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Manchester, UK, Monday 18 April 2016: The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has applauded the formation of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) as announced today following a high level meeting in Washington, DC, last week. The formation of the IDF was announced in a joint release issued by leaders of the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the insurance...

The Co-operators, a Canadian member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), has been awarded an Excellence in Governance Award in the category of Best Practices in Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues from the Governance Professionals of Canada.

The Co-operators was recognized for its progress in embedding...

Canadian member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) The Co-operators last week announced a total of CAD 125,600 in grants to support 10 Canadian cooperatives that are addressing social and economic needs in their communities. The funding is provided through The Co-operators Foundation Co-operative Development Program.

"These...

Late last month Co-operators General Insurance Company (one of the companies that makes up the group known as The Co-operators, a Canadian member of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation) launched ground-breaking new insurance coverage that protects homeowners in Ontario, Canada, against damage caused by overland flooding. The new coverage, which is available throughout...

The formation of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) was today announced in a joint release issued by leaders of the United Nations, the World Bank Group and the insurance industry, following a high level meeting in Washington, DC, last week.

The IDF aims to:  1) incorporate insurance industry risk measurement know-how into existing governmental disaster risk reduction and resilience...

At the COP21 Conference LPAA: Private Finance Climate Action Session today the mutual and cooperative insurance sector has, by invitation, showcased how it is delivering long-term, sustainable interventions to help tackle the most globally significant risks to lives and livelihoods

At the COP21 Conference, the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (...

A new UNEP report released at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Annual Meetings shows how to harness the assets of the world's financial system for sustainability – the key findings are that:

A 'quiet revolution' is underway as financial policymakers and regulators take steps to integrate sustainable development considerations into financial systems to make them fit for the...

Today the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) applauded the publication of a major new report by the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) which highlights the essential role of insurance to support resilience and sustainable development in the face of growing climate and natural hazards risks.  

Entitled Insurance regulation...

Policymakers have a "once in a generation" chance to reform insurance to help those most at risk from climate change impacts, say researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), Cambridge University.

The research team is calling for insurance reforms to be explicitly mentioned in the UN's forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals. These proposals were...

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered the opening keynote speech to a special UN Insurance Sector Summit held as part of the International Insurance Society Global Forum, in New York yesterday, Wednesday 7 June. In his address he thanked those responsible for convening the Forum at the United Nations saying it was encouraging to see the commitment of the insurance community from over...

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