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The Global Risks Report

The top risks for 2024 and beyond. Data and insights from more than 1,400 global experts and leaders.

Learn what risks more than 1,200 academic, business, and government leaders from around the world are prioritising and predicting.  

Developed in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, the 18th edition of the Global Risks Report outlines the major risk issues and trends leaders like you will face in the coming years.  

It provides detailed insights into the priorities and strategies of your peers — and gives you actionable steps to build resilience in this turbulent risk environment.

Considered one of the leading sources of information on the current and emerging risk environment, the Global Risks Report is your go-to resource for helping your organisation understand and plan for what's ahead. 

Use this report to:

  • Discover the four risk themes you should focus on in 2023. 
  • Understand key shifts and trends happening in a converging risk landscape. 
  • Educate your leadership team on the current and emerging risk environment. 
  • Learn the actions you and your organisation can take now to build risk resilience.  

Ready to explore the top risks and strategies for 2024?

Report FAQs

The Global Risks Report is a comprehensive analysis of the most significant risks facing the world today. It provides insights into potential challenges and opportunities for risk leaders in various industries. It is designed to help you understand the top risks for 2024 and beyond.

The Global Risks Report is essential reading for risk leaders, risk professionals, and anyone involved in risk management within their organization. It is a key resource for those who want to stay updated about global risks and inform their strategic decisions to mitigate them.

The Global Risks Report stands out for its comprehensive analysis, expert insights, and forward-thinking approach. It is developed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with Marsh McLennan and other partners, and is considered one of the leading sources of information on the current and emerging risk environment. It is tailored to the needs of risk leaders, providing them with the tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of the risk landscape, drive effective risk management practices, and engage with the C-suite and other organizational leaders.

The research behind the Global Risks Report 2024 is extensive and robust. It is grounded in a comprehensive survey of more than 1,400 business, government, and academic leaders. Drawing from global and local expertise, the report provides a diverse perspective on risk.

The Global Risks Report 2024 can help you as a risk leader by providing valuable insights and actionable steps to address and mitigate risks. By analyzing survey data and expert opinions, the report helps you anticipate future trends and prepare for potential risks before they materialize. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the current and emerging risk landscape, enabling you to make informed decisions and develop effective risk management strategies.

The Global Risks Report provides you with valuable insights, actionable steps, and strategies to effectively manage risks within your organization. Stay ahead of the risk curve and make informed decisions by accessing the report today. Download the full report or the executive summary


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Our perspective: 4 risk themes to know in 2023


The COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, significant natural catastrophe events worldwide, and their long-term geopolitical and geoeconomic implications, have driven the highest inflation rates in decades and cost of living crises worldwide. Macroeconomic developments are enflaming fears of an imminent economic downturn, creating unease about the short-term risk outlook and future growth. Building resilience during such turbulent times requires new strategic approaches to risk identification, decision making, and preparedness.


In today’s business landscape, technology and end-user experience play a leading role in efficiency, growth, and human advancement. As companies move more operations into the digital realm and develop transformative technology — from blockchain to AI to genetic engineering and beyond — it’s imperative that they reinforce resilience to rapidly evolving cyber risks, changing regulatory and privacy rights regimes, and physical and virtual attacks on valuable data and systems.

Climate and sustainability

Environmental risks dominate organisations’ long-term concerns in the GRR 2023. Most of these relate directly or indirectly to climate change, which is generally regarded as an existential risk. Resilience strategies that focus on new approaches to assessing and mitigating climate change risk and help accelerate investments in the green energy transition will enable businesses and the world to meet their sustainability targets.


The COVID-19 pandemic amplified existing pressures and strains on global health systems, mental health management, and ways of working. However, it also fostered higher levels of executive awareness and involvement in improving access to healthcare and protecting worker health and well-being. By shifting focus to changing the environments people work and live in, improving the availability of supports people truly need, and adopting an overall culture of health and well-being, businesses and their workers can become more resilient.