residents bring message from global campaign calling on the insurance giant to stop underwriting fossil fuels VIDEOS/PHOTOS HERE Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Sierra Club Connecticut and the Insure Our Future Coalition rallied outside the Travelers Championship Tournament in Cromwell, chanting “Travelers underwrites climate change!”  Approximately 50 Connecticut-based climate activists marched alongside the TPC River …

Utilities Struggle to Insure New Coal Power, Contracts Reveal

Inexperienced insurers now underwriting operating coal plants as mainstream companies increasingly exit market Utilities are struggling to find insurance to build new coal power outside China, finds a report released today by the Insure Our Future campaign and Korean non-profit Solutions for Our Climate, which have obtained documents providing a rare snapshot of the state of …

Travelers Investors Call for Climate Action, but Fall Short of Supporting an End to Insuring Fossil Fuel Expansion

Photos available here Hartford, CT (May 31, 2022) – Last week, Travelers faced an unprecedented challenge from investors with two climate resolutions on the ballot at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) on May 25. More than 55% of shares voted in favor of a resolution filed by As You Sow requesting the company to …

Chubb Shareholders Reject Management Recommendations on Key Climate and Director Votes

Newly-released vote tallies demonstrate broad investor concern on fossil fuel underwriting and emissions reductions. Zurich, Switzerland // New York City, USA (May 24, 2022) – At the May 19 annual meeting of Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB), investors voted against the company’s management recommendations in large numbers when it came to climate resolutions, demonstrating that investors …

At Chubb AGM, Insurance Giant Faced Demands for Climate Action on the Ballot and in the Streets

Shareholders pass resolution for transparency on emissions reductions plan, but stop short of calling for an end to insuring fossil fuel expansion  Zurich, Switzerland (May 19, 2022) – This morning, Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB) faced unprecedented challenges from shareholders on climate change at its annual general meeting (AGM). Over 50% of investors voted in favor …

The Hartford Shareholders Fail to Pass Climate Resolution Despite Growing Pressure on Insurers to Stop Underwriting New Fossil Fuel Projects 

May 18, 2022 (Hartford, CT): Today, The Hartford insurance company (NYSE: HIG) faced an unprecedented challenge from shareholders in a resolution filed by Green Century Capital Management calling on the insurance giant to stop underwriting new fossil fuel supplies. The resolution did not pass, but is a signal of growing investor concern over climate risk. …

Arch Becomes Eighteenth Insurer to Sever Ties with the Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline

Number of insurers ruling out Trans Mountain continues to grow, following a year of climate impacts along the pipeline route and continued pressure from activists. London, UK (May 3, 2022) – Trans Mountain insurer and Lloyd’s of London syndicate Arch Insurance has committed to no longer insure the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline after its …

Chubb Directors Face Challenge from Climate-Conscious Shareholders

Shareholder advocacy firm Majority Action recommends voting against responsible directors at Chubb Insurance for failing to address the climate crisis. New York, NY (May 2, 2022) – Today, Majority Action, a nonprofit shareholder advocacy organization, filed an exempt solicitation announcing its recommendation to institutional investors to vote against, Chair, CEO and Chair of the Executive Committee …

New York State Comptroller Announces Intention to Vote in Favor of Climate Shareholder Proposals at Chubb, The Hartford, and Travelers

Retirement Fund Represents Over One Million Members and Beneficiaries, Supports Insurers Ending Fossil Fuel Underwriting New York – In advance of the annual shareholder meetings for several major U.S. insurance companies, New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has updated the 2022 proxy voting announcements to include the intent of the $279 billion NYS Common Retirement …

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