The BIBF, Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company and Takaful International Company to Host Sustainable Insurance Forum in December
Monday, 16th October 2023
The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has signed a strategic partnership with Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (GIG Bahrain) and Takaful International Company (GIG Bahrain – Takaful) , to host Bahrain’s first-ever Sustainability in Insurance Forum: From Awareness to Integration. Set to take place on 10th December 2023 at the BIBF’s Headquarters in Bahrain Bay, this event represents a significant step forward in promoting sustainability within Bahrain’s insurance industry.
The event will bring together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss how to incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into the insurance sector, contributing to Bahrain’s sustainable growth.
The forum will cover trending topics relevant to the insurance sector, such as the implementation of a net zero underwriting approach and the management of traditional climate risks from a sustainability perspective.
On this occasion, Dr Ahmed Al Shaikh, the BIBF’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Bahrain’s sustainability agenda includes various sectors, and the insurance industry is no exception. We’re proud to partner with Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company and Takaful International Company, the leading insurance company, to host this forum that plays a pivotal role in fostering an environment of responsible and forward-thinking practices within the insurance industry, which in turn contributes directly to Bahrain’s broader sustainability objectives.”
Dr. Abdulla Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company, stated: “We are honoured to witness the milestone achievement of forging a strategic partnership with the BIBF and proud to host the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first-ever Sustainability Insurance Forum, marking a significant leap forward in promoting sustainability within our thriving insurance industry. This forum reflects our unwavering commitment to responsible and forward-thinking practices, aligning with Bahrain’s broader sustainability objectives.”
From his part Mr. Essam Al-Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Takaful International Company added, “As leaders in Islamic insurance, we firmly believe that sustainability is at the core of our industry’s future. Through this forum, we aim to bring together esteemed stakeholders and thought leaders to drive conversations and explore innovative solutions that integrate sustainability into the fabric of insurance.”
For more information on the agenda and participation details, please visit the forum’s website: bibf.com/sif