Missed last week - it was kind of purposeful, in that I didn’t feel like writing up this roundup, and I didn’t have to, so I didn’t! (Not me justifying this to myself!)
In that spirit, I’ve tried to be purposeful with some of the bigger stories over the past few weeks. Enjoy.
The World Economic Forum’s Annual Global Risk Report (2022) is out
! I look forward to the publication of this report every year, as it nicely encompasses what executives are thinking about in terms of significant risks to their companies and operations. A lot of criticisms can be made of the WEF and all this, but I do find their GRR to be a good view of the world’s present (and future) risks. Some top line “shareables”:
84% of those surveyed are “concerned” or “worried” about the future of the world. (Can I get what some of the 16% are having?)
- Five of the the top 10 global risks by severity are environmentally (climate change) related, the other five are a mix of social risks, debt worries, and geopolitical confrontations. (Nice!)
- It’s pretty telling that the executives (and other individuals) surveyed place climate-related risks in the top 3 for short-, medium-, and long-term time frames.