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Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association

Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2020 12:09 CAT

Professor Harris has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Actuarial Association since 2018 and among other roles, has served as the Chair of the Health and Education Committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2016 and 2017.

Supporting Solidarity Fund and other initiatives during COVID-19; Discovery executives heed President’s call to donate part of their salaries

Supporting Solidarity Fund and other initiatives during COVID-19; Discovery executives heed President’s call to donate part of their salaries

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2020 17:11 CAT

In alignment with the example set by the President and his Executive last week, the Discovery Board Chair, Chief Executive and the Discovery Board in its entirety (including both Executive and Non-Executive Directors) will donate a third of their salaries and fees over the next three months to efforts to fight the pandemic.

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

Discovery delivers robust half-year results with elevated investment in strategic new initiatives

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2020 10:21 CAT

The Group highlighted results for the period ended 31 December 2019, characterised by substantial investment in new initiatives and a strong performance from the core businesses with the exception of VitalityLife: • Net asset value increased by R1 598 million • Total new business API increased 17% to R11 116 million • Normalised profit from operations decreased 7% to R3 551 million

Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year

Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 02:01 CAT

• Vitality and RAND Europe publish a ground-breaking, global study on the economic impact of physical inactivity • The 23-country study assesses how different physical activity improvement scenarios may affect the economy of countries up to 2050, and shows the significant influence of regular exercise on economic growth, workforce productivity and life expectancy

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 13:35 CAT

Building on the results of the largest behaviour change study on physical activity, Vitality and its global network of insurers have committed to making 100 million people more active over the next seven years, aligned to the World Health Organizations’ Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.

Optimism after a lost decade

Optimism after a lost decade

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 12:42 CAT

Today at the 2018 Discovery Leadership Summit held in Sandton, business leaders emphasised the irrefutable case for economic growth. This is central to turning around the country since the 2008 financial crisis and the challenges associated with state capture.

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

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

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 10:00 CAT

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

Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan

Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 09:23 CAT

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

Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018

Discovery’s strong performance sets the foundation for further growth in 2018

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 09:35 CAT

Group Chief Executive, Adrian Gore, shared the interim earnings and performance highlights of the Discovery Group for the six months ended 31 December 2017 with analysts.

Adrian Gore: A balanced outlook required for SA’s future… and financial planning

Adrian Gore: A balanced outlook required for SA’s future… and financial planning

News   •   May 29, 2017 11:14 CAT

Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore opened the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit advocating the importance of a balanced outlook, saying South Africa is on an upward trajectory, contrary to popular opinion.

Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit

Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit

Press releases   •   May 04, 2017 13:02 CAT

The Discovery Financial Planning Summit will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 May 2017. The role of financial planners is more pivotal than ever before. Building a successful business despite today’s challenges of low economic growth, volatile world events, fast-changing technology and shifting client expectations requires knowledge, adaptability, and innovation...

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Press releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 12:07 CAT

Discovery Vitality teams up with Wayde van Niekerk to help people to get active and lead healthier lives

Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 14:33 CAT

Worldwide effort draws on latest scientific findings and experts in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, productivity, sports and sleep to improve health and productivity.

Digital revolution creating burnout – Arianna Huffington

Digital revolution creating burnout – Arianna Huffington

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 11:27 CAT

The world lives under the ‘collective delusion’ that in order to succeed we have to burn out, while multi-tasking is a scientifically disproved myth, says Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global and co-founder of The Huffington Post.

Jack Welch, Manager of the Century, to address the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Jack Welch, Manager of the Century, to address the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 11:47 CAT

Discovery announced that former General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch, will be addressing the Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society.

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Press releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 14:23 CAT

Applying Discovery’s Shared-Value Insurance model to encourage healthier living

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press releases   •   Sep 27, 2016 11:39 CAT

Discovery announced the date of its eighth Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society...

Discovery delivers a solid performance with continued investment in future growth

Discovery delivers a solid performance with continued investment in future growth

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2016 09:14 CAT

Johannesburg, South Africa – 6 September 2016. Discovery Limited today presented its annual financial results for the period ended 30 June 2016.

​Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average

​Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average

Press releases   •   Sep 02, 2016 14:50 CAT

South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world with 23.5 fatalities 100 000 people, compared to 2.97 in the UK. Deaths by road accidents are high on our government’s agenda and one of the goals of the National Development Plan is to reduce our national average in order to improve the quality of life for all South Africans.

Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Press releases   •   Jul 21, 2016 10:21 CAT

Discovery Limited announces a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (Sumitomo Life) and SoftBank Corporation (SoftBank) that will see shared value insurance introduced to the Japanese life insurance market through the joint development and introduction of insurance products incorporated with Vitality, Discovery’s globally recognised wellness programme.