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Nick Silver is co-founder of the Climate Bonds Initiative and its Chief Actuary.
He is a research fellow of the Carbon Disclosure Project, a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and a Chairman of the Resource and Environment Group of the UK Actuarial Profession.
Nick is also a senior honorary visiting fellow at Cass Business School and a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is part of the London Climate Change Partnership and the Climate Change Working Party at Lloyd’s.
Nick has advised the UK’s Environment Department (DEFRA) and Development Department (DFID), the German Development Department (GTZ) and Africa Partnership Forum on risk transfer solutions for adaptation in developing countries, has presented at the launch of the Carbon Investment Funds at the World Bank and at a number of UNFCCC conferences and G8 Gleneagles dialogue conferences on the subject. Nick drafted an official UNFCCC paper on innovative financial mechanisms for adaptation, which was used in the COP 14 negotiations, a report for the Chartered Insurance Institute on the impact of climate change on the insurance industry and presented two papers at the IARU International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen which are pioneering the use of risk management techniques in setting climate change policy.
Nick has advised a number of developing and transition economy countries on social insurance. He has also written a number of papers and articles on complexity economics and implications for the carbon market, and has been widely quoted in the national media on the financial crisis. Nick has a Masters Degree in Public Financial Policy from the London School of Economics. Previously Nick worked as an actuary at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Punter Southall.