Global Risks

“Effective risk management in today’s complex and interconnected world requires a truly holistic risk management approach, taking interdependencies between risks into account. That is why we are a proud strategic partner of the Forum’s Global Risks Initiative, the world’s leading public-private collaboration to understand and engage multi-stakeholders on global risks.”

Peter Giger

Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group

“It’s ever more imperative for organizations to strengthen their appreciation of emerging threats and potential shock events. The Global Risks Report is a valuable stimulus for discussions on resilience in this rapidly changing environment. We look forward to expanding this work with the Forum.”

John Drzik

President of Global Risk & Digital, Marsh & McLennan Companies


Academic Partners

  • National University of Singapore
  • Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
  • Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania

Advisory Board Members

  • Rolf Alter, Senior Fellow, Hertie School of Governance
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International (until August 2019)
  • Marie-Valentine Florin, Executive Director, International Risk Governance Center (IRGC)
  • Carolyn Kousky, Exeuctive Director of the Wharton Risk Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Al Gore, Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management
  • Kok Kwang Phoon, Vice Provost and Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Julien Laird, Head of Policy and Development, Oxford Martin School
  • Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Notre Europe – Jacque Delors Institute
  • Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Government of Pakistan
  • Gary Marchant, Regents’ Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University
  • Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute
  • Moisés Naím, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
  • Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Carol Ouko-Misiko, Group Secretary East Africa, Institute of Risk Management
  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
  • Daniel Ralph, Professor, Cambridge Centre for Risks Studies
  • Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • John Scott, Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group
  • Carsten Schrehardt, Strategic Development, Federal Ministry of Defence of Germany
  • Richard Smith-Bingham, Director, Global Risk Center, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence of Germany (former), Government of Germany (until July 2019)
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Alexandra Zapata, Assistant Director-General, Mexican Institute for Competitiveness

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