The link between migration and technology is not what you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie McAuliffe Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration The Fourth Industrial Revolution is fundamentally reshaping our economies, social interactions and collective security. Alongside these changes, and most obviously in the political sphere, international migration is […]

Politics is failing to protect the Amazon. It’s time for finance to step up instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Crona, Executive Director Program on Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Global investors issued a stark warning to politicians at COP24, the 2018 United Nations climate summit in Poland. Companies with a combined […]

Chart of the day: The internet has a language diversity problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart,” former South African President Nelson Mandela said. […]

India’s economy is an ‘elephant that is starting to run’, according to the IMF

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer How do you supercharge one of the fastest-growing economies in the world? India – heralded by the International Monetary Fund as an “elephant starting to run” – now makes up 15% of global growth, fueled by […]

Sweden’s forests have doubled in size over the last 100 years

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sweden is a land of trees. More than 70% of its landscape is covered by forest and in less than 100 years, Sweden’s forest assets have doubled. Yet this is also a country […]

How blockchain can cut the cost of new medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Corley, Co-founder and CEO, DHB Global Developing a new drug today takes anywhere from 10 to 12 years and costs between $1 billion and $2 billion. One source of these ever-expanding costs is the data compliance issues due […]

This is the world’s greenest football club – and you’ve probably never even heard of it

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 They might not have won the FA Cup – or even be in the Premier League – but UK football team Forest Green Rovers has been honoured by the UN for being as […]

Increased levels of carbon dioxide could reduce brainpower, study finds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Climate change could affect our ability to think, according to new research that found a link between rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and reduced cognitive abilities in humans. Scientists at University College London (UCL) […]

London wants to treat violent crime like a disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content In November 2018, five people were stabbed to death on the streets of London in the space of six days. Three of the victims were teenagers. That spate of killings followed a summer […]

We can’t rid Asia of natural disasters. But we can prepare for them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathanial Matthews, Program Director, Global Resilience Partnership & Deon NelCEO, Global Resilience Partnership Haiyan, Mangkhut, Yutu. Asia is one of the regions most affected by natural disasters, like the super typhoons named above. An estimated 40% of global losses […]

In Rwanda, high-speed drones are delivering blood to remote communities

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 Drones are supplying blood to a network of 21 remotely located transfusion clinics in Rwanda, helping save lives every day across the country. Flying in a straight line, and at high speeds, the […]

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution needs more arts graduates

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Amy Jordan, Delivery Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The cybersecurity industry is facing a jobs crisis. According to recent estimates, India alone requires an […]

How building renovations can speed up the electric vehicle revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Verhaar, Head of Public & Government Affairs, Signify In September 2018, we co-launched the “Energy Efficiency and Electric Vehicles” report with the Rocky Mountain Institute. The report covers scenarios and recommendations on how accelerated renovation of buildings […]

How the finance industry can save the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt For millennia, the finance industry has been a primary culprit in global warming. Now it’s time for finance to right its wrongs and provide the solution. It’s easy to read about the current and […]

Want a fairer society? This economist says he has the answer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer How broken is Europe? With daily headlines about the UK leaving the bloc and rising populism in other countries, it’s easy to become disillusioned. Now, some blue-sky thinkers say they have the answer: a new […]

What do toilets have to do with climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mayuri Bhattacharjee, Founder, Sikun Relief Foundation It’s a connection we don’t make very often. But the rise in extreme weather events is proving challenging to sanitation systems around the world. While the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.2 […]

Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What’s the economic benefit of diversity? While the moral and societal benefits of widening participation in the workplace are widely accepted, accurately quantifying its effect on the bottom line is a relatively new phenomenon. Now, […]

Scientists have created biodegradable microneedles to fight eye disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content “I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.” That phrase – said famously by Jack Nicholson in the 1983 film Terms Of Endearment – has become a sarcastic catchphrase. But now, scientists in Singapore are […]

How do we really feel about women leaders?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder, Women in Parliaments Global Forum Over the last two years, the movement for fairness and equality between men and women has found renewed energy and conviction around the world. In public life, in politics, in […]

The future of crypto-assets, from opportunities to policy implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Axel P. Lehmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, UBS Group AG Crypto-assets and cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,000 of the latter in existence today. Recently, large gains followed by steep declines led to […]

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 – is it time for a new approach?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara von Ow-Freytag, Journalist, political scientist and adviser, Prague Civil Society Centre As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, a new generation of human rights activists are reinventing themselves to fight for old rights amid a […]

Should tech companies pay us for our data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manuel Ochoa Ayala, Academic Researcher, Economic and Business Research Institute We live in an unequal world where the gap between the rich and poor is widening. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms our world, it is more important […]

Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The battle for gender equality is gaining ground in both the developed and developing world. But when countries are hit by crises, women and girls are worse affected than males, according to […]

Technophobe or technophile? We need more conversation about digital transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geir Christian Karlsen, CEO & Founder, AppsCo Inc You don’t need to live in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Singapore or any one of the other smart cities adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) to have heard the buzz phrase ‘digital […]

Women’s rights in Asia – how far have we come?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Bjorn Andersson Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund In 1994, something remarkable happened at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. After years of often heated negotiations, 179 governments agreed on […]

Banks can fight financial crime. But we can’t do it alone

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Barnett Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, Europe, HSBC A young woman walks into a bank branch in London. She is soon noticed by a teller, who sees that she is closely followed by a man, who […]

We need a global convention to end workplace sexual harassment

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Secretary General, Care International This past year, the #MeToo movement has seen celebrities, politicians, journalists and many high-profile people discuss experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace – in all their multiple forms, including […]

It’s time to strengthen global digital cooperation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) Digitalization transforms, pervades and affects all aspects of our social, economic and political lives. These impacts span […]

How cities are failing to be inclusive – and what they can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS College & Kim Samuel, Founder, Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness Cities are shaping the future of our planet. They are where people confront environmental problems and tackle the challenges of […]

High internet taxes are restricting access and slowing economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva & Sebastian Cabello, Head, Latin America, GSMA Using the internet is expensive for most of the world’s population. Africans spend 17% of their average income […]