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Research Emerging Topics

This page contains emerging research topics in risk management in a variety of areas. As new reports and studies on risk management become available, you’ll find them listed below. Most reports are in PDF format.

 

Climate
U.S. Population

Climate

  • In this category of risk management studies and reports, you’ll find research that explores how climate risk may affect the finance and insurance industries.
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  • Environmental Risk Series
    June 2021
    This report series explores various aspects of environmental risk.
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  • Actuarial Weather Extremes
    June 2021

    This report series identifies and examines weather extremes in North America each month. Using data from the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN), the reports identify and summarize unusual or extreme single-day or multi-day weather events. The May 2021 report examines weather extremes for flooding, drought, and severe storms.

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  • Catastrophe & Climate Strategic Research Program Newsletter
    May 2021
    This newsletter features information about the SOA’s upcoming Catastrophe & Climate Strategic Research Program, along with featured research projects, recent news items, authored content recommendations and related research from other organizations.
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  • Determining the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Human Health Outcomes: A Case Study on Heat Related Illness Attribution
    February 2021

    This report is targeted to actuaries that are interested in identifying the adverse human health outcomes resulting from anthropogenic climate change. As the primary focus of actuarial research is to promote human health and minimize the preventable economic burden, this document also provides recommendations to mitigate against excess heat related illness (HRI) due to extreme heat.

 

U.S. Population

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has sponsored a program of research that utilizes U.S. Population Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to produce studies, tools and articles that may be of interest to its members and the public. See the list below for the publications released by the SOA.