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Sustainability Series: Climate Justice and Future Generations

Milliman: Platinum Sponsor
Tuesday 12 October 2021 15:30 - 17:00

How governments and societies collectively respond to the climate crisis is increasingly being analysed through the lens of intergenerational fairness. Our expert panel will assess and explore:

  • The extent to which intergenerational fairness is being considered in climate policies.
  • The lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions.
  • How younger and often marginalised sections of society can be given a more prominent voice in climate politics.
  • How the actuarial profession can support a just transition that doesn’t punish future generations.

The IFoA Policy Team interviewed speaker, Alice Bordini-Staden, ahead of this meeting. Read the full interview on the IFoA Blog.

This event is part of The Road to Glasgow: IFoA’s Sustainability Thought Leadership Series which will provide a platform for prominent contributors so that our members and others can understand the perspectives of a wide range of parties interested in the climate debate.

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Since our inception, objectivity and professional excellence have been our hallmarks. We are independently owned and managed by our principals, who are distinguished by their technical and business acumen, and by their achievements in their respective fields. Our body of professionals includes actuaries, technologists, clinicians, economists, climate and data scientists, benefits and compensation experts, and many others. Over the past seven decades, as the nature of risk has evolved, so has the scope of our work. Today, we are helping clients address some of the world’s most profound social and business challenges, including a looming retirement crisis, an evolving healthcare landscape, the effects of climate change and a global pandemic, and an insurance industry burdened by low-interest rates and daunting reporting requirements. We are empowered by the diversity of our backgrounds, driven by a shared commitment to innovate, and inspired by a common mission: to serve our clients to protect the health and financial well-being of people everywhere. 

 

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Event organiser

Contact Niki Park for more information.

Niki.Park@actuaries.org.uk

020 7632 2152

Chair

Louise Pryor, President of the IFoA

In the course of a varied career as an actuary, software engineer and academic, Louise was Director, Actuarial Standards at the Financial Reporting Council, where she led the development of the Technical Actuarial Standards. She has practised as an independent consultant in the areas of software risk and sustainability and has worked on financial modelling for social security and pensions reform in a number of emerging economies.

Louise is Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership and a non-executive director at the Ecology Building Society.

She became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1987 and a Fellow of IEMA in 2019. She has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University.

Speakers

Jane Davidson, Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Jane Davidson is the author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country and passionate about living lightly. She is Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. From 2000 - 2011, she was Cabinet Minister for Education, then Environment and Sustainability in Wales where she proposed legislation to make sustainability the central organising principle of government: the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act came into law in 2015. She is a RSA Fellow and guest faculty on the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership programme at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

Kudzai Chigiji, Founder - Africans Thinking

Kudzai Chigiji is a Fellow of the IFoA, and a Fellow of the ASSA. Additionally, she has a Masters in Development Finance from the UCT Graduate School of Business and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Balliol College.

Her experience spans life insurance, management consulting, healthcare consulting, impact investing, social security development, data analytics and banking.

Kudzai has served on several boards within South Africa and the United Kingdom within the actuarial profession. She is the Chair of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and leads the team developing the Banking Fellowship subjects to be released in 2022.

After having worked on market leading digital banking products, she decided to take her actuarial skills into technology and impact investments on the African continent.

Alice Bordini-Staden, Intergenerational Foundation

Alice Bordini Staden has 23 years’ experience in investment management and stewardship. She held several CIO and PM roles of innovative multi-strategy, multi-manager portfolios, investing in over 500 funds before focusing entirely on ESG investing, climate finance and policy.

Alice is an Investment Committee Member at the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity, leading its investor stewardship activities. Alice is also an Advisory Panel Member of the Financial Reporting Council, the UK regulator for audit, reporting and governance, also setting the UK’s Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes.

She is an advisor in shareholder engagement for the non-profit environmental law organisation ClientEarth, consulting on climate-related corporate legal strategies in Europe and Asia, and an Advisory Council Member for the All-Party Parliamentary Group in Sustainable Finance at the House of Commons, UK Parliament.