ABIR Diversity and Inclusion Statement
ABIR supports the annual Dive In Festival, a global movement in the insurance sector to support the development of inclusive workplace cultures. The 2019 Festival takes place September 24-26 with events around the world, including Bermuda. To view agendas and to register, please click here.
The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) strongly supports and encourages diversity and inclusion at all levels of the insurance industry. We believe that promoting and supporting inclusiveness and embracing diversity is a business imperative, good for our industry and helps to make better businesses and better places to work.
Inclusion, equality and diversity are about valuing people, and the industry’s people are one of its greatest assets. Through more diverse and inclusive practices, companies can achieve better results through improved engagement, informed decisions and more robust and innovative strategies.
ABIR also encourages its member companies to develop their own global strategies, policies and practices in respect to diversity and inclusion. As Bermuda’s leading RE/insurance collective body, we encourage our members to make their workplaces trusting environments where complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion can be had.
Believing that open dialogue and collaboration are effective in enabling progress, ABIR supports events that raise awareness of diversity and inclusion best practices and create a safe place for the exchange of best practices in building diverse and inclusive teams. For example, ABIR will continue to support the insurance industry’s Dive In Festival programming in Bermuda and the development of local diversity and inclusion practices in the Bermuda insurance marketplace.