The infrastructure sector today faces a complex landscape of global risks. The 2020 Global Risks Report (GRR), an annual report published by the World Economic Forum with support from Marsh & McLennan, warns of a chronically unsettled global landscape – one that businesses cannot expect will ‘snap back’ to its old normal.
Against a backdrop of continued macroeconomic uncertainty, societal instability, weaponized cyber capabilities, acute environmental threats and geopolitical frictions, infrastructure investors will need to be adaptable to ensure the longevity and security of their assets. Doing so will require an earnest consideration of the World Economic Forum’s call for a multi-stakeholder approach to mitigating emerging risks. The 2020 Global Risks for Infrastructure Map, produced by Marsh & McLennan Advantage Insights in partnership with the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), provides some guidance for investors looking to navigate the choppy waters ahead, based on key data shown in the 2020 Global Risks Report.