Category: Sustainability

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The hour of climate risk has come: And what it means for investors

The hour of climate risk has come: And what it means for investors

The last few weeks have seen several record setting climate related events causing damage and suffering across the globe. From unprecedent and repeate [...]
Tunisia’s political turmoil increases risks of violence on the streets and damage to the economy

Tunisia’s political turmoil increases risks of violence on the streets and damage to the economy

As Tunisia suffers a political crisis following President Kais Saied sacking the Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and imposing a nationwide curfew there [...]
COMESA develops a virtual knowledge management portal for climate change

COMESA develops a virtual knowledge management portal for climate change

COMESA, through its climate change programme, has developed a virtual knowledge management portal to encourage best practices across the continent. [...]
The real impact of the crisis on SA’s economy

The real impact of the crisis on SA’s economy

As calm steadily returns after the recent social unrest, analysts are hard at work tallying the cost of the looting and disruption to economic activit [...]
Insurance market likely to be impacted by South African riots

Insurance market likely to be impacted by South African riots

Reinsurers and insurers alike have warned that the South African riots are likely to impact pricing for insurance in the country going forward, as the [...]
ESG playing growing part in ratings across the world

ESG playing growing part in ratings across the world

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors were considered the primary driver in 13% of AM Best's global rating actions during the 12-month pe [...]
Need for Nigerian consumers to understand how insurance market works

Need for Nigerian consumers to understand how insurance market works

Nigeria’s ‘no premium, no cover’ rule was introduced some years ago to ensure consumers were properly protected and that the insurance industry was fu [...]
Insurers need to keep weather eye on water challenges in cities

Insurers need to keep weather eye on water challenges in cities

Cities in Africa face escalating water-related challenges, compounded by worsening climate change and rising urbanisation. Water insecurity threatens [...]
Kenya’s NHIF looks to cut fraud in bid for sustainability

Kenya’s NHIF looks to cut fraud in bid for sustainability

Kenya’s primary health cover provider, the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), is counting on biometrics to speed up claims settlement and cut in [...]
VIDEO: Are African insurers ready to compete against digital disruptors?

VIDEO: Are African insurers ready to compete against digital disruptors?

Ryan McGovern, chief product officer at Virtual I Technologies, explains some of the challenges of remaining sustainable as an African insurance entit [...]
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