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La Mobilière and the Swiss Army agree to exchange knowledge in areas such as cyber security

An agreement reached between Swiss ICMIF member La Mobilière and the Swiss Army aims to further intensify the exchange of knowledge between the private sector and the Army. Cybersecurity is the first area that will be covered by this cooperation. With this new agreement, the two organisations hope to highlight the added value of the […]

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The IMA Group confirms its investment strategy and positions itself as a “mentor accelerator” of start-ups to enrich its offering

ICMIF member the IMA Group (France) has recently announced its investment strategy, part of which is to position itself as a “mentor accelerator” for start-ups. Each start-up which it invests in is considered as a completely separate partner. As an “accelerator mentor”, the IMA Group says it helps with the development strategies of start-ups without […]

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AVBOB and PPS help South African school children cycle their way into a brighter future

Thanks to the support of two ICMIF members, AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society and the Professional Provident Society (PPS), the small town of Calitzdorp in the Western Cape of South Africa has just rewritten history and changed the lives of hundreds of local children who previously walked to school over a long distance. According to the […]

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Desjardins promotes sustainable mobility solutions for its members, clients and employees

Canadian ICMIF member Desjardins is helping make sustainable mobility solutions more accessible to its members, clients and employees by promoting initiatives like expanding its network of electric charging stations, rolling out bike repair stations across Quebec, implementing a mileage reimbursement policy for fuel-efficient cars and offering a selection of these cars in its vehicle fleet. […]

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PG Mutual partners with Validium to provide wellbeing counselling services

ICMIF member PG Mutual (UK) has announced a partnership with Validium to provide member policyholders with access to wellbeing counselling services. Validium, which is part of the HealthHero group, offers mental health and wellbeing services via 24/7 helplines, and PG Mutual says it has already seen “good use” of the service by its members. Income […]

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Beneva supports university research to combat anxiety

Canadian ICMIF member Beneva has announced an agreement with the Faculty of Health at Toronto’s York University to support research aimed at enhancing assessment and treatment supports for individuals coping with anxiety, one concrete step at a time. It will invest CAD 200,000 to create the Anxiety Research Fund, powered by Beneva, a unique applied […]

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Cooperatives Build a Better World: 2022 International Day of Cooperatives announced

On 2 July 2022, cooperatives all around the world will celebrate the 100th International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay). A decade on from the UN International Year of Cooperatives, which showcased the unique contribution of cooperatives to making the world a better place, this year’s slogan –“Cooperatives Build a Better World” — echoes the theme of […]

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Simplyhealth takes majority stake in eyecare platform Ocuplan

ICMIF member Simplyhealth (UK), a leading health and dental plan provider, has announced it is taking a majority stake in OcuPlan, the country’s top provider of predictive and preventative eye care packages. The announcement of the deal also marked one year in post for Dr Sneh Khemka as Simplyhealth’s Chief Executive Officer. The investment into […]

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ICMIF participates in signing of International Coalition of the Social Solidarity Economy charter

Last week, ICMIF participated in the Social Economy: The Future of Europe conference, organised within the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on 5-6 May in Strasbourg. At the conference, ICMIF and other founding members, the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF); the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA); ESS Forum International; […]

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NTUC Income launches FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance, Singapore’s first travel insurance that protects travellers by the hour

ICMIF member NTUC Income (Income) has launched FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance, Singapore’s first travel insurance that enables travellers to purchase travel protection as needed by the hour. Available for those who are travelling only to Bintan, Batam and Malaysia, FlexiTravel Hourly Insurance is a flexible and affordable way for travellers to insure themselves for short or […]

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