Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues are increasingly acknowledged as important investment considerations. Reporting to the Resource and Environment (R and E) Board and the Finance and Investment (F and I) Board, the ESG Investment Working Party works to co-ordinate and expand the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA’s) ESG-related investment activities and advance actuarial capacity in this field.

Key objectives:

  • Assess the current state of ESG Investment knowledge and expertise among actuaries and identify what additional CPD activities would be desirable (if any)
  • Facilitate CPD opportunities (e.g. events, online learning, reading material) to address any ESG Investment knowledge gaps identified
  • Identify and support opportunities for actuaries to inform the debate on ESG Investment topics
  • Establish a pool of volunteers that can assist with ESG-related tasks, e.g. preparing consultation responses and policy briefings
  • Identify opportunities for actuarial involvement in external ESG initiatives and match these with volunteers
  • Identify possible research topics relating to inclusion of ESG in investment processes, in light of member needs, the IFoA’s public policy priorities and research being carried out elsewhere
  • Initiate IFoA working parties to address ESG Investment research needs that have an actuarial slant and so are better suited to IFoA research than external collaboration
  • Maintain a dialogue with the R&E and F&I Boards to ensure the working party’s activities are aligned with the Boards’ broader objectives
  • Liaise with others as appropriate, both within and outside the IFoA, on areas of mutual interest to increase effectiveness and avoid duplication of effort

Download the ESG Working Party Terms of Reference.



Chair Claire Jones
Membership 10
Established 2017

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