The Global Risks Report 2018 was published on 17 January 2018.
This 13th edition of the report covers more risks than ever, but focuses in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. And in a new series called “Future Shocks” the report cautions against complacency and highlights the need to prepare for sudden and dramatic disruptions.
The 2018 report also presents the results of our latest Global Risks Perception Survey, in which nearly 1,000 experts and decision-makers assess the likelihood and impact of 30 global risks over a 10-year horizon. Over this medium-term period, environmental and cyber risks predominate. However, the survey also highlights elevated levels of concern about risk trajectories in 2018, particularly in relation to geopolitical tensions.
The report acknowledges the contribution of the IRM members who contributed to the survey as well as IRM’s very own Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations, who participated in the Global Risks Workshop on 6 October 2017 in Geneva.