Business Continuity Africa recognises AllLife with the Most Effective Recovery Award 2015 (for Africa)
Business Continuity Africa on Tuesday 18th August recognised AllLife with the Most Effective Recovery Award 2015 (for Africa) for the business’s recovery from a fire on 21st June 2014 that destroyed AllLife’s Johannesburg offices.
AllLife, a South African firm, recognized by global business community for the great impact it is having on people’s lives.
AllLife was recognized last night by the global business community when awarded the overall winner in the BITC (Business in the Community) Prince of Wales Unilever Global Development Award in London last night. Ross Beerman, CEO AllLife Group, accepted the award at a gala dinner held at Prince Albert Hall in London in front of thousands of UK and global business leaders. Commenting after accepting the award, Ross Beerman said: “Although we know that we have real impact on people’s lives every single day, at AllLife our impact is not as a result of a CSI programme, rather we have embedded the philosophy of having real impact into the core of our business DNA. We are a social impact firm in the truest sense, in that we cannot operate profitably without having an immense positive impact on our clients and society. It is nice to realise that when we do tell our story, others take notice, and recognise the positive effect that we are having on South African society, along with a real and material impact on our clients’ lives”
AllLife South Africa makes the final stage of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2015
AllLife South Africa has made the final stage of the 2015 Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. AllLife South Africa is one of just six finalists of the prestigious awards scheme – which champions responsible business in the UK and abroad taking action to address social and environmental issues and transform their communities. 63 companies have been selected as Award Finalists from the UK and abroad, across the 14 award categories of the scheme.
Tina Rosenberg has a great piece today about microinsurance in general, and a South African firm called AllLife in particular, which is playing an important role in changing attitudes to HIV — turning it from a perceived death sentence to something much more manageable...
Six years ago David Patient felt his immune system slipping. He had been H.I.V.-positive for a long time, but now he made two decisions: He started on antiretroviral medicines to protect himself, and he began trying to buy life insurance to provide for his partner.
A local life assurer has launched a policy for diabetics committed to managing their condition. This follows its launch, about four years ago, of an affordable life insurance product for HIV-positive people who are committed to managing their illness.
Being diagnosed with diabetes is a life changing event, with radical changes required in diet, exercise regime, and potentially the use of prescribed drugs and/or insulin.
The math is clear: more than 80% of the world's population lives in developing countries, and these markets account for 40% of the world economy, adjusting for purchasing-power parity, which takes into account the relative cost of living and inflation rates by country. However, less than 12% of the S&P 500's revenue comes from emerging markets. Even for a global giant like General Electric the figure is a mere 19%.