Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions have been identified today as the most urgent risk in 2019, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report, prepared in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies and Zurich Insurance Group.
Environmental degradation has been identified as a generation defining long-term risk, while rapidly evolving cyber and technological threats are the most significant potential blind spots.
Richard Smith-Bingham, Director of Marsh & McLennan Insights, will present the key takeaways in an Airmic webinar on Thursday, 22 January.
Richard leads MMC's thinking on the evolving macro-level risk landscape and how companies and governments can best anticipate and counter rising threats. He has been MMC's lead contributor to the report for the past six years.
Leveraging its survey of risk experts from across the globe, the Global Risks Report sets out the short- and long-term challenges that companies will need to negotiate in order to thrive in a world characterised by uncertainty, volatility and disruption.