The Sustainability Research & CPD Committee has oversight of all the working parties listed below and encourages them to undertake research that can be shared with Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) members via sessional papers, articles in The Actuary or the British Actuarial Journal (BAJ), and presentations at conferences and workshops.
The Committee currently has the following research working parties exploring the following topics:
- Climate Change
- Energy in the Economy
- Practical Guide to Climate Change for GI Practitioners
- Practical Guide to Climate Change for Investment Actuaries
- Practical Guide to Climate Change for Life Actuaries
The committee also has links to several working parties led by other practice areas.
Members interested in volunteering for a research working party should check Volunteer vacancies for current and new working parties.
The Sustainability R & CPD collaborates with external researchers studying relevant topics. For example:
- Sustainable Finance Programme – the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is seeking to understand how finance and investment intersects with the environment and sustainability, with particular emphasis on “stranded assets”. The IFoA is represented on the Programme’s Global Advisory Council by Mike Clark
- Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity – the IFoA is a non-academic partner in this multi-disciplinary research centre, based at the University of Surrey.
The IFoA is also actively involved in commissioning strategic and external research relating to Sustainability.
Information on research undertaken by universities and other external agencies which receive funding and/or support from the IFoA, as well as the IFoA’s strategy for involvement, the process for calls for research, current research initiatives and funding, can be found in Research and Knowledge.
- 9 November 2017
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