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The financial benefits of improving diversity and inclusion

November 26, 2020 by Jason Contant

Improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) in insurance companies has a positive impact on the business above and beyond compliance and the reputation of the organization, speakers said recently at a virtual industry event. Some of the benefits include better talent

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The case for using data for diversity and inclusion in senior ranks

November 25, 2020 by Jason Contant

Insurance companies are used to collecting data, but they need to do a better job of using data around race and gender to build diversity and inclusion in their senior ranks, speakers said Tuesday at KPMG’s 2020 Insurance Conference. Insurers

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The price you pay for a lack of diversity

November 5, 2020 by Adam Malik

If your brokerage lacks diversity, you may not only be missing out on growth opportunities, but you also are setting yourself up for bad hires, bad decision-making, and reputational harm, a keynote speaker recently told Ontario brokers. Organizations lacking diversity

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The business case for diversity and inclusion at a brokerage

October 9, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

If you truly want to connect with your customers, your organization must be diverse, an industry consultant suggests. “There is room for improvement in corporate Canada, not just in property and casualty insurance, in ensuring women, visible minorities and people

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‘We have a lot of work to do’

October 3, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

How can the Canadian P&C industry ensure its workplaces reflect the communities they serve? We asked senior industry executives what can be done to make sure everyone feels respected and valued, regardless of demographic factors such as gender, skin colour, sexual orientation or gender identity. Here’s what they told us….

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How Fairfax is addressing anti-Black racism

August 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The corporate parent of Northbridge Insurance has formed its own anti-racism committee and joined a new Canadian organization that aims to create opportunities for visible minorities and indigenous people in the industry. “We have formed a Black Initiatives Action Committee,”

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How Canada’s insurance industry fares in diversity & inclusion

December 19, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The industry is not “horrible” when it comes to diversity and inclusion but more can be done, speakers suggested at KPMG Canada’s recent insurance conference. Diversity and inclusion have to be “directed from the very top,” said Heather Masterson, president

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How to open your doors to diversity

December 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

When it comes to workplace diversity, Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry could use a bit of a boost. Statistically, the industry is lagging behind other Canadian workplaces when it comes to diversity. What would it take to bring more

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Mandatory corporate diversity policies soon to be Canada-wide

April 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Amid discussion that insurance industry executives are disproportionately male in an industry composed primarily of women, a proposal to mandate diversity policies for boards of Canadian corporations is one step closer to becoming law. The House of Commons voted April

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Staying the same not a sustainable approach to attracting young professionals to insurance

November 23, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The traditional insurance world must change with the times – reflecting shifting demographics and fostering diversity – if it is to build on the progress made with regard to attracting more young professionals to the field. “The traditional (insurance) world