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Credit rating agencies in managing climate risk

Rating agencies play an important role in providing insights into the financial risk of organisations around the world. Their ratings can have an impact on the cost of capital associated with the equity and debt issuances of our financial services sector. In late-2021, representatives from S&P Global were invited to present to the Actuaries Institute’s Climate Risk Working Group to advise how S&P look at climate risk in credit ratings, and how S&P validate climate change scenario analysis and TCFD reporting.

by Hoa (Kim) Nguyen

Posted 17 January 2022

Career

Thinking outside the box (ticking)

As professionals, we are regularly required to ‘sign off’ on something. This may be in the context of our role in an organisation, or it may be in an individual capacity. In either situation, we can all appreciate the temptation to view the sign off as routine and fail to apply much thought to the process. As we start to navigate our way into the new year, this may be a good time to reflect on the risks associated with this mentality and commit to an elevated mindset in 2022.

by Martin Mulcare and Saffron Sweeney

Posted 19 January 2022

Events

UNSW Girls in Business Camp develops next generation of female actuaries

The Girls in Business (GiB) Camp is a new initiative developed to raise the female student profile in some shortfall areas in the UNSW Business School, including Actuarial Studies. This camp is for female students in Years 10-12, and has been successfully held since 2019. We plan to host a hybrid GiB Camp in 2022, with in-person and online sessions to promote accessibility.

by Seda Cokcetin and Jae Kyung Woo

Posted 18 January 2022

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