Can You Protect the Environment and Your Yield?

Reducing carbon intensity doesn’t mean sacrificing yields. Issue selection in high-emitting sectors can help insurers stay on track with their liabilities.

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Systematic Research

Key takeaways

  • As disclosure requirements increase, insurance company investors should understand their portfolio’s carbon profile and the key drivers of carbon intensity.
  • For the typical property and casualty insurance company, about 20% of the portfolio drives over 80% of the total carbon intensity.
  • Our analysis indicates carbon intensity can be reduced without harming portfolio yield.