Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz
Head of Competitiveness and Risks and Member of the Executive Committee
Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda, Member of the Managing Board
As one of the Forum’s flagship reports, The Global Risks Report has been a collaborative effort since its first edition in 2006. It draws on the unique expertise available within the Forum itself and its different communities and knowledge networks. It also builds firmly on the Forum’s ongoing research, projects, debates and initiatives. As well as reflecting the views of leaders from our various communities through the Global Risks Perception Survey, the insights presented here are the result of numerous discussions, consultations, and workshops.
With this in mind, we would like to thank our Strategic Report Partners, Marsh & McLennan Companies and Zurich Insurance Group, represented on the Steering Board by John Drzik, President, Global Risk and Specialties, Marsh; and Cecilia Reyes, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group. Furthermore, Professor Schwab is grateful to our Academic Advisers the National University of Singapore, Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Report has greatly benefited from the dedication and valuable guidance of the members of the Global Risks 2017 Advisory Board. Members are Rolf Alter, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International; Marie-Valentine Florin, International Risk Governance Council (IRGC); Al Gore, Generation Investment Management; Donald Kaberuka, Harvard University; Steven Kou, National University of Singapore; Julian Laird, Oxford Martin School; Pascal Lamy, Jacques Delors Institute; Ursula von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Defence of Germany; Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations; Gary Marchant, Arizona State University; Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania; Nicolas Mueller, Federal Chancellery of Switzerland; Moisés Naím, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Kirstjen Nielsen, George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security; Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University; Jonathan Ostry, International Monetary Fund; Nouriel Roubini, New York University; John Scott, Zurich Insurance Group; Richard Smith-Bingham, Marsh & McLennan Companies; Michelle Tuveson, Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge Judge Business School; Ngaire Woods, University of Oxford; and Sandra Wu Wen-Hsiu, Japan Asia Group Limited.
We are also grateful to Aengus Collins, Practice Lead, Global Risks for his leadership of this project and the Global Risks 2017 core project team members Ciara Browne, Nicholas Davis, Attilio Di Battista, Daniel Gomez Gaviria, Thierry Geiger, Gaëlle Marti, Thomas Philbeck, Katharine Shaw, and Stéphanie Verin for their contributions to this Report.
Last but not least, we would like to thank the Global Risks Perception Survey 2016 review group, respondents who completed the Global Risks Perception Survey and the participants in the Global Risks workshops.