Geneva Initiative White Paper


There is a growing gap between the risk – understood as likelihood times impact – of catastrophic systemic failure in complex society, and societal understanding and preparedness. This white paper outlines why risk needs to be reconsidered, the extent of societies capacity to respond, and presents a risk posture that links our transforming risk environment with contingency planning and preparedness.

A) Societal Risk is Being Transformed
B) There is a Response Gap
C) A Strategic Posture to Address the Response Gap