Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
5 minute read
14 Jan 2022
8:45 am

Societal and environmental concerns top global risks – WEF survey

Ina Opperman

Covid-19 and its economic and societal concerns will continue to be a critical threat to the world, with vaccine inequality and subsequent uneven economic recovery risk worsening social fractures and geopolitical tensions.

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Societal and environmental concerns top the list of global risks according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) survey of global risks. 84% of respondents saying they were worried or concerned about the outlook of the world, while economic challenges due to the pandemic will also persist. The WEF released the 17th Global Risk Report 2022, that shows the top risks facing humanity, this week. The report is based on the WEF’s Global Risks Perception Survey, conducted to gather insights from nearly 1 000 global experts and leaders. Vaccine inequality is demonstrated by the fact that only 6% of the population...