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Global Risks Report: the big issues facing leaders at Davos 2024

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As leading figures from government, business, academia and civil society head to Davos for the Annual Meeting 2024, what are the big global challenges they will be discussing?

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report sets out the biggest issues over the short and medium terms, based on a survey of more than 1,400 global risks experts, policy-makers and industry leaders.

This year, the impact of artificial intelligence is felt throughout the report, with rising concern about disinformation and cyberinsecurity.

Gayle Markovitz hears from two of the people who put the report together, Carolina Klint, Managing Director at Marsh McLennan, and Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer at Zurich Insurance.


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Geopolitics now weighs more heavily on us than at any time since the end of the Cold War. While the Russian invasion of Ukraine has revived trans-Atlantic cooperation and raised the spectre of new competition between rival poles, the economic growth of countries in the Global South - and of China in particular - continues to challenge the dominance of the West. In an increasingly multipolar and multi-conceptual world, singular ideas about how best to look after global affairs have been replaced by a diffusion of power and political values. This calls into question alliances and multilateral institutions that have been cornerstones of the global order since World War II, and risk...

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