Following on from previous successful networking events, the IFoA’ s Resource and Environment Board will be hosting another networking evening on 10 May. This event will be suitable for all actuaries interested in discussing, and finding more about, opportunities arising as economies respond to changing climate and the environment, and the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Nicola Ranger, interim CEO at the Centre for Global Disaster Protection (‘CGDP‘), and a Senior Advisor on Insurance and Risk at the Department for International Development
Dr Daniel Clarke, Chief Economist and Head of Analytics at CGDP, and an actuary with the Government Actuary’s Department
Steven Sowden, Principal, Mercer
Paul Meins, independent actuarial consultant and member of the Research and CPD Committee of the Resource and Environment Board
Nicola Ranger and Daniel Clarke will talk about what the CGDP plans to do over the coming years, and how actuaries could help. The Centre was launched by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in July 2017 and will work with developing country governments to strengthen pre-disaster planning, catalyse innovative finance for resilience and use risk financing tools like insurance to finance more cost-effective, timely and reliable response and recovery from disasters.
The impacts of climate change on investors have often been characterised as long term in nature – reflecting the gradual nature of the climatic changes and their impacts. Focus is now changing to consider climate change as a likely driver of short term risk – as investors respond to sudden policy shifts and begin to price in impacts previously not considered. Steven Sowden will share his experience of consulting on this subject.
Companies around the world are tackling how they should respond to climate change and disclose the potential future impact on their businesses, following the recommendations of the FSB Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures and other initiatives. Paul Meins will discuss how actuaries might assist with this risk management process.
Contact Events Team for more information.
0207 632 1498
|17.00 -17.30||Registration and refreshments|
|17.30 -17.40||Introduction: Louise Pryor, Chair,IFoA Resource and Environment Board|
|17.40 -17.55||Dr Nicola Ranger|
|17.55 -18.15||Dr Daniel Clarke|
|18.20 -18.45||Steven Sowden|
|18.45 -19.05||Paul Meins|
|19:05 -19:30||Panel session with all speakers|
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