The IFoA’s commitment to sustainability
The IFoA recognises that environmental issues are fundamental to a responsible business strategy. As a forward-looking, global organisation, we are committed to adopting sustainable business practices for the benefit of society and to secure the future of the planet. Our approach is guided by the commitment to our three key values: Community, Integrity and Progress.
The IFoA is commited to:
- integrating sustainability considerations as part of our business decisions
- reducing waste and minimising our carbon footprint
- educating, training and motivating our employees, members of the IFoA and, where appropriate, other stakeholders to carry out tasks in an environmentally responsible manner
- encouraging environmental protection across our suppliers and subcontractors
- complying with applicable legal and guidelines
- reviewing and reporting on sustainability performance annually
Some of our main successes to date include:
- Saving trees – through a 50% reduction in printing
- Reducing our travel budget by 10% between 2018 and 2019
- Reducing non-recyclables by stopping plastic promotional goods
- Integrating an environmental weighting in the IFoA’s procurement policy
- Becoming supporters of the Principles for Responsible Investment and the UN’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance
- Embedding environmental issues in the work of our boards and public policy initiatives
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The IFoA’s Actuarial Review Team has published its first thematic review, which looked at the actuarial advice given by scheme actuaries to UK pension scheme trustees on setting transfer values and commutation rates.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?
In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.
Trust and Leadership for Actuaries
Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:
In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.
Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.
As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.
IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.