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Boardroom diversity, parametric insurance, climate resilience


Airmic 2nd October 2020


The top dissertations from Airmic’s 2019 Leadership Programme, which was delivered in partnership with the Business School at City, University of London (formerly known as Cass Business School) – now published as part of the Airmic white paper series. All three of the below are combined together in one file available to download on the right.

Hermione Winterton: Diversity of thought in the boardroom: An antidote to groupthink? Read her dissertation here.

Hermione Winterton was awarded the distinction of best dissertation by the Airmic assessment panel for the 2019 Airmic Leadership Programme. In this winning paper, she explores the phenomenon of groupthink, and examines research on the power of diversity of thought, before making some recommendations on what corporate boards need to do to adopt it.

Stuart Turner: Parametric insurance Policies: Do they have to be weather-related? Read his dissertation here.

Parametric policies have tended to be weather-related. Stuart Turner examines non-weather related parametric policies which have started to be introduced including for flight delays, reputation, footfall, and gestational diabetes and pandemic related risks.  

Nataliya Todorova: Dealing with the Global Resilience Challenge Resulting from Climate Change The Critical Role of the Risk Professional. Read her dissertation here,

Nataliya Todorova examines the need for a holistic approach to risk management, risk reduction and risk financing of natural disasters, and the critical role of the risk professional in analysing these risks and putting together mitigation and financing strategies, with a case study of Bulgaria and the European Union.

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