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ESG a “major consideration” for ILS sponsors & investors: Gallagher Re

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the ESG appropriateness of investments, emerged as a “major consideration” for both insurance-linked securities (ILS) sponsors and investors during 2021, according to reinsurance broker Gallagher Re.

ESG has been a topic of discussion in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market for a number of years, in fact we first wrote about catastrophe bonds and reinsurance-linked investments as being an asset class with social importance beginning in 2014.

But in recent years, the ESG focus among both investors and ILS investment managers has increased significantly, while sponsors too are also increasingly aware of and motivated by ESG related factors.


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