Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) – UNEP FI
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The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) provide global guidance on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks into insurance underwriting. The purpose of the tool is to foster a resilient insurance industry based on holistic and far-sighted risk management in which ESG issues are considered. Thereby, the PSI promote a risk aware world, where the insurance industry is trusted and plays its full role in enabling a healthy, safe, resilient and sustainable society. Progress reports by signatories are submitted annually. The Principles are part of the insurance industry criteria of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and FTSE4Good.
Insurers can become signators of the PSI. Signatories have to report annually on their progress in applying the principles. Signatories account for more than 25 % of the world premium volume and USD 14 trillion in assets under management.
The signatories agree to the following sustainability measures:
– Decision-making along ESG criteria
– Awareness-raising on ESG criteria with clients & partners
– Collaboration with governments & regulators to promote action on ESG criteria
– Accountability & transparency of progress in ESG implementation