Nick Silver

Visiting Fellow

Nick joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in December 2010. There are many areas of overlap with how his work interacts with the Institute. 

Nick is also Director of Callund Consulting Limited|, where he provides public policy advice on social security, pensions and consultancy services to corporate clients in all continents, in respect of non-state employee benefits. He also develops innovative tools to manage risk and finance climate change.


From 1998-2005, Nick was Director of Silver Actuarial Services. Prior to this, he was Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the actuarial Department, and worked as an Actuary from 1991 to 1997.

He has also held titles of Senior Honorary Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, Research Fellow at Carbon Disclosure Project, and was Founder and Director of Climate Bonds Initiative.

Nick received an MSc in Public Financial Policy (Merit) in 2004 from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also has a BSc Hon in Mathematics from Bristol University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Research programmes

Research interests

  • Climate change risk management;
  • Climate finance, especially institutional investors and the use of public financial mechanisms;
  • Financial risk management tools and adaptation to climate change;
  • Adaptation finance;
  • The political process of climate change;
  • Economics of climate change;
  • Weather index insurance;
  • Impact of climate change on insurance, institutional investment and the finance sector;
  • Resource scarcity and institutional investment;
  • Development of actuarial risk assessment tools for climate change and other long-term risks.

Contact details





Photograph of Nick Silver