Folksam

The Almedalen Week (also known as Almedalsveckan) is an annual event in Sweden which takes place in July in and around Almedalen, a park on the Swedish island of Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered an important forum in Swedish politics.

During Almedalen Week in 2010 Mikael Petersson, Diversity Business Manager at ICMIF member Folksam, was...

Swedish ICMIF member Folksam are proud to be the first insurance company in the world to offer eco-certified non-life insurance. This certification has been awarded to Folksam by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) and applies to their motor, household and holiday home insurance products.

SSNC have one of the world’s most challenging eco-labelling standards which are know...

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...

The approach of Solvency II in the European Union is making mutual insurers take a closer look at their capital requirements in order to comply with the upcoming regulation.

Mutuals in the Scandinavian countries, where mutual market share has traditionally been strong, are keen to maintain their existing good position and so compliance with the new laws has been a major strategic...

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...