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Sustainability

Although we are increasingly enduring the disastrous effects of rapid technological and societal developments, such as recent severe weather events around the globe, the consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss are poorly understood by both the general public and policymakers around the world. Insufficient understanding of these risks and short-term thinking may result in putting current and future generations at further risk, with potential dire consequences.

With rapid changes from technological advancement, demographic shifts, and a resource-demanding standard of living in the developed world, we face a number of unprecedented global risks with the potential of severely affecting billions of people. Actuaries can draw upon their risk-management expertise to identify the potential range of environmental risks, both short and long-term, and the subsequent means for mitigating or adapting to them.

Louise Pryor -  IFoA President ElectClimate related risk may be the defining risk of our times. Actuaries have an important role in assisting others to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. These include not only the long-term catastrophic risk to the world, but also the costs and risks to companies of transitioning to a low carbon environment which, even now, are impacting company results and are becoming subject to disclosure requirements.

Louise Pryor -  IFoA President Elect 
 

Sustainability Policy Papers 

Climate Change Consultations

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  • Spaces available

    We’ve all heard about the gender pay gap. Sadly, the gap doesn’t just exist with base pay.

    Research carried out by Legal & General in 2021 across the four million members in our Defined Contribution (DC) pensions, found that there’s a gender pension gap too, continuing the divide between men and women.

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    As current global events continue to demonstrate, geopolitical tensions present significant risks to corporates of all sizes. However, these types of risk are often not given the discussion time it needs at the board level or executive committee levels, nor the resources required to anticipate, analyse and mitigate them effectively.

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    At retirement, it has become very popular for those with Defined Contribution (DC) pensions to choose drawdown rather than an annuity, but drawing a sustainable lifetime income in this way is an impossible challenge for most people. We consider a Decumulation Pathway for the typical consumer, where a small part of the DC fund is set aside for any flexible access and legacy requirements. The bulk is then used to provide a lifetime income, utilising the pooling or insuring of longevity risk.

  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

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    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

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    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Liverpool St, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
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    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.