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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Airmic, 15th June 2022
[For Airmic members only] Hear from Protect as they explore the latest position on Whistleblowing in the UK and the subsequent implications for effective risk management. Protect aims to make whistleblowing work for individuals, organisations and society. Every year, they support around 3,000 whistleblowers who call their Advice Line. In addition, Protect works with organisations on improving their speak up arrangements and campaign for better legal protection of whistleblowers.
Airmic,WTW, 19th May 2022
Employee benefits have not always been a priority for full inclusion within the enterprise risk management strategy. This is changing through recognition of the real advantages to the organisation that can be achieved by doing so.
Herbert Smith Freehills, 1st March 2022
Developments in the European Union – under the EU Whistleblowing Directive, both private and public organisations must provide safe channels for whistleblowers to make reports, following which those individuals will be protected against any retaliation.
Aon, 12th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 91 (28th January 2022)
The pandemic has had a double impact on organisations: forcing them to rapidly change business models while recognizing the interconnected nature of many risks.
AMRAE, 11th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 134 (9th December 2022)
[Click télécharger - "download" - but document is in English] From AMRAE, Airmic’s sister association in France – Risk-taking is inherent to a company in its pursuit of value creation. However, due to the radical transformation of some “traditional” business models, increased digitalisation of the economy, development of new technologies, multiplication of regulations, geopolitical uncertainties, changes in society, or the challenges of climate change, corporate risks are changing rapidly.
Howden, 4th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 88 (7th January 2022)
Shifting views of risk replace capacity as the pre-eminent driver of renewals. The mix of heightened secondary catastrophe perils, rising core inflation, temporarily subdued social inflation and a dislocated cyber market have reset the risk landscape, adding a large dose of complexity to an already complicated underwriting environment.
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.
Airmic,Arthur D. Little,QBE, 6th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 78 (15th October 2021)
Part of the Airmic EXPLAINED series of guides, this guide provides an introduction to the concept of risk appetite and addresses the myths, and the links with culture, maturity and sustainability. Defining and implementing risk appetite (often also referred to as a risk attitude) is a strategic activity that involves the Board and top management, as it must be aligned with strategic objectives, and requires consensus and engagement from the organisation’s leadership. This guide is essential reading for those new to the risk management profession, or for those who find themselves with a responsibility for risk management as part of a wider role.
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?