Through 2023 global geopolitical risks and extreme weather events continue to exert their influence on the UK, emphasising the need for bold policy and industry responses to foster resilience.
Nowhere is that more apparent than in the energy sector, where clear routes to decarbonisation and a more secure system for the future are priorities. The focus here, as in other sectors, is on how fast and far the transition can be realised. For some sectors that is extremely challenging. Healthcare is one example. Net zero must be added to a long list of considerations that includes ongoing staffing concerns and the National Health Service’s record waiting lists and estate maintenance backlogs.
All sectors have observed the dramatic changes in the digital landscape this year, not only in increased cyber threat levels but also with the emergence of generative artificial intelligence. The explosion in AI raises many questions around its potential opportunities and threats, which governments, businesses and broader society are only just starting to explore.
Our leading experts look back at their predictions for 2023 and discuss the progress and give their insights on what’s coming.