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.
Control Risks, 4th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
[Please note the video contains some flashing images.] The US-China relationship is the greatest geopolitical risk for businesses in 2023. US-China conflict remains very unlikely in 2023, but competition and confrontation are moving from the trade and technology realms into the military domain.
McKinsey & Co, 19th December 2022
Friday Reading Edition 140 (10th February 2023)
“I’ve never felt Brexit was about the economy. It was about sovereignty. But now we’ve done it we must explore the potential prizes.” CBI Director General Tony Danker takes a brutally honest look at the political and economic challenges the UK faces.
Airmic, 8th December 2022
Friday Reading Edition 135 (16th December 2022)
Hear from Control Risks as they explore 2023's RiskMap and the top risks facing organisations in the next 12 months.
Lloyd’s, 1st October 2022
Friday Reading Edition 134 (9th December 2022)
The second report from Lloyd’s Futureset in response to the conflict in Ukraine, created in collaboration with Aon, outlines the immediate role the (re)insurance industry is playing in responding to emerging customer needs and goes on to explore by how we can deploy the powerful tools at our disposal – our expertise, innovation, capital and collaboration – to help build greater resilience against the long-term impacts of the conflict.
Control Risks, 28th April 2022
A key challenge in any ESG or sustainability practice is ensuring that corporate and on-the-ground teams are aligned, operating towards a common vision. This challenge can be particularly complex in the application of responsible practices to security structures and arrangements. However, it is possible to overcome, and doing so successfully will be a key achievement for security teams.
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.
United Nations, 11th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 131 (18th November 2022)
Trade policy actions on food and fertilisers have risen sharply since the start of the war in Ukraine. This adds to trade measures implemented to respond to potential domestic food shortages at the beginning of the pandemic.
Airmic, 31st March 2021
Friday Reading Edition 52 (1st April 2021)
[For Airmic members only] Held in conjunction with the launch of the guide on terrorism risk insurance above, this session will help you recognise the scope of the definition of terrorism on a policy, identify what else your organisation could be exposed to from a terrorist event, besides physical losses, and understand the potential short- and long-term impacts of different types of terrorist events on your organisation, so as to define what type of coverages might be needed.
AXA XL, 16th September 2020
Friday Reading Edition 29 (9th October 2020)
Tim Smith, Head of UK Client Management at AXA XL, discusses how risk managers, brokers and insurers can collaborate to find risk solutions in these challenging time, through co-creation.