The recent extreme weather in the US has caused devastation on a massive scale. Because of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma, people in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean have seen their lives and livelihoods washed away in an instant.
Disruptive technology has become something of a catchphrase in contemporary conversation. Most believe that Harvard Business School professor Clayton M Christensen coined the term in 1997, and it refers to groundbreaking technology that displaces established methods, shaking up and sometimes creating completely new industries.
This year’s Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA) Phiatus award, which recognises significant charitable efforts, has gone to Nick Silver, also a liveryman, for his efforts in co-founding, along with Sean Kidney, the Climate Bonds Initiative.