This disability activist says we must offer dignity and financial inclusion rather than just braille and ramps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s time to boost the economic resilience and participation of people across the developing world – particularly people living with disabilities. The benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution aren’t being experienced universally. […]

Why skills – not degrees – will shape the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The nature of work and careers is changing fast – and in the future, the right skills will be prized over academic qualifications alone. The COVID-19 slowdown offers employers an opportunity to […]

4 ways industry can make supply chains more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum & Hernan Saenz, Partner and Global Head, Performance Improvement Practice, Bain & Company & Juliane Stephan, Associate Partner, Performance Improvement & Digital Transformation, […]

Here’s how sustainability can make you stand out from the crowd

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shalini Unnikrishnan, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group The COVID-19 crisis has heightened awareness of the importance of addressing environmental challenges. Companies are seeking to increase the environmental and social resilience of supply chains. To make the […]

Key quotes from China’s Premier Li on COVID-19, the economy and US relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. China’s Premier Li Keqiang shared his thoughts with business leaders during a virtual World Economic Forum Special Dialogue, at a critical time for a world economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing China’s efforts to shore up its domestic […]

Your recycling actually gets recycled, right? Not always, says this report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content Up to 31% of plastic exported from Europe for recycling doesn’t end up being recycled, a new study estimates. Thousands of tonnes could be ending up in the oceans. Technologies that enable […]

This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing

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 Current COVID-19 social distancing rules are too rigid and need to reflect real-life risks better, say Oxford and MIT researchers. They have broken-down situations into high- and low-risk categories – including speaking […]

New neighbours: Could Venus really be home to alien life?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Dunham Scientists have detected a possible sign of extraterrestrial life on Earth’s closest neighbour, Venus. The researchers did not detect actual life, but phosphine, a gas produced by bacteria thriving in oxygen-starved environments, indicating that microbes could […]

3 trends that will transform the energy industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yasushi Fukuizumi, Vice President of Energy Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries As energy use falls, electrification and renewable energy will keep expanding. A distributed energy network will replace the traditional utility business model. Digital transformation is critical to the […]

Emerging technologies are reshaping financial services. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Drew Propson, Head, Technology and Innovation in Financial Services, World Economic Forum A new report from the World Economic Forum explores how emerging technology clusters are changing the financial services industry. AI, IoT, cloud computing and 5G, among […]

Can we put a price on clean air? Yes, we can

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund & Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) New research reveals clean air could deliver a £1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) annual boost to the UK economy. It could deliver […]

We must prevent a post-COVID ‘carmageddon’. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation & Imke Verburg, Programme Coordinator the Netherlands, Bernard van Leer Foundation Now is the time to consolidate the gains we have made in terms of cleaner air. Opening up and repurposing our […]

Why helping cross-border commuters is key to fighting COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Caballero, Project Specialist, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum & Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum Thousands of essential healthcare workers cross the border between Canada and the U.S. every day. […]

How the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolu Oni, Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cambridge Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition. Tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and […]

7 innovative projects making cities more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Dunn, Writer, Formative Content It’s estimated nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to ensure these cities are safe and sustainable for all. […]

This AI tool helps healthcare workers look after their mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francis Lee, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, New-York- Presbyterian Hospital, Conor Liston, Director, Sackler Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine & Laura L. Forese, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New-York-Presbyterian Hospital The pressures exerted by the pandemic mean healthcare workers are more […]

There’s a single-use plastic you’ll throw away today without realising

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Hombersley CEO, Xampla Microplastics the size of a grain of sand are hidden in everyday products like laundry detergent and cosmetics. In the EU, 17 million tonnes of these particles are produced every year, many of which […]

This is how flu season might affect the COVID-19 curve

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The Southern Hemisphere largely avoided a combined flu season and pandemic. A heavy flu season in the midst of COVID-19 could overwhelm health systems. Experts have mixed views on […]

A top economist shares 3 ways leaders can help economies recover

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría discussed the organization’s latest economic outlook in a World Economic Forum Great Reset Dialogue. He warned against removing support too early and shortening supply chains. He also highlighted […]

How can impact investors balance the green energy equation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ladislas de Guerre Manager, Impact Investing, KOIS Impact investors must be aware of both the positive and negative consequences of their activities. Clean energy sources all involve some environmental cost, such as disposing of equipment at the end […]

Reducing deforestation means getting serious about environmental crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarapé Institute & Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Brodie Ferguson, Senior Researcher, Igarapé Institute Deforestation is on the rise again across the Amazon – and 90% of it […]

How technology will transform learning in the COVID-19 era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Utkarsh Amitabh, Global Shaper, New Delhi Hub, Network Capital • A “great unbundling” will see traditional degree courses make way for companies offering focused training in soft skills, core skills, critical thinking or an opportunity to network. • […]

How can impact investors balance the green energy equation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bianca Ghose, Chief Storyteller, Wipro Impact investors must be aware of both the positive and negative consequences of their activities. Clean energy sources all involve some environmental cost, such as disposing of equipment at the end of its […]

This is how to achieve a clean economic recovery that combats organized crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadja Long, Senior Specialist, European Financial and Economic Crime Centre, Europol & Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing, (FFIS) research programme & Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime and Industry Affairs, Refinitiv & […]

This project is using AI and drones to track and protect great white sharks

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 Marine scientists are using AI and drones to better understand the habits and movements of sharks. Artificial intelligence can identify different shark types on video footage and warn officials of pending danger. […]

Colourism: How skin-tone bias affects racial equality at work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adwoa Bagalini, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum Colourism is a form of discrimination based on skin tone, perpetuated by the global beauty industry, where sales of skin-lightening products are projected to reach $8.9 billion by […]

Is flexible working here to stay? We asked 6 companies how to make it work

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 Working from home or teleworking during the pandemic has ushered in a new era of productivity, inclusiveness and connectedness. Six business leaders discuss what has changed in the way they communicate and […]

Two rhythms and a sharpened pencil: how art can help us heal and make sense of the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir Icelandic film director Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir reflects on how art can help us heal and make sense of the world. In today’s uncertain times, the healing power of art is more important than ever before. This article […]

How can we make enough vaccine for 2 billion people?

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 The World Health Organization and other groups want to make 2 billion doses of vaccine available for the globe’s poorest by late 2021. Wealthier nations have already signed deals to secure multiple […]

One-third of young people still optimistic despite COVID’s dramatic hit on education and jobs

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 New survey polled young people – hit hard by COVID – around the world. Young women, younger adults and lower-income countries hit hardest. But more than a third of young people reported […]

How Google is fighting fire with real-time mapping data

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Some of the worst wildfires in California’s history have killed at least six people. Wildfires can move at up to 22 kilometres per hour and are unpredictable. Google has added satellite data […]

It’s 100 years since US women got the right to vote, but how has gender equality changed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers Writer, Formative Content This year marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. But data from the Global Gender Report shows there’s still a long way to go to reach gender parity […]

3 reasons why responsibly-deployed technology is key to the COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Hickin, Strategy & Impact Lead, World Economic Forum Rapid technology developments during COVID have saved lives and kept economies going. Newly created solutions, created quickly and without the proper governance, could exacerbate inequality during the recovery. As […]