Literature reviews and research papers
- The Impact of Climate Change on Non-Life Insurance: General Insurance Working Party Paper 2007
- Climate Change and Resource Depletion: First Literature Review 2010
- Climate Change and Resource Depletion - The Challenge for Actuaries: Second literature review 2011.
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.
- Resource Constraints: Sharing a Finite World. Implications of Limits to Growth for the Actuarial Profession.
Environmental Change: Opportunities for Actuaries
The following presentations are from a networking event held on 28 November 2012:
- ERM, Resources and Environment. Some (Hopefully) Interesting Ideas
- Financing of ‘New Nuclear’ Decommissioning: The Role of Actuaries
- Managing Liabilities of Carbon Capture and Storage
- Keeping the lights on
Presentations from actuarial conferences
- Resource and Environmental Limits to Economic Growth
Oliver Bettis and Claire Jones, Risk and Investment Conference, June 2012
- Limits to Growth
Oliver Bettis, General Insurance (GIRO) Conference, October 2011
- Climate Change and Resource Depletion: What Will Be the Impact for Actuaries?
Simon Brimblecombe, Pensions Conference, June 2010
- The Insurability of the Impacts of Climate Change
Nick Silver and Andrew Dlugolecki, General Insurance (GIRO) Convention, October 2009.
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.
|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.|
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.
|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.|
This issue contains reports on some Environmental initiatives in which REG members are involved, and which have been publically supported by Government.
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!
|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.|
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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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 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.
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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