Providing Insurance Responsibly

Seven principles to guide insurance providers on becoming more responsible

Emerging consumers have a real need for protection, and insurance holds the promise to reduce their vulnerability to risks while boosting productivity. At the same time, unserved market segments are usually unfamiliar with insurance, may have low trust in this tool, or struggle to understand how it works and how it can generate long-term benefits. Therefore, for insurance to have a significant social and developmental impact, these specificities need to be taken into account through a responsible insurance provision approach. But what does responsible mean?

This paper explores the seven principles of responsible insurance that can guide insurance providers to make the changes needed to become more responsible. If applied to the five stages of the value chain, they can bring substantial long-term benefits not only to clients, but also to providers.

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By Camyla Fonseca & Craig Churchill