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Encouraging the development of emerging economies and micro businesses is a big step in social inclusion. Here’s how Allianz contributes to the conversation…

 

Allianz SE
Munich, Mar 27, 2017

When we hear of ‘social inclusion’, most of us think about eradicating poverty, granting education and employment opportunities and addressing gender diversity. However, one of the most important steps towards social inclusion is encouraging the development of economies and businesses.

An overview of how Allianz has been doing its part...

  Focus on emerging consumers

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“Financial service providers act as the lubricating oil in the economy,” said John Bruton, the former Prime Minister of Ireland.

And yet, an estimated 2 billion adults worldwide do not have access to formal financial services.

Last year, Allianz rebranded its ‘Microinsurance’ business as ‘Emerging Consumers’, ensuring greater flexibility to meet the different needs of customers in emerging markets. This emphasis on customer needs instead of products means that we can offer diverse and tailored services beyond microinsurance to low-income customers in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Micro-savings and micro-equity are two examples of such  solutions that we have recently added to our Emerging Consumers offerings.

In 2016, Allianz reached 55-million mid- to low-income customers in emerging markets, resulting in over 302 million euros in revenues.

  Focus on digitalization

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Technology is a double-edged sword. Even as cybersecurity dominates the minds of risk experts globally, digitalization offers a chance to reach a larger audience and remote segments, which is especially important in emerging economies.

In a recent report, McKinsey estimated that emerging economies could get a combined boost of $3.7 trillion over the next decade if they harness the full potential of digital finance.

Under its ‘Single Digital Agenda’, Allianz focuses on developing web- and mobile-based solutions and interaction tools.

  Focus on thought leadership

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Last year, Allianz CEO Oliver Baete became a member of ‘The B Team’, a global non-profit organization that brings together a group of global leaders from business, civil society and the government to catalyze better ways of doing business that prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.

Co-founded by Richard Branson, Jochen Zeitz and Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, The B Team has 19 other global leaders. “I am delighted to be able to contribute our expertise to The B Team’s initiatives,” says Baete. “Business has an important role to play alongside other actors in devising innovative solutions to urgent problems, and I’m happy to join The B Team in its efforts to bring these topics to the forefront of the business agenda.”

The team focuses on identifying climate initiatives, implementing transparency procedures and forming networks that protect employees.

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Dr. Saskia Juretzek
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Aug 17, 2017 | Allianz SE

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Euler Hermes names new ASEAN and China CEOs to lead expansion

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Aug 16, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, announces two senior executive appointments in its Asia Pacific region. Clemens Philippi is appointed chief executive officer of Euler Hermes ASEAN, with responsibility for the company’s activities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Benoit Ganzmann has been appointed chief executive officer of Euler Hermes China, based in Shanghai.

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Euler Hermes Economic Review: 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis

Allianz-Euler Hermes Economic Review: 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis
Aug 14, 2017 | Allianz SE

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has issued an assessment of the progress the world has made a decade on from the onset of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). “After one of the most tumultuous decades in both living memory and by any historical measure, we are seeing overall global stability and economic recovery finally beginning to gather steam,” said Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes.

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