Millennials face a demonstrable insurance gap of R15 trillion

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 10:42 GMT

South Africa’s young adults could bridge the growing life and disability insurance gap by diverting a fraction of their monthly lifestyle expenditure to financial services products. The largest insurance gap is currently presented by millennials between the age of 18 and 30 coupled by high levels of indebtedness and low savings.

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2018 11:10 GMT

Discovery today announced the launch of Discovery Business Insurance – a new type of shared value insurance focused on building better and “healthier” businesses.

A Conversation with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018

Press Releases   •   Oct 07, 2018 08:21 GMT

7 October 2018 – Johannesburg – Discovery today announced the celebrated global leaders and influential individuals who will take to the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, 2018. The event takes place on 1 November 2018.

“We are deeply honoured to host our distinguished speakers at this year’s event – our ninth Discovery Leadership Summit,” said Adrian Gore, Discovery Group Chief Executive. “We look forward to welcoming United States (U.S.) President Bill Clinton and former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, along with other esteemed international thought-leaders.”

The iconic event is a global platform that brings together local and international, critically-acclaimed and inspirational visionaries – the people shaping today’s leadership conversations. The summit facilitates the sharing of thought-provoking intellectual capital for better leadership in business, government and civil society.

“The Discovery Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for dialogue on global issues that will contribute towards building a stronger South Africa and global society,” said Gore. “We have brought together some of the world’s most influential people, to share in a conversation aimed at stimulating ideas towards navigating today’s global environment,” Gore added.

Discovery Leadership Summit speakers include foremost minds in the fields of leadership, civil society, business, economics, science, health and wellness, the media and more. Open to the general public, the Discovery Leadership Summit provides an invaluable opportunity to spend a day alongside global giants, who are challenged to think beyond the conventional and to share ground-breaking ideas.

This year’s distinguished speaker line-up also includes:

Lord Jim O’Neill, creator of the “BRIC” acronym, Lord O’Neill is an esteemed British economist and former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He also serves as a visiting research fellow at Brussels-based economics think tank, Bruegel, and is one of the founding trustees and president of SHINE, a UK-based educational charity.

  • Prof Clayton Christenson, an American academic and business consultant who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Founder of the non-profit, non-partisan think tank, Clayton Christensen Institute, he is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth. He is also an established entrepreneur, having started successful enterprises, including CPS Technologies; innovation consulting firm, Innosight; and investment firm, Rose Park Advisors.
  • Caroline Webb, a management consultant, economist and renowned leadership coach. She has worked alongside organisations across the globe to assist their employees in increasing productivity, energy and success – first as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where she continues to serve as a senior advisor, and now as CEO of her own firm, SevenShift.
  • Caster Semenya, South African middle-distance runner and Olympic and world 800m champion.Having broken the 18-year old record in the women’s 400 metre event at the African Championships in August 2018, Semenya now holds the South African 400, 800, 1000 and 1500 metre distance records.She also recently became a Discovery Vitality Ambassador.
  • • Koos Bekker, Chairperson of global internet, entertainment and media group, Naspers - which operates in over 120 countries, is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges and is one of the largest technology investors in the world.

  • Stephen Koseff, who recently stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Investec group (listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges), a company he co-founded and led as CEO position for 21 years. He is also a director of Business Leadership South Africa.
  • Past Discovery Leadership Summits cement calibre of top-class speakers

    Previous speakers at the Discovery Leadership Summit have offered audience members, and the media at large, extraordinary perspectives.

    Speakers have included the likes of founder of the Huffington Post and ThriveGlobal - Arianna Huffington, General Electric Chairman and CEO - Jack Welch, Harvard historian and economist - Niall Ferguson, Harvard Business School economist, researcher and author - Professor Michael Porter, former U.S. Vice President and environmentalist - Al Gore, former South African Minister of Finance - Pravin Gordhan, global philanthropist, entrepreneur and investor - Sir Richard Branson, best-selling author and journalist - Malcolm Gladwell, CEO of the ABSA group - Maria Ramos and celebrated sportsman, entrepreneur and founder of UNICEF 7 Fund for Children - David Beckham – to name but a few.

    “It is inspiring to have seen the Discovery Leadership Summit evolve into a sought-after and respected platform where new ideas and approaches to bettering our world are shared. As always, I am honoured to attend this years’ event and gain leading-edge perspectives from our speakers,” concludes Gore.

    Notes to the editor:

    The one-day event includes local and international speakers and panel discussions, and will run from 08:30 to 17:00.

    Tickets for the Summit can be purchased at www.discoveryleadershipsummit2018.co.za

    More information is available at www.discoveryleadershipsummit2018.co.za

    Discovery information

    About Discovery Limited

    Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

    The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

    Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

    Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

    Follow us on Twitter @Discovery_SA

    7 October 2018 – Johannesburg – Discovery today announced the celebrated global leaders and influential individuals who will take to the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, 2018. The event takes place on 1 November 2018.

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    Caster Semenya joins the Discovery Vitality Ambassador family

    Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2018 12:26 GMT

    4 October 2018 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Discovery today announced that Caster Semenya - World, Olympic, and Commonwealth Games 800m Champion - has become a Discovery Vitality Ambassador.

    High blood pressure a ticking time bomb? Exercise and healthy diet the answer

    Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 12:16 GMT

    This World Heart Health Day, we look at the factors contributing to hypertension and ways to lessen our risk

    David Cameron leads international speaker line-up at Discovery Leadership Summit 2018

    Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 09:56 GMT

    17 September 2018 - Johannesburg – Discovery today announced that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron will be part of the international speaker line-up at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November this year. The ninth Discovery Leadership Summit will take place on 1 November 2018.

    This iconic event is designed as a global platform that brings together local and international thought leaders and inspirational visionaries who are shaping leadership conversations today. The summit facilitates the sharing of thought-provoking intellectual capital for better leadership in business, government and civil society.

    “We are honoured to host a panel of eminent speakers, including David Cameron, at this year’s Discovery Leadership Summit. We look forward to learning from his views on global politics and leadership, and from all our speakers as a whole,” saysAdrian Gore, Discovery Group Chief Executive. “The potential of excellent leadership to uplift humanity remains top of mind in every society. At Discovery, we value every opportunity to encourage dialogue on this exciting front. It is our hope that this year’s Summit will contribute to building a stronger South Africa and global society as a whole.”

    Discovery Leadership Summit speakers include foremost minds in the fields of leadership, civil society, business, economics, science, health and wellness, the media and more. Open to the general public, the Discovery Leadership Summit provides an invaluable opportunity to spend a day alongside global giants, who are challenged to think beyond the conventional and to share ground-breaking ideas.

    This year’s distinguished speaker line-up also includes:

    • Lord Jim O’Neill, a celebrated British economist, author and former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He serves as a visiting research fellow at Bruegel, a European think tank for international economics, and is one of the founding trustees and president of SHINE, a UK-based educational charity. In 2011, he was included in The 50 Most Influential ranking by Bloomberg Markets.
    • Prof Clayton Christenson, an American academic and business consultant who currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. Founder of the non-profit, non-partisan think tank, Clayton Christensen Institute, he is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth. He is also an established entrepreneur, having started successful enterprises, including CPS Technologies; innovation consulting firm, Innosight; and investment firm, Rose Park Advisors.
    • Efosa Ojomo, an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School and a research fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation.
    • Caroline Webb, a management consultant, economist and renowned leadership coach. She has worked alongside organisations across the globe to assist their employees in increasing productivity, energy and success – first as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where she continues to serve as a senior advisor, and now as CEO of her own firm, Sevenshift.

    More local and international speakers will be added to this line-up and will be announced in the near future.

    Past Discovery Leadership Summits cement calibre of top-class speakers

    Previous speakers at the Discovery Leadership Summit have offered audience members, and the media at large, extraordinary perspectives.

    Speakers have included the likes of founder of the Huffington Post and ThriveGlobal - Arianna Huffington, General Electric Chairman and CEO - Jack Welch, Harvard historian and economist - Niall Ferguson, Harvard Business School economist, researcher and author - Professor Michael Porter, former US Vice President and environmentalist - Al Gore, former South African Minister of Finance - Pravin Gordhan, global philanthropist, entrepreneur and investor - Sir Richard Branson, best-selling author and journalist - Malcolm Gladwell, CEO of the ABSA group - Maria Ramos, celebrated sportsman, entrepreneur and founder of UNICEF 7 Fund for Children - David Beckham – to name but a few.

    “It is inspiring to have seen the Discovery Leadership Summit evolve into a sought-after and respected platform where new ideas and approaches to bettering our world are shared. As always, I am honoured to attend this years’ event and gain new perspectives,” concludes Gore.

    Notes to the editor:

    • Discovery is currently confirming further speakers taking part in the 2018 Summit. These speakers will soon be announced.

    The one-day event includes local and international speakers and panel discussions,and will run from 08:30 to 17:00.

    Tickets for the Summit can be purchased at www.discoveryleadershipsummit2018.co.za

    More information is available at www.discoveryleadershipsummit2018.co.za

    Discovery information

    About Discovery Limited

    Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

    The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

    Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

    Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

    Follow us on Twitter @Discovery_SA

    Discovery today announced that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron will be part of the international speaker line-up at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November this year. The ninth Discovery Leadership Summit will take place on 1 November 2018.

    Read more »

    Discovery Tough Mudders came, saw and conquered!

    Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2018 12:59 GMT

    The normally quiet grounds of Houwteq campus were transformed today into a mud-fuelled arena where gladiators challenged themselves to doing something new for the first time, taking part in the first ever Discovery Tough Mudder event on African shores.

    The results are in – SA’s most active and best driving city revealed

    Press Releases   •   Sep 13, 2018 06:43 GMT

    Cape Town leads the pack in healthy living and better driving.

    Discovery delivers strong results as the Group launches new businesses and develops its bank and Global Vitality Platform

    Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 08:00 GMT

    Annual results show excellent performance across Discovery’s businesses with disciplined allocation of capital and cash.

    Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan

    Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 07:23 GMT

    Bringing the number of countries in which the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model is available to 18.

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