Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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KPMG, 3rd May 2022
“Value chain emissions” – or Scope 3 emissions – can often constitute more than half of a company’s total carbon footprint. Yet the immense complexity of today’s supply chains makes decarbonization a major headache.
Control Risks, 28th April 2022
A key challenge in any ESG or sustainability practice is ensuring that corporate and on-the-ground teams are aligned, operating towards a common vision. This challenge can be particularly complex in the application of responsible practices to security structures and arrangements. However, it is possible to overcome, and doing so successfully will be a key achievement for security teams.
Airmic, 26th April 2022
This Airmic's podcast will be featuring prominent thought leaders on the topic of ESG within the risk and insurance community. In our first episode, Richard is joined by Sean McGovern, CEO for the UK and Lloyd’s at AXA XL. Sean has shown himself to be particularly passionate about the ESG topic and the role insurers will have to play in supporting the transition of clients. Sean goes on to discuss how AXA XL are integrating ESG thinking into its own operational and underwriting strategies.
McKinsey Global Institute, 20th April 2022
The former British politician who led the United Kingdom’s winning bid to host COP26 is now focused on coordinating an effective business contribution to the net-zero transition. She sees momentum building. “CEOs left COP saying, ‘We get it. Net zero is the thing we have to do.’”
Howden, 21st October 2021
Released in the lead-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, this report analyses a wide range of topics from the science of climate change, increased loss frequency and severity, the power of insurance in incentivising ‘better’ behaviours through an ESG lens – alongside the opportunities presented by the transition to net-zero and the innovative use of insurance capital in the disaster relief space.
Marsh, 5th October 2021
This podcast addresses the challenges risk managers may face when it comes to tackling Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG). Dr Bev Adams, Head of Catastrophe Resilience at Marsh provides advice and practical examples for risk managers when it comes to establishing ESG credentials.
Harvard Business Review, 31st August 2021
The arguments for advancing diversity and inclusion are now well-established. The question now is how companies can implement new guidelines on diversity, so that they go beyond the superficial requirements and achieve meaningful culture change.