What are foreign currency reserves and can they help combat the global economic crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sri Lanka’s foreign currency reserves have fallen by 99% since 2019, amid an economic crisis that has seen the country’s president overthrown. Foreign currency or exchange reserves, otherwise known as forex reserves, […]

Why we need to invest in air quality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christa Hasenkopf, Director, Air Quality Programs and Air Quality Life Index, University of Chicago We are losing more than two years off of the average human life expectancy across the world due to particulate pollution. Yet, our investment […]

Jet streams and heatwaves: what’s the link?

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 Jet-stream winds that blow around the Earth from east to west are linked to this summer’s heatwaves. Scientists say a number of U-bends in the jet stream are generating hotter weather. While […]

A crisis is coming – 4 steps to address Africa’s urgent financing needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Senior Fellow, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) Amid social unrest, economic crises and political conflicts, 23 African countries are at high risk of – or already in – debt distress. Of the IMF’s $650 billion […]

Your data could warm you up this winter, here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Tech companies are using the data centres that house their vast servers to heat homes and cut CO2. The data-centre heating market could be worth $2.5 billion by 2025, according to recent forecasts […]

These social media channels are where UK teens get their news

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 Instagram, TikTok and YouTube are the most popular sites in the UK for 12- to 15-year-olds to get their news, according to Ofcom. Despite being a top news source, social media is […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

The blue economy is a historic opportunity. Here’s how we seize it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vedant Kulkarni, Advisor, United Nations Industrial Development Organization The sustainable blue economy offers lucrative ROIs and a promising future while centering Indigenous and local communities. The Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum at the UN Ocean Conference landed commitments […]

How digital payments bring new economic opportunities for women in rural India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Managing Director, United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance In India, millions of women entrepreneurs living rurally, dealing solely in cash, were hard hit during the pandemic. Digital payments […]

This underestimated tool could make AI innovation safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Casovan, Executive Director, Responsible AI Institute, Var Shankar, Director of Policy , Responsible AI Institute Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering impressive advances in many industries. Ensuring that AI systems are deployed responsibly is an urgent challenge. Certification […]

How women’s empowerment can drive competitiveness in the Middle East

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maroun Kairouz, Head of the Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum, Kelsey Goodman, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs MENA, World Economic Forum LLC Progress is needed to secure economic equality for women in the Middle […]

A multilateral approach to global health is the only way to manage pandemics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare, World Economic Forum The global COVID-19 response, particularly the development of vaccines, highlighted the importance of working together to deal with the crisis. However, the ensuing inequitable global distribution of vaccines […]

To educate and empower women, we must close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation Women in the least developed countries are half as likely to be online as men, curtailing their chance to learn online and improve their lives. The digital divide hurts women and […]

8 inspiring innovations tackling plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poonam Watine, Knowledge Specialist, GPAP, World Economic Forum Geneva The Global Plastic Innovation Network unveils its second cohort of geographically diverse innovators tackling plastic pollution, of which 50% are female-led. The bold innovations offer key solutions to tackling […]

Climate change is threatening Japan’s sushi culture. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content Japan’s sushi culture is under threat from climate change. Rising water temperatures are affecting the quality of fish, while extreme weather events are harming wasabi crops. In the US alone, the market […]

Can parametric insurance mitigate Africa’s climate risk?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd In Africa, 490 million people (40% of the population) are living in extreme poverty. As a result, communities are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, which are increasing in […]

How to align cyber risk management with business needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander Zeijlemaker, Research Affiliate Cybersecurity, MIT Sloan (CAMS), Managing Director, Disem Institute, Michael Siegel, Principal Research Scientist and Director, MIT CAMS, Daniel Goldsmith, Managing Director, Julius Education, Shaharyar Khan, Research Affiliate, MIT CAMS, System Engineer, Shell Living in […]

How Indigenous Peoples are reshaping modern economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Godwell, Co-Chair, IgNITE, Asha Nooh, Inclusive Trade Team Member, World Economic Forum Tremendous growth potential exists for the global Indigenous economy. Increased participation of Indigenous businesses in trade and policy development has the potential to unlock mutual […]

Europe’s source of ‘energy security’ is facing headwinds. This is why 

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 The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline normally provides much of Europe’s energy but it was recently throttled. This supply cut is seen as Russia’s response to sanctions applied following […]

What are heat pumps and how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Heat pumps could help some consumers cut their soaring energy bills, although initial costs are high. They are an efficient way of controlling temperature in a building and there is evidence they […]

A multilateral approach to global health is the only way to manage pandemics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare, World Economic Forum The worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how working together enabled us to deal urgently with the crisis. We should now learn from this multilateral approach to […]

Four ways retail investors can take control of their financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Sofia Eckrich, Project Fellow, Future of Capital Markets, World Economic Forum Global financial markets are experiencing a period of volatility, but that does not mean people should stop investing […]

The right way to build digital public infrastructure: 5 insights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Carolin Frankenhauser, Digital Analyst, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The past two years have shown unequivocally how essential digital infrastructure […]

‘Divorce is too bloody expensive’: Volvo’s purchasing chief on vetting and forging effective partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum There is no Tinder for business partnerships, no algorithm that can prompt an exec to swipe right on an external business partner with the perfect match of mindsets and capabilities to […]

Green infrastructure can protect ports from growing environmental risks. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Blackburn, Co-Director, SSPEED Center, Professor of environmental law, civil and environmental engineering, Rice University, Charles Penland, P.E., Leed A.P., Managing Principal and Director of Business Development – Infrastructure, Walter P Moore Engineering, Blake Eskew, PE, President, Transition […]

The UK plans to launch the world’s biggest drone superhighway. Could it really create 650,000 jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The UK says its new 265 kilometre drone superhighway will be the world’s biggest. Strict regulations will be put in place to ensure safety and avoid collisions with conventional aircraft. Research suggests […]

Gaming is booming and is expected to keep growing. This chart tells you all you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gaming industry is tipped to maintain its recent rapid growth, and could be worth $321 billion by 2026, a new PwC report says. Millions of new players splashed out on games […]

Why sustainable governance and corporate integrity are crucial for ESG

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Cecchini, Director, ESG Integridad, Rachel Davidson Raycraft, Judicial Law Clerk, US District Courts, Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Carlos Santiso, Director for Digital Innovation in Government, Development Bank of Latin America […]

Fed raises rates again: What you need to know about the global economy this week

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 This weekly wrapper brings you the latest stories from the world of economics and finance. Top economy stories: US raises interest rates again; IMF cuts global growth forecasts; Australian inflation hits 21-year high. […]

To build financial resilience, we need to promote savings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Many people worldwide don’t have the ability to cope with a financial emergency such as a sudden loss of income or an unexpected expense. According to the Global Findex Database, 55% of adults in developing economies could reliably access emergency money in a one-month […]

How hot is Earth today compared to when you were born? 5 climate change stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly roundup brings you some key climate change stories from the past seven days. Top stories this week: Earth’s warming, visualized; Aviation turns to hydrogen for sustainability; Heatwaves across […]

Scrap, sell, auction or repurpose? What’s the best business model for coal plant closure?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Handler, Researcher and Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines, Deb Chattopadhyay, Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Various business models and financial mechanisms are available to accelerate the […]

This Indian project is helping women into tech

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 TechSaksham is a tech skills project for women college leavers in India run by software companies Microsoft and SAP. India has one of the world’s youngest workforces. But it also has skills […]