Op-ed: Walk the walk on climate change

By Peter Bosshard | May 11, 2017 | The Actuary

Insurance companies are responding to climate change in very different ways. Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, commented last year that global warming should not be on the “list of worries” of his shareholders. Insurers have so far been able to adjust their premiums to the growing risks from catastrophic weather events, and according to Buffett, the increased risk “has made insurance companies far more valuable”.