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Spain’s Olive Growers’ Association Launches Meteo Protect’s Weather Insurance Platform

The largest professional agricultural association in Spain, the Agricultural Association of Young Farmers (ASAJA JAEN), has launched Meteo Protect’s dedicated weather insurance platform in order to provide its 22,000 affiliates access to Meteo Protect’s fully customized index-based weather insurance and increase their resiliency against climate-related risks.

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Meteo Protect Named Hot Ten FinTech 2017

In London this past week, FinTech City announced the FinTech50- an annual list of the 50 hottest FinTechs in Europe selected by the biggest names in European FinTech. Now in its 5th year, the international expert panel of investors, financial organisations and global tech and influencers narrowed down their list from 1500 companies. Of these, Meteo Protect, an SAP® Startup Focus member, and Europe’s leading provider of weather risk insurance, was recognized at this event as a Hot Ten 2017, “the one to watch” in 2017.


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Meteo Protect announced as Best Broker for Weather Risks in Europe

2016 Environmental Finance Annual Market Rankings

Meteo Protect, the European leader in weather risk management, has won the 2016 Environmental Finance Market Rankings, being awarded the title of Best Broker for Weather Risks in Europe.

Meteo Protect has been announced as the winner of the Environmental Finance Market Rankings for 2016.

The Rankings are the largest and most closely watched poll of sentiment across the carbon, renewable energy certificates, weather risk and catastrophe risk markets.

“We are delighted to see Meteo Protect recognized as Best Broker for Weather Risks,” says Gabriel Gross, President and CEO, Meteo Protect. “Clients are more and more demanding; they want more refined structures, as bespoke as possible and the complexity of what we do is increasing. It is only limited by our own speed to come up with new innovations.”

Meteo Protect has been recognized for its work for businesses affected by weather variability, in increased costs of production or distribution, lost sales, or other effects along the supply chain. Meteo Protect provides clients with insurance policies and customized price quotes based on a set of individual parameters, using a web-based underwriting and pricing platform for providing completely customized insurance for any weather-related risk.

“There is bullish sentiment across many of the markets we cover in our Rankings, which is pleasing because some of the markets have weathered some very tough times in recent years,” said Environmental Finance editor Peter Cripps. “In fact, many participants are hopeful that markets are now ready to take-off, boosted by strong policy signals such as COP21 and Obama’s Clean Power Plan.”

Winners of the Environmental Finance Market Ranking are selected by votes from clients and other market participants, who judge that they had provided the best service over the past 12 months.

The healthiest cereals are laden with cancer-causing chemicals

The unexpected role of the insurance industry in reducing harmful chemicals in the food supply

muesli packs

Raw rolled oats and grains, fruits, seeds or nuts… On the face of it, muesli is the ultimate healthy breakfast choice, enough to make one positively smug about one’s clean living. But take a closer look, and that Instagram-worthy dish may in fact be a lethal cocktail of cancer-causing endocrine disruptors, no matter that the box guarantees 100% natural ingredients. In the fight to safeguard your health, could it be that risk managers are the unlikely champions that agri-business needs to safeguard your health?

According to a recent study, the majority of (non-organic) packaged muesli cereals, touted for being high fibre, low calorie and rich in antioxidants, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, are far from being the healthy start to the day they claim to be. Rather, the French environmental group “Generations Futures”, recently conducted a study of popular muesli cereals sold at supermarkets under reputable brand names to ascertain whether they contained any traces of chemic products. Taking 15 non-organic and 5 organic muesli cereals to their laboratory, the results were shocking: 100% of non-organic muesli samples contained pesticide residuals.

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