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Sustainable Development Goals: workshop guide

Thank you for running a workshop on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Goals) to help us understand how the actuarial profession can contribute to the goals being met.

We have a ’made easy’ guide to running a workshop, though feel free to adapt it so that it works for your audience. Please capture and send us the outputs from your workshop. They will then form part of the evidence base we will use to inform both our internal and external policy and debates. We will also leverage the ideas to further promote the goals among actuaries and the employers of actuarial services.

What you will learn from the guide

This guide will help you:

1. Introduce the workshop.

2. Get an overview of the SDGs

3. Discuss the relevance of actuaries in achieving the goals.

4. Share examples where the work of actuaries is already contributing towards the goals.

5. Consider ways that actuaries and the organisations they work in could increase the actuarial profession’s contribution to the achievement of the goals.

6. Consider what barriers and regulations may be hindering the achievement of the goals.

7. Think about who we need to influence to give the SDGs greater prominence within the actuarial profession and what could we do to influence them.



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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

    Spaces available

    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.