Refugees now make up 1% of the world’s population

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content If all the world’s refugees came together as a single nation they would collectively create one of the largest countries on Earth. According to the UNHCR, there are now almost 70 million forcibly displaced […]

CEOs in these countries are more likely to go with their gut

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer How do you balance data and judgement when you make a decision? Your answer may be more rooted in culture than you think. Eight out of 10 CEOs in the US say they’ve relied […]

We need to talk about how we define responsibility online – and how we enforce it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:Florian Drücke, Managing Director, Bundesverband Musikindustrie The one – and only – good thing about hate speech and #FakeNews? They have finally pushed the topic of online responsibility into public discourse. While the Facebook data scandal has delivered unsurprising […]

Cutting money transfer fees could unlock $15bn for developing countries. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Safahi, CEO, ZED Network The turn of the century marked a period of rapid migration: the total number of international migrants has increased by 60% since 2000. With more than 250 million immigrants and migrant workers […]

Chart of the day: These are the cities where the World Cup threatens productivity the most

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Oliver For employers, major sporting events can pose a dilemma: give your workers time to watch the competition and plan for a drop in productivity; or continue with business as usual and risk die-hard fans tuning […]

How cities can lead the way in bridging the global housing gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dag Detter, Former director at Sweden’s Ministry of Industry Every day, some 200,000 people are moving into cities across the globe. Finding an affordable place to call home is not just a worry for young people in the […]

The two big uncertainties shaping our future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Project Lead, Knowledge Networks and Analysis, World Economic Forum Geneva When we think about the future, most of us try to predict it by extrapolating from a wide range of assumptions that we make about today. […]

France is building a village for people with Alzheimer’s

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content France is building its first “Alzheimer’s village” in an experiment aimed at improving the lives of people with the disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive disorder […]

Debunked: 5 myths about the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson As automation and non-employee labour (such as contingent talent or shared talent) become more common in the workplace, assumptions about the future of work are giving way […]

In Finland, speeding tickets are linked to your income

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Around 3,400 people die in traffic crashes every day, leading to around 1.25 million deaths globally each year. One-third of these deaths are caused by speeding, according to the World Health Organization. With road […]

What living abroad does to your self-awareness

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Need another reason to consider moving abroad? If you’re looking for a new challenge or hoping to improve your career prospects, a group of academics has some good news: living in a different country makes […]

China’s cities are rapidly becoming more competitive. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content China’s cities are more competitive than in any other region of the world, according to a new report from consultants AT Kearney. The number of Chinese cities included in the 2018 Global Cities Index […]

India is a latecomer to AI. Here’s how it plans to catch up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Utkarsh Amitabh, Founder, Network Capital (Mentors Across Borders) “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”, Stephen Hawking famously said. I don’t know whether Hawking will be proven right or wrong. But […]

This is the state of the world’s health, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content While the world is making strides towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a new report warns more action is urgently needed if ambitious health targets are to be met. The SDGs are aimed […]

Indonesia’s imams are joining the fight against plastic bags

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content In monsoon season, thousands of metric tons of plastic debris wash ashore on the Indonesian island of Bali. The situation was so bad in December 2017 that the local government declared a “trash emergency” […]

How smart tech helps cities fight terrorism and crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute Today’s cities are on the frontline of crime and terrorism. While some of them are clearly more at risk than others, all of them are vulnerable. Not surprisingly, cities are experimenting with […]

What the global Internet’s stakeholders can learn from Europe’s new data law

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Sepulveda, Vice President for Global Government Relations, MediaMath When Europe’s new data law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into force on May 25, it pushed a decades-long global debate over privacy and the proper regulatory […]

Africa’s inspiring innovators show what the future could hold

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Njideka Harry, CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation The potential for economic and technological growth in Africa is clear. Yes, many African countries still face challenges related to infrastructure, security and education, to name but a few. Nevertheless, their […]

Open, inclusive and diverse cities are better for business and economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Hickin, Partner Engagement Specialist, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Equal rights are not just a moral imperative. They are an economic one. Open for Business, a coalition of global companies advocating for LGBTQ rights, recently published […]

We now know how much ice Antarctica has lost in the last 25 years – three trillion tonnes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at a rapidly increasing rate, according to a new report by a team of 80 scientists who have analyzed satellite imagery of the region. Antarctica is the largest ice […]

AI has huge potential – but it won’t solve all our problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vyacheslav Polonski, Researcher, University of Oxford Hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There is no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI can cure diseases, accelerate human innovation and improve human creativity. From the […]

How migrants who send money home have become a global economic force

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Lacy Swing, Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM) More people are on the move around the world than ever before. An estimated 258 million people are currently living outside their country of origin. Every migrant chooses to […]

India’s economy is growing fast, but its poorest areas lag behind. Here’s why this could be about to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Urvashi Prasad, Public Policy Specialist, NITI Aayog, Government of India Although India is one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, it ranks 131 out of 188 countries on the UNDP’s Human Development Index. While several parts of the […]

Commerce is on the cusp of radical change. Is your organization ready?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Sofia Martin, Editorial director, sparks & honey Activities traditionally associated with commerce are being disrupted and transformed by innovations that will redefine how we produce, distribute, market and consume products and services. Our analysis points to a […]

How music can help children with autism connect

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samata Sharma, Instructor, Harvard Medical School & Frank TaraziProfessor, Harvard Medical School Over the past decade, our understanding of the brain mechanisms involved in autism has deepened. This has enabled the development of better diagnostic tools and opportunities […]

How well you age depends on what you think of old age

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Rendon & Olufemi Terry At 85, Claude Copin, a retired French welder, may have discovered the secret to living a long, healthy life. She stays active by playing a pétanque game with friends in a Paris park. […]

Parliament votes for €1 billion in aid to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A €1 billion macro-financial loan to help Ukraine cover part of its external financing needs in 2018-2019 was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs agreed to an EU Commission proposal to provide Kiev with another package of macro-financial assistance (MFA), which is an exceptional […]

Scientists have created the world’s ‘first psychopath AI’

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Artificial intelligence has passed a new landmark in its development: its first psychopath. Researchers at MIT Media Lab have developed Norman, a machine-learning algorithm fed on a data diet of dark subject matter. Norman […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about to hit the construction industry. Here’s how it can thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Buehler, Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum & Pierre Patrick Buffet, Director of Analysis and Strategy, CEO Office , ACCIONA Infraestructuras & Santiago Castagnino, Partner & Managing Director, Madrid, The Boston Consulting Group Over […]

How to help companies become global defenders of LGBTI rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer, UN Human Rights Office Over the past five years, a growing number of companies around the world have positioned themselves as champions for the rights of LGBTI people. In North Carolina in 2017, […]

What fighting malaria can teach us about linking purpose and business

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrik Silborn, Head of External Relations, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance Are you working for the public good? Perhaps you are trying to reduce poverty, promote gender equality or eliminate a disease? Have you taken calls from your […]

Here are 4 of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content From 14 June, the eyes of the world will be fixed on Russia, as the host nation kicks off against Saudi Arabia in the first game of the eagerly anticipated 2018 Fifa World Cup. […]

This solar-powered car lets you drive for free

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content,  Solar-powered cars look set to be hitting the roads next year, ending the need to stop to fill up on fossil fuels or charge your electric vehicle. German manufacturer Sono Motors is taking pre-orders […]