How debt for climate swaps could spur a green recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Anna Ainio, Policy Officer, European Commission To “build back better”, we must make sure economic recovery plans also foster resilience to climate change. Debt-for-climate swaps could offer countries debt relief in exchange for a specific commitment to […]

Why the downturn is good news for subscription companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Konary, Chair, Subscribed Institute & John Pineda, Partner and Director, BCG The current downturn will accelerate the existing shift towards subscription-based business models. Companies thinking of making this move today face a critical choice: invest in building […]

Deepfake democracy: Here’s how modern elections could be decided by fake news

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Puutio, PhD Researcher at the University of Turku, Founding Curator of the New York III Global Shapers Hub & David Timis, Scholar at College of Europe, Outgoing Curator at Brussels Global Shapers Hub The emerging threat of […]

Why improving women’s lives is the key to healthy ageing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund • COVID-19 has disproportionately affected older people – both directly and indirectly. • The Asia-Pacific region is currently grappling with the effect of population ageing. • Focusing on women’s […]

Swiss vote approves nationwide paternity leave

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aylin Elci, Communications Officer, World Economic Forum Geneva Swiss voters recently approved paternity leave. New dads will receive 10 days of paid leave starting January 1, 2021. Paternity leave is offered by fewer countries than maternity leave and […]

3 ways to improve diversity and inclusion in your organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Temple, Chief Communications Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise When an issue arises, a meaningful response begins with listening. Diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives must be ongoing and institutionalized. Establishing key performance indicators and holding ourselves accountable to them […]

Here’s how we need to change global supply chains after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Schell, Chief Commercial Officer, HP The COVID-19 pandemic plunged nearly every industry into crisis with goods production and supply chains particularly disrupted; A collaborative response from public and private sectors and the use of innovative technologies to […]

How banks can help companies restructure for growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Spellacy, Senior Managing Director, Global Capital Markets Lead, Accenture & Alan McIntyre, Senior Managing Director, Global Banking Lead, Accenture & Derek Baraldi, Head of the Banking Industry, World Economic Forum The banking industry has to walk the […]

How to build a better world for heart health after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Luc Eiselé, CEO, World Heart Federation COVID-19 has impacted people with cardiovascular disease (CVD) severely and caused long-term heart damage in otherwise healthy people. Data from 141 countries shows declines from 25 to 40% in patients admitted to […]

3 ways blockchain can accelerate sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sumedha Deshmukh, Platform Curator, Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum There are a number of opportunities for blockchain technology to re-cast conventional approaches to sustainable development – and accelerate progress if deployed responsibly. There are 3 areas […]

Geopolitics and investment in emerging markets after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexis Crow, Global Head, Geopolitical Investing, PwC & Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Investors could address gaps in critical infrastructure and provide options for a green future in emerging markets. Governments and central banks within some […]

To achieve the Great Reset, we will need more than just the actions of the powerful

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) & Jonathan Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi & Carolien de Bruin, Lead, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer […]

This disability activist says we must offer dignity and financial inclusion rather than just braille and ramps

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 It’s time to boost the economic resilience and participation of people across the developing world – particularly people living with disabilities. The benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution aren’t being experienced universally. […]

Why skills – not degrees – will shape the future of work

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 nature of work and careers is changing fast – and in the future, the right skills will be prized over academic qualifications alone. The COVID-19 slowdown offers employers an opportunity to […]

4 ways industry can make supply chains more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum & Hernan Saenz, Partner and Global Head, Performance Improvement Practice, Bain & Company & Juliane Stephan, Associate Partner, Performance Improvement & Digital Transformation, […]

Here’s how sustainability can make you stand out from the crowd

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shalini Unnikrishnan, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group The COVID-19 crisis has heightened awareness of the importance of addressing environmental challenges. Companies are seeking to increase the environmental and social resilience of supply chains. To make the […]

Key quotes from China’s Premier Li on COVID-19, the economy and US relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. China’s Premier Li Keqiang shared his thoughts with business leaders during a virtual World Economic Forum Special Dialogue, at a critical time for a world economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing China’s efforts to shore up its domestic […]

Your recycling actually gets recycled, right? Not always, says this report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content Up to 31% of plastic exported from Europe for recycling doesn’t end up being recycled, a new study estimates. Thousands of tonnes could be ending up in the oceans. Technologies that enable […]

This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Current COVID-19 social distancing rules are too rigid and need to reflect real-life risks better, say Oxford and MIT researchers. They have broken-down situations into high- and low-risk categories – including speaking […]

New neighbours: Could Venus really be home to alien life?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Dunham Scientists have detected a possible sign of extraterrestrial life on Earth’s closest neighbour, Venus. The researchers did not detect actual life, but phosphine, a gas produced by bacteria thriving in oxygen-starved environments, indicating that microbes could […]

3 trends that will transform the energy industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yasushi Fukuizumi, Vice President of Energy Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries As energy use falls, electrification and renewable energy will keep expanding. A distributed energy network will replace the traditional utility business model. Digital transformation is critical to the […]

Emerging technologies are reshaping financial services. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Drew Propson, Head, Technology and Innovation in Financial Services, World Economic Forum A new report from the World Economic Forum explores how emerging technology clusters are changing the financial services industry. AI, IoT, cloud computing and 5G, among […]

Can we put a price on clean air? Yes, we can

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund & Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) New research reveals clean air could deliver a £1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) annual boost to the UK economy. It could deliver […]

We must prevent a post-COVID ‘carmageddon’. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation & Imke Verburg, Programme Coordinator the Netherlands, Bernard van Leer Foundation Now is the time to consolidate the gains we have made in terms of cleaner air. Opening up and repurposing our […]

Why helping cross-border commuters is key to fighting COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Caballero, Project Specialist, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum & Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum Thousands of essential healthcare workers cross the border between Canada and the U.S. every day. […]

How the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolu Oni, Professor, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cambridge Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition. Tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and […]

7 innovative projects making cities more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Dunn, Writer, Formative Content It’s estimated nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to ensure these cities are safe and sustainable for all. […]

This AI tool helps healthcare workers look after their mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francis Lee, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, New-York- Presbyterian Hospital, Conor Liston, Director, Sackler Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine & Laura L. Forese, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New-York-Presbyterian Hospital The pressures exerted by the pandemic mean healthcare workers are more […]

There’s a single-use plastic you’ll throw away today without realising

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Hombersley CEO, Xampla Microplastics the size of a grain of sand are hidden in everyday products like laundry detergent and cosmetics. In the EU, 17 million tonnes of these particles are produced every year, many of which […]

This is how flu season might affect the COVID-19 curve

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 Southern Hemisphere largely avoided a combined flu season and pandemic. A heavy flu season in the midst of COVID-19 could overwhelm health systems. Experts have mixed views on […]

A top economist shares 3 ways leaders can help economies recover

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 OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría discussed the organization’s latest economic outlook in a World Economic Forum Great Reset Dialogue. He warned against removing support too early and shortening supply chains. He also highlighted […]

How can impact investors balance the green energy equation?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ladislas de Guerre Manager, Impact Investing, KOIS Impact investors must be aware of both the positive and negative consequences of their activities. Clean energy sources all involve some environmental cost, such as disposing of equipment at the end […]

Reducing deforestation means getting serious about environmental crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarapé Institute & Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Brodie Ferguson, Senior Researcher, Igarapé Institute Deforestation is on the rise again across the Amazon – and 90% of it […]