Global Risks

Business leaders need to prepare for the biggest risks over the next decade – now

When executives think about risk, they often focus on sudden shocks, such as financial market crashes, pandemics, and political upheaval. But there are potentially even more important slow‑moving threats that develop over time before emerging as full‑blown crises – when it is too late to prevent them.

This is why, for the past nine years, our firm, together with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and other partners, has examined which risks pose the biggest threats to global economic development over the next decade in a report issued in conjunction with the annual WEF meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Based on a survey of more than 700 industry leaders and experts, our Global Risks 2014 report analyzes 31 evolving and interconnected risks that cut across national boundaries, economies, technology, societies, and the environment.

Global Risks