Campaigners doorstep Lloyd’s for insuring coal and tar sand Climate change campaigners yesterday protested at the headquarters of Lloyd’s for insuring coal and tar sands operations around the world. Insure Our Future, a global network of non-government organisations and social activists, claims Lloyd’s has become the “insurer of last resort” for fossil fuel projects, including the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine in Australia, the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline in Canada and reinsuring Polish coal mines. The campaigners argue 19 global insurers have restricted insurance and investments
Research carried out by the University of East Anglia as part of the IFoA Actuarial Research Centre’s (ARC) Big Health and Actuarial Data Research Programme has led to an app that could help illustrate the effects of various medical and lifestyle factors on life expectancy.
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The insurance sub-market for the gig economy is expected to fall in the short-term and face more serious consequences in the future if companies follow Just Eat’s decision to classify staff as full-time employees.