• Global Risk Landscape 2021

Global Risk Landscape 2021

01 November 2021

Marita Corbett, National Leader, Risk Advisory |

Drawing on the experiences and insights of 500 senior global business leaders, the sixth edition of BDO’s Global Risk Landscape Report reveals the characteristics of those who have best adapted during the pandemic.

From blame culture and obstacles, to responsive decision-making and the adoption of technology and its associated risks, the report looks at all aspects of risk management and mitigation.

Our Global Risk Podcast series

In this podcast series, our risk experts delve further into the data from our Global Risk Landscape Report 2021 and their region. Many issues are discussed, including how the past year effected risk within each region, business outcomes and what future risks businesses can expect.

Listen to our podcast series below.

Episode 1: Findings of this year’s report – ‘The art of the unknown and risk around the globe’

Nigel Burbidge, Partner and Global Chair of Risk & Advisory Services joins ex BBC journalist Jonty Bloom to discuss this year’s report, including the three top lessons he has learnt from the past year and the future global outlook of risk.  

The view from the regions (Episodes 2 – 5)

We interviewed BDO partners from across the globe to discuss how the past year affected businesses within their region and what they need to look out for in the next 12 months.

Episode 2: The view from the Middle East and Africa

South African Partner, Richard Walker joins Jonty Bloom to discuss the MEA region.

Episode 3: The view from the Americas

Vicky Gregorcyk, Partner from BDO USA, discusses the findings from the Americas.

Episode 4: The view from Europe

Emanuel Van Zandvoort, Partner in our Netherlands office, joins us to discuss the view from Europe and how businesses have handled the last 12 months.

Episode 5: The view from APAC

Australian Partner, Marita Corbett, discusses risk within the APAC region.

Episode 6: What next? Discussing the future of risk – ‘How will long-term risk management principles change after COVID-19?’

Nigel Burbidge finalises the series and discusses how this year’s findings show how conversations about risk need to be discussed at C-suite level.

Download the full Global Risk Landscape 2021 report to find out:

  • How did businesses adapt to unparalleled levels of disruption?
  • How will long-term risk management principles change after this year?
  • The dangers of instilling a ‘blame culture’
  • What links technology and risk management together
  • What risks CEOs are thinking will come next and how will they rise to them.

Get the Risk Landscape report for your region

We have prepared four regional risk white papers that explore the differing business risks and attitudes to risk for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Americas and APAC regions.

Download the main report and access our regional risk white papers.

Download 2021 Report

Regional whitepapers