Global Risks Initiative

“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

“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 Practice, 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

“With operations ranging from energy and telecoms to semi-conductors and biopharma, SK Group sits at the intersection of global risk. We joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Practice to better understand our risk environment, share best practices in risk mitigation and offer an Asian perspective to this important initiative.”

Lee Hyung-Hee

President, Social Value Committee, SK Supex Council


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)
  • Marie-Valentine Florin, Managing Director, International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)
  • Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin School
  • Al Gore, Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management
  • Lee Hyung-Hee, President, Social Value Committee, SK Supex Council
  • Carolyn Kousky, Executive Director of the Wharton Risk Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Notre Europe, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarape Institute
  • Moisés Naím, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Carlos Afonso Nobre, Senior Researcher, University of São Paulo
  • Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Carol Ouko-Misiko, IRM Regional Group, Kenya Institute of Risk Management
  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary-General, Pacific, Economic Cooperation Council
  • Danny Quah, Dean and Professor of Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy , National University of Singapore;
  • Daniel Ralph, Professor of Operations Research, Cambridge Centre for Risks Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation
  • John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk
  • Richard Smith-Bingham, Executive Director, Marsh McLennan Advantage
  • Effy Vayena, Professor of Bioethics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)
  • Charlotte Warakaulle, Director of International Relations, CERN
  • Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Alexandra Zapata Hojel, Future Tense Now Fellow, New America

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