• 16-JAN-2014

  • SOURCE: Zurich

Worsening Wealth Gap Seen as Biggest Risk Facing the World in 2014

London, January 16, 2014 - Today the World Economic Forum released the Global Risk 2014 report, which has been developed with expert contributions from Zurich and other leading financial and academic institutions.

Taking a 10-year outlook, the report assesses 31 risks that are global in nature and have the potential to cause significant negative impact across entire countries and industries if they take place. In this year's report, the chronic gap between the incomes of the richest and poorest citizens was named as the most likely risk to cause an impact on a global scale in the next decade. Other risks of significant concern include extreme weather events, unemployment and fiscal crises.

Zurich is partnering with the World Economic Forum because we strongly believe in its value in identifying and discussing themes that shape the global agenda.

For further information read the full News Release published by the World Economic Forum.