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, 26th April 2022
This Airmic's podcast will be featuring prominent thought leaders on the topic of ESG within the risk and insurance community. In our first episode, Richard is joined by Sean McGovern, CEO for the UK and Lloyd’s at AXA XL. Sean has shown himself to be particularly passionate about the ESG topic and the role insurers will have to play in supporting the transition of clients. Sean goes on to discuss how AXA XL are integrating ESG thinking into its own operational and underwriting strategies.
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,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.
ISO, 1st September 2021
Friday Reading Edition 77 (1st October 2021)
[Requires purchase of the standard] This document gives guidance on the governance of organizations. It provides principles and key aspects of practices to guide governing bodies and governing groups on how to meet their responsibilities so that the organizations they govern can fulfil their purpose. It is also intended for stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, the organization and its governance.
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?
Harvard Business Review, 31st August 2021
The arguments for advancing diversity and inclusion are now well-established. The question now is how companies can implement new guidelines on diversity, so that they go beyond the superficial requirements and achieve meaningful culture change.
Control Risks, 19th July 2021
Friday Reading Edition 69 (6th August 2021)
The conversation driver in the ESG agenda tends to be environmental issues, which garner plenty of media and regulatory attention. But mismanaging social issues can do just as much damage to your investment as other factors and may mean you miss critical opportunities for impact and value creation.
Institute of Business Ethics, 2nd June 2021
Friday Reading Edition 70 (13th August 2021)
Dr Sam Barrell, COO of the Francis Crick Institute, talks about the intense cultural impact of the Crick’s response to the pandemic (repurposing to be a testing, then a vaccination centre) and the importance of purpose. She shares some of the ethical challenges that the executive team faced and how they successfully managed the relationship with their board.
Lloyd’s Register, 16th February 2021
Friday Reading Edition 47 (26th February 2021)
[Free to read full report upon sharing contact details] Lloyd's Register Foundation and the Resilience Shift have developed 'Engineering A Safer Future', a series of conversations as an antidote to the pervasive online 'noise' that confronts us as we seek serious discussion and meaningful insight into the impact of Covid-19.
McKinsey & Co, 12th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 38 (11th December 2020)
The time for stakeholder capitalism has come. There is growing evidence that companies that take a long-term view perform better – companies with strong ESG norms record higher performance and credit ratings.