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Chubb CEO says climate change has created ‘tremendous volatility’ for insurance companies

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🗞️ Driving the news: Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg discussed with CNBC's Jim Cramer how climate change, inflation, and litigation are creating volatility and driving up insurance costs

🔭 The context: Climate change has increased the volatility in insurance, with significant impacts on areas with high climate risk
• Greenberg noted that litigation and general inflation also contribute to rising insurance prices, as legal costs and economic pressures affect the industry

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The increasing volatility and costs in the insurance industry due to climate change underscore the broader economic impacts of environmental instability
• This highlights the need for stronger climate action to mitigate these risks

⏭️ What's next: Chubb, which insures businesses, wealthy individuals, and agriculture, will continue to adjust its pricing and strategies to manage these evolving risks
• The company's focus will likely remain on North America and Asia for future growth opportunities

💬 One quote: "Climate change has created tremendous volatility, and it continues to evolve," said Chubb CEO Evan Greenberg

📈 One stat: Chubb shares have risen 16.7% year-to-date, boosted in mid-May when Warren Buffett revealed it as Berkshire Hathaway’s secret stock pick

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