Global Future Council on the Future of Complex Risks

Council mission and objectives

In an era defined by a "polycrisis," where interconnected challenges converge to create complexities greater than their individual parts, the Global Future Council on Complex Risks explores risk clusters at the intersections of structural forces, such as AI acceleration, climate change, geostrategic competition, and demographic transitions.

How should risk management and governance capacity evolve to effectively navigate and adapt to complex challenges?

Co-Chairs
Azeem Azhar, Chief Executive Officer, Exponential View

Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Council Manager
Kevin Kohler, Insights Specialist, Global Risks Practice, World Economic Forum

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The Global Future Councils serve as a brain trust for leaders from government, business and civil society, and support the Forum’s mission by bringing together experts bound by a shared mission to discuss the most critical issues, generate insights and analysis, and collaborate in shaping agendas.

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