The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a focus for cooperative and mutual insurers. Many ICMIF members have already aligned their business strategies and integrated thinking with the SDGs. This webinar aims to help ICMIF members in Asia and Oceania (and globally) benchmark how they are embedding the SDGs.
The webinar begins by looking at how cooperatives and mutuals should treat systemic risk – such as pandemics, climate change and financial instability – in the context of SDGs. It will then introduce a new tool developed by Swiss Re Institute (working with the UNEP PSI, ICMIF, and insurance industry stakeholders) to objectively quantify sustainability risks and opportunities; helping insurers to manage exposures and optimise long-term performance, as well as complying with growing regulations and stakeholder expectations.
Finally, the webinar hears about the economic and social benefits of mutual microinsurance in the Philippines, especially during the pandemic, and the results of a SDGs survey of ICMIF members in the Asia and Oceania region.
- Yoshihiro Kawai, Chairman of OECD Insurance and Private Pensions Committee (IPPC) and Advisor to the Commissioner, Japan Financial Services Agency (Japan)
- Alicia Montoya, Head of Research Commercialization Unit, Swiss Re Institute (Switzerland)
- Vicci Xi Fan, Business Analyst, Research Commercialization Unit, Swiss Re Institute (Switzerland)
- Jun Jay E. Perez, Executive Director, RIMANSI (Philippines)
This webinar was hosted by the Asia and Oceania Association of ICMIF (AOA).