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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Zurich, 28th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 119 (19th August 2022)
The invasion of Ukraine has changed the risk landscape for generations to come. How businesses assess, plan and mitigate risks will also need to change.
Control Risks, 28th April 2022
A key challenge in any ESG or sustainability practice is ensuring that corporate and on-the-ground teams are aligned, operating towards a common vision. This challenge can be particularly complex in the application of responsible practices to security structures and arrangements. However, it is possible to overcome, and doing so successfully will be a key achievement for security teams.
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WTW, 28th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
Even when the conflict in Ukraine comes to an end, assumptions about the open globalisation system on which many Western companies’ business models are predicated will remain in question. Companies will need to brace themselves for a long struggle in which their capabilities in managing global risks will be sorely tested.
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Microsoft, 27th April 2022
Microsoft has released a report detailing the relentless and destructive Russian cyberattacks observed in a hybrid war against Ukraine, and what has been done to help protect Ukrainian people and organisations – so that policymakers and the public around the world know what is occurring, and so others in the security community can continue to identify and defend against this activity.
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World Economic Forum, 26th April 2022
Russia’s war in Ukraine has created “immense human suffering”, but it is also damaging global trade. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has downgraded its forecasts for goods imports and exports, and is calling on governments and partners to help facilitate trade.
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Airmic, 26th April 2022
This Airmic's podcast will be featuring prominent thought leaders on the topic of ESG within the risk and insurance community. In our first episode, Richard is joined by Sean McGovern, CEO for the UK and Lloyd’s at AXA XL. Sean has shown himself to be particularly passionate about the ESG topic and the role insurers will have to play in supporting the transition of clients. Sean goes on to discuss how AXA XL are integrating ESG thinking into its own operational and underwriting strategies.
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Chatham House, 25th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
The Russian invasion of Ukraine reinforces the reality that only France and the UK can lead a European contribution to Indo-Pacific security.
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BBC Radio 4, 24th April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 104 (29th April 2022)
[Available in UK only] What would it take for NATO to confront Russia directly over Ukraine? This programme, first broadcast on 19 April, features General Sir Richard Shirreff, Managing Partner of Strategia Worldwide and a keynote speaker at the 2022 Airmic Conference in June. Sir Richard served in the Gulf War, Kosovo and Iraq while in the British Army, before becoming NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe between 2011 and 2014.
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Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 22nd April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 117 (5th August 2022)
Ukrainians are likely to face persistent and intensifying public health challenges as a direct result of the conflict, compounding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The security and safety of healthcare facilities, workers, and supply lines remain paramount concerns. Disruptions to surveillance and treatment programs risk an eruption of infectious disease outbreaks.
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McKinsey Global Institute, 20th April 2022
The former British politician who led the United Kingdom’s winning bid to host COP26 is now focused on coordinating an effective business contribution to the net-zero transition. She sees momentum building. “CEOs left COP saying, ‘We get it. Net zero is the thing we have to do.’”
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