Webinars

5 October 2020, 3pm BST (UK time)

In this webinar, Dr Andrew Johnston, Global Head of Insurtech at Willis Re, will speak about the latest global state of InsurTech. His presentation will focus on investment trends, successful strategies for the adoption of technology and the continuous evolution of ‘InsurTech’ as we know it. Specifically, Andrew will also speak to the application of...

13 October 2020, 3pm BST (UK time)

As a financial services provider that is tailored to graduate professionals, PPS (South Africa) innovates continuously to solve the daily pain-points of its members and provide them with peace of mind. Their ethos of mutuality means that they exist solely for the benefit of their members by paying valid claims and sharing profits, thereby helping...

22 octubre 2020, 9am CST (4pm BST)

Como personas y como entidades estamos enfrentando la denominada “Nueva realidad”, algo inesperado que nos sorprendió en todas las perspectivas personales, financieras y de negocio.

Los acontecimientos que hemos enfrentado en este 2020, nos han llevado hacia un camino totalmente distinto a nuestros sueños y metas proyectadas, lo que nos hace...

26 October 2020, 9am GMT (UK time)

In this series of bi-monthly webinars, various ICMIF members from around the world will showcase their digital strategy and journey in the pursuit of digital transformation. In these case studies, learn how leading mutual/cooperative insurers are harnessing the power of technologies to digitise their business and integrate digitalisation and innovation...

This series of webinars for sustainable investment leaders took place between Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 September 2020.

This series of four webinars offers an opportunity to hear best-practice from the mutual/cooperative sector and other leaders in the industry to help ICMIF members increase their sustainability engagement and drive forward leadership in all aspects of responsible...

In its 2018 employee engagement survey, the word most frequently used to describe EMC Insurance Companies (USA) was “conservative.” Only one year later, the 2019 employee engagement survey results revealed that “innovative” was the most commonly used word to describe the organisation. Today, EMC is recognised as an industry leader in insurance innovation, both in the US and globally....

Cyber threats are evolving, becoming more severe as well as increasing in volume. Cyber is also hitting closer to home - with farms not far behind. The interconnectivity of technology in the office, at home (sensors and smart home technologies) and on the farm (precision equipment) has made us all potential targets. In this webinar, Berkley Re will discuss the cyber risks and threats in today’...

Insurance is critical to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and many cooperative/mutual insurers have been leaders in contributing to environmental, social and economic sustainability. Grupo Sancor Seguros is highly committed to the UN’s 2030 Agenda and was one of the first companies in Argentina to look at how it could incorporate the SDGs through its corporate social...

The Covid-19 pandemic will not just impact upon the insurance and reinsurance industry in terms of claims and the future products that are offered; the economic impact of the pandemic will create a more litigious environment for the industry. At such times, it is essential that policy wordings accurately reflect the insurance product that is sold and the reinsurance protection that is...

ICMIF member IPB Insurance enjoys an advantage as Ireland’s only mutual insurance company. In late 2012, IPB embarked upon a programme of defining and developing their unique workplace culture. This webinar summarises IPB’s journey and demonstrates the advantage mutuality offers in not only being at the core of the work they do, but also their way of working within a culture underpinned by...

As the millennial and Gen Z generations continues to enter the workforce in vast numbers, it is crucial for mutual and cooperative insurers to position their unique business model as a factor in them being seen as “employers of choice” and to remain relevant for future generations. In this webinar, two ICMIF member organisations share some of the initiatives and programmes that have been...

In this webinar organised jointly by ICMIF and the ICMIF Asia and Oceania Association (the AOA), three ICMIF members from the Asia and Oceania region will share their responses to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, giving examples of various initiatives from the cooperative/mutual sector of how insurers are helping their member policyholders, ensuring the safety of employees and the...

Launched in late 2018, Duuo is the digital insurance brand of Canadian ICMIF member The Co-operators, providing on-demand insurance solutions to meet the growing customer needs in the fast-evolving, digital economy. Alongside its InsurTech partner Slice Labs, an insurance platform provider supporting cloud-based, on-demand digital services ecosystems, Duuo has created non-traditional insurance...

Modern farms use technology that improves efficiency and automates the crop production or livestock cycles. Increasingly, farmers are adopting robotics, drones, autonomous tractions, harvesters, and sensors. These technologies change the farm risk landscape. As insurers we need to develop an understanding of those risks and how we can modify our products to respond to the changing needs of the...

In this webinar, Tim Fewtrell of Willis Re presents a review of the latest science behind catastrophe models and how well catastrophe models from around the world represent current and future trends in climate and natural catastrophes.

This presentation follows on from the webinar “From thinking about climate risk to taking action” in which Willis Re present the six step Willis Towers...

The cyber risk landscape has expanded rapidly in 2020, dramatically increasing exposure for individuals and SMEs. Hear from CyberScout as they share how they’re partnering with insurers to respond with cyber insurance programmes designed to minimise today’s digital risk while honouring their core mission and values.

Presenters:

Tom Spier, Commercial Director - Global Markets,...

The COVID-19 recession is likely to be one of the deepest in many decades, but could be much shorter than a typical recession. The Swiss Re Institute (SRI) expects the recovery to be protracted given staggered lockdown exits, changes in consumer behaviour and weak initial economic resilience. Massive stimulus will provide some cushioning in the near-term, but raises questions about longer-term...

Given the complex, interconnected nature of economic, environment, health, and social risks, building resilient societies requires improved data engineering to fuel machine-intelligence-enabled infrastructure that facilitates better decision making. The Swiss Re Institute (SRI) works with clients and partners around the world to develop solutions that shift the focus from only understanding...

This webinar features a panel of ICMIF members discussing current reinsurance market issues, including the impact of COVID-19 on treaty renewals, pricing, investments, capacity, policy coverage and consumer behaviours.

The panel includes the cedant, reinsurer, broker and rating agency perspectives.

Speakers:

Greg Lockard, Managing Director of Reinsurance, Shelter Re (USA) (...

This week-long series of reinsurance-related webinars took place during what would have been the week of the ICMIF Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO).

Monday 8 June Current state of the reinsurance market

This webinar features a panel of ICMIF members discussing current reinsurance market issues. The panel includes the cedant, reinsurer, broker and rating agency perspectives....

Insurance solutions are a critical element of development, providing sustainability and resilience to almost all aspects of life and living, at both country and community level, whether through macro-economic sovereign-level risk finance or community-level micro-insurance, and everything in-between. Insurance solutions can protect a nation’s assets as well as an individual family’s health and...

The future holds many challenges and opportunities. As insurers tackle technology and regulatory changes, demographic shifts and changing customer expectations will shape our industry. Insurers who anticipate and develop strategies to respond to these changes will be positioned for success. In this webinar, Lorie Graham, Chief Risk Officer of American Agricultural Insurance Company, will...

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ICMIF members have collectively given nearly USD 1 billion in support and assistance through various channels and initiatives. In this special ICMIF webinar, three mutual/cooperative insurers will share their responses to the outbreak, giving examples of various initiatives to help their member policyholders, to ensure the safety of...

21 mayo 2020, 10 am Colombia, Missouri (EE.UU.), zona de tiempo central, 4 pm BST

Inventada en 1989, la World Wide Web alberga hoy en día unos 2.000 millones de sitios web. Esta inimaginable expansión ha acercado al mundo y lo ha reducido a una pequeña aldea global. La Internet es responsable del rápido avance del progreso tecnológico mundial y nos hace avanzar cientos de años. Sin...

In this series of bi-monthly webinars, ICMIF members from around the world present how they leverage their mutual/cooperative difference in order to gain competitive advantage in their market. In each case study, an ICMIF member shares how they embed the mutual/cooperative value proposition within their business strategy to create a positive differentiator from their competitors. Hear...

Finnish mutual LocalTapiola no longer considers itself an insurance and financial group, but a lifelong security and protection company. LocalTapiola wants to help make the everyday lives of Finnish people safer, healthier and more financially prosperous. As a result of this strategic transition, their operating model now revolves around providing comprehensive, proactive services to safeguard...

Climate change and extreme weather trends are recognised as key risks facing the insurance, savings and investment industry. Policymakers and regulators are scrutinising the actions of asset owners, with insurers increasingly being expected to disclose their climate-related risks and activities to support the transition to a low carbon economy. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial...

As the reality of climate change is becoming clearer and increased social activism is beginning to influence policy and decision making, businesses are coming under increasing pressure from stakeholders to address climate risks. In this webinar, Juliana Braun of Willis Re will present the six step Willis Towers Watson Climate Change Framework as a guide to examine and address the different...

AM Best believes that innovation is becoming increasingly important to the long-term success of insurers. On March 5, 2020, AM Best released its newest criteria procedure, Scoring and Assessing Innovation, as well as a revised Best’s Credit Rating Methodology incorporating innovation as a component of its Business Profile building block. AM Best defines innovation as a multistage process...

En Brasil y en todo el mundo somos testigos de una revolución que transforma profundamente la economía y los ambientes de negocios en todo el planeta. 

Estamos en el curso de la denominada "revolución digital" que exige nuevos caminos y estrategias de parte de las empresas de seguros.

Frente al desafío en una economía compleja, en el año 2016, la brasileña Seguros...

In this series of bi-monthly webinars, various ICMIF members from around the world will showcase their digital strategy and journey in the pursuit of digital transformation. In these case studies, learn how leading mutual/cooperative insurers are harnessing the power of technologies to digitise their business and integrate digitalisation and innovation into their overall strategy, whilst...

Do you find yourself surprised when your insurance customers don't act how you might expect, especially when it doesn’t seem to be following their own best interests? Would you like to hear about some alternative, proven approaches for you to help guide your customers through the complexities of insurance products: including claims, policy administration and filling out application forms?...

The economic impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is clearly going to be significant, with global growth in GDP for 2020 now expected to be only half that of the 3% originally anticipated (around USD 1.3 trillion dollars of lost economic activity). In this special ICMIF webinar, Tim Edwards and Dave Ingram of Willis Re and Robert Muir-Wood of RMS will discuss the (re)insurance implications of the...

The over-arching theme of the 2019 ICMIF Biennial Conference was “The future of mutuality”, and this drove an agenda focused on the future of the customer-owned model in insurance and how ICMIF members are creating sustainable, competitive advantage. In this webinar, three young professionals who attended the Conference in Auckland as part of the ICMIF Young Leaders Programme, will discuss the...

Para ofrecer una mejor experiencia a los asegurados y un mejor servicio, las aseguradoras incorporan nuevas formas de tecnología. Entre ellas, la Inteligencia Artificial (IA). A continuación, analizaremos unos casos en los que ya se aplica la IA en el seguro, y en el fraude en particular.

¿Qué procesos pueden integrarse, cómo es el entrenamiento de las máquinas para que aprendan, y...

During the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, it was announced that Swedish ICMIF member Folksam was one of the founding members of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. Together with some of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers, they have committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Sustainable investing and...

In this webinar, ICMIF member Unipol (Italy) present how they embrace and manage innovation as part of their long-standing commitment to respond to society's changing social needs and new emerging risks. Leithà, the innovation factory of Unipol Group, develops agile solutions and applications that extract value from data as a strategic asset to gain and maintain a competitive advantage. They...

Con la necesidad de encontrar un mejor equilibrio entre los aspectos económicos, sociales y ambientales, el mundo corporativo viene impulsando el desarrollo de nuevas formas de gestión empresarial que promuevan modos de producción sustentables. La comprensión que la empresa desarrolla su actividad dentro de una sociedad y que todas sus decisiones afectan el entorno, ha vuelto necesaria la...

This webinar will provide a holistic overview over emerging risks that are on the agenda right now for insurance companies. Whilst natural catastrophe risks and climate change are currently getting the main attention of the world’s politicians, policymakers and media, this webinar will identify all potential risks that could affect companies, regions, countries or humanity in general. After...

The availability of digital data is growing exponentially as the use of sensor networks and digital platforms becomes increasingly widespread. At the same time, the ongoing development of advanced analytics capabilities affords non-life insurers the means to unlock untapped potential across the insurance value chain. By processing structured and unstructured data sources, insurers will be able...

In this webinar, Pete Frizzell, June McClintock and Jonathan Cleland outline how mutuality strategically advantages FMG in the New Zealand rural insurance market. They provide insights from two of their recent future-focused reports, The Future of Insurance and The Future of Farming & Growing, which were commissioned to support FMG's strategic planning by evaluating the impact of past,...

Mutual and cooperative insurers fill a unique role within the wider international insurance community.  Some of the oldest, largest and most secure insurers in the world are mutual – meaning owned by their policyholders.  This webinar will look at how that is translated into Enterprise Risk Management objectives and practices.  We will explain how many practices are just the...

Transformar nuestro mundo: la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible", que incluye sus 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) y 169 metas, fue adoptada el 25 de septiembre de 2015 por los Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno en una cumbre especial de las Naciones Unidas. La Agenda es un compromiso para erradicar la pobreza y lograr el desarrollo sostenible para 2030 en todo el mundo,...

As InsurTech start-up firms rapidly enter the insurance sector, their potential to disrupt the insurance ecosystem could also revolutionise value creation within the industry. In order to embrace this change, many insurers are looking to invest in or partner with start-ups to leverage the opportunities offered by emerging technologies, new business models and to gain access to new talent and...

Following on from our first sustainability-focused ICMIF webinar, we will be exploring impact investing, an approach that is gaining considerable traction for firms wishing to demonstrate their commitment to building a more sustainable world. This one-hour (max) seminar will be presented by The Co-operators, on Wednesday 4 September.

In May 2019, we heard about the sustainability...

This webinar features a panel of ICMIF members discussing current reinsurance market issues. The panel includes the cedant, reinsurer, broker and rating agency perspectives on the recent 1st January and 1st April reinsurance renewals as well as exploring industry hot topics such as emerging risks, non-traditional capacity and the impact of technology.

Speakers:

Vivian Vourdoumpa,...

The ICMIF 5-5-5 Mutual Microinsurance Strategy aims to develop mutual microinsurance in five emerging market countries (Colombia, India, Kenya, the Philippines and Sri Lanka) to reach 5 million previously uninsured, low-income people over a period of five years. The ultimate objective being to take low-income people out of poverty through the provision of mutual microinsurance cover.

...

Cyber insurance has long been identified as a key customer need in northern Europe. In a region with the highest internet usage and connectivity rates in the world, cyber vulnerabilities are a leading concern among business owners. ICMIF member Länsförsäkringar was the first insurer to include cyber and data protection insurance as standard across large portions of their Swedish SME portfolio...

Embedding innovation into business strategy and organisational culture is critical for insurers to survive and thrive in today’s fast-changing world. By engaging millennials in this process, many mutual/cooperative insurers are seeing a dual benefit: firstly, the fresh thinking and innovative perspectives from younger employees is helping to shape the capabilities, structures and culture...

Embedding sustainability across an organisation requires commitment and innovation. It is more than changing processes, products and services, partnerships or governance. An organization that has authentically embedded sustainability into their corporate strategy needs to engage all levels and areas of the company including senior management and the Board of Directors, as well as external...

In this webinar, ICMIF member Swiss Mobiliar will present the key milestones, adaptations and learnings from its current innovation strategy, which involves a dual transformation of digitizing the core business (the “mothership”) whilst exploring new innovation initiatives (“speedboats”). It will include an overview of Mobiliar’s different approaches for different innovation horizons and its...

As consumers move from personally owned and operated automobiles, we will see the evolution to a mobility system comprised of driverless vehicles and shared mobility platforms. As this transformation unfolds, insurers will need to change their approach to auto insurance products and services. In this webinar, Lorie Graham, Chief Risk Officer of American Agricultural, will explore the future...

In this webinar, A.M. Best will present a macro view of all the technological advances that will likely have a significant impact on the global insurance industry, and consider what changes are likely to occur in society, in the economy, in risk management and, ultimately, in the business models in the insurance industry.

Speakers:

Andrea Keenan, Senior Managing Director - Industry...

One of the key priorities for the CEOs of ICMIF member organisations today is developing the necessary organisational agility for their businesses to thrive in a complex world. They are increasingly looking for networks of teams to who can work together and apply their diverse skills to evolving challenges and for leaders to inspire their colleagues to drive the organisation to fulfil its...

In this webinar, three members of the ICMIF Young Leader Forum will share their key learnings on some of the current issues and future trends as discussed with strategic leaders during a recent ICMIF Intelligence Committee meeting (November 2018 in Helsinki, Finland). Topics that will be shared during this webinar include new business models, Agile methodologies and responsible and sustainable...

With the recent enactment of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data security and privacy issues have been escalated to the forefront of political agendas around the world. Regional and national laws are being rewritten to come into closer alignment with the GDPR and its core concepts around data use and protection. This growing international legislative landscape will have...

In this webinar, three strategic leaders from cooperative/mutual insurers will provide an insight to the changing world by looking at the emerging trends, external developments and new expectations that will impact their business decisions in the future. Learn about their current strategic positioning and approach to anticipating future trends, for the dual purpose of preventing and...

Focusing on the solutions rather than the technicalities, this webinar will provide members with a better understanding on how blockchain, distributed ledger technology and “smart contracts” will transform insurance in the future. Through use case examples, Willis Towers Watson’s senior economist Magda Ramada Sarasola will highlight blockchain’s potential impact on existing business models and...

As the millennial generation continues to enter the global workforce in vast numbers, many ICMIF member companies are looking at ways in which they can better engage with this growing cohort of employees; and how to develop and retain the best young talent to ensure that they are part of the future success of the organisation. Join us for this ICMIF Young Leader webinar and hear two young...

This webinar will look at regulatory challenges for international reinsurers, focussing on the potential implications of Brexit and the Covered Agreement. It should also be of interest to reinsurance buyers from the EU, in particular those from the United Kingdom with regard to the Brexit discussion.  

Speakers:  

Clive O’Connell, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance,...

Young Leaders

As rapidly changing customer expectations, technology, and the global landscape force insurers to rethink their approach to providing product and services, many of our ICMIF member companies are making strides in building new capabilities, structures, and culture to drive transformational innovation. Join us to hear the unique perspectives of three young leaders (and members of the ICMIF Young...