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Thursday 19 March 2020 09:00 - 10:00

The IFoA and its Social Impact Investment Working Party are delivering a webinar to introduce social impact investing and explore the role of actuaries in this growing field. The presenters will use their international experience of this significant and growing market to:

  • clarify often confusing terminology
  • describe key trends 
  • explore the ways in which actuaries can contribute in this field.


Kudzai Chigiji is an actuary and a member of the IFoA’s Social Impact Investment Working Party. She is also a member of the IFoA Finance and Investment Board. She has worked as a consultant actuary in healthcare and in banking, and chairs the Banking Committee of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, where she is based.


Kurt Morriesen is the Head of Sustainability in Europe for the UN Development Programme. His experience spans many countries across Latin and North America, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, working for multilateral development institutions, international organisations, and companies specialized in sustainable investments. He has a particular interest in integrating social, environmental and governance (ESG) factors in projects and investments while keeping a commercial focus.

Shilpi Nanda is an actuary who led an innovation project with the public sector social health insurance scheme in Ghana. The project was facilitated by the ILO and funded by the French Development Agency AFD. Since joining a UK life insurer in 2019 she has continued to be involved in the microinsurance space.

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  • What is the difference between traditional and impact investing?
  • Terminology (e.g. what people tend to mean by ‘social impact’ and by ‘impact investing’ are not the same)
  • The investment landscape – this is a significant market and capital is available for it to grow further
  • Relevance to the actuarial skillset:
  • Quantitative aspects like impact measurement and standardisation
  • Wider areas of management, e.g. product development, understanding customer needs, sustainable growth (with reference to Shilpi’s experience  with a UN/ILO microinsurance project in Ghana)






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