The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainability Standards on the Insurance Market

  • 8h 14m
  • Balamurugan Balusamy, Ercan Özen, Kiran Sood, Peter Young, Simon Grima
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2023


The book explores the role of the insurance industry in contributing and responding to the harms that climate change has brought.

This book delves into the physical and logical impacts, both direct and indirect, on the insurance industry. Subjects discussed include new technology such as big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the growth of sustainable economics with foreign direct investments (FDIs), trustworthiness, and ethics. Related use cases of data science for claim processing, fraud detection and prevention, policy administration, pricing, and underwriting are discussed along with cyber security issues, data protection, and big data regulatory reforms. To promote ESG sustainability, the insurance industry plays a critical and significant role. Climate-related risks are being factored into underwriting and investing strategies. Through their own operations and business activities, insurers may promote the ESG agenda and move towards sustainability. Also discussed are promoting diversity and inclusion, lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, resolving gender inequality, and helping communities through charitable work, which all improve a company’s brand, reputation, and ESG credentials.


The book is specially designed for administrators, lecturers, researchers, students of insurance and sustainability, students in financial services, insurance practitioners, actuaries, loss adjusters, underwriters, regulators, facilities management, utility companies, voluntary organizations, government departments, business leaders, policymakers, decision-makers, investors, risk managers, compliance managers, and audit managers amongst many others.

About the Author

Kiran Sood, PhD, is a professor at Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Punjab, India. Before joining Chitkara University, Kiran had served four organizations with a total experience of 19 years. Her research mainly focuses on regulations, marketing and finance in insurance, insurance management, economics, and management of innovation in insurance.

Simon Grima, PhD, is the deputy dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, and the Head of the Department of Insurance and Risk Management of the University of Malta, Msida, Malta, which he founded in 2015. He is the chairman of the Scientific Education Committee of the Public Risk Management Organization (PRIMO) and the Federation of European Risk Managers (FERMA).

Peter Young, PhD, holds the 3M Endowed Chair in International Business at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, Minn, USA. He was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, was honored with the ALARM-UK Lifetime Service award, and was selected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management in London.

Ercan Özen, PhD, is an associate professor of finance in the Department of Banking and Finance, School of Applied Sciences, University of Usak, Turkey. He has authored 5 book chapters and more than 40 journal articles, as well as participated in many conference program committees and workshops.

Balamurugan Balusamy, PhD, is an associate dean at Shiv Nadar University, India. He has written about 30 books on various technologies, as well as authored more than 150 journal and conference publications.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Sustainability Through Digital Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Insurance Industry in India: A Review
  • Demystifying the Prospects for Insurance Companies to Finance the Energy Metamorphosis: A Study on Indian Insurance and Sustainable Development
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Health Insurance Sector: Sustainable or Unsustainable from the Lens of Ethical-Legal and Socio-Economic Standards
  • Medical Crowdfunding: From the Lens of Health Insurance
  • Digital Transformation of the Insurance Industry – A Case of the Indian Insurance Sector
  • Climate Resilient Agriculture: Binding Agriculture Innovations and Insurance
  • Climate Change Resilience Support in the Insurance Sector
  • Sustainable Climate Change and its Impact on the Insurance Sector
  • A Study Regarding the Effectiveness of Environmental Education on Climate Change
  • Contribution of the Insurance Sector in Sustaining the Climate: An Analytical Study
  • Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture
  • Climate Change: Not Only a Projection for Emerging Risks But a Reality for the Insurance Sector
  • A Systematic Review of ESG Investing and Climate Change as a Sustainable Practice in the Insurance Industry
  • SLR on Aspects of Climatic Change in the Agriculture Industry in the Context of Weather Index Insurance: Visualization Through Network Diagrams
  • Impact of Climate-Disruptive Industries on the Global Insurance and Risk Management Scenario
  • Examining the Antecedents and Consequences of Corporate Commitment Towards Climate Change
  • Climate Change and the Insurance Sector: An Analysis of Sustainable Development in India
  • The Role of Internal Audit in Risk Management with a Perspective of Sustainability Development
  • Environment Education and Insurance Awareness – A Boon to Indian Insurance Sector
  • Cultivating Sustainable Behavior and Critical Consciousness Towards the Environment: Environmental Education for Sustainability
  • Adoption of ESG by the Insurance Industry: Conceptual Framework and Future Recommendations
  • Sustainable Solutions for Insurance and Risk Management
  • Target 8.8: Protect Labor Rights and Promote a Safe Working Environment
  • A Study on Challenges to Sustainable Development
  • E-Waste Management: A Transition Towards a Circular Economy
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Measures and Their Impact on Insurance Industry: A Global Perspective
  • Environmental Risk and Sustaining the Insurance Industry
  • Global Energy Crisis: Impact on the Global Economy