Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Ratcliffe, Partner, Employment & Compensation, Baker McKenzie & Julia Wilson, Partner, Employment & Data Protection, Baker McKenzie Returning to a physical workplace post-COVID-19 brings a myriad of legal, employee and public relations complexities for businesses; To ensure […]

What would it take to make AI ‘greener’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot, Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and […]

From funders to partners: elevating community expertise to help communities thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marshall Stowell, Vice President of Partnerships, Advocacy and Communications, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation & Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed, International Youth Foundation Fellow and Founder, Social Innovation Lab Corporations, foundations and NGOs are rewriting the rules of philanthropy. Funders need […]

What are business leaders doing to sustain our future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum In a survey conducted earlier this year, we asked people in 28 countries whether they thought governments, businesses and individuals were doing enough to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development goals by […]

The pandemic has hurt women’s healthcare. This is why that’s bad for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Community Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum The pandemic undermined women and girls’ fundamental rights and we must learn lessons about its impacts to build back better and ensure these groups aren’t left […]

Urgency, innovation and partnership: applying lessons from COVID-19 to tackle the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum & Akash Shah, Chief Growth Officer, BNY Mellon Among the most important lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that public-private partnerships on […]

Why entrepreneurship and innovation are key to addressing youth unemployment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lindiwe Matlali, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Teen Geeks To address youth unemployment, we need to shift youths’ efforts from seeking jobs to creating marketable opportunities for themselves. Integrating entrepreneurship and innovation into education is key. Business incubation centres […]

What are blue carbon credits and how to maximise their impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Whitney Johnston, Director, Ocean Sustainability, Salesforce As demand grows for blue carbon credits, the businesses driving this growth have a responsibility to ensure returns are net positive for nature and people. Below are 4 things blue carbon investors […]

Zero emissions areas tackle multiple city struggles: Why aren’t they everywhere?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lina Fedirko, Programme Manager, ClimateWorks Foundation A zero emissions area is a unique example of a climate solution that addresses urban congestion and pollution problems while expanding mobility. ZEAs are a forcing mechanism for commercial electrification: an urban […]

Bad news for pasta lovers: the effect of climate change on food staples

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 A new report warns that climate change may sharply reduce yields of staple crops by 2050. One food item already impacted by the worsening crisis is pasta. The pandemic […]

The race to net zero is on: Here’s how partnerships can get us there faster

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Asia, Unilever Asia Private Limited The IPCC predicts the planet will warm by 1.5°C over the next 2 decades without drastic action to eliminate GHG emissions, putting a key goal of the Paris […]

This is how Singapore is preparing for the future of work

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 Ensuring workers have the skills they need for the jobs of the future is vital. Singapore has prioritized resources in education and lifelong learning to ensure workers have fullfilling careers. Collaboration between multiple […]

How can young people change the world? Top tips from a youth activist

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 Melati Wijsen was just 12-years-old when she co-founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags in Bali. She offers her tips for other young people hoping to drive change. Her generation has great potential to be […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: over 50 companies adopt ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. A coalition of over 50 companies have drawn from existing frameworks and co-created a comprehensive set of metrics that highlight the need for consistent ESG reporting. The impact. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social […]

This start-up is putting commercial air conditioning on ice to cool global warming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content A large share of peak electricity demand in the energy grid is driven by air conditioning, especially in hot climates, set to become a top driver for global energy demand in the […]

Take the 1 Billion Lives Challenge to close the digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation; ExCom Memb, World Economic Forum 85% of the world lives in areas covered by 4G, but only half are online. Cost, not coverage, is […]

How can we deliver a climate-focused trade agenda?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Gladstone, Partner, Clifford Chance, Janet Whittaker, Senior Counsel, Clifford Chance & Jeremy Stewart, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Stable, open trade brings growth, scale, innovation and technology diffusion, which can be leveraged to accelerate decarbonisation and facilitate adaptation […]

Small and growing businesses make the biggest impact on economies, and they need more support

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

Paris or Manhattan: Which type of city is best for reducing emissions?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jatinder Sidhu, Writer, Formative Content A new report has looked at greenhouse gas emissions over the whole lifecycle of a building, including building and servicing. It suggests high-density, low-rise cities such as Paris may be best for reducing […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

Batteries are a key part of the energy transition. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Demand for battery storage has seen exponential growth in recent years. But the battery technical revolution is just beginning, explains Simon Engelke, founder and chair of Battery Associates. Investment has poured into the […]

5 ways Digital Transformation Officers can make cybersecurity a top priority

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dmitry Samartsev, Chief Executive Officer, BI.ZONE & Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Trust, World Economic Forum • As digital transformation of business picks up speed, cybersecurity increases in importance. • Digital Transformation Officers must build cybersecurity into […]

What Stockholm can teach the world about green urban development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm, City of Stockholm Stockholm is leading example of how urban innovation can foster entrepreneurship. The city is offering testbeds for climate-smart ideas and enabling businesses to scale-up low-carbon solutions. Mayor Anna König […]

Here’s how to retain employees during the ‘Great Resignation’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David R. Mayer Senior Partner, Lippincott, Oliver Wyman’s creative Brand and Innovation consultancy & Kate Bravery, Global Advisory and Insight Leader, Mercer (MMC) Companies currently have a record number of open positions in the US, and worldwide 41% […]

These 3 innovative solar farms show why this renewable technology is hot right now

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 Solar power generation grew 22% in 2019 and is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, according to the International Energy Agency. As adoption gathers pace, innovative projects are coming to […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

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 Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]

12 steps to decarbonise your city

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stuart McLaren, Director of Net Zero Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Cities have a major role to play in the race to reach net zero. Cities need to decarbonise existing infrastructure. These 12 steps can help cities decarbonise in a robust, […]

The European Union’s road to sustainability – how each EU state is doing

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 The SDGCountry Scores tool from Eurostat shows whether European Union countries are making progress on global sustainable development goals. Countries are measured compared with the EU average and whether they have made […]

How the Belt and Road Initiative could support an ageing population

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alpen Sheth, Senior Technologist, Mercy Corps Ventures China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could facilitate unprecedented levels of cooperation between East and West. Despite very different demographic histories, China and Europe currently share the challenge of an ageing […]

Contribution of Health-care workers to achieve Agenda 2030

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Asad Ali, a student of 3rd year MBBS in Sheikh Zayed medical college Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

How digital technologies can address 5 sources of health inequity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neal Myrick, Vice President, Social Impact, Tableau Software & Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square As the world continues to address inequities in health, digital technologies have an immense potential to contribute; Five drivers of health inequity in […]

Would you get a COVID-19 booster shot if offered?

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 A new Ipsos survey finds that a majority of fully vaccinated adults in 13 countries would get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if offered. However, a majority also think priority should be given to […]