The Davos Barometer: Risks Ahead (Feb.2011)

Whether you attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) last month in Davos, Switzerland or followed it from home, what happened there and who was invited to speak on what theme does matter a great deal. Indeed, over the years, looking at Davos’ agenda has always provided a solid barometer of what […]

From Australia to Davos: The Challenge of a New Risk Architecture (Jan. 2011)

Since December, Australia has been facing historical flooding that surprised the entire country. Although the risk was known, many were ill-prepared because these floods are not just another average flood, they are of very large-scale magnitude. Three-quarters of the state of Queensland has been declared a disaster zone; as I write this article from the […]

6th Edition – 2011 WEF Global Risk Report released!

Our 2011 Global Risks report is now released. (Pdf) The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition has identified economic disparity and global governance failures as central risks in the global risk landscape, exacerbating and driving a range of other risks. The report identifies economic imbalances and unfunded liabilities as containing the seeds of […]

Davos 2011: A Focus on Risk Response (January)

The 2011 edition of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum will take place from January 25 to 30 in Davos. This year a strong focus will be made on global risk management and financing and how better cope with them. The Chief executives of the world’s leading global businesses, representing the Forum’s 1,000 […]