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, 1st June 2021
Friday Reading Edition 73 (3rd September 2021)
This report sets out what lessons we can learn from the UK's success in decarbonising the power sector to guide how we rapidly reduce emissions in the power sectors across the globe.
McKinsey & Co, 20th May 2021
[podcast & transcript] The COVID-19 pandemic decimated airlines in 2020, yet there are reasons for optimism as the industry looks to recovery.
Marsh, 1st May 2021
Friday Reading Edition 83 (19th November 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic offers valuable lessons on risk and resilience. The pandemic revealed fault lines within many organisations, and degrees of systemic risk that few organisations previously considered. A lack of business continuity planning, the breakdown of supply chains, and overall stresses on business operations have brought to the forefront the need to reimagine approaches to managing enterprise risk.
Lockton, 25th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
Andrew Simpson focuses on the importance of a creating a healthy workplace environment and protecting the mental health of employees now more than ever. Find out how mental health strategy is a collective team effort in order to breakdown stigmas and create a more open and understanding workplace where staff feel comfortable to share their challenges and overcome difficult times. This article outlines ways in which organisations can tackle mental health challenges ahead.
Airmic, 21st April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 55 (23rd April 2021)
[For Airmic members only] Modern slavery is illegal under the UK Modern Slavery Act. Aside from the fact that it is the ethical thing to do, society also increasingly expects businesses to respect human rights throughout their supply chains. By working collaboratively, businesses, government and civil society can reduce the incidence of modern slavery and disrupt the global operations of human traffickers.
Control Risks, 16th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 63 (18th June 2021)
Although hydrogen has been touted as a potential alternative to fossil fuels for almost half a century, it has only recently started to attract more concerted attention as governments rapidly seek to ramp up their decarbonisation efforts.
Airmic, 12th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 54 (16th April 2021)
[For Airmic members only] Biodiversity is intertwined with natural catastrophe risk as degraded coastal habitats offer lower protection against extreme events like storm surges, which will only become more intense and frequent with climate change. The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is the world’s leading risk screening tool for biodiversity. This session discusses the use of the tool in the context of insurance to help manage risk, identify opportunities and encourage good practice. [Webinar recording]
Mindfulness Video
Marsh, 12th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 51 (26th March 2021)
Presented by Lorna Feeney, Head of Mental Health Risk, Marsh Risk Consultancy, this short video on mindfulness guides you on the practice of purposely bringing one's attention in the present moment without judgment, a skill one develops through meditation or other training.
Zurich, 6th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 118 (12th August 2022)
There is concern that droughts could cause some of the world’s most important rivers to become unnavigable leading to the loss of vital inland shipping routes. Should we be worried and how should we respond?
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 1st April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 54 (16th April 2021)
The new Species Threat Abatement and Restoration (STAR) metric estimates the potential contributions of specific actions in specific places towards international biodiversity targets. It can help companies, the finance industry, governments and civil society better plan projects that would bring benefits for threatened species, assess biodiversity risk, and align contributions to achieve global targets.