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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Insurance Ireland,Brokers Ireland,Deloitte, 26th September 2022
Friday Reading Edition 127 (21st October 2022)
For the second year running, Insurance Ireland and Brokers Ireland are pleased to publish the 2022 Diversity Survey report in collaboration with Deloitte. The inaugural 2021 survey report provided a baseline assessment of the diversity levels within the Irish Insurance landscape. The purpose of this year’s survey is to understand the current diversity landscape since the 2021 survey was conducted, reflect on areas of strength and identify any gaps to enable future improvements within the industry.
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?
Airmic,WTW, 7th June 2022
The Airmic objective to drive the integration of managing risk and insurance is moving in a positive direction, demonstrated by the increase in those who have joint responsibility for managing both risk and insurance. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have become an integral part of the risk profession – 45% of survey respondents also have responsibilities in ESG.
Zurich, 28th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
The invasion of Ukraine has changed the risk landscape for generations to come. How businesses assess, plan and mitigate risks will also need to change.
WTW, 28th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
Will the Ukraine crisis ultimately increase or reduce the focus on ESG in the future? We try to answer some questions from investors.
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.
McKinsey Global Institute, 20th April 2022
The former British politician who led the United Kingdom’s winning bid to host COP26 is now focused on coordinating an effective business contribution to the net-zero transition. She sees momentum building. “CEOs left COP saying, ‘We get it. Net zero is the thing we have to do.’”
McKinsey & Co, 14th January 2022
A series of consumer surveys and interviews conducted by McKinsey finds Gen Zers reporting the least positive life outlook, including lower levels of emotional and social well-being than older generations.
World Economic Forum, 11th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 95 (25th February 2022)
The 17th edition of the Global Risks Report identifies tensions that will result from diverging trajectories and approaches within and between countries and then examines the risks that could arise from such tensions. This year’s report also highlights the implications of these risks for individuals, governments and businesses.
QBE, 10th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 103 (22nd April 2022)
The pandemic has proven to be a gamechanger for an alternative way of working. Employees across the globe have shown the ‘impossible’ was doable and expectations for hybrid working to stay are high. But what is the best approach and what do companies need to consider?