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Delivering on purpose

At the beginning of 2022, I wrote a blog entitled The future is filled with purpose and the concluding paragraph stated “Let 2022 be not just about our centenary but also about the next century and the increasingly important role mutual insurers will play”. It was definitely a challenge laid down to the mutual and […]

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How ICMIF member Cornish Mutual is changing but staying true to its roots

“Insurance is changing but Cornish Mutual is not following the crowd. Instead, we will be leading our board in a different direction, with farming at the centre of our plans,” writes Peter Beaumont, Managing Director of ICMIF member Cornish Mutual (UK). We are pleased to share this guest blog from Peter, which is reproduced here […]

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Reflections from COP27: Why this is important to Folksam and its customers

“At COP27, insurance and financing issues have taken a central role. Much of the meeting has been about how to build an international fund to compensate countries affected by climate-related damage: a form of insurance. Many are also turning to pension and insurance companies to discuss how to finance transition and climate adaptation in municipalities, […]

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Climate change is the world’s number one risk – here’s a way forward

We are pleased to share this guest blog from Jan Kellett, Team Leader, Insurance and Risk Finance Facility at ICMIF partner organisation the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP). The article was written at the beginning of COP 27 which took place in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. The article is reproduced here for […]

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Building resilience for the most vulnerable

We are pleased to share this guest blog from Dr Jaime Aristotle B. Alip who wrote the article for the Manila Bulletin after the ICMIF Centenary Conference in October 2022. The article is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members with the kind permission of Dr Alip. As the world faces crisis after crisis, […]

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Building resilience in the age of volatility: Climate Bonds announces ambitious global resilience programme ahead of COP27

Climate Bonds Initiative is an international organisation working to mobilise global capital for climate action. It promotes investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy. Sean Kidney (pictured), CEO and Co-Founder, recently spoke at the ICMIF Centenary Conference in a session examining the business benefits […]

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Redefining stewardship: Why stakeholder capitalism needs to wake up

We are pleased to share this guest blog from ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Aviva Investors. The article was written for the Aviva Investors website and is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members with their permission. Mark Versey will be speaking at the upcoming ICMIF Centenary Conference in Rome, Italy (25-28 October 2022) in a session […]

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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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