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Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Network Supporter

The IFoA became a network supporter of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in Autumn 2017. This reflects our belief that incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into investment processes will help to create an economically efficient, sustainable global financial system that will benefit the environment and society as a whole.

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 

We will:

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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    A panel discussion with investment representatives discussing the impact of investment on climate change and vice versa.

    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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    Climate change is one of the greatest risks facing our world today. Addressing it will require multi-faceted solutions. Through this panel session, we will explore the different levers that can be used to meet net-zero targets including climate science and data, government engagement, and mobilising green finance.

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    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 inter-generous fairness is being considered in climate policies, the lessons from those countries who are leading the way on fairness and justice in climate interventions, and more.

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

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    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

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    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.