Happy workers are more productive, research shows

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 How are you feeling? Your answer to this deceptively simple question will likely determine how productive you will be at work today, according to new research. A team at the University of Oxford’s […]

This is what’s happening to the Amazon, according to NASA

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 Human activity is drying out the air above the Amazon, according to a new study, raising fears the planet’s biggest and most biodiverse rainforest will soon be unable to sustain itself. Researchers from […]

Why law enforcement and businesses need to join forces to fight global cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Craig Jones, Director of Cybercrime, INTERPOL The digital revolution is changing the way law enforcement protects communities and the way businesses manage risk. The World Economic Forum’s Regional […]

5 facts about the world’s most valuable company, Saudi Aramco

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 biggest oil firm Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Aramco, has confirmed it is pushing ahead with what is expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering (IPO). The state-owned […]

Onagawa’s spirit of togetherness: lessons from the 2011 tsunami

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Tochibayashi, Public Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum, Japan November 5 is World Tsunami Awareness Day. According to the United Nations: “In the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, or an average of 4,600 […]

4 ways sporting events are becoming more sustainable

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 When it comes to fighting climate change, large sporting events have struggled to win any prizes. Fans travelling to just one European Cup match this year are estimated to have generated nearly 5,600 […]

Illegal fishing plagues the Pacific Ocean. Here’s how to end it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University The ocean is a lawless frontier. Nation states hold jurisdiction over waters within 200 miles of their coasts, but for many countries, […]

4 innovative renewable energy projects powering Europe’s green future

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 Between 2007 and 2017, the volume of renewable energy produced in the European Union’s 28 member states rose by 64%. That energy comes from diverse sources, from the burning of wood and biomass […]

Universities need strategic leadership. Here’s what it looks like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland & David Gann, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College Universities are remarkably robust. The average age of the top 20 European universities is 345 years. They are not […]

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting. At a time when executives should be filling the leadership gap, too many CEOs […]

The world’s economy is only 9% circular. We must be bolder about saving resources

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janez Potocnik, Co-chair, International Resource Panel & Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum The immense progress in human development over the past century has provided incredible opportunities for many, yet it has been largely fuelled […]

South Korea wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society. It wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022 as it positions itself as a leader in the green technology. The […]

5G networks: to slice or not to slice?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manish Mangal, Chief Technology Officer, Network Services, Tech Mahindra In many ways, 5G represents more than its definition as the fifth generation of network and mobile communication. When fully utilized, the technology reflects the augmentation of a smart ecosystem […]

5 unexpected ways bicycles have made 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: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content As the need for sustainable travel grows, bicycles are on the up. In 2011, the global market was worth $45 billion. By 2022, that figure will jump to $65 billion. The global bicycle […]

5 things we get wrong about young people, according to a US study

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 “Kids these days!” It’s a phrase that’s been bandied around since ancient times, usually accompanied by a sorrowful shake of the head. In the 4th century BCE, the great philosopher Plato is said […]

This is why coral reefs are so vital for the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Beneath the ocean’s surface, colourful islands covered in algae are working hard to help the marine environment. Although they look more like plants or rocks, corals are animals that are essential for the […]

Make no mistake: the purpose of business is to serve society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement – Latin America, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum In advance of the UN Climate Summit in September, 87 large companies from around the world ­– including three Brazilian companies – […]

5 things to know about the Western Balkans

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 When leaders of the EU’s current 28 members gathered last month to discuss membership applications from Albania and North Macedonia, there was optimism that the accession process would be given a green light. […]

Why enterprise risk management is the future for banks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeffrey Brown, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Risk and Organizational Effectiveness practices, Washington DC & Michael Duane, Partner, Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services practice & Til Schuermann, Partner and Co-Head, Oliver Wyman’s Risk and Public Policy practice Regulators and risk managers have […]

This new initiative aims to make cybercrime harder – and riskier – to commit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alois Zwinggi, Head of Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Kevin Brown, Managing Director, BT Security Many facts and figures are published on an almost daily basis in an effort to describe the constantly changing threats to our […]

These photos show some of the world’s smallest things massively magnified

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 Small is beautiful, as winners of this Nikon International Small World competition prove. First prize in the 2019 Photomicrography Competition went to a picture of a fluorescent turtle embryo taken by Teri Zgoda […]

Europe divided: 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall

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 The Berlin Wall separated a city and its people. It was also a seemingly permanent symbol of the partition of the world along Cold War ideological lines. Its fall 30 years ago took […]

5 things you may not know about Dubai

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 Most people think of Dubai as a tourist hub. And with nearly 16 million visitors in 2018, it’s the world’s fourth most popular destination. It also tops the list for visitor spending, with […]

Banning out-of-hours work emails could make some employees more stressed, research finds

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 Have you ever felt obliged to respond to work emails at home during the evening and at weekends? You’re not alone. An increasing number of employers and governments have taken steps to ban […]

5 times people predicted the future and got it really wrong

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 Predictions are very difficult. Especially if they’re about the future. Or so the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr supposedly said. And if these past predictions are anything to go by, he was right. […]

Climate change brings a host of other risks for businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group It may be somewhat surprising at first glance that environmental factors do not feature among the top 10 risks named in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Regional Risks for Doing […]

The 5 mistakes we’re making in the fight against global energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Todd Moss, Founder and Executive Director, Energy for Growth Hub Energy consumption, in all its many forms, enables everything from how we live, eat and move, to how we work and communicate. Greater energy use is also needed to […]

These countries have the most nuclear reactors

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. When nuclear power makes the news, it’s often for all the wrong reasons. The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, ageing infrastructure in current plants, the spiralling costs of building new ones, and the unsolved issue of nuclear waste. And […]

YouTubers are teaming up to plant 20 million trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content, YouTube stars are pulling together to plant 20 million trees. It’s a simple idea that demonstrates how social media’s power can be harnessed for good – and they’re already more than halfway there. More than […]

Why the fight against nature loss should be a business priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eva Zabey, Executive Director, Business for Nature Nature is essential to both global economic prosperity and individual business success. We cannot have a sustainable future for people and economies if we do not address nature, climate and people in […]

Why skills are keeping CEOs awake at night

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 Ask chief executives from anywhere in the world what keeps them awake at night, and one response you’re likely to hear is: “skills”. Without the right competencies, innovation and customer service suffer, with […]

From start-up to scale: This is how governments can accelerate innovation and build inclusive economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, Innovation is at the heart of economic growth and job creation. It can transform productivity and efficiency and address many of the world’s longstanding and emerging challenges, such as climate change, health, education and social […]

How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva Do we need new, advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions? Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, says we already have the best “machine” for the job. Speaking at […]