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Friday, 06 December 2019

The 7th edition of the Sustainable Leadership Awards organised by the Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio Argentino – Británica, CCAB) took place on 28 November 2019 at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (Argentina). Betina Azugna, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at the Sancor Seguros Group (one of ICMIF’s members), received the first prize awarded by the Chamber of Commerce for the 2017/2018 Sancor Seguros Sustainability Report, within the category “Innovative Organization”.

The evaluation criteria for the selection of the winning Report were: strategic vision of the highest level; use of globally...

Friday, 06 December 2019

Now in their 22nd year, the Personal Finance Awards have enjoyed recognition for many as being a benchmark for excellence in the UK’s consumer finance market. The 2019 Personal Finance Awards took place at the in London last week, on Wednesday 27 November. Voted for by consumers via The Money Pages website, the organisers say the awards celebrate the best of the UK’s personal finance businesses and products.

 

Three ICMIF members were winners in the awards last week, they are NFU Mutual, Royal London and Simplyhealth.

NFU Mutual won the Best Insurance Provider – Customer Service award and was also highly...

Wednesday, 04 December 2019

According to a press release issued this week by ICMIF member The Co-operators, Canadians can now apply for funding to support local Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities, and join municipalities from coast to coast in a national effort to reduce wildfire risk to local communities.

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an annual, national programme, launched by FireSmart Canada in collaboration with The Co-operators, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). Individuals, fire departments, organizations, community groups and municipalities have been invited...

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Dutch ICMIF member Achmea is this week partnering with Amsterdam Drone Week (4 - 6 December 2019, Amsterdam).

In their article about Achmea’s participation in the event, Amsterdam Drone Week commented that this may be seen as a striking partnership, because insurance may not be the first thing people think of when it comes to drones. Yet it is not that strange, says Michiel Delfos, Director of Achmea’s Division General Insurance. “Achmea wants to make the Netherlands a bit safer and more climate-proof. And then it is good to be at the forefront of new technology.” Michiel Delfos went on to say: "That's right, drone technology is...

Monday, 02 December 2019

The latest sigma report from the Swiss Re Institute (SRI), the research arm of ICMIF Supporting Member Swiss Re, suggests that technology advances are enabling non-life (P&C) insurers to unlock new frontiers in risk assessment and mitigation thanks to advanced analytics.

Past successes that focused on improving expense ratios have catalysed new investment with pilots by insurers showing meaningful improvement in loss ratios, as insurers gain better visibility into underlying loss drivers. True potential will only be realised through co-ordinated efforts between developers and users, although expectation of success in all...

Friday, 29 November 2019

Breach Fulfillment Services, Incident Response Forensics and new leadership create more comprehensive solution

ICMIF Supporting Member CyberScout, a global leader in identity theft resolution, data defence and employee benefits services, has this week announced the expansion of their Global Incident Response offering, which now includes Breach Fulfillment Services and Incident Response Forensics that will help global cyber insurance partners and their policyholders more efficiently recover from a security incident. In addition, Nate Spurrier has been appointed as Senior Director of Business Development, Global Incident Response for...

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Swiss ICMIF member Mobiliar has this month announced it has become an investor and strategic partner of a Bern-based start-up Carvolution. Mobiliar joins other investors in helping to accelerate the growth of the start-up.

Carvolution offers a monthly car subscription and their service provides the Swiss public with an alternative to buying and leasing cars. Carvolution customers can choose from a range of around 20 models with varying size and features all offered at a monthly flat rate price and with a notice period of just one month. With their subscription service, Carvolution is looking to attract a new generation of car...

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

This year, Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has once again been recognised by the Kincentric Best Employer list as a top Canadian organisation that demonstrates strong performance in employee engagement, agility, engaging leadership and talent focus. In addition, the Sovereign General Insurance Company (Sovereign Insurance), a wholly owned subsidiary of Co-operators General Insurance Company, has also been added to the list for 2019.

"Each year we learn something new about the capability and energy of our teams, the highs and the lows, and where we need to do better to keep moving toward our mission." says Rob Wesseling,...

Monday, 25 November 2019

ICMIF member Achmea (Netherlands) has been named as the second highest placed insurer in a ranking by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). The ranking looked at the 80 largest pension funds and insurers in the Netherlands to examine just how sustainable their investments are, looking specifically at the impact of climate change.

Achmea came ninth in the overall ranking (which included both insurers and pension funds). Achmea says the organisation’s strategy is to contribute to a healthy, safe and future-proof society, which is why climate change is embedded in the company’s investment policy as an...

Monday, 25 November 2019

Last week, ICMIF member Securian Financial (USA) was officially proclaimed a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” company at a ceremonial event on Thursday 21 November in the city of St. Paul where the organisation is based. The Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz, leaders of the Minnesota National Guard, Securian Financial service members and veterans, and other distinguished guests celebrated the official proclamation at the event.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon companies are organisations which have been recognised as leaders in supporting the needs of service members, veterans and military families. They actively recruit, hire and retain currently...

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