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Should we expect COP 26 to deliver a Paris Agreement 2.0? Can lessons from COVID-19 increase political will?

As global citizens and professionals, actuaries need to give some priority to a climate-sensitive, sustainable future and help enhance collective financial and societal well-being. COP 26 signatories drive political decisions, but the details at implementation level is what will matter for actuaries, so they should be prepared to participate in the formulation of clear, consistent, and...

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...

How actuaries can help manage longevity risk

Longevity risk is the danger that we outlive our retirement savings. This involves the ensuing challenge to maintain the standard of living that we are accustomed to or afford the ever-increasing health care and retirement housing costs. Can actuaries help the public avoid this issue?

How to make the most of the Actuaries Climate Index

Since 2016, the CIA and its partners have released data from the North American Actuaries Climate Index (ACI) every quarter. The most recent release continues the tradition. But what can you do with this data? What does it mean? We caught up with members of the CIA’s Climate Change and Sustainability Committee (CCSC) to learn more about the ACI and help find out how you can make the most of it.

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