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Cultural attitudes to climate: Shocks ahead?

By Peter Kingsley and Ian Kearns of The Oracle Partnership

About the Authors

Peter Kingsley, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Oracle Partnership, chairs PJR, a specialist foresight and strategic advisory firm. He has provided foresight and thought leadership to major financial institutions, corporate boards and wealth managers for more than 20 years. Earlier in his career, he held senior strategic positions at Reuters and Dow Jones, amongst other things designing information and editorial services. He was a partner at Stanford Research Institute’s futures think tank. His more recent work has included advising the leadership teams of international banks; the senior partner of a major hedge fund; the leadership team of one of Lloyd’s largest insurance underwriters; one of the world’s leading software companies; a regulator; one of the world’s largest water engineering firms; and several utility firms. He originated, designed and led the Coutts ‘Futurescope’ foresight and thought leadership programme.

Ian Kearns has 25 years’ experience working in the public, private and NGO sectors, the last 13 of them in leadership positions. He is a former Acting Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Britain’s leading policy think tank, and launched the IPPR All Party Commission on National Security. In 2011, he co-founded the European Leadership Network (ELN), a political, military and diplomatic network of former Prime Ministers, Foreign and Defence Ministers, diplomats and senior military figures across greater Europe. Ian served as the organisation’s first Director, establishing ELN as a well-respected feature of the policy landscape on foreign policy and security issues. He serves on the Executive Board of Directors. He has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Newsweek and The New Statesman and he has been a commentator on the BBC and international media. His recent book, 'Collapse: Europe After the European Union' was published by Biteback in April 2018.

About the Insurance Futures essays

Insurance Futures is a collection of essays exploring the insurance risk landscape to 2035. Milliman commissioned The Oracle Partnership to produce this series as a contribution to wider thinking about the big picture trends shaping the insurance and risk landscapes of the future.

The analysis and views expressed in the essays are those of The Oracle Partnership staff and associates and do not represent the views of Milliman or any other organization or sponsor.


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Global trends and issues reshaping the insurance landscape to 2035

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