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Desjardins announces concrete measures to combat climate change

Desjardins Group (Canada) has announced concrete measures that will enable it to play a proactive role in the fight against climate change. In addition to supporting the energy transition, it will also help businesses adopt environmental, social and governance best practices. “As a financial cooperative, we can lead by example and encourage the transition to […]

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NTUC Income launches low-cost solution to plug the protection gap of the “sandwiched” generation

ICMIF member NTUC Income (Income), Singapore, announced today that it has developed ‘Family Protect’, a unique protection proposition developed with the “sandwiched” generation in mind to enhance the financial security of those who are supporting intergenerational dependants. In a 2015 study on class and social orientations[1], the “sandwiched” generation describes a “social arrangement in which […]

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ICMIF member RAC to trial Australia’s first on-demand automated vehicles

Driverless and fully electric vehicles are set to arrive in Western Australia under RAC’s continued plan to trial automated vehicles, making Perth the first city in Australia – and among the very first in the world – to test and experience this type of service. ICMIF member RAC, in partnership with NAVYA and the State […]

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New Alliance President Ariel Guarco addresses opening session of ICMIF/Americas Conference

Ariel Guarco, the recently elected President of the International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) this week spoke to over 200 delegates at the 25th Annual ICMIF/Americas Conference currently being held in Montevideo, Uruguay. Guarco was one of the speakers in the official conference opening ceremony where he was joined by Georgina Díaz Sánchez (pictured with Guarco), […]

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ICMIF CFOs sign up to support international recommendations to disclose climate-related risk

The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2017, 15-16 November 2017, brought together global leaders from business and finance, including Chairmen, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), to agree actions that, it is hoped, will accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project […]

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Ariel Guarco, Argentina, elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance

Ariel Guarco, President of Cooperar, the Co-operative Confederation of Argentina has been elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance. The election took place today, Friday 17 November, at the International Co-operative Alliance’s General Assembly, which has taken place over the course of this week in Malaysia. Guarco received an overwhelming majority of the votes. Guarco […]

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Closing the protection gap in India: A people-based solution

On Tuesday 14 November a workshop was jointly hosted by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) with the Insurance Institute of India (III) in Mumbai (India) with the theme Closing the Protection Gap in India – a People-Based Solution. The workshop was attended by over 50 attendees. The workshop follows the release in […]

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UK mutual insurers outperform the rest of the market

The UK mutual insurance sector continued to outperform the rest of the UK insurance market in 2016, according to the latest financial research from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF). The Market InSights: UK 2016 report will be officially launched next week at ICMIF’s Biennial Conference in London, attended by more than 350 […]

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More than 50 young leaders to attend ICMIF Biennial Conference in London

More than 50 young leaders from 27 mutual and cooperative insurers in 14 countries have registered to attend the new Young Leaders Programme at the upcoming ICMIF Biennial Conference in London (17-20 October). The unique programme has been designed for millennial/Gen Y employees (generally aged between 18 and 35) of ICMIF member companies, offering them […]

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Sustainable finance – a natural model for mutual insurers

The Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE), together with its global organisation, the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), welcomes the interim report, “Sustainable Financing a European Economy”, published by the High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance (HLEG) and congratulates the authors on their analysis. We fully support the […]

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