How AI and satellite imaging can stamp out modern slavery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum 40 million people are in slavery today, with SDG 8.7 pledging to reduce this number by 10,000 people every day Modern slavery is a market failure that can be addressed with the […]

These 2 teenagers have helped change the law on plastic pollution in Indonesia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bali has introduced a plastic bag ban after Melati Wijsen’s campaign. Indonesia’s President has now promised to clean up the country’s rivers. The young generation is finding solutions to the world’s problems. […]

Here’s how business needs to change for a new decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chuck Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Running a good business carries a responsibility to think about the communities in which they operate. Businesses have the advantage of being able to take risks and quickly deploy resources. […]

The best and worst parenting advice I’ve heard, by a leading psychologist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It’s time to put punishment on the naughty step, advises psychologist Adam Grant. Explaining the principle behind a rule is […]

These LGBTQI Davos leaders shared their advice on coming out

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 50 years after the Stonewall riots, the global LGBTQI community still faces huge challenges. 5 leaders at Davos shared their advice for young people today on how to tackle the issues around […]

Negotiations on Investment Facilitation at the WTO gain support at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Ministers at Davos announced negotiations between 99 economies on a new international framework on investment facilitation for development at the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the strong support of business and other key stakeholders. The framework is aimed at […]

This psychologist is using science and data to beat racism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff of the Center for Policing Equity analyses law enforcement data to help police forces eliminate racial bias. Businesses can tackle racism in marketing or recruiting by measuring […]

Cyber-Risk Assessments: the vaccine for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Joram Borenstein, General Manager, Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft Technology continues to play a critical role in shaping the global risks landscape for individuals, governments and businesses. According to […]

How technology and play can power high-quality learning in schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, The LEGO Foundation Education technology is exploding, expected to reach $342 billion in 2025. Learning through play has a critical role in education and in preparing children for challenges and opportunities ahead. Creating […]

Zero carbon buildings are possible following these four steps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clay Nesler, Vice-President, Global Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Johnson Controls With increasing numbers of countries, states, cities and organizations committing to carbon neutrality by mid-century, zero carbon buildings are finally getting the attention they deserve as a critical […]

8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Climate change was in the spotlight at Davos 2020. The future of capitalism, AI and jobs were also key areas. The meeting was the World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary. 1. […]

What we know about the Wuhan coronavirus and urgent plans to develop a vaccine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva The virus first appeared in a seafood market in Wuhan, China The virus is thought to have crossed to humans from bats Developing a vaccine is now a priority The spread […]

Business is a crucial partner in solving the mental health challenge

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miranda Wolpert, Head, Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome Trust Approaches to mental health problems are limited to two biomedical strategies. More than 100 different other approaches have been suggested. Employers must collaborate in working towards the next generation […]

A climate scientist explains what the melting Arctic means for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum Since the 1970s, we have lost 75% of the volume of Arctic summer sea ice. The Arctic affects the jet stream, causing extreme weather all over the world. The Arctic used to […]

This is what the world’s youngest prime minister said at Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content Gender equality is an issue for both men and women Climate change is the biggest risk facing humanity Gender parity is an ongoing and daily battle When Sanna Marin became the Prime […]

Why trust and technology go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Global Services, BT Group The pace of technological change can be bewildering. Business leaders can bring clarity, helping people make informed decisions. Lifelong learning – at work, as well as in education – […]

This man is sleeping out in the Davos cold to make a point about homelessness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Homelessness is a global problem with around 150 million people lacking a roof over their heads. It affects even wealthy places: in London homeless more than doubled between 2010 and […]

People talk less now than during the Cold War, says Merkel at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content Angela Merkel talked about climate change, Germany’s plan to ditch coal and the breakdown in communication at Davos. “We intend by 2030 to have 65% generated by renewables,” she said. Germany’s Chancellor […]

This is the biggest risk we face with AI, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The combination of AI and Quantum will help solve the world’s problems. The biggest risk will be failing to grasp its potential for good. We will need quantum encryption to keep data […]

4 things ISPs can do to reduce the impact of cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Jordan, Lead, Cybersecurity Delivery, World Economic Forum & Arwa Alhamad, Cybersecurity Enablement Director, Saudi Telecom Company ISPs are in a unique position on the frontline of cybercrime. A group of telecom companies has developed a set of […]

This is how we make cancer care sustainable and available for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susanne Schaffert Phd, President, Novartis Oncology Income equality and disparities in care fuel cancer’s prevalence – by 2030 there will be more than 24 million new cancer cases; While some countries invest heavily, others under-invest in cancer research […]

What’s everyone talking about at Davos 2020?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Clift, Marketing Communications Lead, World Economic Forum US President Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg are the most mentioned people at Davos in news and social media. “Climate change”, “positive” and “impact” are trending terms on Twitter. Davos […]

Look to cities, not nation-states, to solve our biggest challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group The world in 2020 is looking more turbulent and uncertain than ever. Powerful economic, demographic and technological forces are rewiring international politics. According to the World Economic Forum’s new Global Risks Report, structural […]

The Prime Minister of Spain on climate change, taxes and more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Pedro Sánchez outlined some of the major challenges Spain and rest of the world are facing. He touched on issues including climate change, gender equality and taxation. He reminded the audience that economic […]

3 charts that show how attitudes to climate science vary around the world

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 Indians are the most trusting of climate science, according to a survey on global attitudes to climate change. By region, almost a fifth of North American adults expressed little or no trust […]

These are the regions where people have most faith in their schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content A majority of people around the world don’t feel that schools are preparing students for jobs. Education remains a priviledge rather than widely available. There is strong support among the public for global […]

The world needs a circular economy. Help us make it happen

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips & Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility The circular economy could be a $4.5 trillion business opportunity. Only 9% of the global economy is circular at […]

To achieve net-zero carbon cities and buildings we need systemic efficiency

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager, Enel Group & Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Decarbonizing our cities and buildings is both necessary and very complex. Digitalization will be a key enabler of this transformation. […]

How do we upskill a billion people by 2025? Leadership and collaboration will be key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC Most CEOs are positive about the impact of tech on their day-to-day work. There is a clear correlation between economic optimism and upskilling. Although people may have fears about the future, they want […]

This chart shows how the energy mix is failing in the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The energy sector currently accounts for three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions. The urgency of energy transition continues to be underestimated. Economic growth is possible alongside reducing carbon emissions – as long […]

A roadmap for repairing rural mobility in Japan – and beyond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Masafumi Kawasaki, Manager, McKinsey & Company Outside its cities, Japan’s public transport system is in decline. Rural mobility is crucial to quality of life for many Japanese, especially odler generations. A new set of principles for rural mobility […]

How the media can be a meaningful stakeholder in the quest to meet the SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yoichi Nishimura, Managing Director, Asahi Shimbun News media can play an important role in raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 84 news organizations from around the world – including 11 from Japan – joined the SDG […]

This ‘hidden killer’ is responsible for one in five deaths, and you might never have heard of it

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 Sepsis is responsible for one in every five deaths worldwide, a new study published in The Lancet shows. The condition occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an infection and starts […]