How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

Climate refugees – the world’s forgotten victims

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tetsuji Ida, Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News Data on climate refugees – those forced to flee due to disasters and other weather events – is limited, which is why they’re called the “forgotten victims of […]

How blockchain and cryptocurrencies can help build a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Stonberg, Chief Executive Officer, Bittrex Global The cryptocurrency ecosystem is shifting towards a cleaner, greener future. Most energy used to mine crypto already comes from renewable sources. Rather than harm the planet, crypto and blockchain can actually […]

Mosquitoes are helping to fight one of the world’s fastest spreading viruses – this is how

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 Dengue fever symptoms range from headache and nausea to severe organ dysfunction. The disease is found in more than 100 countries throughout the tropics. Dengue is the world’s fastest spreading mosquito-borne disease. […]

What the pandemic has taught us about science communication

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junaid Nabi, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic, poor communication by scientists and experts has led to the low take-up of measures that could have saved lives. This is having a significant impact […]

How do you make supply chains more visible without compromising security? A Dutch start-up may have the answer

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 A Dutch start-up has developed a blockchain and cryptography system for supply chain management. Circularise enables businesses to have transparency in their chain, while maintaining privacy. Blockchains record information in linked groupings […]

This challenge is advancing education solutions to help students thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted students’ education worldwide. It also illustrated the possibilities for the future of learning. The WorldClass Education Challenge builds upon Deloitte’s WorldClass initiative and helps advance the United […]

Consumers are getting more complex. Brands need to keep up to survive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alicia Friend, Senior Communications Analyst, dentsu The pandemic has shifted consumer habits and values in ways that present longer-term implications. A new report by dentsu highlights four consumer trends that brands need to heed for their survival. First: […]

COVID-19 has devastated India’s self-employed women. Here’s how to support them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirai Chatterjee, Chairperson, SEWA Cooperative Federation, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Self-employed women in India have been facing the brunt of the pandemic. The informal sector plays a pivotal role in the Indian economy – accounting for 55% of […]

Addressing climate change through carbon taxes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime, Outgoing Curator, Kigali Hub Research shows that putting a price on carbon-based fuels, in the form of a fee or tax, is an effective way of reducing GHG emissions and pollution levels across the globe. A […]

Chatbots are on the rise. This approach accounts for their risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Fellow, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Regulations for AI are falling behind the exponential growth of the use of it. Developing an internal governance framework for “high-risk chatbots” would take a company considerable time and resources. A useful […]

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in Geneva: Here’s why Switzerland is the ideal host for diplomacy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Micol Lucchi, Lead, Swiss Public Affairs, World Economic Forum and Samuel Werthmuller, Communications Officer, Europe, World Economic Forum US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on 16 June. ‘International Geneva’ has […]

How the creative manufacturing and handmade sector can craft a post-COVID-19 future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Phillips, Founding Partner and Chief of Design, Powered by People The COVID-19 pandemic brought many creative manufacturing and handmade businesses to a standstill; The sector’s workforce is one of the world’s largest, but also among the poorest […]

How digital authentication could drive a resale revolution for fashion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Berns, Senior Vice-President, Product and Manufacturing Innovation, Ralph Lauren, Robert Brinckman, Senior Manager, Bain & Company, Ian Cronin, Project Lead, Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production System Initiative, World Economic Forum & Niall Murphy, Co-founder and CEO, […]

8 female CEOs on bridging the gender gap in tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Ransom, Community Specialist, Global Innovators, World Economic Forum The technology industry is booming – in the first quarter of 2021, global venture investments reached $125 billion (a 94% year on year increase). But if a rising tide […]

How trade-based money laundering works and its impact on world finances

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Deya Innab, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Eastern Networks (EastNets) Trade-based money laundering and associated tax evasion is big business. Financial losses from these crimes in developing countries totalled $9 trillion between 2008 and 2017. Global trade complexities […]

Here’s how one social entrepreneur became a first responder to the Indian COVID crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chetna Vijay Sinha, Founder, Mann Deshi Foundation, India Social purpose organization, Mann Deshi, is using its position on the frontlines of the pandemic to deliver critical COVID-19 relief. It also provides interest-free loans to businesswomen affected by COVID […]

7 renewable energy lessons from South Australia

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 A mix of renewable energy sources has helped South Australia smash its sustainable power goals, says a new report. In 2020, renewables delivered 60% of the state’s energy needs. By 2050, it […]

A new era of sustainable travel prepares for take-off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sadiq Gillani, Senior Vice President, Emirates Group and Lecturer in Management Stanford Rebuilding travel sustainably in the wake of the pandemic has become a priority for the industry. Changing travel habits, accelerated fleet retirements, subsidies for biofuels and […]

How tech is helping Egypt’s informal recyclers build a circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laila Iskandar, Founder and Member of the Board, CID Consulting Cairo’s informal waste collectors (zabbaleen) are a distinctive part of the city’s street culture and currently collect 50-60% of its waste. A group of multinationals, backed by Egypt’s […]

Experts explain: What the FDA’s approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug means for healthcare

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 Alzheimer’s was the seventh biggest cause of death globally in 2019. The first Alzheimer’s treatment in almost 20 years has just been approved by the US Food & Drug Administration. Biogen’s Aduhelm […]

Can a TikTok star or autonomous trucks reverse the global shortage of commercial drivers?

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 There are too few drivers entering the commercial trucking sector, says a new survey. Global supply chains rely on there being enough drivers to keep goods moving. Over a quarter of truck […]

Rebuilding after COVID: The challenge is digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yousef Al-Ulyan, Vice-President, Information Technology, Saudi Aramco • The challenges of disruptive technologies must be managed. • Increased digitalization because of the pandemic has made this more pressing. • Governments and business must work together in what could […]

The challenge for G7 leaders: vaccinate the world and be bolder on climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting. The business community stands ready to […]

World leaders must put women at centre of COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Undersecretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the economic gender divide around the world. As G7 leaders meet this week, they […]

How to grow Africa’s next natural wonder

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silja Baller, Insights Lead, Frontier Insights, World Economic Forum Africa’s Great Green Wall Initiative is a bold movement launched by the African Union to restore degraded lands in the Sahel by 2030. The aim is to re-green an […]

As G7 calls time on coal, have you checked your supply chain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business At the historic G7 ministerial meeting in May seven of the world’s largest economies agreed to end unabated coal in their domestic power systems in the 2030s. Tackling these goals will require […]

COVID-19 vaccines have been around for half a year, what have we learned so far?

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 Signs are so far encouraging in terms protection, safety, and saving lives. More than 2 billion doses have been administered globally. However, many people may not receive a single […]

This AI technique could use a digital version of Earth to help fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicolas Hohn, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Fleming, Analytics Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company & Roxanne Zhang, Data Science Consultant, McKinsey & Company An AI technique called reinforcement learning could help us solve some of the […]

How India can become a leader in sustainable aviation fuel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum, Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum & Sonum Gayatri Malhotra, Clean Skies India, Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum […]

This is how to speed up ocean-climate ambition towards COP26

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sanda Ojiambo, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Leading up to COP26, bold government policies and private sector leadership must reinforce each other to step up climate action. Visionary private sector leaders are joining […]

5 lessons for community-focused planning during a pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abel Feleke, Global Shaper, Perth Hub, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Kira Intrator, Lead, Habitat Planning and Innovation, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Charles Palmer, Architect, Advisor, Habitat Planning, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat & Malika Giles, Program […]

Why is scientific collaboration key? 4 experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of scientific collaboration. We asked members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Scientific Collaboration why it’s key for the future. […]