Net-Zero Targets

In this edition of the Climate Change Blog, Evelyn Yong and Alex Keywood explore what Australian insurers, reinsurers, and banks are doing to align to the goal of achieving net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by the second half of the 21st Century, and what it means to have an investment portfolio aligned to a net-zero target.

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Top 10 podcasts for 2020

The Actuaries Institute's podcast channel was not exempt from the grasp of COVID-19 in 2020. After recording the first two episodes of the year in the usual surrounds of Institute HQ, the team pivoted to the uncharted, yet exciting, foray of remote recording. Members and subject matter experts were able to record podcasts from across Australia and around the world via Microsoft Teams. Here are the top 10 podcasts for 2020.


The Rise of the Gig Economy and its Impact on the Australian Workforce

The outsized growth of the gig economy in recent years has generated strong debate in politics and the general community around the issues of workplace protections, employment rights and financial security of gig economy workers. Now, an in-depth analysis of consumer spending data has revealed new insights into the impact of the gig economy, as discussed in the latest Actuaries Institute Green Paper, 'The Rise of the Gig Economy and its Impact on the Australian Workforce'.

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