How 2020 taught businesses to place empathy before profit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Inam ur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Dawood Hercules The pandemic has made organizations realize they must better understand employees’ experiences and needs. Emotionally intelligent leaders connect naturally with their workforce. Spaces created for connection with employees can transform […]

Tech can reach the world’s unbanked women – but only if they tell us how it should work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Aid:Tech • Women make up the majority of the global unbanked population. • Lack of formal ID is one common barrier to accessing financial services. • Understanding the needs of end users is […]

Here’s how data can help us fix the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Madera, Chief Industry and Government Affairs Officer, Refinitiv Inadequate data holds back the allocation of funds to sustainable projects. Regulators can cooperate with data providers and industry to identify data gaps. Sustainability experts and data scientists are […]

4 ways to build a net-zero economy by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Veronica Scotti, Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re Management Ltd EU Green Deal, worth €1 trillion, puts Europe on course to meet net-zero targets by 2050. Multi-stakeholder approach is needed to build momentum and achieve these goals. Here […]

Companies must focus on resiliency, profitability and sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP SE Resiliency is the foundation for all business models. We need to see profitability in terms of social wellbeing, not only shareholder value. Tech as applied to sustainability can help companies measure […]

11 innovations protecting life below water – and above it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathalie Chalmers, Head of Topic Curation, UpLink UpLink, a platform for scaling innovation, unveils its second cohort of ocean innovators. Solutions tackle a range of ocean challenges including coral reef restoration, scaling restorative aquaculture, unearthing technologies for marine […]

3 ways ASEAN can build a stronger future post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head of International Organizations, World Economic Forum Geneva Before COVID-19, ASEAN was on track to become the fourth-largest economy in the world. Here’s how the region can come together for sustainable, resilient growth. Key priorities include […]

12 trade tasks to prioritize in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Doherty, Head, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum & Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, Global Trade and Investment SI, World Economic Forum The new director-general at the WTO will have a raft of challenges on their desk […]

The business of media in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum While global entertainment and media revenue in 2020 fell 6% and location-based jobs were impacted due to COVID-19, digital consumption grew. New platforms provide the tools of […]

COVID-19 lets us see the world through a different lens

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group COVID-19 has illuminated many underlying inequalities. The speed and scale of the response highlighted the power political leaders can wield when they are convinced the challenge demands it. Support packages […]

How to ensure fair AI throughout the supply chain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Brayan, Chief Executive Officer, Appen We need to go back to basics as we navigate the hype to make AI fair. Basic fairness applies to all levels of the immense AI development lifecycle. The fair treatment of […]

Here’s what could happen to the global economy this year

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 A PwC report predicts the global economy will grow 5% this year. The issued value of green bonds will surpass $500 billion. G7 public debt levels will exceed $57 trillion. The global […]

How to close the digital gap for the elderly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ella Kidron, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.com & Vivian Yang, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.COM China’s ageing population makes it important the country digitally enables the elderly. Globally, tech companies are trying to train the elderly […]

Digital was our lifeline in 2020, and we are more positive about it since

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Cooper, Global Head, Strategic Communications, Dentsu In 2020, there was an increase in our trust of how governments handle our personal data. More people report their digital skills being used more effectively utilised in the workplace. However, […]

How companies can lead purposeful action in the skilling revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services COVID-19 has further exacerbated societal inequities, and widened skill gaps. Cross-sector commitments and learning agility can help bridge the gap. Now is the time to bridge the skills […]

What is a ‘vaccine passport’ and will you need one the next time you travel?

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 A “vaccine passport” or “e-vaccination certification of compliance for border crossing regulations” could be required to enable seamless border-crossing. Any framework that comes into place will need to be harmonized, when it […]

Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform Learn more Most Popular Vaccines may soon allow international travel to take off again. But will it ever return to normal?Joseph M. […]

How can we ensure energy is clean, secure and affordable?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shunichi Miyanaga, Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries The energy industry is at the heart of the global post-COVID-19 recovery. But it faces what has been called ‘the energy trilemma’; the conflicting challenges of security, accessibility and […]

Building trust: Here’s what you need to know about The Davos Agenda 2021

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 From 25 – 29 January, world leaders will meet virtually for a week of high-level talks hosted by the World Economic Forum. The Davos Agenda 2021 will center on the theme of […]

Manufacturing reimagined: from improved productivity to profitable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katy George, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Manufacturers are revamping their growth strategies as COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty. Maximizing productivity is no longer enough. Instead, they should look to Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase resilience, sustainability […]

Rapid growth in China post-COVID makes it ripe for investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman, Investcorp In January 2020 as the world began to learn of COVID-19, many market observers predicted a challenging year for Asia. While there continue to be headwinds from the health and economic crisis, Asia, […]

This Canadian start-up turns millions of chopsticks into sustainable furniture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content ChopValue recycles old bamboo chopsticks into a stylish range of homewares and furniture. Founder Felix Böck came up with the idea when he was looking for sustainable ways of using waste wood. […]

How Japan can build a sustainable future post-COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makiko Eda, Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan, Member of the Executive Committee The business culture in Japan has been resistant to change. There is a traditional preference for seniority and lifelong employment and a lack of […]

Can we automate our way out of the savings crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martha King, Chief Client Officer, Executive Vice-President and Head of the Infosys Retirement Services Center of Excellence, Infosys Limited & Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys Ltd • The world is facing a pensions crisis by 2050. • AI-assisted technology […]

How digital identity can improve lives in a post-COVID-19 world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Dawson, Director, Regulatory and Policy, Yoti & Cristian Duda, Project Lead, Digital Identity, World Economic Forum Industries from travel to health to education will recover more quickly if solutions once primarily associated with the finance sector are […]

The zero that every investment portfolio needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Günther Thallinger Member of the Board of Management, Investment Management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Allianz To address climate change effectively, investors must steer their entire portfolios towards climate neutrality. Portfolios that do not evolve in the right […]

Work is on the brink of a revolution – we need office buildings to match

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Coen van Oostrom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EDGE, OVG Real Estate COVID is ushering in a new era of flexible working; it is an opportunity to rethink office design. • Smart facilities in buildings are currently poorly […]

COVID-19 showed the importance of 5G for the economy and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Through COVID-19, connectivity has become an even bigger part of critical infrastructure, helping people in an unprecedented way work, study and socialize online. Looking forward, governments need to do more […]

This surprising change can help the auto industry tackle emissions goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Hannon, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Bernd Heid, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company & Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum To reach emissions goals, the automotive industry must make large-scale changes. […]

14 innovative projects helping to save the planet and make the world a better place

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 Digital crowdsourcing platform UpLink was created to address the world’s most pressing problems. The initiative seeks sustainable solutions to tackle issues such as climate change and social injustice. Projects are also aimed at […]

Agriculture must rethink carbon to deliver natural climate solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Office, Nutrien Agricultural industry is well positioned to make a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Huge green investment opportunity set to propel innovation through unlocking carbon financing solutions. […]

This is what emerging technologies mean for the future of infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Blair Chalmers, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage & Lawrence Slade, CEO, Global Infrastructure Investor Association The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting traditional infrastructure markets and creating new ones; This change coupled with the impact […]

4 ways family businesses can lead the pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jiawei Ye, Community Lead, Family Business Community, World Economic Forum COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an intergenerational crisis and urgent need for a better model of capitalism. With its long-term vision, stewardship and values-driven strategy, the family business model […]