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Other organisations focused on climate change

beansCarbon Tracker is a financial think tank that carries out analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost carbon intensive fossil fuels. They are credited with coining the term stranded assets.

Chapter Zero is a forum focused on non-executive directors, helping them bring climate change to the board. In the UK, Chapter Zero is hosted by the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change  Engagement. There are a growing number of Chapter Zero communities around the world.

ShareAction is a long-established NGO (formerly Fair Pensions) which seeks to make investment a force for good. They are working towards a system in which long-term thinking is recognised as the best way to guarantee healthy returns.

Launched in 2020, OS-C (Open Source Climate) is an open source collaboration community seeking to boost global capital flows into climate change mitigation and resilience. It plans to aggregate data, modelling, computing and data science worldwide into an AI-enhanced physical-economic model that functions like an operating system.

The Coalition for an International Platform for Climate Finance (IPCF) is a developing initiative. The goal is to do for climate finance what the IPCC does for climate science. It has been described as the global CFO for Article 2.1.c of the Paris Agreement’. In this media link IPCF has Aviva’s Chief Responsible Investment Officer explaining the plan. If this comes to fruition, we can reasonably expect it to be a significant formal announcement at COP26.

There is a growing focus on communicating climate change in a way that encourages acceleration of activity. One organisation with this focus is Climate Outreach.

This guide would not be complete without a reference to civil activity. Greta Thunberg has significantly raised the profile of the urgency, especially among younger people, of responding to climate change, The Climate Assembly UK brought together 100+ people from all walks of life and shades of opinion to discuss how the UK should meet its 2050 net zero commitment. Meeting over six weekends in the spring of 2020 they heard evidence on the choices the UK faces, discussed them and made recommendations. Their report The path to net zero was published in September 2020.

Launched in 2020, Make My Money Matter is a movement calling for the money invested in UK pensions to build a better world.

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that seeks to use non-violent civil disobedience to draw attention to climate change and some of its effects. It elicits strong feelings in both its supporters and its detractors.

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    Climate-Related Risk - This free to view webinar on Climate-Related Risk is the first in a series focusing on some of the ‘Hotspots’ identified in the JFAR Risk Perspective bringing the Risk Perspective to life with practical illustrations and insights from subject experts from the IFoA and other Regulators

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    Recent decades have seen institutions, such as employers and financial services, give people more choice and flexibility, but these freedoms have come with more responsibilities. Individuals are now responsible for managing more of their own financial risks, from ensuring they put enough money into their pension to securing affordable protection to be financially resilient.

  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
    26 April 2021 - 7 May 2021
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    Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.

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    This event is now temporarily closed on Monday 26 April, but the session will be repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place. 

    Actuaries have a lot to offer biodiversity management over the next decade as the world develops more depth to its response to this global challenge. This sessional offers an opportunity to learn about this emergent risk, to contribute to our thinking as a profession and help us develop the next steps forward.

  • Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

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    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

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    Sessional Meeting - Free to viewMis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work

  • Finance & Investment Virtual Conference 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    10-12 May 2021
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    This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern

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    This talk will explore the potential benefits that wearable tech can bring to health & protection insurers and their customers. The traditional approach of integrating wearables into insurance has largely focused on measuring steps and using rewards-based incentive programs to encourage more activity.

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    Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.

     

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
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    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; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.