Volatility is the new norm

The current economic uncertainty can be chalked up, in part, to recent events, including geopolitical instability, volatile commodity markets, and rising inflation. However, disruptions to global business have been years—even decades—in the making, find senior partners Ralf Dreischmeier and Ari Libarikian and coauthors. For example, the share of global companies maintaining a top 500 position has steadily fallen since 2000, with a 4.6 percent average annual slide in recent years.

Corporate longevity is declining: The share of top 500 global companies has fallen and accelerated amid disruption.

To read the article, see “Business building: The path to resilience in uncertain times,” December 19, 2022.