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, 17th February 2021
Friday Reading Edition 97 (11th March 2022)
Ever relevant today – One of the key emerging threats we see increasingly facing organisations is disinformation. Popularly known as “fake news”, disinformation is the online delivery of distorted information to influence a target group or individual.
WTW, 2nd February 2021
Friday Reading Edition 44 (5th February 2021)
What are the biggest political risks in the technology sector? This report discusses the issue through panel interviews and geopolitical analysis.
Airmic, 20th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 43 (29th January 2021)
Lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic pose a long-term risk to the global cooperation needed to address the long-term challenges such as environmental degradation and social fragmentation.
World Economic Forum, 19th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 42 (22nd January 2021)
Also released this week, the 16th edition of the WEF’s Global Risks Report, produced in partnership with Marsh McLennan, SK Group and Zurich, analyses the risks from societal fractures—manifested through persistent and emerging risks to human health, rising unemployment, widening digital divides, youth disillusionment, and geopolitical fragmentation.
CIPD, 6th January 2021
Friday Reading Edition 56 (30th April 2021)
How artificial intelligence (AI), robots and automation are shaping the world of work, the ethical considerations and the role of people professionals.
Aviva, 4th January 2021
Businesses could not have expected the scale of the pandemic’s impact, and so may well have to plan for recovery to a new normal. As we look to the future and coming out of the lockdown, this report looks at digitalisation as one of the legacies left by pandemics and other large world events which organisations need to consider, aside from supply chains and health awareness.
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.
The Economist Intelligence Unit , 18th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 47 (26th February 2021)
[Free to read full report upon sharing contact details] This report takes an in-depth look at the sectors that have benefited from Covid-19 restrictions, alongside a range of new geopolitical, regulatory and security risks that have emerged as a result of such rapid growth. In addition, we assess what governments can do to develop conducive business environments, with digitalisation likely to be one of the prime drivers of the economic recovery.
McKinsey & Co, 17th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 67 (16th July 2021)
Given the profound uncertainties and their varying impact across business lines, insurers must commit strongly to risk-oriented, structured decision-making approaches. It is time for chief risk officers (CROs) to step up to this challenge. With their help, the industry can reinvent itself to stay relevant to customers and attractive to investors.
McKinsey & Co, 4th December 2020
Friday Reading Edition 39 (18th December 2020)
Insurers that want to launch their own digital business should observe how digital attackers operate in four areas—customer acquisition, data and analytics, state-of-the-art technology, and talent—to draw comparisons and see how to support their new business.