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- Risk Management Actuarial CRO Group - Deputy Chair
- Risk Management - GDPR Working Party - members
- Risk Management - Wider Fields Group - members
- Risk Management in a Digital World Working Party - members
The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) aims to help business measure progress against the United Nations’ (UN)’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by developing free, publically available benchmarks which will rank companies on their contributions to achieving the SDGs.
One of the key concerns with climate change, is the risk of non-linear irreversible climate tipping points, which could lead onto more significant climate change.
This paper explores at what temperature these tipping points may occur, concluding that a 2°C temperature rise may well break the upper safe limit.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have launched a paper which considers the various potential drivers of an Inevitable Policy Response (IPR).
This paper further considers when the IPR could occur, what policy and technology pathways it might take, and how these pathways would affect the macroeconomy and risk-returns of financial assets.
The PRI states that an IPR is possible at almost any time in the near to medium term.
Jesper Pan, Deputy Director of the Insurance Department at Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) spoke about Sustainable Insurance at a CPD event in Singapore.
He spoke about the impact of climate-related risk in Singapore and of natural catastrophes in South-East Asia. He also shared MAS’ action plan in relation to physical, transition and liability risk and the role of actuaries.
ClientEarth has referred four UK companies (EasyJet, Balfour Beatty, EnQuest and Bodycote) to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over failures to adequately address climate change trends and risks in their annual reports.
The Third Party Working Party has extended its scope for 2018 to include analysis and insight into own damage claims.
New exciting volunteering opportunities are now open for General Insurance (GI) actuaries. Three brand new IFoA GI subcommittees are looking for enthusiastic members to foster research, shape conferences and mould education relevant for the coming challenges. This Autumn they will replace the General Insurance Education and CPD (GI ECPD) and General Insurance (GIRO) committees.
In this blog, Chloe Hung, Amazon best-selling author, talks about the evolving industries which actuaries are now working in.
Historically, the actuarial profession was made up of a relatively small community of actuaries who worked mainly within the insurance field. Over the years though, more and more actuaries have been venturing into other fields such as data science, investments, banking, finance and so forth.
The Health and Care Lifelong Learning Sub-committee is seeking to recruit up to two members. The Sub-committee are seeking to balance their membership and therefore wish to recruit one member with a PMI background and one member who works for a direct insurer.
Other actuary news
Added: Tue, 30/10/2018 - 15:30Asset managers have been told to prepare for massive change and disruption amid growing technological, environmental, demographic and social pressures.
Added: Mon, 29/10/2018 - 17:46Philip Hammond has announced that social care will receive an additional £650m in funding over the next financial year in his autumn budget today.