All posts tagged weather variability

Meteo Protect Nominated for the European Fintech Awards 2017

Meteo Protect, an SAP® Startup Focus member, and Europe’s leading provider of weather risk insurance, has been nominated by stakeholders, users and experts as a leading “Insur Tech” for the European Fintech Awards 2017.  Winners will be determined by a combined public vote and expert assessment, with awards being given at the European Fintech Awards and Conference in Brussels on 27 September.  The European Fintech Awards 2017 celebrates “innovators that shape the future”.


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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 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 Polar Bears can Sink or Swim, but the Stock Market needs to Soar

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In the last week, record-breaking cold temperatures hit the eastern half of the US and Canada, powerful cyclones slammed Australia, and a devastating drought rages on in Brazil. At the same time, there is no scientific body of national or international standing now disputing the human contribution to climate change.

So why is hardly anyone compelled to do hardly anything about it? Could it be possible that the answer to the climate change crisis is not in our will to keep the planet and ourselves alive … but to keep our bank balances in the black?

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