Climate change actuary

I’m an actuary, and I want to do something about climate change. So I’m working on several fronts:

  • How can we stop climate change happening (mitigation)?
  • How can we cope with the climate change that has already happened and will definitely happen in the future (adaptation)?
  • What should actuaries be doing about it?

I’m coming to the end of my term as Chair of the IFoA’s Resource and Environment Board, which does a lot of work supporting actuaries on climate change and other environmental issues. But I’m continuing to be involved, both through the IFoA and through other channels.

I’ve been working with risk and uncertainty for over thirty years. For much of that time I’ve been developing and critiquing models: from little ones (small spreadsheets) to big ones (insurers’ internal models for Solvency II), in the financial world (stock lending) and elsewhere (adaptive scheduling). Recent projects have covered pension scheme employer covenants, pensions and social security reform, and the economic effects of catastrophic events on financial networks, cities and countries.

If you’d like to know more, or would like to discuss how I might be able to help you, please get in touch.