Here are three key ways that data analytics can improve the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The nature of work is evolving rapidly. While new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, are generally seen as the […]

Forget GDP – for the 21st century we need a modern growth measure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit It is critically important we monitor societal progress and design responsive policies to 21s- century challenges, such as climate change, the marginalization of more than a billion people, resource depletion and […]

These are the top risks for doing business around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Unemployment and underemployment represent the biggest risk for doing business around the world. That is the view of more than 12,000 business people across 140 […]

How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Irene Arias, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Lab, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, Inter-American Development Bank; Jens Martin Skibsted, Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps; Lien De Cuyper, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurship, ETH Zurich; Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Cities, […]

What is inclusive capitalism, and why does it matter?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miguel Milano, President, Salesforce The concept of building shareholder value has been a driving force of business since companies began to go public. Yet as businesses and governments adjust to the new realities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, […]

We need to rethink neuroscience. And you can help us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Rommelfanger, Director, Neuroethics Program, Emory University & Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains What will neurotechnology look like just one or two decades ahead? Will it be about a new generation of portable brain scanners that can […]

Why Sweden’s cashless society is no longer a utopia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) The Swedish retail payment market is rapidly moving away from using cash. The outstanding value of cash in circulation has dropped to 1% of Swedish GDP. This development […]

This mobile laundry gives homeless people free showers and washes their clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A charitable organization that offers mobile laundry and shower facilities to homeless people in Australia has begun to expand internationally following an a rapid increase in demand for its services. Set up […]

Inclusion and diversity isn’t just good for employees – it’s good for the bottom line

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Smilla Yuan, Head of Greater China, Willis Towers Watson & Chad O’Reilly, Member of the Asia I&D Council, Willis Towers Watson There’s no standard definition or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to inclusion and diversity (I&D). Yet increasingly, […]

How do we build an ethical framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilary Sutcliffe, Director, SocietyInside & Anne-Marie Allgrove, Head, Global Information Technology and Communications Industry, Baker McKenzie The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming society and reshaping our future. While these technologies offer extraordinary opportunities, they pose […]

Christine Lagarde: This is what we can still learn from the Great War

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF). This article was initially blog IMF. Mark Twain once said that “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” As heads of state gather in Paris this week to […]

Superconductors: the miracle materials powering an energy revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchitra Sebastian, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge Imagine a world where ultra-fast levitating trains zip between destinations, where wind energy from the North Sea and solar energy from the Sahara power the electric […]

How to end overfishing in the global South

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rupert Howes, Chief executive, Marine Stewardship Council The global leaders who gathered Bali for the annual Our Ocean Conference had much to discuss, and even more to do. Our ocean has never been more vital, nor so threatened. […]

3 natural mysteries that could be explained by quantum physics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Have you ever wondered how birds instinctively find their way across thousands of miles of open sky during migration? Or pondered photosynthesis, or how the human sense of smell works? Despite our best […]

8 fascinating and fearsome frontiers of science you should know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gleicher, Head of Science and Society, World Economic Forum A range of technologies are coming of age all around us, transforming our world in complex ways that are hard to predict. Anticipating what’s to come requires paying […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving Globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Derek O’Halloran, Head, Future of Digital Economy and Society, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Globalization and technology are intimately […]

This woman solved one of the biggest problems facing green energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Most of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to come on when we flip a switch, to boil the kettle, and to charge our phones whenever we need. But while power failures […]

Here are five ways we can make mental healthcare better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum & Rihana Diabo, Project Specialist, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum One in four people in the world will be affected by mental ill […]

Here are three ways Africa’s youth are defeating corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jen Hyatt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, troo.ai The cost of corruption in Africa is higher than the total combined amount of development aid that the continent receives from foreign donors, according to estimates by the African Development […]

What the Amazon rain forest tells us about globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum Can globalization and the fight against climate change co-exist? Or is the environment doomed to suffer as people fly, goods are shipped, and agriculture and industry tap international […]

Where EU air pollution is deadliest

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content Deadly pollution is not a problem that is consigned to the developing world. As new data from the European Environment Agency shows, it’s a significant issue in Europe as well. Across the 28 EU […]

The future of energy in Puerto Rico is renewable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yamil Colón, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame Hurricane Maria tore apart the green mantle of foliage covering Puerto Rico, leaving destruction in its wake. It laid bare the island’s old and […]

How banking with blockchain can stamp out corruption and increase financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Aid:Tech Banking institutions were primarily built to provide a trusted intermediary between two parties, such as a borrower and a lender. Legitimate commerce required the use of an institutional bank. While banks have […]

How to stop data leaks

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Our data infrastructure is incredibly porous. The latest cybersecurity incidents have highlighted the vulnerabilities created in the mishandling of massive data access by developers of third party applications. […]

Mind control using sound waves? We ask a scientist how it works

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antoine Jérusalem, Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford At the moment, non-invasive neuromodulation – changing brain activity without the use of surgery – looks poised to usher in a new era of healthcare. Breakthroughs could include […]

How ducks are helping Bangladeshi farmers cope with cyclones

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Each year tropical cyclones bring floods and high winds that wreak havoc on coastal communities in Bangladesh. Crops are ruined, homes are destroyed and farm animals swept out to sea, wiping out the […]

Amsterdam is developing a fleet of autonomous boats to reduce city traffic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you ride on a driverless boat? Perhaps it could take you to work? Or collect your garbage? Or deliver your Friday night takeaway? In Amsterdam, where 25% of the city surface is water, autonomous floating […]

How sustainable infrastructure can help us fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amal-Lee Amin, Chief of the Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank & Graham Watkins, Principal Environmental Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank In October, a climate change report struck like a bolt of lightning. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

How a new approach to meat can help end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Laudicina, Chairman, A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council Today, one in nine people are hungry. And there will be nearly 20% more mouths to feed in 2030 than there are today. But there is a reason to […]

These countries have some of the highest voter turnout in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content The US midterm elections typically have a much lower voter turnout than presidential elections. But this year, early voting exceeded that of many previous midterms, breaking records in multiple states. An estimated 40 million […]