Insurers are committed to making a bigger impact on mental health, says Geneva Association report

Globally, poor mental health afflicts close to a billion people.1 Incidents of mental illness soared during the pandemic due to social restrictions, isolation and increased financial insecurity. The cost-of-living crisis, effects of climate change and other destabilising factors are set to exacerbate mental health risk and its impact on societies and economies.

Insurers are rising to the world’s social sustainability challenges, says The Geneva Association

Amid growing stakeholder expectations for businesses to have more social impact, a new Geneva Association report, The Role of Insurance in Promoting Social Sustainability, highlights insurance’s abundant, inherent social benefit in providing financial stability and peace of mind to people and businesses.

The Geneva Association becomes a supporting institution of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

The Geneva Association has become a supporting institution of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA), an alliance of institutional investors committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Population aging is a social and economic opportunity

MAPFRE and The Geneva Association organize a global conference in Madrid on the effects of increased life expectancy


“The accelerated aging of the population pyramid is undoubtedly a great challenge that our societies face in the coming decades, but it also represents a great opportunity in economic and social terms.”

Cyber insurers are part of the solution to ransomware, finds Geneva Association report

  • New Geneva Association report highlights the important role of private re/insurers, alongside governments, in boosting society’s resilience to ransomware and ensuring the full benefits of digitalisation can be realised.
  • The report explores the significant value add of cyber insurance beyond risk transfer, amid ongoing debate on whether to ban ransom payments or associated insurance coverage.
  • Governments should do more to

Inflationary recession is the key concern, say re/insurance chief economists and chief strategy officers

ZURICH, 4 July 2022 – On 24 June 2022, the annual meeting of the Geneva Association Economic Forum (GAEF) took place in Paris, hosted by SCOR SE. The meeting convened more than 20 members of the GAEF Network, comprised of chief economists and chief strategy officers from the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers.

Key messages from the meeting:

The Geneva Association’s 2022 Women in Insurance Award goes to Anne Fortin of Intact Financial Corporation for successful innovations to better serve insurance customers

The annual award celebrates women insurance leaders whose work positively impacts society and contributes to making insurance a force for good

ZURICH, 12 MAY 2022 – The Geneva Association is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award: Anne Fortin, Executive Vice President, Direct Distribution and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Intact Financial Corporation (IFC).

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