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How brokers can protect clients from ESG and DEI claims risk

April 25, 2023 Philip Porado

Brokers placing directors and officers (D&O) insurance coverage should recognize the growing importance of how private company clients manage both environmental, social and governance (ESG) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) concerns. Those issues are of increasing concern to the

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How brokerages are attracting and retaining key diverse talent

April 24, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Bringing new talent through the doors is a priority for brokerages nationwide, said 322 respondents to a recent Canadian Underwriter online survey.  About two-thirds (71%) of brokers, reporting all levels of diversity within their senior leadership, have seen at least some

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Why DEI plays into broker employee satisfaction—and turnover

April 17, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Amid a shortage of P&C industry talent, brokerages should heed the fact there may be a subtle risk to failing to address diversity — employee attrition. Brokers working in organizations without diversity in senior leadership are three times more likely to

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Top 3 ways Canada’s insurance brokerages promote diversity

April 6, 2023 Philip Porado

Regardless of how far along Canadian brokerages are in their efforts to build diverse workplaces, they are in general agreement about the best ways to get there. And that’s the case even among firms that acknowledge they haven’t yet made

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Which factors impact DEI programs at P&C brokerages

April 3, 2023 Philip Porado

The size of a Canadian P&C brokerage and the makeup of its senior leadership continues to drive whether employees have access to formal diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs. A Canadian Underwriter online survey, fielded in Jan. and Feb. 2023, and

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How P&C companies can improve their DEI outlooks

August 11, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Although many in the industry understand the value of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), companies that aren’t sold on the value proposition may nevertheless benefit from viewing DEI as risk management, suggests The Canadian Association of Black Insurance Professionals (CABIP).

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An honest assessment of P&C industry’s diversity

April 26, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

With growing calls for diversity and a shortage of fresh talent, the P&C industry has made some progress by adding more diverse talent to its roster, but industry experts say more can be done to make it truly diverse. Representation,