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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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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.
With much of the world suffering political and social upheaval, multinational companies are facing a growing risk of strikes, riots and civil commotion. To prepare for the potential damage and disruption caused by civil unrest, risk professionals need to protect their balance sheets and international assets.
Survey report on the estimated medical trend rates for 2022 Risk factors that are driving medical cost inflation Principal cost elements in medical claims.
Airmic,Control Risks,KPMG,Marsh,QBE,Sedgwick, 7th June 2022
Cyber threats are considered worse in 2022 than they were last year and the greatest risk for business. Geopolitical, climate and supply chain risks are tied at second place. Diseases and the pandemic have dropped out of the top 10 list of risks – but has this been de-escalated too quickly? Have we learnt and embedded the right lessons from Covid-19?
Airmic,McGill and Partners, 7th June 2022
The aim of this Guide is to provide a toolkit to assist directors in understanding and keeping pace with the ever more complex cyber-related threats faced by the companies they serve. It takes the form of 12 questions designed to break a diverse set of issues down into a manageable series of topics.
Airmic,WTW, 7th June 2022
The Airmic objective to drive the integration of managing risk and insurance is moving in a positive direction, demonstrated by the increase in those who have joint responsibility for managing both risk and insurance. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have become an integral part of the risk profession – 45% of survey respondents also have responsibilities in ESG.
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.
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.
Marsh, 5th October 2021
This podcast addresses the challenges risk managers may face when it comes to tackling Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG). Dr Bev Adams, Head of Catastrophe Resilience at Marsh provides advice and practical examples for risk managers when it comes to establishing ESG credentials.
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.