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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Zurich, 12th July 2022
Global warming means extreme heat events are more likely to increase in frequency, intensity, and duration. Organisations should prepare to protect people and ensure business continuity.
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?
KPMG, 25th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
[Podcast] Explores the key areas boards need to consider whether that be re-evaluating their businesses in the region or managing the new risks faced by a global economy already struggling with inflation and supply chain disruption.
Control Risks
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
Even before the Ukraine-Russia conflict, political risk had been rising ever higher on company risk registers. Despite this awareness, the impacts of political or geopolitical shocks to business have often been perceived as limited or localised. Some impacts appeared to be beyond the control of business leaders to manage. The catastrophic events in Ukraine have shattered such assumptions, and left businesses no option but to respond quickly and decisively.
Control Risks, 3rd January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 102 (14th April 2022)
[Free to read upon sharing contact details] As the build-up and response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has clearly demonstrated, the US, EU, UK, and many other countries use sanctions as both a reactive and proactive tool in foreign policy. Whether used as deterrent to specific actions or in response to major geopolitical actions, the sanctions themselves have significant and widespread implications for business that increase legal, operational and reputational risks to business across the globe.
WTW, 31st March 2022
The survey results paint a picture of globalised companies surprised to be caught between geopolitical competitors. In the 2020 survey, the ratio of respondents who declared themselves “concerned” about political risk in the Asia-Pacific region to those who expressed no concern was well below 2:1. In this year’s survey, that ratio nearly reached 20:1.
Lloyd’s, 25th November 2020
Friday Reading Edition 97 (11th March 2022)
Reputation is about what others see the organisation as, instead of what it is or aspires to become. Enhancing reputational value and safeguarding it requires a concentrated effort across the life-cycle of reputation development.
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.
Zurich, 13th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 93 (11th February 2022)
Jen Clark, Senior Risk Engineer, and Paul Redington, Regional Major Loss Manager, discuss the rising risks associated with floods and how flooding across the UK is changing.
Aon, 12th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 91 (28th January 2022)
The pandemic has had a double impact on organisations: forcing them to rapidly change business models while recognizing the interconnected nature of many risks.