Coface has decided to increase its support to the financing and implementation of long-term ESG projects by providing Single Risk insurance solutions more widely. Concretely, Coface will double the envelope dedicated to ESG projects worldwide by 2025 (vs. 2022).
Coface’s Single Risk
Single Risk insurance protects project owners, developers, or funders, against commercial and political risks on the long-term. This decision covers projects brought by corporates, banks, or multilaterals institutions, which comply with precise ESG criteria in sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, water treatment, health, education, or micro finance.
This shows Coface’s commitment to increasingly support initiatives that have a positive environmental or social impact on the economies through financing solutions.
Reinforcing our CSR strategy
This new objective comes on top of current commercial exclusion policies that are continuously strengthened to avoid supporting non-responsible business activities, or activities significantly contributing to climate change. For instance, Coface has made several commitments to withdraw from the thermal coal sector: it does not provide single-risk credit insurance policies nor sureties bonds for thermal coal extraction or thermal coal generation projects and does not issue policies to insure sales of thermal coal by commodity traders.
- Carole Lytton, General Secretary at Coface.