Global Risks 2013 - Part One

This Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum, Swiss Reinsurance and other partners, shows how experts from around the world, from different backgrounds, currently perceive the risks that the world is likely to face over the next 10 years.


Over 1,000 experts responded to evaluate 50 global risks from five categories- economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological.
Five years after the financial crisis, macroeconomic worries continue to weigh heavily on professionals’ minds as respondents rated major systemic financial failure as the economic risk of greatest systemic importance for the next 10 years.
Top 5 Global Risks in Terms of Impact:
  • Major systemic financial failure
  • Water supply crises
  • Chronic fiscal imbalances
  • Food shortage crises
  • Diffusion of weapons of mass destruction
Top 5 Global Risks in Terms of Likelihood
  • Severe income disparity
  • Chronic fiscal imbalances
  • Rising greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water supply crises
  • Mismanagement of population ageing 


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