Here’s the secret to financing a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrico Lo Giudice, Research Associate, MainStreet Partners Sustainable investment is one of the biggest trends in financial services. More and more investors are becoming aware of their power to make a positive impact while earning healthy financial returns. […]

GDPR and the World Cup have these 4 things in common

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Schlosser, Project Lead, Digital Trade and Data Flows, World Economic Forum The world will look at Europe as a game changer twice within the next month: first on May 25 then again on June 14. The latter […]

Capitalism’s greatest weakness? It confuses price with value

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL) The global financial crisis, which began in 2008 and whose repercussions will continue to echo round the world for years to come, has triggered […]

Will GDPR block Blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Toth, Head of Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC As someone who has worked in data policy and data protection for 20 years, I read privacy policies for a living. I take notice when I get the […]

This is how people in Europe are helping lead the energy charge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting. Denmark generated 74% of its energy from renewable sources in 2017, making it a world leader in renewable […]

If you live in a big city you already smoke every day

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting. If you live in a big city you might have the lungs of a smoker, even if you’ve […]

Working Muslim women are a trillion-dollar market

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saadia Zahidi, Head of Social and Economic Agendas, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting, An unprecedented migration of women, particularly […]

How technology is driving a fourth wave of environmentalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp In any era, the hard work of environmental progress requires the best available tools. Today those tools include technological innovations that are giving corporations and NGOs alike new capabilities and supercharging the partnerships between them. […]

Here are six bold ideas to accelerate sustainable energy innovation

Energy innovation is struggling in a ‘valley of death’ Much has already been achieved in our fight against climate change, both in mitigation and adaptation. Awareness, policy, business, technology and innovation are all improving. However, the impact of climate change is gaining momentum much faster than expected, while the shift from fossil fuels to cleaner […]

China is a renewable energy champion. But it’s time for a new approach

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lin Boqiang, Director, China Center for Energy Economics Research The development of renewable energy in China has attracted global attention in recent years. In 2012, China’s installed capacity of wind and solar power was 61GW and 3.4GW respectively, […]

These European countries produce the most plastic waste per person

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maryam Munir, Content Producer, Formative Content David Attenborough’s BBC documentary series Blue Planet II caught the attention of viewers around the world last year with its shocking insight into how plastic waste is harming fish, marine animals and […]

Beware the fragility of the global economy

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alberto Gallo, Portfolio Manager and Head of Macro Strategies, Algebris Investments Quantitative easing (QE) saved us from the 2008 crash and kick-started a recovery, but also encouraged a build-up of one-sided risk in the financial system. Are markets […]

This forgotten element could be the key to our green energy future. Here’s why

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Managing Director, Clean Air Fund We need to scale up existing low-carbon technologies at a much faster rate – otherwise population growth will continue to outpace investment in renewables, and fossil fuels will continue to […]

Faith can overcome religious nationalism. Here’s how

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Seiple, President Emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement; advisor to the Templeton Religion Trust; Senior Fellow, University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. It’s not the 1930s but you can see them from here. If […]

Here’s how China is going green

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, Knowledge Networks and Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum Beijing After years of heavy industrialization, China’s environmental challenges are nearing a tipping point. The factories and power plants that have driven its economic growth have also […]

Banks must take bold action to fight climate change. This is how they can do it

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sonia Hierzig, Project Manager – Banking, ShareAction Banks are exposed to a number of climate-related risks through the diverse range of sectors they finance. Across the world, they continue to fund high-carbon industries, thus enabling a range of […]

Drugs cost too much. There is a better way to fund medical innovation

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rufus Pollock, Lead, iMed Project, and Founder and President of Open Knowledge Drugs are expensive. Very expensive, and becoming ever more so, it seems. Prices for new medicines have been steadily rising for the past few decades. It […]

The dangers of data: why the numbers never tell the full story

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kian Bakhtiari, Strategist, FortySix Every day, we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Organized and analysed correctly, this information has the power to create a better future for all. Big data can accurately detect earthquakes, floods and famines, […]

The world has made spectacular progress in every measure of well-being. So why does almost no one know about it?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Harvard University This excerpt is from Steven Pinker’s new book “Enlightenment Now”. The book was chosen as May’s book for the World Economic Forum Book Club. Each month, a new book […]

Cape Town’s crisis shows us the real cost of water

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kalin Anev Janse, Secretary General, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Sometime this summer, residents of Cape Town, South Africa, are expecting ‘Day Zero’ – the day when almost all the taps in the city will run dry. On that […]

The global liberal order is in trouble – can it be salvaged, or will it be replaced?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute The global liberal order is coming unstuck. After a 70-year run, the future of liberal democracy, open markets and common security agreements hang in the balance. There are red flags just about […]

Blockchain is facing a backlash. Can it survive?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jem Bendell, Founding Director, The Institute for Leadership and Sustainability Not so long ago, the internet was hailed as the solution to humanity’s ills. It would shine a light on all corners of the globe, bringing new knowledge […]

Robot inventors are on the rise. But are they welcomed by the patent system?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum LLC & Yoon Chae, Prior Fellow, World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution; Intellectual Property Associate, Baker McKenzie. Artificial Intelligence is now capable of performing tasks that […]

Why CEOs need to become activists in sustainability

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarissa Watson, Head of Marketing, Alto Data Analytics As the world becomes increasingly politically polarized and some governments abandon sustainable initiatives, like US President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, consumers are […]

Have central banks missed the exit train?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alberto Gallo, Portfolio Manager and Head of Macro Strategies, Algebris Investments After a decade of stimulus, central bankers have pledged to end loose monetary policy. Their attempts are failing. The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates, pushing […]

These companies can recycle nearly anything, from cigarette butts to fax machines

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Beech, World Economic Forum writer Human beings are filling the world with waste. Every year, we dump 2.1 billion tons of rubbish into the ecosystem. Eight million tons of that slips quietly into our oceans. Despite the […]

How Europe beat the financial crisis – and the risks it still faces

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kalin Anev Janse, Secretary General, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Ten years after the financial crisis, what is the most important news for me, coming from the other side of the channel? It is that Europe is booming – […]

How secure is blockchain?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lotte Schou-Zibell, Chief, Finance Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank & Nigel Phair, Director, Centre for Internet Safety , University of Canberra. Blockchain technology is transforming the way we do business by allowing […]

Technology is delivering better access to financial services. Here’s how

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Le Houérou, Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC) & Dan Schulman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal. Digital technology is spurring financial inclusion around the world, enabling millions more people and businesses to join the global […]

The decline of our oceans is accelerating, but it’s not too late to stop it

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations The ocean has shaped my life, from my beginnings in the outer islands of Fiji to my appointment last year as the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for […]