Ending hunger and poverty: one industry’s perspective.
Good afternoon Excellencies, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Mike Morrissey, and I’m President and CEO of the International Insurance Society. We are a nonprofit research and idea exchange organization representing life and nonlife insurers, as well as regulators and risk management scholars, from nearly 100 countries.
The Thought Center Digest highlights a selection of recent posts from the IIS Thought Center. The guiding principle of the selection is to focus on a broad array of interconnected topics with systemic socio-economic potential. The chosen materials will have particular import for the insurance/risk industry, or will demonstrate perspectives born in the industry that deserve wider dissemination and greater influence in the development of public risk awareness. The Digest is prepared weekly from IIS Member-generated materials and is published on Wednesdays.
The Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) is believed to be the first company to develop a corporate art collection when it commissioned some artwork in 1472 to adorn its offices. BMPS is still in existence today – it is the world’s oldest surviving bank – and its art collection is now an important tourist attraction. According to BMPS’s website, the bank originally commissioned the art in order “to give lustre and fame to the institution.”
Together, the insurance industry, government administrations and public institutions can form powerful collaborations to drive economic growth, financial stability, affordable healthcare and environmental security for the global population in developed and emerging economies alike. The Global Insurance Forum drew 500+ senior insurance executives, regulatory authorities and prominent academics from around the globe, focusing on ideas that demonstrate the potential extent and power of collaboration.
Join us in Singapore – the Lion City – for the 2016 IIS Global Insurance Forum. The Forum draws a unique and inclusive delegation of 500+ senior insurance executives, regulators, insurance scholars and policy makers from across all regions of the world and all sectors of the industry.
The program will feature the industry’s most prominent global insurance thought leaders and experts, across all sectors, sharing their ideas and perspectives on Innovation and Industry Transformation.
A New World of Opportunity: The insurance innovation imperative
The fact that technology and innovation have created a new world of opportunity for individuals, businesses and society is obvious. Only slightly less obvious is that the future will be shaped by those who are innovating today.