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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


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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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    Over recent months there has been a sharp rise in M&A activity involving British businesses, with interest from overseas, domestic buyers and Private Equity investors.  

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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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    Part of the 'Finance in the Public Interest 2022' webinar series. If it was ever okay to consider your business in isolation from its surroundings, today it most definitely is not. Thinking about business within its surrounding system is now a necessity. The question we seek to discuss is: How should we prescribe the boundaries in which we consider problems to enable us to create better products and more resilient companies and systems?

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    What will happen to DC pension savers who see life annuities as poor VFM but still want an income for life?  Pooled annuity funds could offer them a decent lifetime income while reducing significantly the complex choices and risk inherent in income drawdown.  They could be the next generation of CDC pension schemes, slotting into the existing DC framework as a post-retirement option.