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Actuaries Climate Index down again in latest five-year average

The winter 2020-21 data release of the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), which provides objective measures of specific and aggregate changes in climate extremes and sea level across Canada and the U.S., shows a second consecutive small decline in the index’s five-year moving average and now sits at 1.19 points above the ACI reference period.

Preparing for future pandemics with a risk management framework

Actuarial interest in COVID-19 is being approached from several angles: the impact on longevity and healthcare costs, the effect on insurance and benefit plans, and the economic disruption that could shape long-term investment returns, pricing, and funding. Yet even with all this to consider, there are still other areas that could benefit from the application of actuarial expertise, such as the...

COVID-19 Modelling: The Story Behind the Headline

Despite our ability to adapt and science’s best efforts to keep up, unpredictable variables have made forecasting the pandemic’s future outcomes a challenge. To understand the COVID-19 pandemic in the face of uncertain factors, the CIA put together a Pandemic Modelling Project Team to analyze scenarios for Ontario where key assumptions are varied, and to present outcomes of the pandemic in the...

Actuarial focus on mitigating climate risks and adapting to change

As the Actuaries Climate Index and other climate-related measurements continue to tick upwards, the question is what do we do with these data? Are Canada and the provinces putting enough effort towards adapting our infrastructure to the potential consequences of climate change? How can Canadian actuaries get more involved in climate-related risk management and apply their expertise to the...

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