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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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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.
Marsh, 1st November 2022
Friday Reading Edition 137 (20th January 2023)
The impact of constrained access to key strategic commodities for G20 members will depend on both their reliance on Russian and Ukrainian imports and sanctions decisions. Turkey and China, for example, which rely substantially on Russia for mineral fuels and have chosen not to impose sanctions, will be able to continue importing from Russia.
Riskonnect, 27th October 2022
Friday Reading Edition 134 (9th December 2022)
[Free to watch upon sharing contact details] Dr Ariane Chapelle suggests various ways to characterise and address emerging risks in organisations, using a structured approach to address complex realities. Based on a methodology tested with central banks and other prominent organisations, she will explain the different ways of identifying and managing three types of emerging risks.
Allianz, 1st October 2022
Friday Reading Edition 129 (4th November 2022)
[Free to download upon sharing contact details] This report highlights some of the main cyber risk trends from an underwriting, risk consulting and claims perspective, such as the growing cost of ransomware attacks – which has been the major loss driver in recent years, the targeting of more smaller‑sized companies by hackers, the increasing frequency and sophistication of business email compromise attacks in the ‘Zoom and deep fake era’.
Marsh, 11th August 2022
Friday Reading Edition 121 (2nd September 2022)
More than six months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the conflict’s long-term impact is coming into focus. Now, much of the focus has shifted from specific developments in Ukraine and Russia to economic inflation globally and a fracturing of the geopolitical order.
Zurich, 12th July 2022
Global warming means extreme heat events are more likely to increase in frequency, intensity, and duration. Organisations should prepare to protect people and ensure business continuity.
Airmic,Control Risks,KPMG,Marsh,QBE,Sedgwick, 7th June 2022
Cyber threats are considered worse in 2022 than they were last year and the greatest risk for business. Geopolitical, climate and supply chain risks are tied at second place. Diseases and the pandemic have dropped out of the top 10 list of risks – but has this been de-escalated too quickly? Have we learnt and embedded the right lessons from Covid-19?
Zurich, 28th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
The invasion of Ukraine has changed the risk landscape for generations to come. How businesses assess, plan and mitigate risks will also need to change.
WTW, 31st March 2022
The survey results paint a picture of globalised companies surprised to be caught between geopolitical competitors. In the 2020 survey, the ratio of respondents who declared themselves “concerned” about political risk in the Asia-Pacific region to those who expressed no concern was well below 2:1. In this year’s survey, that ratio nearly reached 20:1.
KPMG, 25th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
[Podcast] Explores the key areas boards need to consider whether that be re-evaluating their businesses in the region or managing the new risks faced by a global economy already struggling with inflation and supply chain disruption.