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Networking Event: Environmental Change: Opportunities for Actuaries

Thursday 10 May 2018 17:30 - 20:00

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.

Speakers:

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.

Event organiser

Contact Events Team for more information.

eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk

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
19:30    Drinks reception
20:00 Close

 

Location

Address

Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ

Nearest Public Transport

Chancery Lane Tube