S&P Global Ratings’ Mark Button considers how environmental risk impacts insurer credit ratings in YouTalk Insurance

In the wake of severe weather events – for example, 2017’s particularly destructive Atlantic hurricane season – climate-related risk is rising on the global agenda. In light of this, lenders and institutional investors are increasingly interested in how S&P Global Ratings incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into its insurer credit ratings analysis.

In a Q&A for YouTalk Insurance, Mark Button, Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings, describes the nature of ESG risks and how they factor into S&P’s insurer credit methodology.

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