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Culture creates diversity

In the article below, written for a Danish financial news website POV – POINT of VIEW International, Anne Mette Toftegaard, CEO of ICMIF member LB Forsikring (Denmark), discusses diversity at her organisation and suggests that instead of seeing diversity as a hindrance, it should be seen as a huge opportunity. At LB Forsikring over half […]

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Insurance’s Machine Intelligence challenge and what to do about it

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog from ICMIF Supporting Member organisation Swiss Re with comments from Dr. Jeffrey Bohn, Managing Director, and Chief Research & Innovation Officer at the Swiss Re Institute. The original article accompanied the publication of the latest sigma report “Machine Intelligence in insurance: insights for end-to-end enterprise”. The […]

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The SNACK Journey: Driving people-centric innovation

We are pleased to share this latest guest blog from Max Tiong Oon Choon, Head of Innovation at ICMIF member organisation NTUC Income (Income) in Singapore. The article was originally written by Max and shared on his LinkedIn page and it is reproduced here for the benefit of ICMIF members as a great example of […]

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The move from shareholder value to stakeholder values

What is going to be the “new normal” post covid-19 for society and business? Many commentators such as McKinsey are saying there needs to be a shift from economies being driven by shareholder value to being driven by a much wider stakeholder value. The term “triple bottom line” (profit, people and planet) is coming back […]

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The business response to COVID-19 and building back better

The partnership between the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and ICMIF is one founded on shared values and shared purpose and we hope to encourage more of our member organisations to become involved in the work of the A4S as it expands on a global basis. The role for the finance community in achieving […]

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From COVID-19 crisis comes opportunity to rethink risk

Our latest guest blog was written by Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Dr Heide Hackmann, CEO of the International Science Council. The blog was originally published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News and is published here with the permission of the UNDRR. Watch […]

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Pandemics, protection and emerging markets: five reasons why mutuality, risk and development go hand in hand

By Jan Kellett, Special Advisor: External Engagement (Finance Sector Hub), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Shaun Tarbuck, Chief Executive, ICMIF. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and is likely the greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two. Since its emergence in Asia late last year, […]

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Will COVID-19 prove a watershed for ESG?

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. COVID-19 has thrown new light on the interdependencies in human and natural ecosystems, and the vulnerabilities of a closely networked world. […]

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When the mutual difference really matters

You will by now, I hope, have seen some of the 60 plus news stories on our website of how ICMIF members have responded so superbly to the COVID-19 crisis to support their customers, their communities and, in some cases even, their countries. The stories are all both individually and collectively inspirational. According to our research, the […]

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COVID-19: Swiss Re experts discuss the crisis

In a recent article ICMIF Supporting Member Swiss Re shared three conversations with three of Swiss Re Institute’s thought leaders. We are pleased to share this article as our latest guest blog. The article is reproduced for the benefit of ICMIF members with the kind permission of Swiss Re. A Japanese version of the article is […]

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