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Sustainability Research & CPD Committee

The Sustainability Research & CPD Committee ensures a strong research output in the Sustainability practice area through member-led research

The Sustainability Research & CPD Committee oversees all research in the Sustainability practice area, including:

  • planning and developing an events programme that covers a range of relevant topics, caters for various levels of expertise, and is provided in a range of locations and online
  • liasing with relevant Boards/subcommittees/Working Parties and IFoA Executive staff to dertermine appropriate content for events, secure suitable speakers and prepare marketing material
  • monitoring and evaulating events (ensure feedback is acknowledged and new ideas embraced/incorporated into event planning)
  • liaising with Sustainability-related Member Interest Groups and FinSTIC, which provide CPD opportunities through their study groups and online communities

The committee is developing a list of topics as a guide to inform the provison 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 & CPD Committee membership:

  • Mark Rothwell (Chair)
  • Joe Kennedy (Deputy Chair)
  • Jonathan Cross
  • Emily Forsyth-Davies
  • Stuart Gray
  • Aled Jones
  • Wendy Kriz
  • Joshua Palmer
  • Chris Paterson
  • Shradha Shroff
  • Carol Storey
  • Nicholas Taylor

The Sustainability Research & CPD Committee operates within a Terms of Reference. Until July 2020, the Sustainability Research & CPD Committee was known as the Resource and Environment Research & CPD Committee.



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

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.