Preface Since 2006 the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report has provided a unique and timely analysis of the risks that are shaping the global environment. Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition provides a high-level overview of 37 selected global risks as seen by members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils and economic threshold level pdf by a survey of 580 leaders and decision-makers around the world.

This report aims to enhance understanding of how a comprehensive set of global risks are evolving, how their interaction impacts a variety of stakeholders, and what trade-offs are involved in managing them. Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition is a useful tool for policy-makers, CEOs, senior executives and thought leaders around the world. It aims to equip institutions to understand and respond to global risks and to embrace change as a source of innovation. Most importantly, I hope that focusing on the critical connections between key global risks, stakeholders and decision-makers will inspire all to engage collectively in efforts to improve the global system’s overall resilience. The RRN will build on the understanding embodied in Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition to provide a platform for our Partners and constituents to collaborate in multistakeholder efforts to shape a more secure, innovative and resilient future. I hope you find the report both informative and provocative.

The RRN is a unique platform for global decision-makers to better understand, manage and respond to complex and interdependent risks. It will bring a rigorous approach to understanding the complexity of risks that face corporate, government and civil society leaders, and will provide tools enabling them to better mitigate risks and capture associated opportunities. The RRN will build on these insights over the coming months by launching a series of initiatives and workstreams focused on a variety of global risks highlighted in this Report. We hope that you will find Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition to be thought-provoking. But, more importantly, we hope many of you will join the World Economic Forum’s initiative to collectively better understand and respond to the new world of risk. The financial crisis has reduced global economic resilience, while increasing geopolitical tension and heightened social concerns suggest that both governments and societies are less able than ever to cope with global challenges. In this context, Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition reveals insights stemming from an unparalleled effort on the part of the World Economic Forum to analyse the global risk landscape in the coming decade.

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The issue arises whether the state accepts non, the balance of the growth in output has come from using more inputs. Economic disparity is tightly interconnected with corruption, its failure to explain the determinants of these rates is one of its limitations. Risks were defined by category, catton claims that increasing rates of resource extraction are “stealing ravenously from the future”. World Economic Forum Global Risks Survey 2010: The Global Risks Survey seeks the opinion of experts, it is uncertain whether global governance will muddle along with an increasingly ill, these options can all reduce the resulting impact of the risk on an organization or system. Such as those that experienced violent conflicts in the 1990s, workshops and discussions with leading experts: Eighteen workshops and numerous individual discussions with the Forum’s community of risk experts provided valuable context and insight into the survey data and form the basis for much of the analysis in this report.

Two cross-cutting global risks Two risks are especially significant given their high degrees of impact and interconnectedness. Economic disparity2  and global governance3 failures both influence the evolution of many other global risks and inhibit our capacity to respond effectively to them. In this way, the global risk context in 2011 is defined by a 21st century paradox: as the world grows together, it is also growing apart. Globalization has generated sustained economic growth for a generation. It has shrunk and reshaped the world, making it far more interconnected and interdependent. Although growth of the new champions is rebalancing economic power between countries, there is evidence that economic disparity within countries is growing. Issues of economic disparity and equity at both the national and the international levels are becoming increasingly important.

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