Co-operative Financial Services

During the recent Biennial Conference the ICMIF General Assembly voted in a new Board of Directors for the next four years until 2015. The General Assembly also voted to increase the maximum number of Board members from 18 to 24 members. Thirteen of the existing Board are continuing to serve including John Balmforth as Chair. Anders Sundström has been appointed Vice-Chair replacing Jacques...

Sustainability, the undertaking of activities which demonstrate forward-looking social, environmental and ethical responsibility, presents many business opportunities for ICMIF insurers; and plays an important role in generating value for the organization. This report aims to enhance the value that can be generated from sustainability, through its measurement and reporting. It considers these...

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

Mutual and cooperative insurers tend to be long-lived: Voice regularly carries news of 100 year anniversary celebrations of member organisations. But surely no other ICMIF member can rival the astonishing...

An innovative new car insurance scheme for young drivers has been launched by Co-operative Insurance; part of the UK-based Co-operative Financial Services. This innovative policy through the use of innovative new technology utilising ‘Smartbox’ and satellite technology tracks how, and when, policyholders drive their car.

Once the insured vehicle is fitted with a Smartbox the insurance...

The Cooperative Group has announced its ethical screening plans for the next three years in which it plans to now screen all of its insurance investments. These investments that underpin its key insurance products amount to around £1 billion and so represent a significant new inclusion in the Cooperatives ethical operating plan. Where screening is not possible the UK-based mutual says it will...

Voice is ICMIF's quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

The idea for the workshops was born at the ICMIF conference in Toronto last October, where several executives and board members from Capricorn Mutual took part in the strategic decision making workshop that preceded the conference....

Being a good corporate citizen - a choice or an obligation? Just ask the staff who want decent working conditions, consumers who want to know their money is being used in an ethical manner, suppliers wishing to deal with trustworthy firms, legislators keen to protect social wellbeing...

We believe that the cooperative/mutual insurance sector, as the provider of financial security and...