The hidden cost of the electric car boom – child labour

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Last year, more than one million electric vehicles were sold. By 2020, it’s likely that will rise to 4.5 million, or 5% of the global market for cars and small trucks. Global […]

Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Terri Toyota, Deputy Head of Centre for Global Public Goods, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum “Can I afford to buy organic, go sustainable or shop Fair Trade?” We have all often stood in front of […]

You’ve heard of 5G, but what about the quantum internet?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Last year, scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China took Schrödinger’s cat into space. Not literally. The cat was the subject of a theoretical experiment that explained quantum mechanics. […]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s speech from World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Li Keqiang Below is the full text of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s speech to participants at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China. You can also watch the session, Opening Plenary with […]

Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications The potential automation of many jobs raises some big and tricky questions, but one of these hasn’t received sufficient attention: what is the true purpose of education at a time when […]

7 amazing ways artificial intelligence is used in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content One of the biggest impacts of new technology – and perhaps the most life-changing – will be felt in healthcare. Diagnosis of illness will be fast and efficient, and medicine will be […]

Inaction on obesity stands in the way of sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Ralston, CEO , World Obesity Federation, Sir Trevor Hassell, President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum, Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk A/S […]

What you need to know about the Sustainable Development Impact Summit

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppie Mphuthing, Editorial Lead, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum & Alem Tedeneke, Media Manager, World Economic Forum USA When and where will the Summit take place? The second annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit takes place in New […]

We can save the Earth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Communications Manager, Middle East, GlassPoint Solar We hear a lot about how terrible the world is today. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising, scientists’ extreme weather predictions appear to be coming true, the air in our […]

The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Partner, PwC The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 signalled a step change in government policy and regulation to combat climate change. While transitioning the energy sector has been an early priority, there’s no […]

5 ways to net a sustainable future for aquaculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Communications Manager, Middle East, GlassPoint Solar Aquaculture is currently the world’s fastest growing food industry, and now accounts for over 50% of the total global seafood supply. Sustainable aquaculture growth is key to easing pressure […]

Blockchain could boost global trade by $1 trillion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain could boost trade by more than $1 trillion in the next 10 years. That’s the assessment of a World Economic Forum white paper released this week. Meanwhile, DLT is also set to […]

One year on: EU-Canada trade agreement delivers positive results

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Friday 21 September will mark the first anniversary of the provisional entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Early signs show that the agreement is already starting to deliver for EU exporters. Commissioner Malmström will […]

Here’s how India can soar in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum Manufacturing is fundamental to a country’s economic success. Industrialization has driven the growth of many developed economies, boosting innovation and creating jobs. Workers migrating […]

Europe’s dirty air kills 400,000 people every year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content In Europe, the air you breathe could be the death of you. In fact, it could be killing as many as 400,000 people a year prematurely. As well as bringing about the […]

Can indoor farming feed the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Barnard, Chief Executive Officer, Plenty When the earth calls on us, as its tenants we have to listen. From the invention of the steel plow in 1837, to the industry-altering tractor in 1892, right down to more […]

China is sending science students to live with rural farmers – and crop yields are skyrocketing

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 Living on a farm and growing crops might not seem like the typical life of a university student, but, in China, science students have been doing just that and helping to boost […]

How to build a model for human security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum The concept of human security was first defined in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report as “freedom from fear” and “freedom from want”. Human security envisions protecting human beings […]

5 ways to integrate Syrian refugees into the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Baird, President & CEO, Education for Employment Network & Mariel Davis, Senior Manager, Communications & Partnerships, Education for Employment Network This summer, the Jordanian Ministry of Labour announced that it had issued more than 106,000 work permits […]

The secret weapon in the fight for sustainability? The humble barcode

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall MurphyCo-founder and CEO, EVRYTHNG About four trillion physical consumer products are made and sold around the world annually. With more than a hundred million different types of product, from cans of soda to designer shirts, and bike […]

Trade, taxes and other takeaways from Li Keqiang’s speech to the World Economic Forum

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The basic principles of free trade should be maintained and unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a speech at the World Economic […]

Don’t understand the US-China trade war? This metaphor could help

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum US President Donald Trump has slapped 10% tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, intensifying a trade war that has sent shockwaves through the global economy. “Unfair policies […]

How smartphones can close the global skills gap for billions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe The future of work is rapidly changing. With the rise of machines and automation, we need to empower our workforces with 21st-century skills to help them remain employable. But how […]

Why schools should teach the curriculum of the future, not the past

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hadi Partovi, Founder and CEO, Code.org Robots, artificial intelligence, automation – no longer the stuff of science fiction movies. Overwhelming evidence shows the shift in what the workforce needs is already underway and that it will continue to […]

How robotics can help humanitarians bridge the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viviana Laperchia, Communication Manager, WeRobotics The aura surrounding robots, AI and drone technology is a dazzling mixture of hype and alarmism, from drones saving lives and protecting the environment, to robots stealing humans’ jobs and threatening our emotional […]

Here’s why the tech sector could be the next target for Chinese investment in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative There is a general trend of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa. It fell by nearly 21% in 2017, and a portion of that can be attributed to a reduction […]

To realise the full potential of AI, we must regulate it differently

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gordon Morrison, Director of EMEA Government Affairs, Splunk & Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum LLC It is becoming clear to governments and organizations across the world that artificial intelligence (AI) will have […]

Why feeding the planet doesn’t have to mean sacrificing our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fraser Thompson, Director, AlphaBeta Between 2015 to 2025, around 750 million people are expected to move into cities worldwide, contributing to the burgeoning consuming class – and this urbanization in emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil will […]

Better air pollution data is helping us all breathe easier. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vivian Bi, Manager of Communications, Clarity The rising number of chronic diseases linked to poor air quality has brought to light the severity and urgency of air pollution – the cause of 8 million early deaths worldwide each […]

Here are 3 lessons Europe can learn from China’s flourishing start-ups

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fabian von Heimburg, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hotnest When I moved to China in 2014 to start my company, the country was still in the slow process of opening up its massive economy and developing its major foreign […]