Fidelis joins ClimateWise
Richard Brindle, chairman and CEO, Fidelis
Fidelis Insurance Holdings has joined the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), convened by the UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative. Fidelis said the move highlights its commitment to supporting the insurance industry’s transition to net-zero underwriting by 2050.
Richard Brindle, chairman and chief executive officer of Fidelis, said: “We are delighted to be part of this important initiative and we intend to fully embed its principles into how we operate at Fidelis. We intend to reach the net zero target well before 2050 and in line with the NZIA principles, we will be publishing interim targets for this in 2023. We are already developing metrics in our underwriting, not just on carbon and environmental issues but on social and governance ones as well. We firmly believe that this makes our business more sustainable and more profitable over time.”
Olivia Brindle, head of sustainability at Fidelis, added: “Decarbonisation is imperative and we need to make material progress within the current decade. Fidelis is committed to working with all its stakeholders to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, making NZIA membership and collaboration with a group of like-minded peers a logical step on our sustainability journey.”
Brindle joined Fidelis in April from Swiss Re where she was an investor relations senior manager.
Bermuda-based Fidelis provides property, bespoke and specialty insurance and reinsurance products.