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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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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?
Airmic, 15th November 2017
Friday Reading Edition 76 (24th September 2021)
Produced in partnership with Aon Risk Solutions and Ventiv Technology – technological advances and the lowering cost of computing makes data available to businesses like never before. Successful businesses are using this data to review business models and drive transformation.
McLarens, 15th November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 75 (17th September 2021)
[Free to read upon providing contact details] This recorded webinar covers the issues of food production and government subsidies to feed the nation, climate change and carbon neutral targets shaping agriculture, and technology developments changing production processes.
McKinsey & Co, 15th July 2021
Friday Reading Edition 69 (6th August 2021)
After consulting with top business leaders and legal, public-policy, and risk professionals at Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries, this article suggests that company leaders can use a five-pronged approach to managing geopolitical risk.
Friday Reading Edition 69 (6th August 2021)
Companies with greater gender diversity in leadership roles and promotions, and with more women in highly compensated and revenue-producing jobs, generate a more positive experience for all employees throughout their organisations.
Airmic, 25th March 2021
Friday Reading Edition 68 (30th July 2021)
Published earlier this year in March – Airmic held a roundtable as part of its Leadership Group series on in partnership with Allianz, and supported by Herbert Smith Freehills, to evaluate what businesses need to address and be aware of with regard to environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues. This paper captures the discussions at that roundtable.
McKinsey & Co, 17th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 67 (16th July 2021)
Given the profound uncertainties and their varying impact across business lines, insurers must commit strongly to risk-oriented, structured decision-making approaches. It is time for chief risk officers (CROs) to step up to this challenge. With their help, the industry can reinvent itself to stay relevant to customers and attractive to investors.
Project Management Institute, 23rd October 2012
Many people have been trying to understand the nature of hard-to-detect risks or uncertainties. After Donald Rumsfeld inadvertently coined “unknown unknowns”, people started using quadrants of knowledge (i.e., known known, known unknown, unknown known, and unknown unknown) to understand and explain the nature of risk. But this study reveals that many of them were not truly unidentifiable. This study develops and suggests a model to characterise risks, especially unidentified ones.
WTW, 5th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 62 (11th June 2021)
In this newsletter, you will find a selection of topics showing the variety of thought leadership and upcoming events from the Geopolitical Risk Team at Willis Towers Watson.
Ventiv, 5th May 2021
Risk managers deal with varying degrees of risk on a daily basis, but few could have predicted the scale and severity of the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst many have adjusted to a new style of ‘business as usual’, the impact of the virus on their own resources, business results, supply chain, and local economy has been massive.