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FULLY BOOKED: IFoA Climate Risk and Sustainability Course Oct 22 - FUNDED PLACES

All places have now been filled for this part-funded course.


Members Only Event:  Access to the course is currently restricted to those SAI members who are also IFoA members i.e. those who hold dual membership

With the agreement of the Institute and Faculty of Actuary (IFoA), the Society has secured 10 places on their Climate Risk and Sustainability Course commencing 12 October 22 for 8 weeks. These places will be part-funded (~50%) by Sustainable Finance Skillnet. In order to avail of one of these places, members must first register with ourselves and pay their contribution of €330 towards the course fees. The Society will then provide details of the confirmed attendees to both Sustainable Finance Skillnet and IFoA who will manage the booking from there. This process has been agreed with both Sustainable Finance Skillnet and IFoA so please do not register directly with the IFoA as you will be unable to avail of the funding unless booked through ourselves.

Closing date for bookings: 22nd August 2022

Cost: €330 to be paid by member; Sustainable Finance Skillnet meeting the balance of the costs (~50%)

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your participation in the Climate Risk and Sustainability Course 3 weeks or more before the course start date, you will be entitled to a refund of the fee paid subject to a deduction of a 20% administrative charge and any applicable bank charges.  Refunds for cancellations less than 3 weeks before the course start date, will be considered by the IFoA on an exceptional basis.

More information about the course is contained in the Climate Risk and Sustainability Course General Information booklet (see attachment below).


Aim of Course

The purpose of this course is to provide members who complete the course with an understanding of:

  • The main concepts of climate risk and sustainability that are relevant to actuaries
  • How those concepts are relevant and what impact they might have on actuaries’ work; and
  • How to apply these concepts in their work

It is not intended that the successful completion of the course would make an actuary a climate risk or sustainability expert.  

The course should be seen as an enabler to stimulate interest and a potential platform for further study.



The course

The course is broken down into nine manageable modules.  Modules 1 – 4 and 6 – 8 are self-study modules, whilst Modules 5 and 9 are half-day online seminars that have to be attended.

  1. Evidence of Man-made Climate Change and its Physical and Transitional Impacts
  2. The UN, NGOs, Other stakeholders and Sustainability
  3. Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Financial Regulation
  4. Economics and Sustainability
  5. Intergenerational Issues
  6. Strategy and Risk Management
  7. Climate Models / Modelling
  8. Reporting and Communication
  9. Closing seminar including group presentation and discussion.

View the full syllabus in attachment below.

Members Only Event
You must be a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland to attend this event.
Cost (members)
Event Type
Reservation for part-funded place on IFoA Climate Risk and Sustainability Course Oct 22 (Max 10 places)
Event format
Virtual event
Sustainable Finance Skillnet in conjunction with the IFoA & SAI
File attachments
Date Attachment Size
21/07/2022 Climate Risk and Sustainability Course General Information Booklet 153.25 KB Download