Author: Gareth Stokes

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Top insurance brands team up to expand reach across Africa

Top insurance brands team up to expand reach across Africa

The big insurance story for the week ending 6 May 2022 was the joint venture (JV) announced by two major insurance brands, Allianz and Sanlam. In a me [...]
Adapt or die, warns global ratings agency

Adapt or die, warns global ratings agency

The impacts from physical climate risk are growing and projected to get worse between now and 2050 unless the world makes serious inroads on its adapt [...]
South African insurers facing significant losses as floods devastate KwaZulu-Natal

South African insurers facing significant losses as floods devastate KwaZulu-Natal

This article is part of our CPD questionnaire for May 2022 Click here to take the quiz and earn your points South Africa’s insur [...]
The catastrophe threat to SA’s just transition

The catastrophe threat to SA’s just transition

The South African government could face tough challenges to meet its ambitious environmental and social targets due to the economic drag caused by sig [...]
Solvency regulation keeps SA life insurers on a sustainable path

Solvency regulation keeps SA life insurers on a sustainable path

South Africa’s comprehensive Solvency Assessment and Management (SAM) regime, which carries through in the Prudential Standards for Financial Institut [...]
SA bond market has a role to play in sustainable asset allocation

SA bond market has a role to play in sustainable asset allocation

Asset managers and other financial institutions are increasingly turning to the South African bond market to improve their environmental, social and g [...]
Africa’s largest stock exchanges are leading the way on sustainable disclosures

Africa’s largest stock exchanges are leading the way on sustainable disclosures

Private financial institutions such as stock exchanges will prove influential in steering African economies towards the tough climate change targets a [...]
Sustainability suffers as cyber risks top rankings, everywhere

Sustainability suffers as cyber risks top rankings, everywhere

Cyber incidents stemming from cybercrime, data breaches and information technology failures featured at the top of the 2022 Allianz Risk Barometer ran [...]
Emerging Africa needs social waypoints on its journey to net zero

Emerging Africa needs social waypoints on its journey to net zero

Emerging market economies such as those in sub-Saharan Africa will have to consider a range of social factors alongside purely environmental measures [...]
Catastrophe losses spike as global temperatures edge higher

Catastrophe losses spike as global temperatures edge higher

The latest natural catastrophe statistics may not silence the occasional crackpot climate change denialist; but they go far enough to convince the rat [...]
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