Change from the bottom up
Change from the bottom up

The United Nations Climate Change Conference came to an end 32 hours later than originally planned. Participant Karsten Löffler, Managing Director of Allianz Climate Solutions, shares why he believes important steps were taken both in and outside of the negotiation room.

Every tenth fatal traffic accident due to alcohol
Every tenth fatal traffic accident due to alcohol

Alcohol responsible for 10.9% of global fatalities in traffic accidents / Europe: Germany (8.7%) ranks fourth place; Italy (2.7%) is best-in-class / Alcohol-related accidents twice as likely to be fatal / Men and drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 particularly affected

German culture award Deutscher Kulturförderpreis goes to the Allianz Cultural Foundation in Berlin
German culture award Deutscher Kulturförderpreis goes to the Allianz Cultural Foundation in Berlin

The Culture Committee for German Business in the Federation of German Industries (BDI) announced the winners of the Deutscher Kulturförderpreis 2014 at an award ceremony. For the second time the German Business culture award went to the Allianz Cultural Foundation for its project "The White Sea - Literature on the Mediterranean" (Das Weiße Meer – Literaturen rund um das Mittelmeer).

Allianz Parque stadium opens in Sao Paulo to the sound of Paul McCartney
Allianz Parque stadium opens in Sao Paulo to the sound of Paul McCartney

Allianz Parque opened with a mega music concert with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. As the 45,000 tickets for the show were sold out in less than 24 hours, he gave a second concert the next evening.

"There was a lot he could do, but it wasn't enough"
"There was a lot he could do, but it wasn't enough"

Professor Dr. Shulamit Volkov, Allianz's eleventh visiting professor for Jewish and Islamic studies, is one of the world's most prominent historians in the area of German-Jewish history. In her inaugural lecture at Munich's Ludwig-Maximilian University, she spoke on the topic of: "Brinkmanship or sleepwalking? Through the First World War with Walther Rathenau".

The fall of the poverty wall
The fall of the poverty wall

His ideas may revolutionize the way capitalism works: Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microcredit movement, spoke at the Allianz Forum in Berlin to mark the start of the Allianz "Microinsurance Life Stories" exhibition and the presentation of a new study examining the effects of microcredit.

Traffic accidents is number one worldwide cause of death among youths
Traffic accidents is number one worldwide cause of death among youths

One-third of all traffic deaths are youths / Annual: 18 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants worldwide / Germany ranks 5th in traffic death rates in the EU

Thanks, Otto! – Conference to put Bismarck’s pension reforms in new global perspectives
Thanks, Otto! – Conference to put Bismarck’s pension reforms in new global perspectives

In 1889, the “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck started plans to introduce a pension law that gave Germans over the age of 70 a measure of financial security in their old age. Considered the birth of the world’s first state pension, it influenced similar systems worldwide throughout the Twentieth Century and still does.

Allianz Arena to host UEFA Championship 2020 Games
Allianz Arena to host UEFA Championship 2020 Games

Munich has been selected as one of the 13 host cities for the Euro 2020 football competition, European football's governing body UEFA announced in Geneva on Friday. The Allianz Arena will stage three group matches and a quarterfinal.