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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Zurich, 13th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 93 (11th February 2022)
Jen Clark, Senior Risk Engineer, and Paul Redington, Regional Major Loss Manager, discuss the rising risks associated with floods and how flooding across the UK is changing.
Airmic,QBE, 13th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
If there is one positive to be had from Covid, it is that Airmic members now consider their organisations to be more agile and adaptable than they were before. This is important as planning and executing in uncertainty is no longer the exception, and operating flexible and adaptable business models is critical to success.
CIIA, 1st October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 82 (12th November 2021)
As well as the need to prepare for the physical impacts of climate change, Boards must help their organisations adapt to the requirements of new national and international laws and regulations that will embed sustainability in products and services.
National Preparedness Commission (NPC), 1st September 2021
Friday Reading Edition 79 (22nd October 2021)
This report commissioned by the NPC and written by Lianna Roast of the Disaster Management Centre at Bournemouth University, looks at how lessons from major incidents can be translated in to real-world change and asks how human psychology can best support our society to ensure lessons from past events are learnt.
Financial Reporting Council (FRC), 1st September 2021
Friday Reading Edition 77 (1st October 2021)
Companies seek to seize and deliver on opportunities that create long-term value that are aligned to their purpose. But every opportunity and every action (or inaction) has an associated risk. Investing is as much about assessing the risk as the related opportunity. This means that all organisations have a story to tell on these topics to investors, regulators and other stakeholders. But is this story clear, is it connected and does it reflect the organisation’s processes?
Marsh, 25th August 2021
Friday Reading Edition 118 (12th August 2022)
Webinar from a year ago, but just as relevant today – With increasing drought conditions combined with low humidity and strong winds, how do households, businesses, and communities build and prioritize resiliency?
McKinsey & Co, 4th August 2021
Friday Reading Edition 85 (3rd December 2021)
Companies are moving to a risk-based cybersecurity stance. The approach recognises that not all assets are created equal, nor can they be equally protected in today’s all-encompassing digital environment. Some assets are extraordinary—of critical importance to a company and its business. The digital business model is, in fact, entirely dependent on trust. If a company’s customer interface is not secure, the risk can become existential. Safeguarding such assets is the heart of an effective strategy to protect against cyberthreats.
McKinsey & Co, 3rd August 2021
Friday Reading Edition 70 (13th August 2021)
As boards move beyond crisis management, survey results suggest that specific risks and organisational issues are increasingly top of mind. More often than their peers, directors on the most adaptable boards cite, as agenda items, issues such as technological trends and topics that are more cultural or organisational in nature, such as corporate social responsibility, and the company’s purpose.
Gallagher, 27th July 2021
Friday Reading Edition 83 (19th November 2021)
A broken link in the supply chain can lead to severe disruption and is a risk only partially protected by insurance. With events of the last two years still presenting challenges for businesses, what more can they do to manage and mitigate supply chain risk?
McKinsey & Co, 19th July 2021
Friday Reading Edition 103 (22nd April 2022)
On the erosion of organisational culture and social cohesion, declining productivity, and the inability to experiment and iterate.