AXA Future Risks Report 2020

The emerging risks landscape reshaped (& exacerbated) by Covid-19 ALL ARTICLES  |  Research & Foresight
Oct 1, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis provides a concrete illustration of the growing connectivity of risks, which AXA presented as one of the main findings of last year’s report. Risks require prevention and protection to be considered through a global, interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach. That’s why, for the seventh consecutive year, AXA has conducted its annual survey of emerging risks. This edition is very special. As this report was being written, more than 33 million people worldwide* had been infected and more than one million had died as a result of COVID-19.

The report finds that the main risks in the next five to ten years will relate to pandemics and infectious diseases, climate change and cyber risks.

33%
of experts
believe public authorities are well prepared for the emergence of pandemics and infectious diseases
46%
of North America based experts
considers climate change as a major trend (vs 71% last year)
51%
of experts
considers cyber risks as a major trend (due to sharp rise of cyberattacks during Covid-19)

Find out the emerging trends in this video with Thomas Buberl and Ian Bremmer:

Click to discover the key findings of the report