After looking at retail clients in 2021, in 2023 EY’s Insurance Barometer, focuses on businesses: self-employed and companies up to 250 employees. The aim is to gain insights into their preferences and intent when purchasing insurance.
This article delves into the perspectives of business clients, i.e. self-employed and SMEs, on sustainability matters related to insurances.
Other findings pertaining to self-employed and small companies with up to 10 employees can be found here and the findings specifically related to SMEs with more than 10 employees are available here.
Sustainability is not a decisive factor for business clients buying insurance products
We asked respondents to rank the importance of criteria for selecting an intermediary. Notably, the criterion of 'focus on sustainability' landed in the 11th position (36% of the respondents answered ‘focus on sustainability’ by their intermediary as ‘extremely important’ or ‘very important’), suggesting it holds a relatively low importance in their decision-making process.