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The transformation of MAIF and MAIF VIE into “Mission companies”

Since its inception, French ICMIF member MAIF has been committed to a different vision of insurance. In 2020, it decided to become what is known in France as a “company with a mission” or “mission company” (in French: société à mission). In this guest blog, Franck Carnero, Chief Mission Officer, MAIF and Renaud Huard, Chief […]

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Sustainability should be approached as risk management

I have worked on and overseen the production of 16 sustainability reports for Sancor Seguros and, over the years, I have witnessed how these have reinforced the organisation’s commitment to sustainable development and greater transparency along the way. With hindsight, I am now convinced sustainability means identifying and managing social, economic, financial, and environmental risks. […]

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COVID-19 consumer survey shows insurers’ role in tackling pandemic challenges

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog from the Swiss Re Institute, part of ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Swiss Re. The article is shared here with ICMIF members with the kind permission of Swiss Re and the Swiss Re Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic has been more than a health crisis. This has been […]

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The role of the (re)insurance industry in addressing climate risk

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog from ICMIF Supporting Member Gallagher Re. The blog is the second in Gallagher Re’s Climate Explainer series and was written by Marie Ekström and Connor Gray. The series focuses on the work that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has done to consolidate the scientific […]

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Boldness, creativity and a mutual mindset – the driving force that’s needed right now

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog which was written by Teddy Nyahasha, Chief Executive at ICMIF member OneFamily (UK). Our thanks to Teddy for his permission to share his article with other ICMIF members. I recently spoke at the Building Societies Annual Conference in Liverpool (UK), a city known for the impressive […]

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Letting the genie of digitalisation out the bottle

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog which was written by Izak Smit, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Provident Society (PPS) in South Africa. Izak is also Vice-Chair of the ICMIF Board of Directors. The article is shared here with the kind permission of PPS. In the fullness of time, we […]

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Three post-pandemic trends health insurers must consider

This guest blog was written by Detloff Rump, Director, Head of Underwriting, Life & Health at ICMIF Supporting Member Peak Re. Detloff participated in the ICMIF Webinar earlier this year, “Outlook 2022: A year of recovery and transformation”. To adapt to a post-pandemic world with rising economic and environmental uncertainty, health insurers must be ready […]

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Transforming your business through insurtech partnerships

This guest blog was written by Ben Harrison, Partner, Head of Partnerships and Policy, Portage Ventures (Canada) for the benefit of ICMIF members. Ben participated in the ICMIF Webinar last year, “Insurtech partnerships and the companies enabling them”. Before the pandemic, digital transformation was at the top of almost all insurer’s list of strategic priorities. […]

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The key to rebuilding trust

This guest blog was written by Adrian Saunders, Commercial Director at ICMIF member Ecclesiastical Insurance (UK). The article was originally published by Insurance Age and we are sharing the article for the benefit of other ICMIF members with the kind permission of Ecclesiastical Insurance. After two challenging years for the insurance sector which saw public […]

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Four principles of mutual differentiation

This guest blog was written by Jennifer Baziuk, Associate Partner, Business Consulting, Business Transformation and co-authored by Jay Zealand, Manager of Business Architecture and Melanie Reixach-Wong, Business Consultant at ICMIF Supporting Member EY. EY’s four principles of mutual differentiation were established from market and organisational insights. These insights were obtained through collaboration with EY’s global […]

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