Category: Social

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Just energy transition: using investment banks’ financing ‘levers’ to maximise climate impact

Just energy transition: using investment banks’ financing ‘levers’ to maximise climate impact

Active stewardship and green or sustainability-linked bonds and loans are among the mechanisms that large financial institutions are deploying to help [...]
Swiss Re Foundation announces $0.5m grant to fund Africa’s insurance innovations

Swiss Re Foundation announces $0.5m grant to fund Africa’s insurance innovations

The Swiss Re Foundation has announced a US$500,000 grant to spur innovation of insurance products for the underserved communities in Africa in the wak [...]
Delivering on ESG goals is proving a commercial success for new expat medical cover

Delivering on ESG goals is proving a commercial success for new expat medical cover

Royal Shield (Re) is delivering on its ESG goals after successfully launching an expat medical insurance scheme, designed to support blue-collar emplo [...]
The media as engine for insurance growth and penetration in Africa

The media as engine for insurance growth and penetration in Africa

The growth of the insurance sector in Africa requires a multitude of positive factors such as population, awareness and healthy economy, among others. [...]
Climate risk insurance platform and parametric insurtech team up to deliver faster claims payments

Climate risk insurance platform and parametric insurtech team up to deliver faster claims payments

Climate risk insurance platform Yokahu, alongside flood parametric insurtech FloodFlash, are to collaborate with global fintech Vitesse to significant [...]
Business must revisit insurance plans as risk of unrest continues to rise in South Africa

Business must revisit insurance plans as risk of unrest continues to rise in South Africa

Businesses need to reassess their approach to the risks of civil unrest as new research warns of the impact of inequality, according to risk managemen [...]
Africa bearing the brunt of climate change but innovation is making a difference

Africa bearing the brunt of climate change but innovation is making a difference

From Madagascar’s deadly tropical storms to the 22 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya struggling to find enough to eat, Africa bears the sc [...]
WTW launches research into drivers of geopolitical risk

WTW launches research into drivers of geopolitical risk

WTW has launched a research programme, coordinated by the WTW Research Network, focusing on the most significant drivers of geopolitical risk and what [...]
Warning for insurers on rising political risks across Africa

Warning for insurers on rising political risks across Africa

Political risks could well rise across Africa as it faces twin economic instabilities. According to Ben Hunter, Africa Analyst at risk intelligence [...]
A third of risk managers report ESG is influencing risk management strategy

A third of risk managers report ESG is influencing risk management strategy

More than half of risk managers are significantly involved in their organisation’s ESG efforts, but 77% believe they should take an active or more act [...]
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