The British Red Cross, the British Psychological Society and risk adviser, Marsh, have come together to provide expert support to people during and after a crisis. Born out of the tragic events of the Manchester Arena bombing, London Bridge terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the new Psychosocial Reserve Volunteers group will support people affected by emergencies in the UK.
British and Swiss mathematicians and statisticians believe they have found a way of managing the risk of unethical bias in artificial intelligence systems. AI is increasingly being deployed in commercial situations. In insurance, for instance, while there may be legitimate reasons for using AI to set different prices for different people, but it may also be profitable to "game their psychology or willingness to shop around".
CNP Assurances has adopted a definitive plan to exit thermal coal in its investment portfolio by 2030 in the EU and OECD countries, and by 2040 in the rest of the world
BNP Paribas will phase out coal power finance. In declaring a strategy to achieve zero exposure to coal-fired electricity by 2030 in EU and OECD countries, and by 2040 in all other countries, the company will stop financing companies that would add, in any way, new electricity production capacities to their coal-fired power plants, whether through purchasing, the expansion of existing plants or the construction of new ones.