Under our 'Encouraging Future Generations' program, 10 social startups have been shortlisted to receive mentoring as well as an opportunity to win a grant to scale up their business. Who are they and how are they making a difference to society?
The new European identification, registration and data platform Verimi welcomes further support: Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), world market leader for the validation of payment transactions, identification, connectivity and data becomes a new shareholder.
How can we better understand the way climate change is shaping extreme weather events? And how do we foster resilience around the world against these risks by applying modern technological solutions? These questions were at the core of the first edition of the Allianz Climate Risk Research Award.
Allianz today launched its Global Explorer Program: a series of global and local partnerships, digital and physical activations and crowd-generated content platforms that calls out to curious minds around the globe to explore, connect and share how disruptive technologies can drive a more sustainable way of life for humans.
Ugandan human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo was last night awarded the 2017 German African Prize by the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during a ceremony at the Allianz Forum in Berlin...
A series of devastating wildfires in Portugal have killed 64 people since June. In August, Canada had its worst fires since 1958, and the deadliest wildfires in the history of California raced across the forests and the vineyards of the Napa Valley in October. More than 5,700 buildings have been destroyed, 213,000 acres of land scorched and 41 people have died so far. Why are they so devastating?
The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i announces the expansion of the group, with 23 new entrants joining its Market Testing program. This follows the successful launch of a working market testing prototype at the Monte Carlo RVS conference on September 10, 2017.
Euler Hermes delivered a winning presentation on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize the trade sector at the recent ‘TXF 2017’ conference in New York. Competing in an “X-Factor” style competition against IBM and Microsoft presenters, Christophe Spoerry, co-founder of the Euler Hermes Digital Agency, successfully pitched to a panel of judges and audience voters about why AI will have the greatest impact on the trade sector.
B3i, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, announces launch of market beta-testing of its reinsurance blockchain prototype. The group of fifteen global insurers and reinsurers participating in the B3i initiative has been working on a joint distributed ledger for reinsurance transactions driven by blockchain technology.
Hurricane Harvey was not a surprise. But as it slammed into the coast of Texas, it dumped 9 trillion gallons of water on the greater Houston area. Allianz Re’s natural catastrophe (NatCat) risk experts Katherine Wenigmann and Jonathan Meagher explain why this is an unusual extreme.
The cross-industry registration, identification and data platform partnered by leading German and European companies is taking shape. The platform now has a name: verimi, a combination of the words “verify” and “me”. The platform venture is well on schedule and will go live with an online digital “master key” (Single-Sign-On) at the turn of the year 2017-18.
Allianz clients are already benefiting from the recent strategic partnership signed between Allianz and Brokerslink, a company of brokers and risk consultant firms. Small and mid-sized enterprise clients of Brokerslink in 95 countries now have better access to Allianz solutions. Allianz provides worldwide expertise and market access.
FC Bayern has inaugurated its new campus, which will offer training grounds for both the youth and women’s teams of FC Bayern Munich and also for the Allianz FC Bayern Academy, a joint initiative of FC Bayern and Allianz.
Allianz and FC Bayern have kicked off the ninth Allianz Junior Football Camp this week, offering children from 25 nations the chance to learn and play with the best of the best. FC Bayern will again host the camp on its famous training grounds, this year between August 17 and 22.
Last month, Allianz SE CEO Oliver Bäte visited Africa, opening the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa with a keynote address on the conference theme "Disrupt, Debate, Deliver". In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization. A roundup of his trip...
Munich will play host to the renowned Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) for the first time through the efforts of Allianz, one of the driving forces behind the new InsurTech Hub Munich consortium. The must-see event on InsurTech and innovation will take place on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Eisbach Studios.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, a member of the Allianz Group, and Minnesota United FC today announced a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement for the team’s new soccer stadium in St. Paul, Minn., which will be known as Allianz Field.
Allianz SE, one of the world’s largest insurers, particularly in motor insurance, is pleased to announce the extension of the partnership as an Official Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship for another five seasons.
The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i will present its newly developed prototype smart contract management system at the 2017 Monte Carlo RVS conference. B3i is an initiative of 15 members of the insurance industry, launched in October 2016 to explore the potential use of the distributed ledger technology and develop common standards for the industry.
World Para Athletics and world leading insurer and financial services provider Allianz SE have extended their global partnership agreement until the end of 2018, and secured an option to extend the deal through to 2020.
Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, announced the launch of TRIBRating, a new rating service specifically designed for SMEs and the ‘Mittelstand’ (MidCaps), to be offered by its subsidiary, Euler Hermes Rating.
Allianz Italy has signed an agreement to rebrand Juventus stadium with the renowned Juventus Football Club and Lagardère Sports Group, which currently holds the naming rights for the Turin stadium owned by Juventus.
Leading German and European companies have stated their intention to cooperate more closely to establish a joint, pan-industry platform for online registration, e-identity and data services. The initiative was set up by Allianz, Axel Springer, Daimler and Deutsche Bank with Postbank as well as the technology think-tank Core, and Here Technologies, the location services provider.
The 8th edition of the Africa Economy Builders Awards recognized Delphine Traoré Maïdou as 'CEO of the Year' for the significant contribution she made to Africa’s economy as CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa from 2012 to 2017 based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.