Top 5 Risks | RiskMap 2020
5 Leaders without strategies
Tactics trump strategy for some of the world’s leaders. Whether it’s a global trade war, or a regional border skirmish, events lie in the hands of twitchy, anxious protagonists. Business will need a strategy for an intensely tactical world.
4 Economic anxiety meets political fragility
Forecasts say global economic growth in 2020 will be dismally low. If global GDP takes a turn for the worse, we cannot expect a fragmented world to craft a coordinated policy response. Take a tour of economic anxiety and political fragility.
3 Cyber warfare hits a new level
Cyber threats will align as never before to provoke a high impact, cyber-enabled assault on critical infrastructure. If leading companies are attaining credible cyber resilience, national infrastructures are not and present the main vulnerability in the international cyber conflict.
2 The activist society passes judgement
Across the world, social pressures and coordinated activism will demand more from business. Being ethical is not enough. Being compliant is not enough. Companies that get snared in this uncodified morass of social, moral and political accountability will pay heavily.
1 Geopolitics and the US campaign trail
Campaign trail drama combined with fallout from the impeachment process will reverberate through America’s global actions. How allies and adversaries hedge against the most ideological election in 40 years will heavily influence the geopolitical risk landscape for business in 2020.