AXA today publishes the tenth edition of its Future Risks Report. Carried out among 3,500 experts in 50 countries and a representative sample of 20,000 members of the general population in 15 countries, this study measures and ranks their perception of evolving and rising risks. Since 2020, this report has been produced in partnership with the IPSOS polling institute. The data is then analyzed by the AXA Group's in-house experts.
This year, the study highlights the concept of polycrisis. Geopolitical tensions, the exponential emergence of new technologies (such as generative AI), or the acceleration of global warming, no longer follow one another but are happening at the same time.
The main findings of the 2023 edition of the Future Risks Report are as follows:
However, the trust in various players to limit the consequences of new global crises is on the rise. In first place, scientists are trusted by 84% of experts and 70% of the general population. The level of confidence in companies is growing among both experts (72%, up 8% in one year) and the general population (49%, up 4%).
At the same time, 93% of experts and 74% of the general population believe that the role of insurers in limiting the impact of future risks is important or very important (compared with 89% and 69% last year).
This tenth edition of the Future Risks Report highlights a world in polycrisis. The last three years have been impacted by the global pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the worsening consequences of global warming... Now we have to add rising risks linked to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, as well as an increasingly unstable geopolitical framework. Despite the scale of the challenges, we do not want to see the future as a risk. To achieve this, we need to build on the general population's growing confidence in scientists - and therefore in progress and science - and in businesses, particularly insurance, which ¾ of those questioned considered to be capable of limiting the impact of future risks.