Insight of the Week: Political Populism and Polarisation Is Increasingly Seen to Be a Risk to Business

In a world where broad-based social movements are progressively mobilising around issues such as diversity, inclusion, equality, and corruption, Corporate Affairs professionals are increasingly recognising the impact of political populism and the growing polarisation and instability that it brings. The uncertainty it introduces is seen as a rising concern.   

Since 2020, these risks have grown, with nearly half of Corporate Affairs professionals expressing this as a risk to business, up significantly from last year. 

Source: Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Survey 2022, n=221, 2022