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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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KPMG, 1st September 2022
Friday Reading Edition 128 (28th October 2022)
This report expects inflation to moderate significantly from the middle of next year, as the energy shock is no longer reflected in the year-on-year inflation calculation. However, we could be entering an environment that is structurally more inflationary, as production costs – from materials to energy and labour – remain elevated.
RMS, 7th June 2022
Friday Reading Edition 117 (5th August 2022)
Every unusual hazardous event offers lessons for enhancing risk assessment. Monkeypox has been on the RMS infectious disease threat horizon since 2002, in consideration of terrorist threats similar to smallpox.
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?
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 22nd April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 117 (5th August 2022)
Ukrainians are likely to face persistent and intensifying public health challenges as a direct result of the conflict, compounding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The security and safety of healthcare facilities, workers, and supply lines remain paramount concerns. Disruptions to surveillance and treatment programs risk an eruption of infectious disease outbreaks.
International Monetary Fund (IMF), 10th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 132 (25th November 2022)
Global economic activity is experiencing a broad-based and sharper-than-expected slowdown, with inflation higher than seen in several decades. The cost-of-living crisis, tightening financial conditions in most regions, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic all weigh heavily on the outlook.
Airmic,Control Risks, 14th December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 87 (17th December 2021)
Airmic and Control Risks revisit the issues surrounding pandemic crisis management for organisations last discussed in September 2020 in the guide New challenges, new lessons, and make the case for risk professionals and their organisations to learn the lessons, boost preparedness and build resilience, in order to steer through the looping nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, 26th February 2021
Friday Reading Edition 47 (26th February 2021)
This paper draws on these successes and identify gaps in response to focus on an emerging third objective. How do we prepare for future pandemics? The next pandemic is likely not a new virus or plague, but a mutant strain of Covid-19 that is more deadly, more transmissible or resistant to antibodies – or all three.
Airmic, 1st August 2020
Airmic’s annual survey report highlights the risks and megatrends impacting organisations and provides the context in which risk professionals are operating. The report walks us through how we can navigate five megatrends and their connectivity, and the effect of the pandemic on other risks.
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), 27th July 2020
Friday Reading Edition 20 (7th August 2020)
The paper recognises that private insurance solutions alone will not be sufficient to protect society against the financial consequences of future pandemics. Solutions will require both public and private sector involvement, built on proper risk assessment, risk prevention and adaptation measures, appropriate product design, and risk transfer.