The world in 2019 is more intertwined and complex than ever before. While interconnections have brought stability in past decades, tightly wound systems are becoming more vulnerable. Across every realm – cyber, environmental, economic, geopolitical, societal – we are seeing fraying threads in the fabric that cloaks society. The World Economic Forum’s global risks work serves to signal which threads, when pulled, could lead to an unraveling of entire systems.
The Regional Risks for Doing Business report offers a business perspective on the impact of global risks and illustrates how they are experienced differently in each region. In today’s fraught geopolitical context, regional coordination is increasingly important. We publish this report with the hope that it will help shape each region’s agenda vis-à-vis the global risks landscape, moving the needle for regions aiming to play an increasingly pivotal role in the years ahead.
Companies are ignoring the biggest economic risk of all: climate change
Climate change is a very real and serious threat to society. Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and flooding are becoming more commonplace and severe, leaving communities to deal wi...
Why law enforcement and businesses need to join forces to fight global cybercrime
The digital revolution is changing the way law enforcement protects communities and the way businesses manage risk.
This is what CEOs around the world see as the biggest risks to business
One of the many points of interest in this year's Regional Risks to Doing Business Report, published today, is the clear difference between what business leaders in advanced economies are...