The Effects of 'Limits to Growth' on Financial Markets and Consequential Impacts on Actuarial Advice

17 January 2013 16:30 to 19:30

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About the event

Presentation of research findings commissioned by the Actuarial Profession.  Please download the paper.

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Economic growth has received significantly more attention globally over the last few years. While traditional growth has been very visible through the consumption of resources, the resources required to sustain the current level of economic growth may not be available over the next decades. Constraints on available resource, and any associated political interventions, may limit global economic growth over the upcoming decades.

The findings of the research commissioned by the Profession will be presented by the lead author, Dr Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. The research team’s report,  Resource constraints: sharing a finite world. Implications of limits to growth, covers the consequences of Limits to Growth in the broadest context, its findings are relevant to the work of actuaries in every technical discipline.

Copies of the full research and an abridged version of the research will be available to attendees of this event on the day; otherwise the research will be published on Monday 20th January 2013.

16.30-17.00 Registration and Refreshments


Chair: Jane Curtis, Immediate Past President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Speakers: Dr Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Jorgan Randers, author of 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years and co-author of 1972's The Limits of Growth


Panel discussion

Simon Upton, Director, Environment Directorate, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and speakers

19.00-19.30 Drinks reception
2.00 hours
Hannah Watson
Staple Inn Hall
High Holborn
London WC1V 7QJPhone: +44 (0)20 7632 1498 Fax: +44 (0)20 7632 2141
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