What is a Consumer Price Index and why is it important?

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 A Consumer Price Index (CPI) records the price of a wide range of goods and services in a country to keep track of inflation. It can include anything from a loaf of […]

How digitalization of industries can empower humanity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice-President; Head, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson 5G can play a pivotal role in transforming industries to be more flexible, productive and sustainable. But the digital evolution will also affect human work – […]

Investing in education could add $2.54 trillion to the global economy: ‘Playful learning’ is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation When education was massively disrupted by COVID-19, many children were already facing disruption posed by climate change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To enable children to thrive, society […]

Why we need global cooperation on decarbonizing cities and real estate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Global Chief Executive Officer; President, JLL Given more than 60% of carbon emissions within cities typically come from buildings, a concerted effort to decarbonize real estate is needed sooner rather than later. With little harmonization or […]

3 urban energy innovations with global implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miguel Eiras Antunes, Global Smart Cities Leader, Deloitte & Lisa Chamberlain, Communication Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum Climate change warnings and the current energy crisis have highlighted the urgent need for clean energy solutions. From buildings to […]

How startups drive economic recovery while growing responsibly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Startups are crucial in bringing about societal change as well as driving economic recovery and responsible growth. Ahead of Davos 2022, we asked the CEOs of Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers […]

Feel the metaverse with your bare hands – using ultrasonic waves

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 Emerge, a Californian tech start-up, says it is bringing physical touch to the metaverse. Virtual handshakes and objects will feel like real tactile experiences. Ultrasonic waves help create the sensation of touch. […]

Tired all the time? Here’s a formula for the perfect night’s sleep

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content A study of half a million people has led scientists to new insights on the way we sleep. The joint British/Chinese study pinpointed the ideal number of sleep hours we need. Sleep […]

Africa’s motorbike taxis are going electric – saving money and cutting emissions

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 Rwandan electric motorcycle start-up Ampersand has just been named one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022. The e-motos produce 75% less lifecycle greenhouse emissions than petrol motorbikes, and are cheaper […]

Insider threats: how the ‘Great Resignation’ is impacting data security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jony Fischbein,Chief Information Security Officer, Check Point Software Technologies The Great Resignation has seen the largest exodus of employees on record, putting pressure on employers to attract and retain talent. But the ‘turnover tsunami’ and working from home […]

How data, digital platforms and collaboration can create systemic resilience

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 Climate change, the war in Ukraine and COVID-19 show us how systemic risks need a coordinated global response. Data richness and digital platforms are vital tools in building […]

COVID-19 has equipped us with a toolbox to tackle future pandemics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn Misinformation and misunderstanding have been rampant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, causing unequal vaccine uptake and prolonging the outbreak. But two years of managing the virus has equipped us with the knowledge […]

AI Procurement in a Box: Lessons in best practice from Brazil

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clara Clemente Langevin, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil, Rafael Fassio, C4IR Brazil Fellow AI/ML and State Attorney, São Paulo State Government, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Brazil & […]

17 ways technology could change the world by 2027

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from […]

How can development agencies learn to thrive in a multi-crisis world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patricia Danzi, Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) The current world situation presents overwhelming challenges for development agencies. State and non-state actors must work together to achieve the SDGs. Humanitarian organizations must cultivate partnerships and agility […]

Could electrofuels help power a greener future?

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 Transportation is responsible for around 20% of global CO2 emissions. Electrofuels are being seen as a way of helping to decarbonize aviation and shipping. This new type of fuel is carbon neutral […]

Ukrainians with disabilities are being left behind. It’s time for concerted humanitarian action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub People with disabilities in Ukraine are not being fully served by current humanitarian structures. Inclusion and accessibility must be more thoroughly integrated into crisis response plans. The international community should support […]

Here’s why hybrid working means more stress for women

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 Stress and burnout are at “alarming levels”, according to a new report by Deloitte. A third of the women surveyed have taken time off work in the past year because of mental […]

What are microgrids – and how can they help with power cuts?

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 Microgrids can power whole communities or single sites like hospitals, bus stations and military bases. Most generate their own power using renewable energy like wind and solar. In power outages when the […]

Today’s children will emit 10 times less CO2 than their grandparents

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 Today’s children will emit 10 times less CO2 than their grandparents, if the world reaches net-zero emissions by 2050, the IEA estimates. In advanced economies with bigger carbon footprints, people born in […]

The power of data: how Helsinki is improving citizens’ lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. By securely taking advantage of the power of data, authorities are helping residents in Finland’s capital city access the services they need. This new approach separates the storage, anonymization and processing of data from all the tasks performed by […]

This is why we’ll probably have to work longer than our parents did

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 China is moving ahead with a plan to raise its retirement age. Many countries face similar issues and are also raising retirement ages. The changes are in response to […]

6 new breakthroughs in the fight against cancer

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 Cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers, leading to 10 million deaths in 2020. But scientists are using artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, precision oncology and other technologies to improve treatment and […]

Most of the world’s ocean is unprotected. This is why that needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for the Environment, Government of Nigeria & Vincent Van Quickenborne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and the North Sea, Government of Belgium More than three billion people rely on the ocean […]

There’s a way to create 300 million jobs and boost equality

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 Significant gaps in global care policies have left hundreds of millions of people without sufficient support, a new report says. Around 649 million women have inadequate maternity protection, the International Labour Organization […]

9 ways for Europeans to cut energy bills and help Ukraine

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 A new report outlines nine steps to reduce energy use in the EU. This would not only cut energy bills at a time of soaring prices, but help Ukraine by stemming the […]

These world-changing universities are making the most impact on society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education Higher education institutions are facing a reckoning over their delivery of social and economic impact to their communities and to society. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings show the most […]

How ports can be transformed into energy hubs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp To create fundamental societal change to mitigate the climate crisis, we need cross-sector collaboration and collective commitment. But lack of trust in modern society is increasingly hindering this type of approach. The […]

From the field to the dinner table, AI in agriculture can create a resilient food system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacqueline Heard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Enko Chem The global population has doubled since 1960, but thanks to agricultural innovations, proportionally fewer people are going hungry now than they were half a century ago. But climate change […]

How investors are overcoming systemic risks and setting the pace for others to follow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Cross, Project Fellow, Mercer In 2021, asset owners ranked climate change as the top systemic risk affecting their portfolios and organizations. A study conducted over three years by the World Economic Forum and Mercer shows that pace-setting […]

This is what the world’s first floating city will look like

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 The world’s first prototype floating city that adapts to sea level rise has just been unveiled at UN headquarters in New York. OCEANIX Busan, in South Korea, aims to provide breakthrough technology […]

Why we need to globalize locally-led climate resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 Climate Champions, Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, COP27 Climate Champions Communities across the world are coming up with locally-led solutions to help communities adapt to the impacts of climate […]

Can science help us understand populism, from ‘malignant manicheism’ to Marine Le Pen?

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 Recent election results in Europe have been interpreted as a reversal for populism. Researchers are trying to gain a fuller understanding of what populism is and how it spreads. […]