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PPS, a South African member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), is today celebrating its 75th Anniversary and has taken the opportunity to reveal strong growth in member numbers and some significant new business initiatives, which include the transformation of PPS Short-Term Insurance into an insurance company and the launch of PPS Mutual in Australia. PPS...

Until 30 January 2016, Janos Pasztor was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, and had been appointed by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to support efforts to achieve a successful agreement at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris in December 2015.

In an exclusive interview immediately after COP21 with Voice, the magazine...

From claims reported by noon on Monday 28 December ICMIF member and leading UK rural insurer, NFU Mutual, estimates that the weekend’s devastating floods centred on northern England will lead to claims costing at least GBP 5m - 10m. The figure may rise further as more bad weather is expected throughout the remainder of the week and the number of reported flood claims is likely to increase as...

UK ICMIF member Cornish Mutual has been awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding Accreditation’ from Best Companies, the employee engagement specialists behind The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for list.

The recognition follows Cornish Mutual achieving exemplary scores on the Best Companies’ survey, which examined the ins-and-outs of company life. The survey reveals how employees...

China has taken a vital step closer to creating a more diverse and inclusive insurance market for its people, following a landmark forum organized by its regulatory commission.

Last week more than 120 officials from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) and potential mutual insurers assembled at The Howard Johnson Plaza, Shanghai, China for the International Forum on...

Representatives of cooperative businesses call for greater inclusion of the cooperative perspective and for the recognition of their specific business model in the B20’s recommendations to the G20.

Representatives of cooperative businesses participated last week (14 November 2015) in the B20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, preceding the G20 meetings. They called for greater inclusion of the...

The fourth edition of the World Co-operative Monitor, which analyses data from the cooperative sector in 2013 and which highlights the size and importance of the sector across the globe, was launched yesterday (Wednesday 11 November 2015) during the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) Global Conference for 2015.

The World Co-operative Monitor is an initiative promoted by the...

Last week the International Summit of Cooperatives (11-13 October 2016, Quebec City, Canada) announced it was ready to unveil its programme. Under the theme of Cooperatives: The Power to Act, the Summit says that the event will demonstrate the real impact of cooperatives and mutuals at the local, national and international levels, and the pivotal role they play in terms of the key global...

Mutual insurers have been the fastest-growing part of the UK insurance industry since the financial crisis, according to the latest financial research from the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF).

The Market InSights: UK 2014 report, published in partnership with the Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM), the UK trade body and ICMIF member, shows that the...

The videos of every session at the 2015 ICMIF Biennial Conference are now available online and the slide presentations are also available for download. The great experiences shared by delegates can be seen by visiting our photo galleries where high resolution photographs are now available for viewing and to download and share.

More videos from the Conference are available thanks to two...

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