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Disbanded Resource and Environment Member Interest Group

Research resources arising from the activities of the former Resource and Environment Member Interest Group (MIG)

Literature reviews and research papers

The Effects of 'Limits to Growth' on Financial Markets and Consequential Impacts on Actuarial Advice

The following paper relates to research commissioned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and presented in 2013.

Environmental Change: Opportunities for Actuaries

The following presentations are from a networking event held on 28 November 2012:

Presentations from actuarial conferences


Date Content

May 2013

With the recent news that atmospheric CO2 has reached 400 ppm, this issue reviews a recent report from the Climate Change Committee on UK emissions and returns to the subject of ‘unburnable carbon’. Both could have major economic consequences, to say the least.

January 2013

This issue focuses on energy: what it costs to get, how the world’s resources are changing and what happens if we did use all those (fossil fuel) reserves.

September 2012

This issue reviews various initiatives to improve on GDP growth as a measure of ‘progress’, and suggests potential implications for actuaries. We also focus on infrastructure investment.

May 2012 

This issue contains reports on a wide range of issues including nuclear power, the potential role of insurance in adapting to climate change, and sustainability.

February 2012

This issue contains reports on some Environmental initiatives in which REG members are involved, and which have been publically supported by Government.

November 2011

This issue contains reports on two successful events held this Autumn and the exciting projects planned for the future. However, we need more help, particularly from experienced actuaries in all practice areas. Please make contact and do what you can, when you can!

August 2011

This issue address the role of litigation in addressing climate change after the US Supreme Court ruled on a case (American Electric Power v. Connecticut) involving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy providers.

June 2011

This issue looks at climate science and sensitivity. As actuaries, we do not need to understand climate science in order to carry out a work, but we do need to understand its implications, and have an appreciation of the uncertainties.

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  • 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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    In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.

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    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

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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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    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
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    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

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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.