Reliable information key to the insurance sector’s ability to apply Green Taxonomy

The objective of the European Union’s Taxonomy regulation, in force since 1 January 2022, is twofold for the insurance and reinsurance sector. First, to measure the share of investments devoted to financing economic activities eligible for the taxonomy, known as...

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Changes to the NGFS’s benchmark climate scenarios

The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) published an amended, third set of climate scenarios on 6 September 2022. The key updates include incorporation of countries’ commitments to reach net-zero emissions, increased sectoral granularity and improved representation of physical risk, including acute risks.

Global data: is it time for the financial services sector to take stock?

Continuing Covid-19 uncertainty and more recent geopolitical unrest in Europe may not seem the perfect time for the financial services sector to take stock of its data strategy. However, with data now acknowledged as a critical ingredient for future growth, analysing data maturity levels can provide essential signposts for financial services leaders looking to reach their data maturity potential.

Tackling financial services cyber risks in Africa

As cyber capabilities grow, so too do the risks. In March 2021, Mazars sponsored the Africa Financial Industry Summit and moderated a business case on how to address existing and upcoming fraud and cyber risks that increasingly threaten the financial services sector in Africa.