Summary of The Global Risks Report 2017

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The world is certainly fraught with risk – humanity faces the potential for massive terrorist attacks, the use of weapons of mass destruction, climate change fallout and data manipulation, to name a few. These risks are multiplying in a global environment in which populism is on the rise, the democratic process is coming under siege, and technological change is pushing new ways to work and live. The World Economic Forum provides comprehensive, data-driven intelligence on these threats and their probabilities. getAbstract recommends this sobering analysis to risk managers, business executives and policy makers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What major risks the world faces in 2017;
  • What flash points accompany the management of these risks; and
  • How the world might maneuver through governance challenges, geopolitical turmoil and disruptive technologies.

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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders of business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.



The Most Likely Risks and Their Impacts

Based on a survey of 750 of its members, the World Economic Forum identified the global risks most likely to occur in 2017, in order of their probability:

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