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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McKinsey & Co, 15th July 2021
Friday Reading Edition 69 (6th August 2021)
After consulting with top business leaders and legal, public-policy, and risk professionals at Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries, this article suggests that company leaders can use a five-pronged approach to managing geopolitical risk.
McKinsey & Co, 30th June 2021
Friday Reading Edition 97 (11th March 2022)
Trust is the most powerful force underlying the success of every business—but it can be shattered in an instant. Internationally recognised trust researcher and Harvard Business School professor Sandra J. Sucher talks about her latest book, The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It (Public Affairs, July 2021).
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QBE, 19th May 2021
Friday Reading Edition 69 (6th August 2021)
As the world increasingly becomes more data driven and more digitized, the impact of technology can be seen in even the smallest daily task. The insurance industry is no exception, and we are seeing technology enhance the way we interact with our customers and improve the experience when they make a claim.
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Lockton, 25th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
Andrew Simpson focuses on the importance of a creating a healthy workplace environment and protecting the mental health of employees now more than ever. Find out how mental health strategy is a collective team effort in order to breakdown stigmas and create a more open and understanding workplace where staff feel comfortable to share their challenges and overcome difficult times. This article outlines ways in which organisations can tackle mental health challenges ahead.
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Airmic, 25th March 2021
Friday Reading Edition 73 (3rd September 2021)
This Insights paper, arising from a roundtable co-organised with Allianz and supported by Herbert Smith Freehills, evaluates what businesses need to address and be aware of with regard to ESG issues. It also discusses how Allianz integrates ESG principles in its underwriting, with director and officer (D&O) liability as a focus.
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Airmic , 25th March 2021
Friday Reading Edition 51 (26th March 2021)
This Insights paper, arising from a roundtable co-organised with Allianz and supported by Herbert Smith Freehills, evaluates what businesses need to address and be aware of with regard to ESG issues. It also discusses how Allianz integrates ESG principles in its underwriting, with director and officer (D&O) liability as a focus.
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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.
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Airmic, 10th February 2021
Friday Reading Edition 45 (12th February 2021)
John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk at the Zurich Insurance Group addressed some of the wider societal issues of the Covid-19 crisis, and the emerging opportunities that can leave the world better prepared and more resilient to future risk.
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Lockton, 1st February 2021
Before the pandemic, looking at each employee benefit separately was less than ideal, but now it is more essential than ever to take a holistic view of corporate benefits programmes.
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Harvard Business Review, 25th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 92 (4th February 2022)
[Limited free articles per month for non-subscribers] Psychological safety around risk reporting is, as a solid body of research indicates, essential to the speak-up culture that is the oxygen of risk management – how Swissgrid introduced two parallel risk management processes in its enterprise-wide system to identify and mitigate strategy risks, external risks, and novel risks.
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