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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Control Risks, 7th February 2023
Friday Reading Edition 140 (10th February 2023)
The scale of the withdrawal of international companies from Russia after the country’s invasion of Ukraine has become a powerful and multifaceted case study in crisis preparedness and response that cuts across geopolitics, regulatory, reputational, and security challenges.
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.
People Management, 6th April 2022
People Management speaks to practitioners on the ground in Ukraine to find out what they and their organisations are doing to keep their people safe and supported.
Oliver Wyman, 15th March 2022
Russian state-sponsored actors have demonstrated the capability and willingness to target public and private infrastructure in neighbouring states and beyond. And countless cyber criminals and other opportunists will seek to exploit the fog of war to launch malicious attacks for their own monetary gain. Governments and companies need to be vigilant in tightening their cybersecurity protocols and heightening defences to counter these threats.
Marsh, 7th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is having ripple effects around the world. In times of turmoil, employers need to address the impact that events can have on their workers, even those far from the center of conflict.
Harvard Business Review, 7th February 2022
Friday Reading Edition 97 (11th March 2022)
[Limited free articles per month for non-subscribers] For the fourth year in a row, business has been named the most trusted institution in America. But trust is fragile and businesses must manage it as carefully as they do their balance sheets.
QBE, 10th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 103 (22nd April 2022)
The pandemic has proven to be a gamechanger for an alternative way of working. Employees across the globe have shown the ‘impossible’ was doable and expectations for hybrid working to stay are high. But what is the best approach and what do companies need to consider?
McKinsey & Co, 7th December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 86 (10th December 2021)
Look at the different stages of a transformation’s life cycle to understand where value is lost and what companies can do to preserve it. According to McKinsey’s analysis, three core actions of a transformation are especially predictive of value capture—and the companies with successful transformations are more likely than the rest to pursue the specific tactics that support them.
House of Lords Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning, 3rd December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 85 (3rd December 2021)
The UK must be better at anticipating, preparing for and responding to a range of challenging risk scenarios, including those which it has never experienced before. The report emphasises that the Government’s current strategy of centralised and opaque risk assessment and risk management, which fails to make adequate preparations, has left the UK vulnerable.
Financial Reporting Council (FRC), 1st December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 92 (4th February 2022)
Released in December 2021, in collaboration with Airmic – The key findings of this report recognise that positive culture should be attained through honest conversations and by building trust, which will support companies in achieving success over time.