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Climate Working Group
24/01/2023

Climate Working Group representatives share highlights from the UN COP27

Debrief from the participants of the UN COP27 in Egypt
Member News
23/01/2023

New Management Board of HBOR

Hrvoje Čuvalo Appointed as the President, Josip Pavković and Alan Herjavec as Members of the Management Board
Publications
19/01/2023

BU Publications 2023: Call for submissions on international trade finance and investment

Are you interested in submitting an article or thought-piece for the Berne Union's publications in 2023? Contact us with your synopsis
Secretariat Update
19/01/2023

Departure of Vinco David as Secretary General

The Berne Union wishes to announce that after almost 6 years in the role of Secretary General and several other roles before, Vinco David is leaving the Berne U...
Secretariat Update
16/01/2023

Emily Kate Gray joins the BU Secretariat as MLT Committee Manager

EK joins from EDC Canada, and as MLT Manager will be supporting the dialogue between public and private BU members active in MLT cross-border credit and investm...
Member News
13/01/2023

Change of Board of EXIMBANKA SR

EXIMBANKA SR announces changes in their Management Board
Publications
19/12/2022

2022 Berne Union Yearbook: The Marriage of Resilience and Efficiency

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflect on the key themes of 2022, and expectations for the coming year
Member News
09/12/2022

New Observer Member: Vantage Risk

Vantage have been voted in as new Observer Members of the Berne Union's MLT Committee
Secretariat Update
08/12/2022

Joshua Koehler and Lewis Evans join the BU Secretariat Team

We are delighted to welcome two new hires to the BU Secretariat, Joshua Koehler and Lewis Evans who are joining to support our data analysis and economic resear...
BU Data
05/12/2022

Business Confidence Index Q4.22 Published

Demand for credit and political risk cover continues to grow amidst a gloomy economic outlook for 2023. Risk appetite among underwriters remains tight, with the...
Climate Working Group
28/11/2022

Low Carbon Transition: Tracking Green Finance Progress

SINOSURE summarises progress on corporate strategy, green assessment, products and services, and risk management since 2020
Publications
25/11/2022

November BUlletin: Digitalisation as a business leadership imperative

Technology-driven trade and client interaction are nothing new. But increasing investment in digitalisation of fundamental business processes and decision makin...
Press Release
10/11/2022

Sub-Saharan Africa in the spotlight at BU AGM in Rwanda

Sub-Saharan Africa in the spotlight as Berne Union Members weigh solid signs of pandemic recovery against rising political and economic risks
MC Announcement
10/11/2022

Maëlia Dufour (Bpifrance) elected President of the Berne Union

Maëlia is joined by Benjamin Mugisha (ATI) as her Vice President, along with new officials elected to lead the Berne Union's ST and MLT Committees
BU Data
10/11/2022

H1 2022 Data released from BU AGM shows overall positive growth for the industry

BU Data in the first half of 2022 shows solid signs of continuing post-pandemic recovery, with year-on-year growth across business lines in H1 2022, and a parti...
Member News
09/11/2022

New Corporate Office of ECGC Limited, India

ECGC Limited, India shifts to its new Corporate Premises
Outreach
27/10/2022

Finance in Common: BU engagement on how export credit support a green and just transition

Berne Union President Michal Ron contributed a thought piece on how export credit can support a 'green and just transition' as part of a progress reported publi...
Climate Working Group
25/10/2022

Climate Innovation Showcase: Unlocking Off-Grid Power in Africa

MIGA outline a transaction in Africa that includes an equity investor and a non-traditional partnership model on PRI
Climate Working Group
13/10/2022

ECA Net Zero Webinar Recording now available

GFANZ and Berne Union Members discuss Net Zero pathways for export credit
Secretariat Update
25/09/2022

Welcome Jin-Ho SEO to the Secretariat

Jin-Ho is on secondment from BU Member K-SURE and will work to support our research, analysis and project management capabilities over the next 12 months.
Climate Working Group
15/09/2022

ECAs Trajectory Towards Net Zero Webinar

Registration open for the joint Climate Working Group and GFANZ webinar focusing on net zero export credit and the creation of a Net Zero ECA Alliance
Publications
05/09/2022

Special Edition of the BUlletin: Mobilising Africa's Potential

Curated by the BU’s Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group, authors for this special edition of the BUlletin explore areas of growth and the role of different sources...
Climate Working Group
06/09/2022

Best Practices in Low-Carbon Transition: UKEF shares their experience in implementing TCFD

UKEF's implementation of TCFD reporting to disclose the climate related risks and opportunities
Climate Working Group
30/08/2022

Climate Innovation Showcase: Mitigating new technology risks to enable renewable and climate projects

AXA XL give an overview of their performance insurance solution for mitigating new technology risks
BU Data
24/08/2022

Business Confidence Index Q3.22 Published

Heightened geopolitical risk is driving growing demand for export credit insurance, despite the dampening effects on trade of a decidedly bleak economic outlook...
Publications
14/08/2022

2021 State of the Industry Report

We have just published our annual report outlining the state of the export credit insurance industry at the end of 2021
Outreach
02/08/2022

BU Young Professionals Forum in London this October

A unique opportunity for the future professionals of our industry to deepen their knowledge across a wide range of key topics in trade finance and credit insura...
Climate Working Group
01/08/2022

New Explainer on Measuring Carbon Footprint

Bpifrance's environmental social and climate team present an explainer on carbon footprint assessment, outlining their methodology and lessons learned
Job Vacancy
27/07/2022

The BU is Hiring! - Apply now to join the Secretariat Team in London

The Berne Union is seeking to fill a number of vacancies within its London-based Secretariat team. Check out the roles here and get in touch if you are interest...
Publications
20/07/2022

Summer BUlletin: Ripples and After-Effects

The Summer edition of the BUlletin explores the multiple secondary impacts of both the pandemic and the war in Ukraine - from the potential effects on sovereign...
Press Release
28/06/2022

BU President outlines steps to accelerate climate progress in ExCred keynote address

BU president Michal Ron delivered the keynote address at today's ExCred International conference in London
Events
23/06/2022

Members of the Berne Union to discuss their digitalisation advancements and approaches

The Berne Union’s first-ever meeting dedicated to digital development and strategies in the export credit insurance industry will take place in Amsterdam on 30 ...
Climate Working Group
07/06/2022

Call for Case Studies on Climate Innovation

We want to showcase examples of new and adapted products, structures or transactions which support climate in an innovative way
Events
26/05/2022

BU Country Risk experts explore approaches to risk in the post-pandemic environment

The Berne Union's group of Country Risk experts is gathering in Seoul on 7-8 June to catch up on the global geopolitical environment and technical approaches to...
Publications
23/05/2022

Business Confidence Index Q2.22 Published

Underwriters are tightening risk appetite in response to emerging claims, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions, while elevated commodity prices and ...
Member News
20/05/2022

Credsure Zimbabwe, Ukraine ECA and HDI Specialty join as new Observer Members

Three new organisations have joined the Berne Union as Observers following successfully presenting their business to the plenary at the BU Spring Meeting in Ist...
Press Release
11/05/2022

PRESS RELEASE: Istanbul Spring Meeting and H2 2021 Data

Stabilised trade and new investment in energy transition have helped generate real growth for export credit, but multiplying risks now threaten the fragile pand...
Publications
06/04/2022

Shocks and Short Circuits: The Rewiring of Global Trade

The April BUlletin looks at the complex impacts of commodity supply shocks and political instability exacerbated by the war in Ukraine
Secretariat Update
25/03/2022

BU Young Professionals Update

Update on activities and opportunities to get involved with the BU's community of young professionals
Secretariat Update
24/03/2022

Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group Update

With its expanded membership for 2022 the working group continues its focus on creating a platform for learning and information sharing around the unique challe...
Press Release
17/03/2022

Berne Union Launches New Climate Working Group

The group's objective is to accelerate climate action in the export credit insurance industry by fostering innovation and promoting alignment around low-carbon ...
Press Release
07/03/2022

Statement of solidarity with Ukraine

We are deeply saddened by the current events in Ukraine and condemn the violence directed towards civilians. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, ...
Publications
04/03/2022

Business Confidence Index Q1.22 Published

Growing appetite for climate-related investments and social infrastructure boosts MLT capacity at the beginning of 2022, amid generally positive expectations fo...
Member News
11/02/2022

BANCOMEXT announce new CEO

On January 1st., 2022, Luis Antonio Ramírez Pineda took office as Chief Executive Officer of Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) and Nacional Financ...
Member News
10/02/2022

U.S. Senate Votes to Confirm Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair of Export-Import Bank of the United States

The United States Senate voted today to confirm Ms. Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United State...
Publications
03/02/2022

February BUlletin: Diverging Risk

Even if 2022 finally brings us beyond the thrall of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events of past years have brought significant divergence of risk across economic ...
Press Release
18/01/2022

Boost to private market representation in the Berne Union as Everest and The Hartford voted in as latest Observer Members

Everest and The Hartford have been confirmed as Observer Members of the Medium and Long-Term Committee, taking the total number of Berne Union Members and Obser...
Publications
16/12/2021

2021 Berne Union Yearbook: Adapt, Innovate, Accelerate, Repeat

Featuring leading voices from across international trade and investment reflect on the key themes of 2021, and expectations for the coming year
Publications
22/11/2021

Business Confidence Index Q4.21 Published

2021 looks set to end on a high, with a predicted upsurge in demand for cover matched by continued strong risk appetite among underwriters. A moderate anticipat...
Press Release
11/11/2021

TXF Feature Interviews from the Berne Union AGM: State of play in export credit with BU President Michal Ron

TXF conducted a series of interviews with Berne Union Officials on the side lines of our AGM in Budapest - kicking off with President Michal Ron
MC Announcement
09/11/2021

Appointment of new Elected Officials and Institutional Representatives to the Berne Union's Management Committee

In elections and voting following the 2021 AGM, the Berne Union has appointed new Officials for the ECA and PC Committees as well as 5 new institutional represe...
Press Release
26/10/2021

Financial Times feature on export credit during the pandemic

Based on an interview with Berne Union President Michal Ron, on the sidelines of the 2021 AGM in Budapest
Press Release
19/10/2021

Berne Union Acknowledgement of the Finance in Common Joint Declaration of Public Development Banks

Signed by 450 public development banks, the Declaration affirms commitment to support the transformation of the global economy towards sustainable and resilient...

Upcoming meetings

Spring Meeting Brussels 2023

May 8 - May 11, 2023
Brussels, Belgium
The 2023 Spring Meeting will take place in May 2023, in Brussels, Belgium

MLT Technical Panel 2023

Jun 8 - Jun 9, 2023
Hamilton, Bermuda
The MLT TP will take place in June 2023, in Bermuda

Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting

Jun 14 - Jun 16, 2023
Prague, Czech Republic
The 2023 Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, hosted by EGAP

Reinsurance Specialist Meeting 2023

Sep 2023
Washington, DC, United States
Reinsurance Specialist Meeting will take place in the first half of September 2023, in Washington, DC

Annual General Meeting Amman 2023

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2023
Amman, Jordan
The 2023 AGM will take place from 31 October to 2 November, in Amman, Jordan