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Sustainability Research and Thought Leadership Sub-committee

The Sustainability Research and Thought Leadership Sub-committee ensures a strong research output in the Sustainability practice area through member-led research

The Sustainability Research and Thought Leadership Sub-committee oversee all research in the Sustainability practice area, including:

  • Work with key stakeholders to formulate and deliver the 3-5 year Sustainability research vision
  • Deliver research and/or thought leadership, ensuring overall quality, and targeting of outputs
  • Generate a pipeline of research and/or thought leadership
  • Work with the Sustainability Education Sub-committee to deliver the practical guides
  • Engage with the CRRT recommendations on research
  • Provide liaison with broader IFoA efforts and external research funding requests

The committee is developing a list of topics as a guide to inform the provision of Sustainability CPD opportunities for actuaries.

The research working parties page gives more information about current Sustainability research projects.

The membership of the Committee is drawn from a cross-section of the IFoA community, and external experts, to ensure a broad spectrum of specialties and topics are supported.

Sustainability Research and Thought Leadership Sub-committee membership:

  • Marcus Hurd (Co-chair)
  • Russ Bowdrey (Co-chair)
  • Emily Forsyth-Davies
  • Stuart Gray
  • Aled Jones
  • Carol Storey
  • Nicholas Taylor


Contact Details

If you have any questions about a practice area, its working parties, Member Interest Groups or Board and sub-committees, please contact the Communities Team:

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Events calendar

  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

  • Spaces available

    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.


  • Spaces available

    This webinar will cover:

    • Some background on the risks of misselling in an ESG context, including the DWS case

    • Achieving positive impact is a strong antidote to the risks of greenwashing or ESG misselling, however this risks having a tension with fiduciary responsibilities

    • This tension can be resolved with a concept called Universal Ownership

    • Under Universal ownership, investors have an appetite to make a loss in order to achieve positive impact, and yet still have no compromise on their fiduciary responsibilities

  • Spaces available

    This session will focus on the transformation roadmap of the healthcare sector in KSA and the role of actuarial capabilities in enhancing its evolution to the desired end stage as per the objectives of the Vision 2030. The discussion will focus how the system has evolved so far and shed light on  the expected future changes. Through examining  the transformation, we will highlight how the sector is and can use actuarial  expertise to not only assist with this transformation but also use basic actuarial principles to identify the key risks and their respective mitigation strategies.