Is the world sleepwalking into a crisis? Global risks are intensifying, but the collective will to tackle them appears lacking. Strong state-centered politics continued in 2018, with the idea of "taking back control" from political rivals and multilateral organizations. Efforts to recover national control have weakened collective responses to global challenges and created greater risk for business strategies and investments. The 2019 Global Risks Report reveals we are drifting deeper into difficult global problems that can best be overcome through creative and agile approaches to risk.
We know that when women thrive, businesses thrive; diverse perspectives mean better solutions and better outcomes. Our inclusion in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, among 229 other leading businesses around the world, reflects our commitment to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women in the workplace.