What to expect from the next WTO Conference

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aditi Sara Verghese, Policy Lead, World Economic Forum & Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, Global Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum The World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) was to take place 30 November to 3 December 2021 […]

Is working from home harming women’s careers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content As a result of working from home, 51% of women are less optimistic about their career prospects than they were pre-pandemic, according to a survey. Difficulties accessing childcare and COVID-19 disruptions to […]

Everything we know so far about the Omicron COVID-19 variant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists are studying a new COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’ named Omicron. The new COVID-19 strain was first identified in southern Africa. There are concerns Omicron could increase risks of reinfection. Scientists are […]

What is ‘The Great Resignation’? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhinav Chugh, Acting Content and Partnerships Lead, World Economic Forum The Great Resignation is a phenomenon that describes record numbers of people leaving their jobs after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Companies now have to navigate the ripple effects […]

Black Friday – Consumers are still shopping but searching harder for bargains

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 This year there are specific challenges to the traditional festive gift-buying season. Despite inflation and shortages, Black Friday sales are rising in countries free of lockdowns. The bad news for retailers is […]

5 reasons to participate in digital identity ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Leong, Global Blockchain Identity Lead and Managing Director , Accenture Governments are investing in digital identity ecosystems and organizations must understand how this affects the services they offer. Businesses must consider the roles they will play in […]

Which emerging economies have the best universities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content China dominates the record number of universities that qualified for the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022. THE’s survey ranks institutions from emerging economies classified as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ […]

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Ruth Mottram, Climate Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute & Dr Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI & Prof Jason Box, Ice Climatologist , Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) & Dr Kenneth D Mankoff, Senior Scientist, GEUS & […]

Why female leadership is crucial to tackle climate change and other crises

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariah Levin, Head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum & Gwendoline de Ganay, Community Manager for the Americas, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic has set representation of women leaders back […]

COVID-19 is still causing parental burnout – do you know the symptoms?

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 Research by a UK children’s charity has found more than 80% of parents are struggling with at least one symptom of burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of mothers […]

This is how we can achieve net zero by 2050, according to the UN

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UN’s Global Roadmap sets out milestones the world must reach to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It includes no new coal power plans after 2021 and $35bn annual investment in access […]

What play-to-earn gaming can tell us about the future of the digital economy – and the metaverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Brambilla Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Geneva & Moritz Baier-Lentz, Partner, BITKRAFT Ventures Play-to-earn games could bring digital identity, assets, and ownership into players’ hands as the gaming industry is becoming decentralized. […]

Precision medicine needs financing to fight diseases like cancer – especially in poorer countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hoyt Gong, Vagelos Program in Life Sciences & Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Elissa Prichep, Project Lead Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum Global health financing for non-communicable diseases such as cancer is limited, despite the growing […]

Children are dying from air pollution. Here’s how we can protect them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Riya Master, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Neha Rana, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Ben Grobman, Medical Student, Harvard Medical School & David Duong, Director, Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change, Harvard […]

Will WTO members act now to end harmful fisheries subsidies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action Every year over $20 billion of taxpayers’ money funds harmful fisheries subsidies around the world. Members of the WTO have been negotiating rules […]

The UN tells Elon Musk how his money could end world hunger

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 The Tesla founder has offered to pay to end world hunger if the UN explains how it would spend his money. Responding to the challenge, the UN’s World Food Programme has produced […]

COP26 outcomes aren’t satisfying, but they should leave us hopeful. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate Action; Deputy Head, Platform for Public Goods, World Economic Forum The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November gathered global leaders from government, business and civil society to drive progress for climate action. The […]

4 key cybersecurity threats to new central bank digital currencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Banescu, Senior Research Engineer / Security Auditor, Quantstamp & Ben Borodach, Vice-President, Strategy and Operations, Team8 & Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Central bank digital currencies (CBDC) are increasing in […]

COP26: Success or failure? A climate correspondent’s verdict

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Was COP26 a success or failure? We ask TIME’s climate correspondent. Justin Worland covered the twists and turns of the Glasgow climate summit. COP26 president says 1.5 C warming target still […]

4 ways Pakistan is tackling plastic waste and pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change & Global Vice President of IUCN To eliminate plastic pollution, banning plastic bags is not enough. Creative solutions are needed to prevent and mitigate plastic […]

Why we need a planetary health star rating for apps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Tomitsch, Professor in Interaction Design & Director of Innovation, The University of Sydney With more than 7.5 billion forecast to connect via online services by 2030, digital technology’s contribution to global GHG emissions is likely to increase […]

3 ways to expand EU taxonomy and accelerate green transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ulrike Decoene, Group Chief Communications; Brand and Sustainability Officer, AXA & Olivier Blum, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric The EU taxonomy is a recently adopted classification system, establishing a list of environmentally sustainable economic activities. The […]

These 5 skills will get you the best jobs with your college degree

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 Students graduating this year have been through the perfect academic storm. But after last year’s graduate job market slump, things seem to be improving. LinkedIn has identified the five key skills for […]

This technology can improve the eyesight of the visually impaired. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Gene-editing technology was tested on seven volunteers to see if it could treat severe visual impairment. Some experienced a marked improvement in their eyesight, enabling them to see colours for the first time […]

5 teen-curated platforms to advance youth activism across Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenneth Kwok, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Citizen Capital It’s now or never – from the perspective of Generation Z (and Generation Alpha). Teens (and kids) are coming of age in an era where the world is […]

What South Korea’s vaccine industry success teaches us about global trade policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights & Godfrey Firth, Director, Government Relations, GE Healthcare South Korea has positioned itself as a global vaccine hub, with its biologics industry benefitting from investment. The investments will be complemented by […]

We need to work in partnership with nature to ensure a world that meets all of our needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharsono Hartono, Chief Executive Officer, Rimba Makmur Utama Ecosystems find balance across complex networks of interactions, interdependencies, niches – disrupting this can trigger ripple effects with far-reaching consequences. It’s time we reassess how we treat the natural world […]

Climate migrants: when your house is no longer home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheela Patel, Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC) & Asif Saleh, Executive Director, BRAC Climate-driven migration forces are being felt across many developing nations as people struggle with droughts, heatwaves, storms and burst rivers […]

Three ways to encourage the world’s teachers to innovate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azwa Nayeem, Founder & Chairperson, Alokito Teachers, Alokito Hridoy Foundation & GM Rakibul Islam, Assistant Professor & Chairman (Acting), Department of Educational Administration, Noakhali Science and Technology University Some teachers found that the pandemic allowed them more agency, […]

Turning urban sprawl into a net-zero city. Lessons from Melbourne

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Adams, City Architect, City of Melbourne How our cities grow can have an impact on the climate crisis. Sprawling cities influence the social and financial health of urban communities. Here are six aspects to consider for a […]

How reskilling can play a key role in Turkey’s recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mustafa Varank, Minister of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey & Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Reskilling initiatives will be critical to Turkey’s COVID-19 recovery. Turkey must reskill more than 21 million […]

Employee loyalty is declining. Here’s how to build it back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Kreacic, Chief Operating Officer of the Oliver Wyman Forum and Chief Knowledge Officer, Oliver Wyman & Lucia Uribe, Co-leads the Oliver Wyman Forum’s Global Consumer Sentiment initiative and Partner, Oliver Wyman & Simon Luong, Fellow for the […]

3 ways policymakers can make EV batteries more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedikt Sobotka, Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance and CEO, Eurasian Resources Group & Mathy Stanislaus, Director, Public Policy, Global Battery Alliance There is growing concern about the increased demand for commodities and metals used in electric vehicle […]