“The zeitgeist has changed. There is a range of choices as to how active actuaries could be in terms of issues ranging from economic security, equality to climate risk.
COVID-19, climate risk and inequalities highlighted by Black Lives Matter are all relevant as they impact sustainability. As actuaries, we cannot take action on everything, but we can take a more active and positive role in the public debate. This speaks to the voice and thought leadership of the profession.
One of the few positive outcomes of COVID-19 is that the ARG could become a model for bringing other strategic and thought leadership issues under the IFoA umbrella for discussion.”
Investments and Pensions Europe (IPE) is the leading information source for Europe’s fund sector.