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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CBI, 23rd January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 139 (3rd 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.
McKinsey & Co, 16th January 2023
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
Will the world move to solve its structural problems and make superior short-term choices? Yes or no: that’s the first question on the test.
KPMG, 1st December 2022
Friday Reading Edition 138 (27th January 2023)
Rising costs, weaker trade and increased uncertainty have taken their toll on the economy. The UK is estimated to have entered a recession in the third quarter of 2022, which could last until the end of 2023. But while the duration of the current downturn may be relatively long, the drop in activity is expected to be mild by historical comparisons.
Airmic , 25th July 2022
Simon Edwards, Technical Parametric Underwriter at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial, discussing how ESG principles can begin to be integrated into a corporate strategy.
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.
Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), 3rd November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 49 (12th March 2021)
This report sets out a roadmap for levelling up women and men, girls and boys in the immediate and longer term. Alongside proposals for policymakers, it also makes the case for the workplace to promote healthy and financial wellbeing, and it highlights a pivotal role for the financial services and pensions sectors to help customers better manage their ‘risks in life’ and to provide customer experiences contemplating gender differences in financial life journeys.
McKinsey & Co, 10th June 2020
Friday Reading Edition 24 (4th September 2020)
Through a detailed analysis of 1,095 local labour markets across Europe, this paper examines the profound trends that have been playing out on the continent in recent years, including the growth of automation adoption, the increasing geographic concentration of employment, and the shifting mix of sectors and occupations.