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The IIS Speaker Series, sponsored by RGA, is your seat at the table with the leaders, influencers and innovators who are shaping the global insurance industry. Join RGA Chief Operating Officer Donna Kinnaird as she talks with the industry’s top executives, who share their views on topics including leadership, innovation and social responsibility.
Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Chair Stephen Catlin, and Chairman Elect of the IIS, has today announced the appointment of leading insurance CEOs to serve on the Steering Committee of the IDF.
Dr. Joan Lamm-Tennant, CEO of Blue Marble Microinsurance and an IIS Executive Committee member, was chosen to represent the insurance industry at the April 22 COP 21 Signing Ceremony at UN Headquarters, where she articulated the commitment by the industry to design and implement solutions intended to narrow the protection gap and improve disaster risk resilience by sharing its risk management expertise with governments and international institutions.
UN Environment Programme presents an extensive in-depth report into the social, environmental, and economic accomplishments and challenges for sustainable development in the region. In Part 1, the report discusses changing demographic patterns, increasing use of natural resources and declining resource productivity, increasing vulnerability to impacts from natural hazards and extreme events, environmentally related health risks, and widening gaps between policy and implementation.
Nine out of 10 traffic accidents are caused by human error. This can be dramatically reduced with semi-autonomous vehicles equipped with emergency breaking systems, automatic parking or adaptive cruise control. These features will soon revolutionize the car industry, making for safer driving and leading to lower claims costs for insurers.