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RenaissanceRe Creates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategic Areas

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced three strategic focus areas as part of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy: Promoting Climate Resilience; Closing the Protection Gap; and Inducing Positive Societal Change. More information can be found on RenaissanceRe’s new ESG …

Is the Re/Insurance Industry Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Industry transformations occur when the pain of staying the same is suddenly greater than the pain of changing, according to Karen White, CEO of RMS. “The second thing that has got to be present for those transformations to occur is …

JBA Broadens Access to Sri Lanka Flood Model to Help Bridge Protection Gap

JBA Risk Management has released its Sri Lanka Flood Model onto Simplitium’s ModEx platform. The initiative is specifically aimed at broadening accessibility to the Sri Lanka model for both the insurance and wider disaster risk reduction (DRR) community. The announcement …

Oasis Loss Modelling Framework Offered Open Source, Free of Charge

Not-for-profit catastrophe modeling platform “Oasis Loss Modelling Framework” announced that all components of its catastrophe modeling software are now open source and downloadable from GitHub, free of charge. This step means that Oasis is making sophisticated catastrophe modeling more accessible …

AIR Worldwide, RenaissanceRe Collaborate to Develop Casualty Catastrophe Model

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced it is collaborating with RenaissanceRe, a global re/insurer, as part of a joint effort to enhance the industry’s modeling of long-tail casualty risk. “Since our inception, RenaissanceRe has been at the forefront of …

Insurance Protection Gap Is Growing Global Problem; Swiss Re, RenRe & WTW Comment

The insurance protection gap. It’s a phrase that will be increasingly heard over the coming years – because it is getting bigger. The protection gap is the difference between insured losses and economic losses, or uninsured losses. The protection gap …

Lloyd’s Market Urged to Use Oasis Open-Source Cat Models for Wider Risk View

Lloyd’s managing agents should take full advantage of Oasis, the open source catastrophe modeling platform, in order to get wider views on catastrophe risks, urged Tom Bolt, Lloyd’s director of performance management. “Catastrophe models are valuable tools, but each model …