Activists Call on AIG to Disavow Insurance Coverage of East African Crude Oil Pipeline

Outside of American International Group Inc.’s (AIG) headquarters, activists from Public Citizen, Climate Families NYC, Sunrise Movement NYC, and other groups called on the insurance giant to publicly commit not to provide coverage for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). As part of the action, the groups delivered over 50,000 petitions collected by Ekō, […]

Le géant de l’assurance Marsh sous le feu des critiques pour son rôle dans un projet pétrolier controversé

Inclusive Development International (IDI) et 10 organisations de défense des droits de l’homme et de l’environnement en Ouganda et en Tanzanie, qui préfèrent rester anonymes par crainte de représailles, ont déposé aujourd’hui une plainte auprès du gouvernement américain, alléguant que le géant de l’assurance Marsh, basé à New York et membre du groupe Marsh McLennan, […]

Insurance giant Marsh under fire over role in controversial oil project

Inclusive Development International and 10 human rights and environmental organizations in Uganda and Tanzania, which are remaining anonymous due to fear of reprisals, filed a complaint to the U.S. government today alleging that New York-based insurance giant Marsh, a member of the Marsh McLennan group, violated international guidelines for responsible business conduct by serving as […]

TotalEnergies’ East African pipeline breaches international environmental and human rights standards

A new report assessing the East African Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and associated oil fields against internationally recognized environmental and human rights standards for financial institutions finds numerous violations, putting banks at risk if they sign on to support the project. The assessment, undertaken by the Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), Inclusive Development International (IDI) […]

Top Dutch Asset Manager drops Total over East African pipeline project

Dutch asset management company, ACTIAM, confirmed this week in an interview with The Guardian that it pulled all investments from TotalEnergies and placed the company on an exclusion list over concerns about its controversial East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. ACTIAM is among the top ten Dutch asset managers and had nearly $4 million […]

Watchdog Slams World Bank Group for Helping Bankroll Philippines Coal Boom

MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank Group’s private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), violated its own environmental and social protection policies  as it helped bankroll a disastrous coal boom in the Philippines, according to an independent investigation made public today. In its report, the IFC’s internal watchdog, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), calls […]

Hannover Re becomes 5th re/insurer to opt out of East African Crude Oil Pipeline

Hannover Re is the latest insurer to reject EACOP, joining Swiss Re, Axa, Zurich and SCOR in publicly committing that they will not underwrite the pipeline. Last week, after SCOR committed not to insure EACOP, Hannover Re quickly followed suit, stating, “we refrain from providing reinsurance coverage for EACOP due to noncompliance with our ESG […]