How Egypt’s economy can continue to thrive during a global pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Galal Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Properties COVID-19 has reshaped the social and economic progress that Egypt has experienced. Private investors in infrastructure can help expand transportation, upgrade power grids, and improve water sanitation […]

This is how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Indigenous people endure socio-economic marginalization that makes them especially vulnerable to pandemics, according to the UN. There are concerns that indigenous COVID-19 cases are being undercounted. This past Wednesday, when some previously […]

5 reasons why the role of WTO Director-General matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Tinline, Consultant and Former Senior Advisor, WTO Director-General & Tatiana Lacerda Prazeres, Former Senior Advisor to the WTO Director-General and Senior Fellow, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo […]

Don’t believe the hype: offices are here to stay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Chief Executive Officer, JLL The huge shift to home-working caused by COVID-19 has led many to wonder whether offices have a future. But the shift has not been welcomed by – nor is it easy for […]

4 key steps to support cross-border payments and digital trade growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mike Gallaher, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Nigel Corey, Associate Director, Trade Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Addressing challenges to cross border payments is critical to preserving the future growth of the digital economy. Modernized […]

The Internet of Bodies is here. This is how it could change our lives.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Xiao Liu, Fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum We’re entering the era of the “Internet of Bodies”: collecting our physical data via a range of devices that can be implanted, swallowed or […]

COVID-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Lockdown has put pressure on parents’ time around the world. UK mothers are one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, study […]

How digital entrepreneurs will help shape the world after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The ability to leverage digital tools has become a must for entrepreneurs, to survive the ongoing crisis. The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation across almost all sectors. Greater social […]

COVID-19 and the pursuit of financial inclusion in Pakistan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Federal Minister, Prime Minister’s Secretariat Pakistan’s government has launched an emergency cash programme for 12 million households. It has been built with […]

Great Reset: Why LGBT+ inclusion is the secret to cities’ post-pandemic success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jon Miller, Founder, Open For Business • Economies that are more inclusive are better placed to recover from the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. • A strong positive correlation exists between LGBT+ inclusion and economic resilience. • In […]

3 innovations which are leading the fight to save our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bulbul, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Our ocean faces an unprecedented set of interconnected challenges. The winners of the Ocean Solutions Sprint, a competition to find the best ideas to save our ocean, have been announced. […]

These floating homes could protect people from flooding as sea levels rise

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Climate change is increasing sea levels, leaving hundreds of millions of people facing floods. A new type of floating home could help guard against rising waters, say its designers. Urgent action is […]

How the world can ‘reset’ itself after COVID-19 – according to these experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Great Reset is a new initiative from the World Economic Forum and HRH the Prince of Wales to guide decision-makers on the path to a more resilient, sustainable world beyond coronavirus. […]

5 ways COVID-19 has changed workforce management

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Kirby, Group Head, Organization Design and Human Resource Strategy, Zurich Insurance Group Whilst some changes have been enforced, COVID-19 is also a catalyst to reinvent the future of work for managers who take the opportunity to make […]

We must rethink and repurpose cybersecurity for the COVID-19 era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fortinet COVID-19 has changed how people work, and cybersecurity needs to reflect this new normal. As networks and cloud environments stretch to accommodate the new reality, edge […]

Pandemics are here to stay. Here’s how to prepare for the next one

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, Chief Executive Officer, Sceye Pandemics like COVID-19 are set to become part of our new normal. We have to learn how to respond to future outbreaks effectively and with the least economic damage. Active strategies […]

‘Intense zones of transmission’ in Central and South America; the ‘urgent challenge’ of antimicrobial resistance – WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum World Health Organization media briefing, 1 June. COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in Central and South America. Coronavirus has disrupted treatment of non-communicable diseases around the globe. New Ebola outbreak shows […]

‘Water-forecasting’ and fish farms fed on waste: how innovation is driving the blue economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Beech, World Economic Forum writer Using waste food to farm insects as fish food; and high-tech real-time water quality monitoring: innovations that could help change global aquaculture, were showcased at the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues […]

What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum COVID-19 […]

Handwashing is not just for coronavirus – how good hygiene could help reduce antibiotic use

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Coronavirus put focus on handwashing, but basic hygiene is crucial to stopping a variety of diseases. Home hygiene has big role in reducing spread of antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of […]

4 steps for looking after our mental health during these unsettling times

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finding the time and inclination to look after ourselves can be difficult at the moment. Self-care is important, however, and doesn’t need to be onerous. Here are 4 simple things we can […]

3 reasons why civil society is essential to COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Rick, Intern, Civil Society, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed systemic flaws and drastic inequality. Civil society has a critical role in global pandemic and economic recovery. In the wake of the crisis, civil society […]

The world must pull together to stem the urgent crisis in our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tetsuji Ida, Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News The oceans are increasingly threatened by a host of different factors. To tackle these threats will require a fundamental change in the way the international community works and […]

Why the minutes and the months matter most to young people during the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rory Daniels, Global Shaper, London Hub, Vulnerable young people will need the most urgent support during and after the pandemic. Economic insecurity and the educational fallout will affect many more for years to come. Here’s what policy-makers should […]

Historian Niall Ferguson on what the pandemic means for the global economy, geopolitics – and parties

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale In January, Niall Ferguson warned his readers to “brace yourself for a coronavirus pandemic”. The economic historian has been a vocal critic of early complacency in the face of uncertainty around the virus, and a supporter […]

How to replace coal power with renewables in developing countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Donald Kanak, Chair of Eastspring Investments, Co-Chair of the Steering Group of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership ASEAN Hub, and Senior Fellow , Program on International Financial Systems Emissions from existing coal-fired power plants alone will exceed the […]

Thousands of health professionals call on world leaders to prioritize a greener future, post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content An open letter to G20 leaders calls for a ‘#HealthyRecovery’ from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s signed by 350 organisations and over 4,500 individual health professionals from 90 different countries. The signatories cite […]

What’s needed to protect food security in Africa during COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) In most of Africa, people are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout from the pandemic than from COVID-19 itself. Investments must be made […]

COVID-19 will accelerate the revolution in energy systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Vergueiro Massei, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Oman Distributed energy systems generate and store power at or near where it will be used. They are flexible and scalable making the power system more resilient in the face of […]

Is a 3-day split week the way to get people back to work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Brandon, Journalist, freelance UK organization proposes splitting the working week into two three-day shifts. Would make workplaces safer and get more people back to work, RSA says. New Zealand considering shorter working week; previous trials were positive. […]

Why precision medicine won’t transform healthcare – but governance could

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content A review by more than 40 experts recently found that precision medicine’s key barriers exist in policy and governance, not science and technology. Unlocking data, prioritizing inclusivity and rethinking pricing models are key […]

How AI and machine learning are helping to fight COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Organizations have been quick to apply their AI and machine learning know-how in the fight to curb this pandemic. These technologies are being deployed in areas from research to healthcare and even […]

Handwashing is saving lives – but for too many people, it remains a luxury

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eleanor Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People Despite its prominence today, handwashing is still out of reach for many people. Water and sanitation can act as a firebreak for any infectious diseases to come, as well as […]