COVID-19 has demonstrated the rapid and cascading impacts of a global catastrophic risk manifested. Pandemics — as well as climate change, debt crises, cyberattacks and others — are high-likelihood, high-impact risks on which the Global Risks Report, published by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Marsh & McLennan, focuses each year.
The analysis in this year’s edition of the Global Risks Report expands to ask high-level risk experts about potential shocks that are less well known but would have huge impacts if manifested. The purpose of this non-exhaustive list is to encourage more expansive thinking about the universe of risk possibilities in the next decade.
The goal is to better enable preparation, rather than paralysis, as well as resilience in the face of crisis. The list sets out some of the potential frontier risks that are on the minds of risks analysts.
Click here to read the full report. The discussion on Frontier Risks begins on page 84.