Feeding a city from the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse

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 world’s largest rooftop greenhouse is in Montreal, Canada. It measures more than 15,000m2 and produces more than 11,000kg of food per week. The company behind it had to hire 200 new […]

A new generation of young people is putting the planet first. Here’s everything you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florent Kaiser, Executive Director, Global Forest Generation A new generation of young people and ecopreneurs known as Generation Restoration are putting the planet’s health first. This youth-led movement shows the power of an environmentally savvy generation to bring […]

Embracing technology as a service will fuel the circular economy. Here’s how.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Sheeran, Managing Director, Worldwide Channel and SMB, HPE Financial Services Technology as a service has the potential to generate significant growth opportunities for any industry. It offers sustainable outcomes, specific to each industry. Offering as-a-service requires the […]

This ‘citizen science’ project means anyone can help map the Great Barrier Reef – from the comfort of home

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 The Great Reef Census is asking the global community to help assess the health of Australia’s coral reef system. The project is collecting data on the 13,000 images of reef life taken by […]

What has COVID-19 taught us about decarbonized electricity grids?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Badesa, Research Associate, Imperial College London & Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London In early 2020, COVID-19 lockdowns led to reduced electricity demand around the world. In Great Britain, the majority of the […]

Sustainable transport can’t just depend on batteries. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, AB Volvo Batteries are an ideal solution for shorter/medium-range applications (such as for buses within a city) but they are less practical for long-haul transport and heavy duty applications. Hydrogen fuel technology and […]

How businesses can realize the benefits of the cloud

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ani Majumder, Partner, New York office, McKinsey & Company & Chhavi Arora, Associate Partner, Seattle office, McKinsey & Company & Stavroula Papadopoulou, Solution Leader, Zurich office, McKinsey & Company& Venky Anant, Partner, Silicon Valley office, McKinsey & Company […]

How long are COVID-19 vaccines effective?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Experts don’t know yet how long COVID-19 vaccines will be effective. Studies of two of the most prominent COVID-19 vaccines suggest they remain effective for at least six months. […]

Singapore is building a ‘forest town’ with abundant green spaces and underground roads

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content In Singapore, the ‘forest town’ of Tengah is being built on land once home to a brickworks and later used for military training. Vehicles will run underground to make the eco-development’s town centre […]

How cloud technology is helping migrants stay safe during the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Measures to control COVID-19 have created new difficulties for vulnerable migrants and internally displaced people living in congested sites with limited access to water and sanitation facilities. The ability to gather, process and analyse large amounts of data from […]

This start-up has developed a way for businesses to quickly compost food waste

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 Composting food waste into fertilizer can take up to two years. But now a Malaysian start-up has cut that time to just 24 hours. It’s created an odourless way to tackle food […]

The circular economy transition is a multi-million opportunity for Africa – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Al-Hamndou Dorsouma, Acting Director Climate Change & Green Growth, African Development Bank The circular economy offers a promising opportunity for economic development, value creation and skills development for Africa. New research shows that creating five new industries in […]

Heading back to the cinema, theatre or a concert? Here are 3 ways the arts are adapting to COVID-19

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 Around the world, the arts industry is adapting to the challenges of COVID-19. Masks, testing and temperature checks will be required. Some countries are using a COVID passport for entry. 57% of […]

Here’s how the aviation sector is stopping cyberattacks from getting off the ground

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rashad Karaky, Aviation Cybersecurity Officer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Saulo Da Silva, Chief Global Interoperable Systems Section, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) […]

These are the world’s best business schools

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 2021 global ranking of business and management schools by QS World University Rankings has been released. North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Africa and the Middle […]

The hidden downside to ocean data and how to make it more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linwood Pendleton, Senior Vice-President; Head, Science, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Ocean & Asgeir J. Sørensen, Director, Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, NTNU (NTNU AMOS) Data technology can help us monitor and preserve the ocean. […]

How slowing down the cashless frenzy could ensure a more inclusive society in East Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yunzhong Cheng, Strategic Partnership Lead, Asia , World Economic Forum In Asia, South Korea is the cashless champion, while Japan remains loyal to cash. Elderly, rural and low-income groups lack the digital communications equipment, network access, and digital-finance […]

5 milestones in green energy

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 COVID-19 has not slowed the rise globally in sustainable energy sources. 2020 saw unprecedented demand, adding 260GW of capacity. Solar power is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, says the […]

How learning through play as a child can help you succeed as an adult

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation With 50% of all employees needing to reskill by 2025, the ability of individuals to adapt is even more essential in this rapidly changing global economy. Learning through […]

Countries must rethink tariffs on bio-manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thaddeus Burns, Head of Life Science Government & Public Affairs, Merck & Jennifer Brant, CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights COVID-19 has shown the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics is insufficient to support an effective pandemic […]

COVID-19 has left many employees in the lurch. What’s next for the global workforce?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roz Ho, Global Head of Software, HP The disruption caused by the pandemic and accelerating innovation will impact workforces, work cultures and industries for years to come. The rate of job creation remains higher than job destruction, though […]

How COVID-19 is helping Oman develop a future-ready workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sami Al Asmi, Curator, Muscat Hub The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the digitalization of many Omani companies and made part-time and remote work a new reality; Oman’s workforce will need access to information on these emerging opportunities and […]

8 charts that show the impact of race and gender on technology careers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content 57% of women working in tech have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, compared to just 10% of men, according to career website Dice. Black respondents were more likely to have experienced racial […]

3 pressing urban problems Indian cities must solve in the post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Kadambari Shah, Senior Associate, IDFC Institute & Harshita Agrawal, Associate, IDFC Institute • The pandemic revealed how Indian cities dependent on those working […]

These Dutch cities will allow only zero-emission deliveries by 2025

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 If online deliveries continue with fossil-fuel trucks, emissions will increase by a third. So cities in the Netherlands will allow only emission-free delivery vehicles after 2025. The government is giving delivery firms […]

This interactive map could help you discover a new species

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 A new interactive map can predict where as-yet-undiscovered species might be found. Scientists analyzed 32,000 existing species to predict where we might find the next ones. Finding new species is the key […]

Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A growing body of evidence illustrates the ways social media has radicalized users and resulted in violence. There is growing debate about the need to check extremism and a […]

This ceramic ink can 3D-print bones directly into a patient’s body. Here’s how

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 But now scientists have invented a way to 3D-print bone tissue inside the body. Ceramic material that mimics bone structure is mixed with living cells. Its inventors say it will reduce suffering […]

When will life return to ‘pre-COVID normal’?

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 expect life to return to something like ‘normal’ within the next 12 months, according to a new World Economic Forum-Ipsos survey. There are large differences between countries on this, […]

Technology can transform clinical practice – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented stress and anxiety levels among the world’s clinicians. The Future Health Index 2020 global survey confirms that young health care professionals are hopeful that technology […]

This is how CO2 can be transformed into food for animals

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 Deep Branch is among companies trying to boost food output without adding to climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions. It uses micro-organisms to convert carbon dioxide into a protein powder that can be used in […]

How COVID-19 and ‘work from anywhere’ can build the city of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Midha, President, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Technologies The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how millions of people work and their relationship with cities where work is based; The pandemic has shown the significance of technology and how […]

5 lessons from Africa on how drones could transform medical supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte US & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum Drones provide a potential avenue for ensuring that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to high quality healthcare. The […]