Member profile: ILO's Impact Insurance Facility

Thursday, August 15, 2019

As well as being the Chief of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Social Finance Programme and the Team Leader of the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility, Craig Churchill was a founding member of the Network and its first Chair. The MiN talked to him about how it feels to be both a pioneer and veteran in the inclusive insurance sector. 

MiN: How did the ILO Impact Insurance Facility evolve from the Microinsurance Innovation Facility to where it is today?

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Member profile: Ulaanbaatar City Insurance

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ulaanbaatar City Insurance (UBCI) is pioneering microinsurance in Mongolia with a successful home insurance cover against climate risks. We caught up with company CEO Mr. Enkhbold, who shared some challenges faced by the sector in the country and the opportunities that joining the MiN presents for inclusive insurance in Mongolia.

MiN: UBCI joined the MiN at the end of last year. Introduce your organisation - what is your structure and main focus?

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Registration now open for 15th IMC

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Registration opened today for the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (15th IMC), which will take place from 5-7 November 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Around 450 delegates from all over the world are expected to be on hand to identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets, with a special focus on building resilience to climate risk in these vulnerable regions.

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Joining forces to close the protection gap - 2019 annual Member Meeting

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Some than 50 members from all across the globe gathered in Luxembourg for the tenth edition of the JMM - held last week.

The MiN’s role in a fast-changing environment

As MiN Board Chair Doubell Chamberlain pointed out in his opening remarks, closing the gap is no easy task. “There is complexity all around us,” he noted. “There are many variables that are not in our control. The old approaches don’t work, and we have to be prepared to experiment, adapt, probe and collaborate.”

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Member Profile: AM Best

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

AM Best is the oldest and best-known provider of ratings, financial data and news about the insurance industry, rating around 3,500 companies in more than 90 countries on financial strength, creditworthiness and ability to honour claims. Over breakfast at the recent JMM, we caught up with AM Best’s Senior Managing Director, Strategy & Communications, Andrea Keenan - who is also Vice-Chair of the MiN - to find out more…

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The MiN and IDF working together to close the protection gap

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The increasing importance of insurance for sustainable development was underlined at the recent IIS Global Insurance Forum (GIF) in Singapore, where an entire day - hosted by the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) - was devoted to the role that insurance and related risk management capabilities must play in building a more climate-resilient world. Focuses of the day were Disaster Risk Financing, climate change as a threat to international development, early action in preparation for natural catastrophes, and the importance of consistent, comprehensive, open-access data sources. 

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