At the 5th annual Africa CEO Forum held in Geneva March 20-21, Allianz received the ‘International Corporation of the Year’ award. Allianz employs over 1,500 people in 16 countries and accompanies its clients in 38 countries across Africa offering a comprehensive range of insurance, assistance, pension and savings products.
From environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) scoring to renewable energy investments to sustainable solutions, there’s much that Allianz has done to address the burning issue of climate change...
Every company and every individual needs to care about sustainability and understand what it takes to meet the needs of the present without compromising those of the future. Here are the top five reasons why sustainability should be at the core of every corporate strategy...
The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series and Allianz are proud to announce their global partnership. In addition to joining the all-electric series as an Official Partner, Allianz also hosts the newly named Allianz eVillage, where fans can enjoy a fully immersive and interactive experience during each ePrix event.
Allianz X GmbH, the company builder of Allianz Group, announces the spin-off of abracar, Germany’s first professional agent for car sales directly between private consumers. Abracar optimizes existing customer behavior by providing security and trust through expert opinions and warranty.
The exclusive category sponsorship extends and leverages Allianz’s global football heritage to connect more deeply with its customers in key Asian markets, while significantly expanding its brand presence in the growth region.
As the title sponsor of DRL’s race circuit, Allianz will leverage its motor racing heritage to bring the “Sport of the Future” to a rapidly growing world-wide audience. The Allianz World Championship 2017 series will consist of six races to be aired in over 75 countries starting in June.
Since its launch in October 2016, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i has gained broad attention across the industry and beyond. In the meantime, 10 additional insurance and reinsurance companies have decided to join, giving the initiative a truly global scope with members from Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Allianz Global Investors announced on Tuesday that the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund 2 (AREF2) has added three British solar parks to its portfolio. The three solar parks are located in Cambridgeshire, Worcestershire and Norfolk.
First global interfaith conference on ‘Sport and Faith’ opens at the Vatican tomorrow. Oliver Bäte, CEO Allianz, holds keynote at opening ceremony. Founding partner Allianz has established the global Humanity Sports Club to reach out to youth, foster social inclusion.
What do an Oscar winner, a frontrunner in travels to Mars and an international insurance corporation have in common? It’s the enthusiasm for innovation and creativity, as represented at the founders fair Bits&Pretzels in Munich, where start-ups pitched their most recent ideas and more than 5,000 participants connected with an exciting community.
Global partnership aims to give young people better opportunities, skills and networks / Allianz employees run 34 times around the world at the first Allianz World Run to raise money for 12 SOS children's villages, setting a new world record / The partnership is part of Allianz' "Encouraging Future Generations" program and is designed to promote social inclusion.
From May 2 to July 30, Allianz hosted the “Allianz World Run”, the biggest global running event ever staged. 52 teams from all across the Allianz world and different business entities kept on running, collecting mile after mile after mile.
Allianz Austria becomes the naming-rights partner of the Allianz Stadion until 2026. Host SK Rapid Wien wins against Chelsea FC by 2:0 at the sold-out opening ceremony. Allianz now holds naming rights of six stadiums worldwide.
The conference will host 150 leaders from faith and sport at the Vatican this October. The aim is to discuss how faith and sport can work together to improve lives. As founding partner Allianz will also help support a global movement to encourage youth to adopt the conference principles.
On July 9th, Munich's Allianz Arena will be lit up in rainbow colors for the first time in honor of Christopher Street Day (LGBT Pride). The idea, supported by the city of Munich, local politicians and the stadium’s owner, was co-initiated by AllDive, Allianz’ employee network supporting the LGBT* community.
Smart contract technology facilitates and accelerates the triggering process of catastrophe swaps and bonds / Allianz Risk Transfer (ART) pilot is one of several test applications of Allianz’s Disruptive Technologies division to explore future blockchain opportunities
Allianz is now the exclusive corporate sponsor of contemporary art exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art / The partnership further expands Allianz’ sponsoring portfolio within arts and culture / With the MoMA partnership Allianz demonstrates its support for taking risks
G20 countries will need to invest 710 billion dollars a year into renewable technologies throughout 2035 to maintain the 2°C global-warming trajectory. One way or another, investments are going to be made into energy, so the real question to ask is whether they should be made into fossil fuel or renewable technologies.
Following the success of the Paris Agreement, the G7 has set a deadline to stop most fossil-fuel subsidies by the end of 2025. It is a bold and necessary move. One that will hopefully raise the bar among the remaining G20 nations. Though all signed the Paris Agreement, until the G7’s decision, not one had addressed fossil-fuel subsidies properly.
The transition from a carbon-based to a low-carbon economy will be expensive and requires huge investments. The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor report assesses the needs and attractiveness of these investments for the G20 countries.
Cities may be unfairly labeled “fertility traps” / New research shows that the birth rate in 41 major European and US cities is actually 7 percent higher than the national average of the respective country / Even people in cities with the highest cost of living are having more babies, including Stockholm London and New York / Solutions like the “Allianz nurse” in Turkey to serve urban parents’ needs
In its 15th sustainability report, Allianz outlines the relevance of climate change, social inclusion and ESG for customers. The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) referrals influencing the way we do business tripled. ESG expert Michael Bruch explains the impact on our clients.
Germans swear by home loan and savings contracts, and life insurance policies. Thais invest in jewelry and Argentineans are happy to stash it under their pillows. Saving trends from Argentina, over Thailand to Micronesia.
Almost half of our food winds up in the trash. According to “Taste the Waste”, a movie by Valentin Thurn, European households throw away 100 billion euros worth of food every year. The film shows how careless we are with food. The Allianz Environmental Foundation presented Thurn’s film during its event series Berliner Naturfilm-Bühne.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is creating a new Endowed Professorship. The Professorship for “Large-scale data analytics and machine learning” will focus on the automated analysis of very large amounts of data. The resulting insights will be used to help identify patterns, create forecasts and generate new knowledge. The Chair will be fully endowed by Allianz SE.
Between 1920 and 1948, seven British High Commissioners held the fate of Palestine in their hands. Their task was to ensure the peaceful coexistence of the individual population groups. Prof. Dr. Bernard Wasserstein is addressing the rule of the Commissioners in the Holy Land as an Allianz visiting professor this winter semester.
Karsten Löffler, managing director of Allianz Climate Solutions, just returned from some very exhausting and exciting days in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference. Here, his assessment of the outcome.
The harbingers are here. Over the past weeks, coastal megacity Chennai, India has been deluged with the heaviest rainfalls in 100 years. As the waters recede, the devastation is slowly beginning to emerge. An estimated three billion dollars in property damage and a death toll over 300.
Two of the world’s biggest institutional investors—Allianz and ABP—today joined the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), a group of investors committed to supporting the fight against climate change.
Nine of the ten largest historical flood losses have occurred in the past 15 years, causing over EUR 90bn in economic damage. Every flooded house makes a family home- and often hopeless. Gideon Mendel gives a face to the catastrophes.
From 18 to 24 November, 10 exceptionally talented young musicians are having the experience of a lifetime. A week of music in Vienna that includes private instruction, performances at the Haus der Musik sound museum and – the highlight of the week – a masterclass with world-renowned star pianist Lang Lang at one of the most prestigious concert halls in the world; Vienna’s Musikverein.
A hundred years ago, electric cars outnumbered their gasoline-powered counterparts on US roads. Read on to find out which country is currently leading the electric car field and which vehicle is less expensive to operate.
“With the acquisition of the Waterford assets we are able to diversify our portfolio further and gain direct exposure in Miami which is one of our main target office markets,” said Christoph Donner, CEO of Allianz Real Estate of America.
The influx of refugees into Germany has shown no signs of slowing down over the past few weeks. The Allianz Group has been following the developments both in the media and in everyday life. You even get an idea of what is going on if you are a commuter waiting for a train. A lot of people would like to help, including a large number of Allianz employees, all working at different entities and at a variety of locations.
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New mobility is set to fundamentally change the automotive and insurance industry. At this year’s international automotive trade fair IAA in Frankfurt, Allianz Global Automotive is premium partner of the new exhibition platform New Mobility World and presents alongside companies such as Google, Deutsche Telekom and Samsung how car manufacturers, the technology industry and service providers can meet the need for individual and connected mobility in the future.
The focus is on integrating people with disabilities into the labor market / Allianz' Paralympic commitment turns its attention to individual strengths / “We want to do our bit to make sure disability is accepted as a normal part of life - both in society and in the labor market”, says Maximilian Zimmerer, member of the Board of Management
18 youngsters and their mentors taught by professional golfers / A unique experience of traditional golf and the sport’s latest technologies at St Andrews / 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley inspired the 14- to 17-year-olds
Premiere in Munich: the first DLDsummer Conference took place in the Allianz Auditorium. The partnership with Digital Life Design (DLD) was established by Claudine Perlet and Jörg Richtsfeld from Allianz. The initiators explain what the partnership is all about.
The digital revolution is capturing more and more areas of life. The media world has already been shaken up years ago. Meanwhile the revolutionary wave has not only reached the financial sector: DLDsummer 15 has shown that major changes are about to hit the health sector, too: the enlightened patient continually improves his network and takes his health in his own hands by means of cellphone, wrist computer or online chats.
Aging will leave Germany, the UK, the US and Japan with up to 20 percent fewer workers / Wealth could drop by 15 percent / More flexible labor markets for women, senior citizens and migrants are required
Solar energy from a notoriously rain-drenched United Kingdom of all places. In June 2014, Allianz Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) added the Great Glemham Solar Park to its portfolio. Armin Sandhövel, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Infrastructure Equity at Allianz Global Investors: “The hours of sunshine in the middle of England, for example, are excellent and on a par with southern Germany.”
In run up to the 44th opening of Art Basel Switzerland, the premier international art show for modern and contemporary art, on June 18, Head of Art Insurance at Allianz Germany Eric Wolzenburg lists some of the ways fine art can be damaged.
The most important art show for contemporary art – Art Basel – starts for the 44th time on June 18th. Over the years, art has become more and more in demand. Damages, however, can be expensive. Eric Wolzenburg, Head of Art Insurance at Allianz Germany, tells us what museums and private individuals are doing to protect their artwork.
Following the positive climate-related signal sent out by the G7 summit in Bavaria, Allianz hopes for a successful Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of 2015. Maximilian Zimmerer, explains what Allianz is doing to support the energy transition.
With two inaugural lectures Shlomo Ben-Ami and Sunil Kumar were welcomed as the new Allianz Visiting Professors for the summer semester 2015. Through their talks, on containing global conflicts and the making of sultanate Delhi respectively, they provided insights both from their research and personal experience.
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Third Allianz Junior Music Camp to be held in Vienna, Austria, November 18 - 24, 2015 / Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for ten talented pianists up to 14 years of age / Applications are welcome from now until July 31, 2015 More...
Presentation of new FC Bayern squad on July 11 at the Allianz Arena / Showtraining, FCB All Stars match and star pianist Lang Lang / Ticket sales to support the Foundation “Allianz für Kinder” now open
The Allianz Arena is a stadium built on superlatives. After 471 games and 1318 goals, some records risk slipping into obscurity. To avoid this, and to mark its tenth birthday, here are its ten most important facts.
Allianz invited Instagram users to explore Munich's "Pinakothek der Moderne" with their smartphone cameras. Now, Allianz.com invites you to see the museum's exceptional architecture and extraordinary exhibits through the eyes of these social media users.
Missing interest: According to information published by the German Federal Bank, German savers have lost €120 billion in interest income as a result of lower interest rates since the outbreak of the financial crisis. 3 questions for Hans-Jörg Naumer, Allianz Global Investors.
The baby boom in Italy isn't the same as the baby boom in Germany. Our series of graphics shows when the baby boom happened in different countries, and what the effect on our pensions will be when all the baby boomers give up work. Experts are already warning of a "silver tsunami".
Better education, higher salaries, bigger pensions: today's women can make their own decisions and are increasingly financially independent. Brigitte Miksa, Head of Allianz' International Pensions team, explains how they can best plan for the future.
Second international public dialog on future issues to mark Allianz' 125th anniversary / Allianz discusses need for action regarding climate change with representatives of the United Nations and the Bavarian state government. / Diekmann: "Economic development and climate change are reconcilable"
On Friday, April 17, 2015, Michael Diekmann, together with 42 CEOs from 20 economic sectors, placed an announcement in the Financial Times calling on politicians to agree on an ambitious climate action program. The initiative was coordinated by the World Economic Forum in the context of the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings. Karsten Löffler, Managing Director of Allianz Climate Solutions, explains why this call to action comes at the right time.
Healthy, motivated, consumerist: active senior citizens advance societies. That's how you could summarize the discussions at this year’s Berlin Demography Forum. Three experts talk about what the age factor means for modern societies.
The surprising results of the "Demography-Compass", presented for the first time at the Berlin Demography-Forum (BDF) / 300 international experts from the fields of politics, business, and academia gather at the BDF to discuss the "activity, health, participation" of older people / Among the participants: German Minister for the Interior Dr. Thomas de Maizière and Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe
With the publication of our 14th Sustainability Report, we are presenting our Group’s progress in sustainable development. As an insurer and long-term investor, sustainability is an inherent part of our business. Our Report helps our stakeholders understand our approach.
Anna Schaffelhuber came away from the Paralympic Alpine Ski World Cup in Panorama, Canada with a total of five medals, two of which were gold. In an interview with Allianz.com, she talks about high expectations before big competitions, her favorite ski resort, and how she handles her responsibilities as a role model.
Allianz offers low-income families insurance that specifically caters to their needs. 45 million people in eleven countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America are already covered by Allianz microinsurance. A current study by the name of MILK has examined two types of microinsurance, with considerably varied results. What conclusions has Allianz drawn from these findings? The two Allianz project managers for Burkina Faso and Indonesia explain their perspectives.
Immigration, interest rates and digitalization are creating new challenges when it comes to dealing with an ageing population / Representatives from politics, business and academia meet in Berlin to discuss "Social and Demographic Change in the 21st Century" / Allianz extends an invitation to a dialog on the issues of the future to mark its 125th anniversary
In Africa, 40,000 elephants are killed every year for their tusks. Actor and conservationist Hannes Jaenicke traveled to Kenya with his camera crew to dig deeper into the illegal ivory trade. In this interview Jaenicke discusses "Working for Elephants" ("Im Einsatz für Elefanten"), the dark sides of human nature and unshakeable hope.
Two years after its launch the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) is now fully invested in various wind and solar park projects. In our interview Armin Sandhövel from Allianz Global Investors explains the challenges in connection with the project acquisitions and why so many costumers want to invest in renewable energy.
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.