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Special Issue of AAS: 'Managing Climate-related Risks’

The growing global recognition of the importance of climate-related risks (transition and physical) has triggered a significant demand for research on the interface between climate and actuarial sciences, for example on the impact of risks from climate change on insurance markets and their operations. Furthermore, the systemic nature of climate-related risks underpins actuaries’ need to engage and work with diverse groups of stakeholders, including clients, communities, governments, regulators, boards, and investors.

Contributions are invited for a special issue of AAS to feature research on ‘Managing Climate-related Risks’. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • impact of climate change on insurance pricing, underwriting, risk management and capital setting;
  • relationship between climate risk and actuarial variables such as mortality and claim frequency;
  • investment risks, investment decisions, and portfolio (including pension) management;
  • Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in insurance and pensions;
  • sustainability and resilience;
  • weather- and climate-related risk transfer products, such as weather derivatives and index-based weather insurance.

This special issue aims to capture leading interdisciplinary thinking, with clear relevance to actuarial problems in pensions and insurance.

The Guest Editors of this special issue are:

  • Mathieu Boudreault (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
  • Iain Clacher (University of Leeds, and UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, United Kingdom)
  • Rui Zhou (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Papers intended for the special issue may be submitted from 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022. Upon submission via ScholarOne, please indicate that your manuscript is intended for this special issue by selecting ‘Climate-related Risks’ from the dropdown menu in the Special Issue section.

The special issue will appear in 2023, but all papers accepted for publication will be published as FirstView articles when produced.

Questions regarding the scope of the special issue can be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Andreas Tsanakas, at tsanakasaas@gmail.com. For further information on submission requirements please see the AAS information pages, or contact journals@actuaries.org.uk