Author: Jakki Green

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New business development executive for ASR

New business development executive for ASR

Africa Specialty Risks Group (ASR), the pan-African focused reinsurance group, has appointed Constança Sampaio Soares, who joins as one of the company [...]
New face in The White House heralds change for global climate agenda

New face in The White House heralds change for global climate agenda

The US’s decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement signals the intent of President Joe Biden's administration to take a tougher stance on environmental m [...]
Risk modelling and technical assistance among key achievements for IDF as it celebrates its five-year milestone

Risk modelling and technical assistance among key achievements for IDF as it celebrates its five-year milestone

In 2020, the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) secured funding from private sector members for risk modelling infrastructure work, which will play a k [...]
Climate change and transition to renewables set to transform energy insurance market

Climate change and transition to renewables set to transform energy insurance market

Climate change and the subsequent transition to renewable energy and low-carbon initiatives, as well as the growing significance of environmental soci [...]
Insurers lose out in key BI test case

Insurers lose out in key BI test case

The UK’s Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the Covid-19 business interruption (BI) insurance test case – The Financial Conduct Authority v [...]
Lloyd’s launches ESG plans for 2021

Lloyd’s launches ESG plans for 2021

Insurance corporation Lloyd’s has launched ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments for the Lloyd’s market and the Corporation [...]
Africa escapes worst of natural catastrophes, but resilience down

Africa escapes worst of natural catastrophes, but resilience down

Insurance industry losses from natural catastrophes and manmade disasters globally amounted to $83bn in 2020, according to Swiss Re Institute's prelim [...]
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 [...]
Understanding the risks of future cities – opportunities abound for African insurers

Understanding the risks of future cities – opportunities abound for African insurers

A new report from Lloyd’s shows that more than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, up from a third in 1950, and this is projected to [...]
Silver linings: Covid-19 speeds up digitalisation

Silver linings: Covid-19 speeds up digitalisation

While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the resilience of the insurance industry across Africa, one positive to come out of the crisis ha [...]
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