CSR

The Co-operators has today announced eight donations totalling CAD 120,000 to organizations across Canada that are working to enhance the self-reliance and employability of marginalized youth and people with mental health challenges. The funding is being provided from The Co-operators Community Economic Development Funds. The Co-operators is Canadian member of the International Cooperative and...

In December 2015 Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators released the Distracted Driving in Canada: Making Progress, Taking Action report in conjunction with the Canadian Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF).  The report provides a snapshot of activities underway in Canada to reduce distracted driving. Based on an environmental scan TIRF completed in partnership with Drop It and Drive (D.I...

On Friday 13 November 2015 Néstor Abatidaga (pictured), CEO of Argentinian ICMIF member Sancor Seguros, was the keynote speaker at the 5th National Assembly of the Global Compact Network Argentina (the Argentinian branch of the United Nations (UN) Compact). The members of the network gave an update on their work and their mandate for their period of office (2013-2015) and the coordinators of...

ICMIF’s Senior Vice-President for External Relations Liz Green recently took off her business attire and put on her running shoes to take part in the Amsterdam Half Marathon in aid of the Unicef, the world’s leading organization working on behalf of children in danger. Liz’s participation in the 13 mile [21 km] event on 18 October has raised over GBP 600 for the charity; a figure 155% over her...

Argentinean ICMIF member Sancor Seguros is based in the town of Sunchales, in the province of Santa Fe. It is a community of 23,000 inhabitants in a very rural corner of the country and it is home to one of Argentina’s largest insurers, Sancor Seguros. The Sancor Seguros Group is firmly committed to the town and contributing to the economic development of the region.

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Last December, ICMIF member SURCO Seguros of Uruguay organised a national competition for school children as part of their celebrations of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC2012) and also as part of their CSR activities. The competition was called “Working together to build a better Uruguay” and school children throughout Uruguay were invited to write short stories...

An Argentinean member of ICMIF, San Cristóbal Seguros Generales, has donated a fully equipped ambulance to the Argentinean municipality of Santa Fe. This donation forms part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity of the San Cristóbal Seguros Generales organisation.

The presentation of the ambulance was made during a formal ceremony which was attended by the General...

Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators has been ranked ‘number 1’ of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by the Corporate Knights organisation which dedicates itself to the promotion of responsible business practices in Canada. Corporate Knights produce an annual ranking of organisations based on environmental, social and governance information which can be found in the public domain....

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...

In a feature length article in Insurance Day ICMIF member Ecclesiastical have been highlighted as one of the top ten corporate donors in the UK. This is a remarkable achievement for an organisation of such moderate size as it ranks above so many of the UK's largest companies.

Ecclesiastical CEO Michael Tripp attributes the organisations strong belief in Corporate Social Responsibility...

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