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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UK in a Changing Europe, 24th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 139 (3rd February 2023)
This reports sets out the state of play on trade, migration, public opinion, as well as the various party positions on the relationship. It also highlights the deadlines and decisions on the horizon in a number of areas, such as financial services, electric vehicles and fisheries.
CBI, 23rd January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 139 (3rd February 2023)
“I’ve never felt Brexit was about the economy. It was about sovereignty.  But now we’ve done it we must explore the potential prizes.” CBI Director General Tony Danker takes a brutally honest look at the political and economic challenges the UK faces.
McKinsey & Co, 16th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
Will the world move to solve its structural problems and make superior short-term choices? Yes or no: that’s the first question on the test.
Control Risks, 4th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
[Please note the video contains some flashing images.] The US-China relationship is the greatest geopolitical risk for businesses in 2023. US-China conflict remains very unlikely in 2023, but competition and confrontation are moving from the trade and technology realms into the military domain.
Allianz, 1st January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
[Free to read upon sharing contact details] Elevated levels of disruption look set to continue in 2023 as dangers from digitalisation, the war in Ukraine, high energy prices and inflation, geopolitical and economic uncertainty, and climate change test already strained business models and supply chains, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.
KPMG, 1st December 2022
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
Rising costs, weaker trade and increased uncertainty have taken their toll on the economy. The UK is estimated to have entered a recession in the third quarter of 2022, which could last until the end of 2023. But while the duration of the current downturn may be relatively long, the drop in activity is expected to be mild by historical comparisons.
World Economic Forum (WEF), 20th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 137 (20th January 2023)
Trade, tech and tackling the climate crisis were just some of the topics under discussion this week in Davos. We've also heard from global leaders on Ukraine, the economy and health. Here's a snapshot of what you might have missed this week at Davos 2023.
World Economic Forum (WEF), 13th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 137 (20th January 2023)
John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk at Zurich Insurance Group, shares his concerns about the lack of political foresight on the climate crisis: “We're living in a world right now where what's scientifically necessary, and what is politically expedient don't match.”
Marsh, 13th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 137 (20th January 2023)
Many of the challenges we faced last year have continued into 2023 and have been exacerbated due to recent geopolitical conflicts. How should businesses plan for 2023 and what are the key global risks organisations should focus on? Watch this conversation on the Global Risks Report with Richard Smith-Bingham, Executive Director, Marsh McLennan and Carolina Klint, Risk Management Leader, Continental Europe, Marsh.
World Economic Forum (WEF), 11th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 137 (20th January 2023)
Recently released – The world faces a set of risks that feel both wholly new and eerily familiar. The Global Risks Report 2023 explores some of the most severe risks we may face over the next decade. As we stand on the edge of a low-growth and low-cooperation era, tougher trade-offs risk eroding climate action, human development and future resilience.