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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, 17th March 2022
The article begins with a perspective on the short- and midterm disruptions and then frame scenarios for the potential impact on livelihoods in Europe, in the belief that some guidelines to bound uncertainty are better than none at all. As conditions change, we will adjust. We conclude with some reflections on implications for business leaders as they navigate yet another crisis.
Lockton, 3rd March 2022
Knowledge of how war exclusions have been interpreted in the past can be useful in evaluating the applicability of the exclusion under the current circumstances around the Ukraine crisis.
Airmic,Ventiv, 18th February 2022
Friday Reading Edition 94 (18th February 2022)
Risk professionals will need to educate themselves not only on how to approach data-driven decision making but also the technological developments that will increasingly dictate where data comes from and how it is used.
Mercer, 1st February 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
Investors should stay restrained and not overreact. Positioning portfolios for the unfolding of geopolitical events whilst they are already developing requires an ability to see into the future. History has shown us that sell-offs driven by geopolitics can be so short-lived that even clairvoyant investors may struggle to time them.
World Economic Forum, 19th January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 94 (18th February 2022)
Data can help us tackle our largest societal challenges, including climate change, inequality, global health and economic resilience. But how do we ensure that our global data systems are structured to capture the true value of data, not just the financial?
Marsh, 18th November 2021
There is no doubt the next decade is “the critical decade” for climate action, with the COP26 summit in Glasgow last November seen as the turning point. The summit allowed countries to establish a common ground, and collectively find ways to overcome barriers to achieve climate objectives.
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.
Howden, 21st October 2021
Released in the lead-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, this report analyses a wide range of topics from the science of climate change, increased loss frequency and severity, the power of insurance in incentivising ‘better’ behaviours through an ESG lens – alongside the opportunities presented by the transition to net-zero and the innovative use of insurance capital in the disaster relief space.
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.
Airmic,KPMG, 18th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 80 (29th October 2021)
Global challenges such as climate change call for ambitious initiatives. It is admirable that the insurance industry has made commitments through various initiatives. However, more dialogue is needed between insurers, brokers, insurance buyers and risk professionals to ensure that these initiatives have the right intended consequences on the global economy, and so that significant progress can be made towards net zero.