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, 1st December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 88 (7th January 2022)
As the world becomes increasingly connected to and reliant on the internet, risk is intensifying – from cyber security to carbon footprints. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house cyber experts Nicolas Reys and Stina Connor about current trends in cyber and why the decisions organisations make today will determine whether they exist at all in the decades to come.
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Airmic,Control Risks, 14th December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 87 (17th December 2021)
Airmic and Control Risks revisit the issues surrounding pandemic crisis management for organisations last discussed in September 2020 in the guide New challenges, new lessons, and make the case for risk professionals and their organisations to learn the lessons, boost preparedness and build resilience, in order to steer through the looping nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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House of Lords Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning, 3rd December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 85 (3rd December 2021)
The UK must be better at anticipating, preparing for and responding to a range of challenging risk scenarios, including those which it has never experienced before. The report emphasises that the Government’s current strategy of centralised and opaque risk assessment and risk management, which fails to make adequate preparations, has left the UK vulnerable.
Zurich, 14th September 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
This article dives into the presence of work-related mental health issues and current trends surrounding mental health at work, looking at how employees were affected by working from home and how the lines between work/life balance have become blurred. Zurich talk of what lies ahead in regards to work-related stress and how organisations can support employee mental health going forward.
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Zurich, 26th August 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
Andrea Steer, Senior Risk Consultant and Steven McGhee, Specialist Claims Manager at Zurich, discuss a number of topics surrounding workplace mental health including what the landscape looks like, reporting mental health issues in organisations, predictions for the future as a result of the pandemic, steps to help your employees and protecting organisations in the event of a claim.
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Marsh, 1st May 2021
Friday Reading Edition 83 (19th November 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic offers valuable lessons on risk and resilience. The pandemic revealed fault lines within many organisations, and degrees of systemic risk that few organisations previously considered. A lack of business continuity planning, the breakdown of supply chains, and overall stresses on business operations have brought to the forefront the need to reimagine approaches to managing enterprise risk.
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Airmic,AIR Worldwide, 11th November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 82 (12th November 2021)
Scientists at AIR Worldwide explain how acute physical risk from climate change is being measured in the insurance industry. They describe how catastrophe models are being built to account for climate change that has already occurred and are being adapted to quantify the future impact of climate change under a range of scenarios.
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Airmic,Control Risks,KPMG,Marsh,QBE,Sedgwick, 19th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
Risks associated with the pandemic have changed the risk profile of the world. While the disease and pandemics don’t make it into the top five risks of the 2021 Airmic survey, risk connectivity means that every risk in the Airmic top ten has been and continues to be touched by the pandemic and its systemic effect.
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Airmic,Marsh, 15th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
The reality is that if you’re not going to assess your ESG risk, someone else will. We anticipate that ESG will in time become part of the regular risk management and reporting of all organisations – some more swiftly than others. Now is the time for you to bring your ERM expertise into the ESG strategy conversations.
Airmic,Control Risks, 14th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
Ransomware attacks have continued hitting the headlines, and has rapidly become the key cyber threat to organisations globally. This despite an increasingly active and disruptive geopolitical threat picture with individual organisations, global supply chains and critical infrastructure also increasingly targeted by state-linked actors.