Insurance company Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal mines and power plants

first_imgInsurance company Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal mines and power plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Global insurance group Mapfre SA will no longer underwrite construction of coal mines and coal-fired power plants or invest in electric utilities that derive at least 30% of their revenue from coal-produced energy, the company announced during its annual general meeting March 8.One-third of the global reinsurance market has restricted cover for coal projects, according to a December 2018 report from the U.S.-focused arm of the international Unfriend Coal campaign, which has been pushing European insurers away from coal and other fossil fuels.Lucie Pinson, European coordinator for Unfriend Coal, in a news release called the announcement “woefully short of the action necessary to completely phase out coal in Europe by 2030” because it did not mention plans for restricting coal infrastructures, divesting shareholdings or applying the policy to its reinsurance business.Mapfre companies in Spain and Portugal are expected to be carbon-neutral by 2021, when carbon emissions from the insurance company will be reduced by 61%, a Mapfre release said.Mapfre joins Vienna Insurance Group AG, Generali, Munich Re Co., Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ltd., Allianz SE, Zurich Insurance Group AG, Scor SE and Axa in backing away from coal investing.More ($): Global insurer Mapfre to stop underwriting new coal projectslast_img read more

May 15, 2006 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Kathy Adams Gibbs of Tew Cardenas in Miami was appointed as the chair of the Vizcayans La Lega. James K. Rubin of North Miami Beach was a speaker at a seminar titled “Firearm Laws in Florida” hosted by Lorman Education Services. Roshawn Banks of The All Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale is now a licensed Realtor. The firm continues to handle real estate, criminal, family, and immigration issues. David M. Garten of West Palm Beach spoke on the television program “Wealth & Wisdom” regarding a lawyer’s duty to determine his or her client’s testamentary capacity. Robby Birnbaum of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the American Association of Debt Management Organizations. His topic was “Relating to Regulators: Building Positive Relationships with State Regulators While Protecting Your Company’s Interest.” Hugh Cotney of Jacksonville has been elected to the board of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Darryl M. Bloodworth of Dean Mead in Orlando became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship. Luis J. Perez of Hogan & Hartson in Miami was named president of the U.S. – Spain Council. The U.S. – Spain Council is a forum in which U.S. and Spanish corporate leaders seek to promote better relations between the two countries. Gerry Rosenthal was named to the Board of Counselors of The Carter Center. The Carter Center was founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to advance peace and health worldwide. Joseph M. Goldstein of Shutts & Bowen’s Ft. Lauderdale office was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. Rodd Michael Santomauro of Camfield and Santomauro in Palm Bay was presented with the Professionalism Award for the Young Lawyers Division of the Brevard County Bar Association. Xavier Martinez has been appointed vice president for business development for Fiduciary Trust International of the South. Martinez’s responsibilities include client development. Gunster Yoakley’s Miami office hosted a reception for Miami attorney Frank Angones. Angones is the first Cuban-American elected to serve as president-elect of The Florida Bar. Richard M. Zelman of Sacher Zelman in Miami addressed students at the University of Miami Law School during a workshop focusing on managing international and domestic real estate transactions. Bernard H. Oxman was appointed to sit in the International Court of Justice, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Valencia Nash was elected as justice of the peace in Dallas County, Texas. She is the first African-American woman to serve in this capacity in Dallas County. Nash is actively practicing law in Dallas and continues to be a member of The Florida Bar. Jack R. Reiter of Adorno & Yoss’ Miami office addressed the Miami Beach Bar Association on “Persevering Errors on Appeal” at its April meeting. Reiter heads Adorno & Yoss’ appellate practice department. James B. Baldinger of Carlton Fields’ West Palm Beach office will become president of the Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches. Belinda Noah published “International Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Law: TRIPS and Patentable Subject Matter in their Global Marketplace.” Matt Firestone of Pohl & Short in Winter Park presented “Understanding HOA Bylaws and Covenants” to the Orange County Homeowners’ Association Alliance. Wm. Andrew “Andy” Haggard of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Lewis in Coral Gables was elected to serve on the Orange Bowl Committee. Carlton Fields participated in the annual Baynanza Biscayne Bay Clean-Up at Vizcaya. “Team Carlton Fields” consisted of Miami office employees, attorneys and their families including Gary Pappas, Ana Harris, Ana Rodriguez, Nancy Maldonado, Chris Sharp, John Camp, and Marilyn Trinz. Robert A. Soriano of Carlton Field’s Tampa office has been published in The ReedLogic Bankruptcy Law Leadership Conference, Top Partners on Winning Legal Strategies & Best Practices for Success. Soriano’s chapter is titled, “The Roles of the Bankruptcy Lawyer.” Joseph G. Jarret, county attorney for Polk County, published “Animal Control Liability, Challenges for the Public Risk Manager” in Public Risk magazine, and presented “A Primer on Public Records Law & Government in the Sunshine” on behalf of the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers, and “Growth Management, Trials & Tribulations” during a community leader forum in Lakeland. Amy D. Ronner published “Denaturalization and Death: What It Means to Preclude the Exercise of Judicial Discretion” in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 101. Ronner was also the keynote speaker at the annual Black Law Student Association’s banquet. Marlon A. Hill of delancyhill in Miami has been chosen to host a talk radio show called “Caribbean Crossroads” on News/Talk WTPS 1080AM every Sunday from 6 – 7 p.m., covering legal issues and community affairs. Bruce Charles King of Carlton Fields’ Miami office spoke at the “Managing Complex Construction Law Issues” seminar for the National Business Institute. King’s presentation is titled “Project Delivery Methods and Answers.” Sylvia H. Walbolt of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office received one of the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards. The award was presented at the ABA’s Section of Litigation annual meeting. Jason M. Murray of Carlton Fields’ Miami office co-authored an article in the ABA Franchise Law Journal called “Covenants Not to Compete and Nonsignatories: Enjoining Unfair Conspiracies.” Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson in Tampa was elected to the Board of Directors of the Ybor City Development Corporation. Bentley’s experience includes eminent domain litigation, land use, zoning, governmental and administrative law. Tracy Tyson Miller of Jacksonville presented a seminar at the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives conference in Boston, Mass. Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe hosted the fifth annual African-American Networking Reception at the Orlando offices. Richard A. Greenberg of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell’s Tallahassee office spoke on the topic of legal ethics at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 2006 Criminal Law Certification Review seminar in Tampa. David L. Levy, chief judge emeritus of the Third District Court of Appeal, is leaving the bench to teach law at St. Thomas University. Michael J. Napoleone of Richman Greer’s West Palm Beach office was elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Alex H. Hamrick of SQI 1031 Exchange Services, LLC, spoke at the “Essentials of Section 1031 Exchange Seminar” in Orlando. Jorge Hernandez–Toraño of Holland & Knight’s Miami office was selected to receive one of the Boston College Law School’s 75th Anniversary Alumni Awards. Hernandez – Toraño was selected because of his leadership in the legal profession. Lynn Dannheisser of Gunster Yoakley has been appointed town attorney for the city of Surfside. Dannheisser will continue practicing while serving the city. Michael I. Udine of Udine & Udine in Ft. Lauderdale was elected mayor of Parkland. He has been a Parkland city commissioner since 2003. Paulo Miranda of Akerman Senterfitt’s Miami office has been appointed president of the USA Latin America Chapter of the Associação dos Dirigentes de Vendas e Marketing do Brasil, which has been active in Brazil for more than 50 years. May 15, 2006 News & Notes May 15, 2006 News and Noteslast_img read more