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Putting the ’S’ back into ESG

In the first of a series of articles on the role of insurance to advance sustainable development, MiN Executive Director Katharine says the inclusive insurance sector must take every opportunity to promote the role of insurance in economic and social development and stability.

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Knowing Your Customer in insurance
Failing to understand customer needs can not only risk product failure but will damage the reputation of insurance among low-income groups, argued Michael J. McCord and Craig Thorburn at the latest MiN Expert Forum.
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MiN & Members: Events
Register now: International Conference on Inclusive Insurance - Digital Edition | 2-6 November 2020
Expert Forum: KYC: Bugbear or hidden gem? | Watch recording (members only)
Webinar Series with the Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management | Watch recordings (members only)
9th MEFIN Public-Private Dialogue (PPD9) | 29-30 September 2020
ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility: “Insurance for Development” online course | 28 September-30 October 2020
Web-Talks by InsuResilience on Risk Financing on 1 and 12 October – please contact the InsuResilience Secretariat for more details
A2ii: Sub-Saharan Africa Public Dialogue on InsurTech: Catalysing Access to Financial Services following Covid-19 | Thursday, 15 October 2020 from 1-4pm CEST
Women's World Banking: "Making Finance Work for Women" (virtual event) | 20-21 October 2020  | Buy tickets
Publications & Resources
UNDP: Mobilizing Insurance Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure
IDF: Technology and Innovation – Tools to help close the Protection Gap in Microinsurance Markets
ACRE Africa: 3-D client value assessment for ACRE Rwanda maize and livestock insurance products
Pula: How gender impacts agricultural insurance decision making in emerging markets
A2ii: 2019 Anniversary Annual Report
Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation: The Covid-19 Observatory
Cenfri. De-risking in Africa: Illicit financial flows and regional economic hubs
e-MFP: Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Compass – English, Spanish and French language versions available
Member profile: 
AB Consultants
Co-founder and Director Anne Kamau tells us why customer centricity drives her passion, why implementing InsurTech is a key challenge to solve and why human-animal conflict insurance is proving popular in Kenya.
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MiN & Members: News/Blogs/Jobs
MiN is hiring a Knowledge Manager
A2ii: Index Insurance Survey 2020 for Providers  
ADA : interview with Luxembourg’s new Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs – Franz Fayot
APA Insurance: Smallholder farmers in Kenya to get Sh117m insurance payout for crop failure
Bima secures US$30 million more to drive digital health and InsurTech solutions in wake of Covid-19
Feed the Future MRR Innovation Lab: Can rural development programmes build resilience to the Covid-19 pandemic?
Leapfrog invests in Indonesian InsurTech start-up offering MI
MicroEnsure and Mwezi introduce affordable Credit-Linked Health and Funeral Insurance Cover for Mwezi Solar customers
WFP: How smallholder farmers are adapting to climate change despite COVID-19 in Zambia
World's insurers and UNEP release progress update on pioneering initiative to enhance insurance industry’s assessment of climate change futures
Costa Rica Approves Inclusive Insurance Regulations
Elsewhere in the sector...
Mercy Corps: De-risking Women Farmers for Local Banks with Index-based Insurance Product Innovations
InsurTech Platform Igloo Lands Partnership for Microinsurance
The role of government in growing insurance
Egypt: Digital insurance policy launched
Pula appoints Kenyan Cedric Todwell commercial manager for Africa
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