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May 2022



Making a better business case for ESG

The growing awareness of ESG represents a business opportunity. For GCC insurers that operate in hydrocarbon-dependent economies, this means rethinking their businesses and looking across their value chain to address ESG-related risk holistically and in a way that helps them gain a competitive market edge.

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ESG as a workforce strategy

Over the last few years, ESG issues have become more of a concern among younger generations. Marsh’s Mr Scott Williams talks about how this could affect an insurance organisation’s ability to attract and retain talent.

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Overcoming hurdles to adopt blockchain

Blockchain offers vast potential to improve the operations of insurers in the MENA region. It can be used to develop smart contracts, automate claims and even provide digital evidence for underwriting. However, blockchain adoption in the region remains at a nascent stage. Middle East Insurance Review spoke to XA Group’s Ms Mina Sahib and Now Health’s Mr Zahir Sharif about what is needed for blockchain to be used more widely.

Blockchain: Insurance use cases, challenges and solutions

Over the last few years, blockchain has been touted as a technology that could bring huge benefits to insurance. Badri Management Consultancy’s Messrs Avnit Anand and Syed Hamzah Bokhari look at some potential applications and how to overcome barriers to incorporating it.

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Life & health

Futureproofing healthcare with technology

Value creation through next-generation business models and innovation are important to the future of healthcare and health insurance – in terms of improved outcomes, ease of access and reduced complexity, says Cigna’s Mr Jerome Droesch.

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