September BUlletin Published: BU Climate Working Group: The continuing momentum for change


Berne Union Climate Working Group: The continuing momentum for change

In this wide-ranging edition of the BUlletin, we look at BU’s Climate Working Group in action.

We also highlight how best ECAs can support the risk of new technologies, the goals of ECIC’s acting CEO under the South African ECA’s extended mandate, the evolution of the South American CPRI market, the challenges of covering war risks on land through the PRI and PV markets, and the extent states take responsibility for the risks of state-owned enterprises

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Berne Union Climate Working Group: The continuing momentum for change

Karin Wessman
Head of Sustainability, EKN


Expert opinion: Opportunities in new technology risks for ECAs

Yuichiro Akita
General Manager, International and Strategic Policy, NEXI


Acting CEO Maphula puts ECIC’s expanded mandate in focus

Ntshengedzeni Gilbert Maphula
Acting CEO, ECIC Ltd


Expert opinion: New frontiers for the development of CPRI in Latin America

Larissa Belizario
Director, Political Risk and Credit, Latin America, Chubb


Expert opinion: The complications of insuring war risks on land

Zoe Towndrow
Practice Lead, Political Violence, BPL Global


Expert opinion: Export credit insurance 2023 outlook: What does the data tell us? 

Lewis Evans, Junior Economic Research Analyst
Berne Union


Expert opinion:  State responsibility for acts of SOEs

Peter Bekker
Chair in International Law, Partner (NY1992), CEPMLP, University of Dundee


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BUlletin Newsletter

The BUlletin is a bi-monthly digest of news, views and statistics from the global export credit and investment insurance industry, curated by the Berne Union.

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BU Business Confidence Index

Tracking perceived demand, risk appetite and claims in the export credit insurance industry, based on quarterly surveys of Berne Union Members.

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Annual Yearbook

The Berne Union Yearbook is an annual publication providing up-to-date information about our members and the current policies and strategies of international economic institutions.

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Our annual 'State of the Industry' report presents an overview of top-level trends in the export credit and investment insurance industry, based upon analysis of BU data.

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September BUlletin Published: BU Climate Working Group: The continuing momentum for change

Plus: New technology risk, the South American CPRI market, war risk, and SOE responsibility
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