Insuring the African future

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Glenn, Ian en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Barry, Hanna en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-15T10:27:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-15T10:27:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Barry, H. 2013. Insuring the African future. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13982
dc.description.abstract The African growth story has investors from around the world eyeing opportunities offered up by the continent in the form of new markets, enhanced growth potential and impressive returns. Despite the overwhelmingly positive thrust of this message, it finds itself situated against a backdrop of serious challenges, not only in Africa, but also globally, in the face of increasing financial, political and natural-catastrophe risk. In this world of tremendous risk and tremendous opportunity, the insurance industry can provide post-disaster financing, financial security, institutional investment and innovative risk management strategies to reduce levels of risk on the ground. Launched earlier this year, the Principles for Sustainable Insurance are a framework for embedding environmental, social and governance factors into insurance business and so promoting sustainable development. This creative research project argues that a robust insurance industry promotes economic growth and that the parallel developments, in the story of African growth and the risk management practices of the insurance industry, present a compelling framework for nurtured and sustainable development in Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Media Theory and Practice en_ZA
dc.title Insuring the African future en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Film and Media Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Barry, H. (2013). <i>Insuring the African future</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13982 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Barry, Hanna. <i>"Insuring the African future."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13982 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Barry H. Insuring the African future. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13982 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Barry, Hanna AB - The African growth story has investors from around the world eyeing opportunities offered up by the continent in the form of new markets, enhanced growth potential and impressive returns. Despite the overwhelmingly positive thrust of this message, it finds itself situated against a backdrop of serious challenges, not only in Africa, but also globally, in the face of increasing financial, political and natural-catastrophe risk. In this world of tremendous risk and tremendous opportunity, the insurance industry can provide post-disaster financing, financial security, institutional investment and innovative risk management strategies to reduce levels of risk on the ground. Launched earlier this year, the Principles for Sustainable Insurance are a framework for embedding environmental, social and governance factors into insurance business and so promoting sustainable development. This creative research project argues that a robust insurance industry promotes economic growth and that the parallel developments, in the story of African growth and the risk management practices of the insurance industry, present a compelling framework for nurtured and sustainable development in Africa. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Insuring the African future TI - Insuring the African future UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13982 ER - en_ZA


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