World Economic Forum (WEF) News

Risk Professionals Reassess Top Risks During Post-COVID Era

Reaching out to some of the same risk professionals that respond to the its “Global Risks Report” each year, the World Economic Forum announced the results of a special “COVID-19 Risk Perception Survey,” finding their concerns centered on economic risks …

Risk Managers Expect Prolonged Recession From COVID-19: World Economic Forum

Risk managers expect a prolonged global recession as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a report by the World Economic Forum showed on Tuesday. Two-thirds of the 347 respondents to the survey – carried out in response to the outbreak …

Insurtech Firm CyberCube Calls on Insurers to Set Global Cyber-Security Standards

CyberCube, an insurtech focused on cyber risk analytics, is calling on the insurance industry to set global cyber-security standards as the world digitizes. “Internet-connected technologies is a prime opportunity for the insurance sector to be at the forefront of understanding …

Financial Services CEOs in Davos Complain They Can’t Save Planet Without Clients’ Help

As the financial industry comes under pressure to avoid funding dirty energy, the heads of Citigroup Inc. and Zurich Insurance Group AG said they need their clients to do more work too. “I say to our clients, ‘I don’t want …

World Economic Forum Sounds Alarms About Climate Change Risks

The World Economic Forum is sounding alarm bells on climate change, with environmental risks occupying the group’s top five long-term concerns for the first time on record. Extreme weather events, the failure of climate-change mitigation, major natural disasters, biodiversity loss …

Cyber-Attacks Named as Top Business Risk in U.S., Canada and Europe, by WEF Survey

Cyber-attacks are named as the leading risk for business executives in the United States, Canada and Europe, according to a survey of business leaders published by the World Economic Forum, in partnership with Zurich Insurance Group and Marsh & McLennan …

Failure to Mitigate Climate Change, Cyber Attacks Are Top Global Threats: WEF

The failure to tackle climate change and extreme weather events are the most threatening global risks this year, according to the World Economic Forum. Inability to mitigate or adapt to climate change leapfrogged several places on the list as the …

WEF Helps Create Fintech Cyber Security Consortium; Members Include Zurich, Citigroup

The World Economic Forum has led the creation of an industry consortium focused on improving the cyber security of financial technology companies, as collaboration between fintechs and financial institutions grows. The consortium’s founding members include Citigroup Inc, online lender Kabbage, …

Cyber Attacks Pose Greatest Threat to UK Businesses, Investors: PwC Survey

Investors and chief executives say cyber attacks pose the greatest threat to businesses operating in the U.K., outweighing other material risks including populism, trade protectionism and over-regulation, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. An annual survey carried out by the accountancy firm …

Women More Likely Than Men to Lose U.S. Jobs by Automation: WEF Report

Women are more likely than men to be knocked out of their U.S. jobs by automation in the next eight years, and they’ll find half as many opportunities to land new positions unless there’s a new effort to retrain them. …