World Economic Forum: Environmental and cyber risks predominate (WEF, January 2018)

The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth.

Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.

This year’s report covers more risks than ever, but focuses in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. And in a new series called “Future Shocks” the report cautions against complacency and highlights the need to prepare for sudden and dramatic disruptions.


Discover why CSR is a highly important driver of reputation (report from Reputation Institute, March 2017)

Closing the gap between actual and perceived corporate social responsibility is important to maintain a company’s reputation sharpened.

Although companies are increasingly becoming more sustainable, the public often does not know or recognize a company’s CSR commitment. Consequently, a company’s actual and perceived CSR is frequently misaligned.

Aligning CSR minimizes reputational risks and can improve reputation significantly!


World Economic Forum: 5 of the 10 biggest global risks are within CSR/sustainability (WEF, January 2017)

The Global Risks Report 2017 from  World Economic Forum

The year 2016 has seen profound shifts in the way we view global risks. Societal polarization, income inequality and the inward orientation of countries are spilling over into real-world politics. Through recent electoral results in G7 countries, these trends are set to have a lasting impact on the way economies act and relate to each other. They are also likely to affect global risks and the interconnections between them.More

Global Opportunity Report 2017 – Your guide to a world of sustainable business opportunities aligned with the SDGs (UN Global Compact, DNV and Sustainia, January 2017)

Identifying your next big opportunity among a myriad of global trends is a daunting task.

Addressing this challenge is the driving ambition of the Global Opportunity Report. Like the first and second editions, the 2017 report focuses on five global risks. The risks covered by the third edition are: cities disrupted by climate change; cyber threats; rising inequality; soil depletion; and unstable regions. Based on these risks 15 corresponding opportunities via a thorough review process with experts and a global survey engaging 5,500 leaders were mapped.More