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Top 10 risks in terms of likelihood and impact

January 13, 2016

The Global Risks Report 2016 delivers the global risks landscape for the year and the top 10 risks in terms of likelihood and impact, as determined by survey respondents.

likelihood and impact infographic

Source: Global Risks Perception Survey 2015.

Respondents were asked to assess the likelihood and global impact of each of the 29 risks. For each risk, they were asked, “How likely is this risk to occur globally within the next 10 years?” and “What is the estimated impact globally if this risk were to materialize?” The possible answers ranged from 1 (“very unlikely” and “low” impact, respectively) to 7 (“very likely” and “high” impact, respectively).