This is what the UK’s major supermarkets say about plastic packaging and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Consumers are pressuring brands and retailers to reduce plastic packaging. A new report from the Green Alliance suggests plastic alternatives may cause other problems for the environment, too. Greater involvement from government […]

How speaking ‘parentese’ to your child could make them a faster learner

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 “Parentese” is a particular way of talking to your children, which involves slowing down your speech, speaking in a higher pitch and giving pauses for them to respond. Babies of parents who […]

Residents and visitors to this Dutch neighborhood could share a pool of cars and bikes

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 A new city center development in the Netherlands could go nearly car-free. Residents in this district will share a pool of cars and bicycles. There will be 3 private car parking spaces […]

Here’s how the US can get the best out of 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners The global economic impact of 5G is estimated to exceed $12 trillion dollars in the next 15 years. The US risks being left behind in […]

The economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content China’s economic growth expected to slow to 4.5% in the first quarter of 2020 – the slowest pace since the financial crisis, according to a Reuters poll of economists. “Global oil demand […]

5 ways the digitisation of the global logistics industry can increase trade – and reduce poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks Expanding global trade is essential to reducing poverty. Responsible, accelerated and affordable digitisation can facilitate global trade and sustainably reduce poverty. Five Logistic Internets can increase efficiencies and reduce costs for […]

At the age of 50, is Davos going through a midlife crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The Annual Meeting in Davos remains as vital as ever. In the next decade there will be a massive transfer of economic […]

You can live up to 10 years longer by doing these 5 things

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content 20-year study finds healthy life expectancy can be increased by 5 behaviours. Adopting low-risk behaviours can extend life of people diagnosed with illness. Heavy smoking and obesity are major limits on life […]

These dogs can smell tree disease – and could help save the world’s orange groves

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Dogs detect diseased trees with about 99% accuracy. ‘Citrus greening’ has caused 70% drop in Florida’s orange output. The disease has spread to the majority of the world’s citrus-producing areas. Dogs, of […]

This German supermarket’s shelves are filled with food other stores won’t sell

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 A Berlin store sells expired, mislabelled and oddly shaped food at heavily discounted prices. Farms, wholesalers and retailers donate or sell their surplus food to the store. The store prevented 2,000 tonnes […]

More women than ever are working in Hollywood, but men still dominate key roles

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 Women are making slow but steady progress towards equality in the movies. New research says two-fifths of films in 2019 had female protagonists – a record high. But much more needs to […]

Permafrost is thawing so fast it’s gouging holes in the Arctic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Abrupt melting of the permafrost layer is leading to erosion, landslides and craters in the Arctic landscape. As the permafrost melts, greenhouse gases are released into the environment. Current climate change forecasts […]

A healthy human future depends on healthy oceans. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gunhild A Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair, EAT, and member of Friends of Ocean Action Blue food could have a huge role to play in feeding the planet sustainably and healthily. As we turn to the oceans, we […]

These are the countries best prepared for health emergencies

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 The Global Health Security Index lists the countries best prepared for an epidemic or pandemic. National health security is fundamentally weak around the world, it says, and nowhere is fully prepared to […]

The five stages of the Chief Digital Officer – and why they often fail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation, IMD Business School, 21% of large public firms employ a Chief Digital Officer, or CDO. The average tenure of a CDO is 31 months, shorter […]

6 ways travelling professionals can cut their carbon footprint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Petros Kusmu, Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub & George Patrick Richard Benson, Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub We can all take steps to reduce the environmental impact of our work-related travels. Individual actions – like the six described here – […]

AI looks set to disrupt the established world order. Here’s how

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 Artificial Intelligence could radically reshape geopolitics, according to a new report from Tortoise Intelligence. Smaller economies that have talent in abundance and excel at research could start to challenge larger ones. China’s […]

High-tech or ‘high-touch’: UK survey gives clues to the jobs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content A UK report shows the 20 roles likely to be in high demand in the new decade. Routine-based roles will shrink as automation takes hold. Coders and carers among the fastest-growing occupations. […]

Here’s how blockchain could fight illegal fishing and help tuna stocks recover

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 More than half of the world’s tuna comes from the Pacific Ocean, but tuna fisheries are suffering from depleted stocks and illegal fishing. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major […]

High-tech or ‘high-touch’: UK survey gives clues to the jobs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum A UK report shows the 20 roles likely to be in high demand in the new decade. Routine-based roles will shrink as automation takes hold. […]

3 things to know about women in STEM

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 Female students and employees are under-represented in STEM-related fields. On average, around 30% of the world’s researchers are women. Less than a third of female students choose to study higher education courses in […]

Young activists share four ways to create a more inclusive world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are calling for change. Existing systems too often cause inequality and marginalize communities. Young activists propose four ways to fight […]

Could Europe become the first climate-neutral continent?

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 Europe plans to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The measures include tougher emissions targets, increased support for biodiversity, and a revision of EU farming subsidies. European Commission called it Europe’s […]

5 ways to break down the barriers for women to access leadership roles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Becky Frankiewicz, President, North America, ManpowerGroup More awareness and conversation on gender is surely a good thing, but is this “noise” masking a lack of real action and progress? Attracting and developing more women in leadership roles requires […]

This Japanese politician is making history – by taking paternity leave

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 A Japanese politician has caused a social media storm by announcing he would take parental leave. Only 3% of dads in Japan take time off when their children are born. Unless couples […]

It’s time to disrupt Human Resources if we want talent fit for the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adriana Stan, Strategic Communications Consultant, Interesting Speakers & Tom Goodwin, Head of Futures and Insight, Publicis Groupe The rise of HR can be traced back to the dawn of the industrial age. The model is outdated if a […]

To protect trust in the 4IR, we need to become experts in distrust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Fryberger, Director – Information Security, Procter & Gamble & Kai Hermsen, Global Coordinator for the Charter of Trust, Siemens & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Digital transformation is built […]

This Canadian company transforms plastic waste into building materials

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 A new initiative is converting plastic waste into a wood substitute used for construction. Around 80% of recyclable plastic waste from the Canadian city of Halifax is reused, the project says. The synthetic […]

Why cyber-risk should take centre stage in financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science Cybercrime could cost banks an estimated $350 billion in the next five years. At larger banks, the approach to this risk is still often a work in […]

Why exporters need to mind the trade finance gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marc Auboin, Counsellor, Economic Research, World Trade Organization (WTO) & Violeta Gonzalez, Head, Partnerships, Outreach and Resource Mobilization, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization Trade finance is one of the top three export obstacles for half […]

The best companies to work for in 2020, according to Glassdoor

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 Job-seeker site Glassdoor reveals its list of the best places to work in 2020. Workers across nine countries reviewed and rated their jobs, work culture and employers. HubSpot was voted the best […]

These are New York Public Library’s 10 most borrowed books

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 The New York Public Library has revealed its most-borrowed books. More than half are for children. One title has been borrowed almost half a million times. The Very Hungry Caterpillar might be […]

This young activist explains how to change the world in 3 steps

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 Two young change-makers have taken decisive action against plastic waste on their home island of Bali. They founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags, a campaign to ban single-use plastics on the island. In 2019, […]