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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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Mactavish, 8th May 2022
Friday Reading Edition 131 (18th November 2022)
[Free to download upon sharing contact details] Looks at the main risks emerging from the war in Ukraine that UK businesses need to prepare for, and provide practical insights to help you navigate this challenging, high-risk environment.
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Chatham House, 1st September 2022
Friday Reading Edition 121 (2nd September 2022)
The UK is less exposed to the direct trade effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine than its European neighbours. However, both the indirect and longer-term effects on UK trade are potentially significant. This briefing paper explores the four main impacts for UK trade.
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Verisk Maplecroft , 4th August 2022
Friday Reading Edition 121 (2nd September 2022)
While the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has focused the attention of markets on the European Union’s dependence on Russian oil and gas, the war has also highlighted the scale of Europe’s reliance on its strategic rivals for critical minerals.
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Howden, 6th June 2022
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
The fallout from the war in Ukraine remains highly uncertain, but its immediate effect has been to reduce cyber frequency worldwide as warring sides refocus their priorities and resources.
Lloyd’s
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
In the aftermath of the war in Ukraine, therefore, building resilience against current and emerging risks is essential. The insurance industry has a formidable toolkit at its disposal to help organisations build that resilience, whether through the swift payment of claims to keep businesses afloat; removing risks from company balance sheets to reduce their exposure to the crisis; or providing advice on risk mitigation and management to ensure they are prepared for a range of outcomes.
Mactavish
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
[free to read upon sharing contact details] The war in the Ukraine, and its global repercussions, is undoubtedly one of the major crises of our times. Past crisis events have only served to expose the limitations of the traditional insurance model and its ability to understand and protect against new risks, as they emerge. There is now a growing pressure on policyholders to take a more active role in ensuring the reliability of their risk placement programmes.
Aon, 1st June 2022
Friday Reading Edition 118 (12th August 2022)
Among the many impacts of climate change, one of the most dramatic is the rapid increase in wildfires. Wildfires have moved beyond a seasonal threat to a year-round peril in many areas. Several serious wildfires have already started this year — way ahead of the usual peak period.
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Airmic , 25th July 2022
Simon Edwards, Technical Parametric Underwriter at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial, discussing how ESG principles can begin to be integrated into a corporate strategy.
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), 10th June 2022
Russia and Ukraine are among the most important producers of agricultural commodities in the world. Both countries are net exporters of agricultural products and are leading suppliers of foodstuffs and fertilisers to global markets, where exportable supplies are often concentrated in a handful of countries. The high concentrations could increase the vulnerability of these markets to shocks and volatility.
McKinsey Sustainability, 19th May 2022
The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.
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