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Africa must prepare for the next disaster – in more ways than one

Our latest guest blog was written by Ibrahima C. Diong, Director General of ICMIF member African Risk Capacity (ARC), and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, and Robert K. Agyarko, Lead Advisor, Outbreaks and Epidemics at ARC. The article was first published on New African on 2 July 2021. The article is shared here with the kind […]

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Preparing for the storms of the future – what science tells us about measuring climate risk

In this guest blog, Dr Tina Thomson, Head of Catastrophe Analytics EMEA W/S at Willis Towers Watson, sets out how the re/insurance sector already has the tools to help businesses identify, quantify and manage climate risk, and how they can be extended to climate resilience transition. Our thanks to Dr Thomson and Willis Towers Watson […]

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The PPS value of taking extreme ownership

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. One of our three values at […]

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Why are the G20/B20 relevant for ICMIF and its members?

ICMIF has been involved with the G20/B20 since 2014. Several ICMIF members have been involved in various B20 Task Forces over the years and we have had some notable successes, including setting up the first G20 Insurance Summit (pictured) under the Argentinian presidency in 2018 with great support from our Argentinian members. In the recommendations […]

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Securing our prosperity in a climate resilient world

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog which was written by Moses Ojeisekhoba, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance at ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Swiss Re. The article was first published in Insurance Post on 1 June 2021. The article is shared here with the kind permission of Swiss Re. I was born in a […]

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The Sustainable Development Goals should be the framework by which ICMIF members measure their success

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as signed by all UN Nation States in 2015, are a framework by which humanity should live. They protect the planet and all those who live on it and the aim of the UN in creating the SDGs is that they reflect the values by which humanity […]

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Inspiring better futures

This guest blog 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. 2020 was my first year as Chief Executive Officer of the mutual OneFamily. With any new job you anticipate some difficulties until things start to […]

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Open insurance offers great opportunities – but also obligations

“Open insurance: More data sharing can create a renaissance in the insurance industry, but it can also have a downside,” says Jacob Tovborg-Jensen, Executive Vice President for Data, Technology and Business Solutions at ICMIF member LB Forsikring (Denmark) in an article originally written for Danish financial news website FinansWatch. Jacob’s article has been translated and […]

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Microinsurance: Collective gains

In this guest blog, Annette Houtekamer, Inclusive Finance & Insurance Expert & Co-founder of ICMIF member IBISA, explains how mutual insurers and reinsurers can work together to provide affordable insurance for small-scale farmers around the world. The article was originally published in The Actuary, February 2021. More than two billion people worldwide are unable to […]

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Insurers leading the way to Net-Zero: Together more

The 14th Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Annual Summit is normally held at St James Palace in London (UK) and attended by HRH Prince Charles. However, in 2020, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held online which gave ICMIF and some of its members the opportunity to take part in the Summit […]

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