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Santam must pay BI claims, rules court

Santam must pay BI claims, rules court

A South African court has ruled that the country’s largest non-life insurer Santam must pay contingent business interruption (CBI) claims following th [...]

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European investors to cease new coal and fuel oil financing, but plan to boost African investment

European investors to cease new coal and fuel oil financing, but plan to boost African investment

European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) are to immediately cease new coal and fuel oil financing and will limit other fossil fuel financing, [...]
Four pillars define business continuity and sustainability

Four pillars define business continuity and sustainability

Four pillars define sustainable business continuity – process, procedure, decision making, and activities – according to Mark Walker, associate vice-p [...]
Agriculture getting boost, but needs insurance support too

Agriculture getting boost, but needs insurance support too

More money will be coming to support agricultural development in some of Africa’s poorest countries, but a leading Kenyan insurance voice has also urg [...]
Insuring renewables boosting ESG principles

Insuring renewables boosting ESG principles

In sub-Saharan Africa, electricity access stands at just 43%, or roughly half the global access rate. While challenges remain, Covid-19 is also reveal [...]
The sixth C – conscience is gnawing at modern-day capital allocation debates

The sixth C – conscience is gnawing at modern-day capital allocation debates

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have become a hot topic within the institutional investment space. “ESG has risen to prominence [...]
ESG underwriting – it’s an African conversation

ESG underwriting – it’s an African conversation

Despite a difficult year, Africa’s financial services sector is making strides in getting its own environment, social governance (ESG) framework – one [...]
Smart cities offer new opportunities for insurers

Smart cities offer new opportunities for insurers

A new report, Cities at risk – Building a resilient future for the world’s urban centres, published by Lloyd’s, Urban Foresight and Newcastle Universi [...]
VIDEO: Half of Africa’s insurers yet to add ESG principles

VIDEO: Half of Africa’s insurers yet to add ESG principles

At the recent Organization of Eastern and Southern Africa Insurers virtual conference, Continental Reinsurance’s head of underwriting Cassim Hansa [...]
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