Preparing for the future requires an in-depth assessment of emerging risks

Technological revolution, climate change, pandemics, and increasing geopolitical instability make it harder for policymakers, businesses, and individuals to anticipate coming changes, overcome challenges, and grasp opportunities. Therefore, for the seventh consecutive year, AXA sought to highlight experts’ perceptions of future risks by conducting a structured survey of more than 2,700 risk experts from 54 countries.

Surveyed experts today rank pandemics and infectious diseases as the emerging risk that is the greatest threat to society in the next five to ten years, up from eighth place last year. In parallel, the general public ranks health concerns as the risk to which they feel most vulnerable, alongside computer-related risks.

Featuring a link to the full report, this article sheds light on some of the key findings from AXA’s Future Risks Report.