The Principles for Responsible Investment is a United Nations-supported network of financial organisations dedicated to promoting responsible investment. It supports its members in identifying and incorporating ESG factors in their investment activity. By considering these factors, the PRI aims to create an economically efficient and sustainable global financial system for the long-term.
The PRI has established Six Principles for Responsible Investment as opportunities for incorporating ESG issues into investment activity. These principles help signatories apply good governance and accountability to work practices as well as identify obstacles and opportunities within market practices, structures, and regulation for a sustainable financial system.
The PRI's six principles
1. Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
2. Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
3. Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
4. Promote acceptance and implementation of the principles within the investment industry.
5. Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the principles.
6. Each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the principles.
Why is the IFoA involved?
As a royally chartered institution, it is incumbent upon the IFoA to act in the public interest. As such, the IFoA has signed up to be a Network Supporter of the PRI. By doing so, the IFoA has publicly expressed support for the PRI and committed to raising awareness of responsible investment and the PRI amongst both its members and the public.
Actuaries possess expertise in identifying and managing long-term risk, and they have a significant role to play in incorporating ESG factors into the investment activities of their employers and clients. If investors do not take into account ESG factors, this could result in detrimental long-term effects on the economy, society, and environment.
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Delivered by the IFRS 17 Contractual Service Margin working party.
The Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) qualification has rapidly established itself as adding real value, to insurers and consultancies, and to the clients of consultancies, around the World. CAAs work alongside actuaries and actuarial students, as well as other financial services professionals, in an increasingly broad range of roles and fields.
This session is a repeat of the one earlier today at 09:30
Many individuals and institutions have a long-term focus, and invest funds for the benefit of future generations. Their strategy should reflect their long horizon. University endowments are one of the oldest classes of institutional investor, and I will present the first study of the management of these endowments over the very long term.
This year's GIRO has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the general insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's GI Online Learning Resource area.
This year's Life Conference has been re-designed as a virtual conference to offer members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the life insurance field via online webinars. All sessions will be recorded and made available to purchase and re-watch post-event on the IFoA's website.
This webinar will provide an update on the emerging thinking around future regulation of DB schemes:
The webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities schemes face in evaluating end game options, choosing a target state and understanding the impact this strategic decision could have on member outcomes long after the “end state” is reached. Adolfo, Kevin and Rhian bring over 60 years of experience in the industry and a variety of perspectives as scheme actuary, covenant adviser, trustee, de-risking adviser and insurer.
Cash-flow driven investing is a game-changer for DB pension funds navigating their end-game. Suitable for sponsors who want to reduce risks on their balance sheets. And for trustees, it shifts the focus to providing greater certainty of returns, managing funding level volatility and ensuring they have enough income to pay cash-flow requirements.
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