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ECB sets new indicators to improve climate data reporting

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published new statistical indicators to improve the reporting of climate-related risks in the financial sector. It expects will incorporate features of other ESG-related reporting standards, although its efforts may be negatively impacted by the delays in their implementation.

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Floodbase reinvents itself and parametric hurricane policies

Floodbase, a climate adaptation technology startup based in Brooklyn, New York, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round. It has updated its solution that provides near real-time flooding data, allowing insurers to include flood risk coverage in their hurricane insurance policies.

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Danske Bank drops fossil fuel finance to support energy transition

Denmark’s largest bank, Danske Bank (COP:DANSKE), will stop funding new upstream oil and gas projects as part of its net zero commitment, focusing instead on the green energy transition. Many major banks that have made similar commitments continue to finance new fossil fuel projects, which are not aligned with a net zero by 2050 scenario.

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ECB sets new indicators to improve climate data reporting

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published new statistical indicators to improve the reporting of climate-related risks in the financial sector. It expects will incorporate features of other ESG-related reporting standards, although its efforts may be negatively impacted by the delays in their implementation.

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Floodbase reinvents itself and parametric hurricane policies

Floodbase, a climate adaptation technology startup based in Brooklyn, New York, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round. It has updated its solution that provides near real-time flooding data, allowing insurers to include flood risk coverage in their hurricane insurance policies.

Investing

Danske Bank drops fossil fuel finance to support energy transition

Denmark’s largest bank, Danske Bank (COP:DANSKE), will stop funding new upstream oil and gas projects as part of its net zero commitment, focusing instead on the green energy transition. Many major banks that have made similar commitments continue to finance new fossil fuel projects, which are not aligned with a net zero by 2050 scenario.

Companies

BlueOrchard funds Brazilian insurer to boost food security

BlueOrchard, a member of the Schroders Group and manager of the InsurResilience fund, has provided $5.29 million to Brazilian specialty insurer Newe Seguros, which intends to promote parametric insurance to small-scale farmers in the country to boost food security.

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WWF launches tools to measure biodiversity and water risks

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has developed a suite of tools to assess biodiversity- and water-related risks for businesses and investors. The release of the tools is timely amid rising awareness of the need to act on natural capital, which supports over 50% of the world’s GDP.

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