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Like it or not, actuaries are in the eye of the sustainability storm. The fundamental question is whether we respond appropriately.

Oliver Bettis, Chairman of the IFoA’s Economics Members Interest Group and Nick Silver, author of “Finance , Sustainability and the Future” join forces to write passionately on sustainability, now that ESG is becoming central to investment practices. The authors analyse what sustainability means for actuaries given our roles and responsibilities for capital allocation, and describe how our financial theory and systems need to change to respond to the current inflexion point, driven not just by climate change but also societal inequality, rise of populism, big tech dominance etc.

We are capable of making a difference! But what is the right response by individual actuaries and the Profession?