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Executive Summary
The Global Risks Landscape 2010
Fiscal Crises and Unemployment
Underinvestment in Infrastructure
Chronic Diseases
Risks to Keep on the Radar
Managing Global Risks
Processes and Definitions
Global Risks Barometer 2010
Contributors and Acknowledgements
  Global Risks 2010
    In collaboration with Citi, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC)
    Swiss Re, Wharton School Risk Center, Zurich Financial Services
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This report was prepared by the Global Risk Network of the World Economic Forum in conjunction with its partners.

Global Risk Network, World Economic Forum
Irene Casanova, Associate Director, Global Risk Network
Viktoria Ivarsson, Senior Project Manager, Global Risks Report
Stéphane Oertel, Associate Director, Global Risk Network
Carissa Sahli, Team Coordinator, Strategic Insight Teams
Sheana Tambourgi, Director, Head of the Global Risk Network; Editor, Global Risks 2010

Global Risks Report Partners

John Ingraham, Managing Director, Risk Architecture, and Head, Risk Aggregation, Citi, USA

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Alina Lantsberg, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA
Lucy Nottingham, Corporate Risk Consulting, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA
Roland Rechtsteiner, Partner, Oliver Wyman, Switzerland
Christine Salerno, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), USA
Alex Wittenberg, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA

Swiss Re
Esther Baur, Director, Head Issue Management & Messages, Swiss Re, Switzerland
David Bresch, Director, Head Sustainability & Emerging Risk Management, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Anwarul Hasan, Vice(President, Senior Risk Manager, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Kurt Karl, Senior Vice(President, Head of Economic Research & Consulting, Swiss Re America Holding Corp., USA
Reto Schneider, Director, Head of Emerging Risk Management, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Raj Singh, Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Lisa Wyssbrod, Director, Senior Issue and Partnership Manager, Swiss Re, Switzerland

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Howard Kunreuther, Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Erwann Michel(Kerjan, Managing Director, Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland
Daniel M. Hofmann, Group Chief Economist, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland
Kerry Karageorgis, Development Director Global Risk Assessment, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland Axel P. Lehmann, Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland
Samuel Schenker, Research Assistant Global Risk Assessment, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland Michael Szoenyi, Leader Natural Hazards Working Group, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland Ashutosh Riswadkar, Director Liability Line of Business, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland

Expert input
Over the past year, the Global Risk Network has engaged with an extended group of experts in workshops and meetings held in Copenhagen, Dalian, London, New Delhi, New York, Tokyo, Washington DC and Zurich. Thanks to the wide range of expertise and invaluable insights provided through these workshops, the Global Risk Network continues to support multistakeholder dialogue to improve the understanding of global risks.

We would like to thank all of those who contributed for their time and, above all, their insights:

Giles Archibald, Client Service Group Leader, Mercer (MMC), United Kingdo m
Tom Armitage, Vice (President, Senior Communications Consultant, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Shumeet Banerji, Chief Executive Officer, Booz & Company, United Kingdom
Kai Bender, Partner, Oliver Wyman Communications Media and Technology, USA
Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), South Africa Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, USA
Alessio Brown, Head of Reforming the Welfare Society Research Area, Executive Director Global Economic Symposium (GES), Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
Chris Bunting, Secretary(General, International Risk Governance Council (IRGC), Switzerland
Matthew Burrows, Director of Analysis and Production Staff, National Intelligence Council (NIC), USA
Rakesh Chaudhry, Professor of Strategic Management, IILM Institute for Higher Education, India
Graciela Chichilnisky, Professor of Economics, Columbia University, USA
Sean Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts, South Africa
Uri Dadush, Senior Associate and Director, International Economics Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA
Michael Denton, Partner, Oliver Wyman Corporate Risk Practice, USA
Patrick Dixon, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Global Change, United Kingdom
Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA
John Drzik, CEO, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA
Rajeev Dubey, Deputy Editor, Businessworld, India
Thomas Easton, Asia Business Editor, The Economist, Hong Kong SAR
Thomas Epprecht, Director, Risk Expert, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Willy Fill, Director, Business Continuity Manager, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Raymond Fisman, Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia Business School, USA
Helmut Fluhrer, Chief Executive Officer, Meteo Systems AG, Switzerland
Robert Fox, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA
Georges Galey, Vice-President, Senior Underwriter Property, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Susan Glasser, Executive Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine, USA
Boris Galonske, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA
Alan W. Hall, Global Policy Coordinator, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Sweden
Gideon Henderson, Professor, 21st Century School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Satoru Hiraga, Representative Director, Marsh Broker Japan, Inc., Japan
Roman Hohl, Director, Head Agriculture Australasia and Corporates, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Blake Hounshell, Managing Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine, USA
Steve Howard, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group, United Kingdom
José Miguel Insulza, Secretary-General, Organization of American States (OAS), USA
Yoko Ishikura, Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Hastings (Hasty) Johnson, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Hines, USA
Parag Khanna, Director, Global Governance Initiative and Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program, New American Foundation, USA
Atul Khosla, Partner, Oliver Wyman, India Bram A. de Klerk, Group General Manager, Sasol Limited, South Africa
Robert Kopech, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, USA
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
Charles D. Lake, Chairman and Representative, Aflac, Japan
Sophie Lambin, Director, Global Thought Leadership, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Kingdom
Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, United Kingdom Ann Li, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation, USA
Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution, USA
C. V. Madhukar, Director, PRS Legislative Research, India
Don Mango, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter (MMC), USA
Trevor Mapplebeck, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA
John Merkovsky, Global Leader Risk Consulting Practice (Marsh), USA
Masahiko Metoki, General Manager for International Strategy and Corporate Planning, Japan Post Service Co. Ltd, Japan
Luis Moreno, President, Inter(American Development Bank, USA
David Nadler, Vice Chairman, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), USA
Moíses Naím, Editor(in(Chief, Foreign Policy Magazine, USA
Jeanne Ng, Director, Group Environmental Affairs, CLP Holdings, Hong Kong SAR
Herbert Oberhänsli, Head, Economic and International Relations, Nestlé, Switzerland
Sandeep Parekh, Visiting Associate Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
Richard T. Pascale, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and Director, Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College, USA
Aaron Pereira, Co(Founder, CanadaHelps and Vartana, United Kingdom
Jim Pierce, Managing Director, Marsh (MMC), USA Morten Poulsen(Hansen, Global Risk Project Manager,
Group Finance & Operations, Risk Management, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark
Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, USA
Vanessa Rossi, Senior Research Fellow, International Economics Programme, Chatham House, United Kingdom
Michael J. Roux, Chairman, Roux International, Australia
Karl Sauvant, Special Adviser, UN Millennium Project; Executive Director, Columbia Program on International Investment, Columbia University, USA
Orville H. Schell, Director, Center of US(China Relations, Asia Society, USA
Stephen H. Schneider, Melvin & Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Woods University, USA
Andreas Schraft, Managing Director, Head Catastrophe Perils & Treaty Centre, Swiss Re, Switzerland
David Skilling, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company, Singapore
Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development of India
Andrew Sorkin, Chief Reporter and Editor, Mergers and Acquisitions, The New York Times, USA
Andreas Spiegel, Vice(President, Senior Climate Change Advisor, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Rolf Tanner, Director, Head Political & Sustainability Risk Management, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Steven M. Tebbe, Vice(President, Environmental Affairs, NetJets Europe, Portugal
Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor, Markets, The Financial Times, United Kingdom
David Tuckett, Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, Research Department of Clinical , Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Peter Walsh, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA Michael Weissel, Partner, Oliver Wyman (MMC), USA Geoffrey West, President and Distinguished Professor, Santa Fe Institute, USA
Martin Weymann, Vice(President, Senior Risk Manager, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Urs Widmer, Vice(President, Senior Medical Officer, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Simon Zadek, Chief Executive, AccountAbility, United Kingdom
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, USA
Kaspar Zellweger, Vice(President, Senior Risk Manager, Swiss Re, Switzerland

Internal Reviewers
Jennifer Blanke, Director, Head of the Global Competitiveness Network, World Economic Forum
Robert Greenhill, Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum
Adrian Monck, Managing Director, Communications and Media Relations, World Economic Forum
Richard Samans, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
André Schneider, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Economic Forum
Kristel Van der Elst, Director, Head of Scenario Planning, World Economic Forum
Dominic Waughrey, Senior Director, Head of Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum

Online visualization development for the Risk Interconnections Map (RIM)
Moritz Stefaner, Research Assistant on the MACE Project, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences; Freelance Information Visualizer

We would like to recognize Miguel Perez, Nomination Manager, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum, for his valuable collaboration on the Global Risks Perception Survey and visualization project.

Members of the Global Agenda Councils on Chronic Disease & Conditions

We would particularly like to thank the following people for their valuable assistance and input on the section on chronic diseases in this report:

Sania Nishtar, Founding President, Heartfile, Pakistan Ala Alwan, Assistant Director-General,
Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Eva Jané-Llopis, Head, Chronic diseases and Wellness, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
Peter Anderson, Regional Editor, Europe, Drug and Alcohol Review, Netherlands
Gustavo Averbuj, Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum, Argentina
Cary Cooper, Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), United Kingdom
Oliver Harrison, Director, Public Health and Health Policy, Government of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Helen Herrman, Secretary for Publications, World Psychiatric Association, Australia
Martin RJ Knapp, Director, Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Paul Litchfield, Chief Medical Officer and Head, Health and Safety, BT, United Kingdom
Rachel Nugent, Deputy Director, Global Health, Center for Global Development, USA
Michael P. O'Donnell, Editor-in Chief American Journal of Health Promotion, USA
Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health, Sangath, India
Scott Ratzan, Vice-President, Global Health, Government Affairs and Policy, Johnson & Johnson, USA
K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India

Expert Consultation at the ECOSOC High-Level Segment of the 2009 Annual Ministerial Review, Geneva, July 2009
Fiona Adshead, Director Chronic Diseases Programmes, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Douglas Bettcher, Director, Tobacco Free Initiative, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Francesco Branca, Director Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
James Hospedales, Coordinator Chronic diseases, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Washington DC, USA
Janet Voute, Partnership Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

Global Agenda Council on Chronic Diseases & Malnutrition, 2008-2009
John Clymer, President, Partnership For Prevention, USA
Sharon Fonn, Head, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Stig K. Pramming, Managing Director, Oxford Health Alliance, United Kingdom
Pekka Puska, Director-General, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Ricardo Uauy, President, International Union of Nutritional Sciences, Chile
Derek Yach, Vice-President, Global Health Policy, PepsiCo, USA

Biodiversity and Global Risks
We would like to express particular thanks to the following for their valuable input and support:

Joshua Bishop, Chief Economist, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland
(Member GAC on Ecosystems & Biodiversity Loss) Georgina Langdale, Communications, TEEB Central Office, Germany
Jason Shellaby, Research Analyst, Global Agenda Councils Team, World Economic Forum
Chair: Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader, TEEB and Project Leader, Green Economy, United Nations
Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), United Kingdom

For their collaboration and thought leadership on the related report: Global Risks Briefing: Biodiversity, January 2010, we would like to acknowledge: Will Evison, Senior Associate, Sustainability and Climate Change; PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Kingdom
Chris Knight, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Kingdom
Sophie Lambin, Director of Global Thought Leadership, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Kingdom