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.
McKinsey Sustainability, 10th August 2022
Friday Reading Edition 125 (7th October 2022)
Although valid questions have been raised about ESG, the need for companies to understand and address their externalities is likely to become essential to maintaining their social license.
Verisk Maplecroft , 4th August 2022
Friday Reading Edition 121 (2nd September 2022)
While the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has focused the attention of markets on the European Union’s dependence on Russian oil and gas, the war has also highlighted the scale of Europe’s reliance on its strategic rivals for critical minerals.
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.
Aviva, 1st November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 79 (22nd October 2021)
This report is report designed to help UK businesses understand the unique risks they face and plan for the future. It found unsurprisingly that public health events topped businesses' key risks followed by changes in legislation and business interruption.
Aviva, 1st November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 53 (9th April 2021)
The risks businesses face are increasingly complicated and interconnected. We’re seeing the rise of non-physical risks like cyber and an uncertain legislative agenda. This risk insights report found, unsurprisingly, that public health events topped businesses' key risks followed by changes in legislation and business interruption.
Airmic,ACCA,Crawford,Lockton,University of Oxford Saïd Business School, 21st October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 78 (15th October 2021)
The fourth publication in our acclaimed “Roads to” thought leadership series is focused on the concept of corporate purpose within a shifting business and risk environment. Corporate purpose has risen up the agenda over the past decade. Roads to Repurposing is an in-depth examination of the concept, aimed at business leaders, policymakers and risk professionals. The report looks at what is being covered under the label ‘corporate purpose’ and ‘repurposing’, why these ideas have acquired such an urgency within the business world, and how companies are applying and using them to improve their business performance and manage risk.
Airmic,Control Risks,KPMG,Marsh,QBE,Sedgwick, 19th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
Risks associated with the pandemic have changed the risk profile of the world. While the disease and pandemics don’t make it into the top five risks of the 2021 Airmic survey, risk connectivity means that every risk in the Airmic top ten has been and continues to be touched by the pandemic and its systemic effect.
Risk Management, 1st October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 85 (10th December 2021)
Social media can not only introduce reputation risks but cybersecurity concerns as well. To address these threats, organisations should develop methods to screen for potential problems and effective social media policies that establish appropriate expectations for employees’ social media conduct.
CIIA, 1st October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 82 (12th November 2021)
As well as the need to prepare for the physical impacts of climate change, Boards must help their organisations adapt to the requirements of new national and international laws and regulations that will embed sustainability in products and services.