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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Airmic,QBE, 13th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
If there is one positive to be had from Covid, it is that Airmic members now consider their organisations to be more agile and adaptable than they were before. This is important as planning and executing in uncertainty is no longer the exception, and operating flexible and adaptable business models is critical to success.
Airmic,McGill and Partners, 7th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 78 (15th October 2021)
A new guide, this addresses 12 frequently asked questions associated with D&O coverage, posed from a director’s perspective. The Guide aims to provide an insider’s guide to directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O) for end users, and for board members in particular. Twelve questions make up the core of the guide, focusing on practical issues that commonly arise. Although designed to be answered by reference to specific policy wordings, the answers are intended to provide general guidance as to the likely position, subject to the significant caveat that no two D&O policies are the same.
Financial Reporting Council (FRC), 1st September 2021
Friday Reading Edition 77 (1st October 2021)
Companies seek to seize and deliver on opportunities that create long-term value that are aligned to their purpose. But every opportunity and every action (or inaction) has an associated risk. Investing is as much about assessing the risk as the related opportunity. This means that all organisations have a story to tell on these topics to investors, regulators and other stakeholders. But is this story clear, is it connected and does it reflect the organisation’s processes?
Verisk, 22nd June 2021
On a new framework for climate risk modeling, rooted in high quality data and deep domain knowledge of weather and climate physics, and which will allow us to answer not only today’s new climate questions, but also tomorrow’s.
Control Risks, 14th June 2021
The digital technologies and systems created today are introducing both far-reaching opportunities and challenges alike for security professionals and business leaders. This makes it more and more crucial to adopt a holistic view of how the intertwined global digital ecosystem of tomorrow may impact your organisation and its security. Fine tuning risk management strategies to navigate these shifting tides in the global digital threat landscape is essential.
Project Management Institute, 23rd October 2012
Many people have been trying to understand the nature of hard-to-detect risks or uncertainties. After Donald Rumsfeld inadvertently coined “unknown unknowns”, people started using quadrants of knowledge (i.e., known known, known unknown, unknown known, and unknown unknown) to understand and explain the nature of risk. But this study reveals that many of them were not truly unidentifiable. This study develops and suggests a model to characterise risks, especially unidentified ones.
Control Risks, 16th April 2021
Friday Reading Edition 63 (18th June 2021)
Although hydrogen has been touted as a potential alternative to fossil fuels for almost half a century, it has only recently started to attract more concerted attention as governments rapidly seek to ramp up their decarbonisation efforts.
Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies,Lloyd’s of London,Nanyang Technological University
This 2019 report explores a scenario in which companies’ devices are infected with malware that threatens to destroy or block access to files unless a ransom is paid.
Airmic, 3rd March 2021
[For Airmic members only] This episode of Airmic LIVE, presented by Willis Towers Watson, Liberty Specialty Markets, and Polecat, looks at why reputation risk is high on the corporate agenda. Also discusses findings from Willis Towers Watson’s global reputational risk survey (see below), factors driving the changing risk landscape, steps organisations can take to manage and mitigate the risk, as well as a brief overview of a new technology-inclusive solution. [webinar recording]
Kennedys, 1st January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 42 (22nd January 2021)
Focuses on the important task of looking at the road ahead in order to support businesses in their strategic decision making – from the new cyber threats which will become more apparent in a world where digitisation has accelerated, to the need to redefine health and safety ‘at work’ in a world.