From drones to health data, how Japan can power ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Project Head, Internet of Things, World Economic Forum LLC, Genya Dana, Project Head, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum LLC, Timothy Reuter, Project Head, Civil Drones, World Economic Forum LLC, Jenny Soffel, Digital Lead, Centre for the […]

The city of Quito just made commuting quicker and safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito, Municipality of Quito In November 2019, the people of Quito will start travelling on the city’s first metro line, three years after construction started. The line will be expected to support at […]

These clothes grow with your child

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Breene It’s thrifty parents dream – and a younger sibling’s nightmare – clothing that grows as the child does, lasting for years and designed to be handed down from one child to the next. British designer Ryan […]

These are the most desirable cities for overseas workers

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 London is where overseas workers want to be, according to a new survey. More than one-fifth (22%) of respondents said that the UK capital was their preferred destination. New York came in second with […]

How tomorrow’s buildings will make you – and the planet – healthier

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO, Gensler The smart building concept is one of the most radical innovations to come to building design in generations. But smart buildings are just emerging, and we still don’t have a single, shared definition. Within […]

How to talk about climate change: 5 tips from the front lines

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Head of Energy and Environment, National Physics Laboratory I have spent almost my entire working life in climate science and policy, social enterprise, government, and now philanthropy. Over time, I have seen public communication as increasingly […]

Supermarket supply chains are driving poverty and inequality. We can do better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International The global food chain is a modern marvel. It employs hundreds of millions of people, an eclectic fusion of different cultures from all corners of the world brought together through the wonders […]

Autonomous vehicles could clog city centres: a lesson from Boston

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Moavenzadeh, Head of Mobility Industries and System Initiative, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC & Nikolaus Lang, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group Few technologies have generated more excitement than autonomous […]

Trade wars won’t fix globalization. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aditi Verghese, Policy Analyst, Investment and Global Value Chains, World Economic Forum & Sean Doherty, Head of International Trade and Investment System Initiave, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva The Trump Administration’s announcement in February of […]

These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

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 Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it […]

France is bringing back national service

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 During his election campaign, the French President Emmanuel Macron promised to reintroduce national service – and he has just taken a major step to deliver on that vow. The President has outlined a two-part […]

It’s time for the world to stand up behind South Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elsie S. Kanza, Head of Regional Agenda – Africa, Member of the Executive Committe, World Economic Forum Geneva At the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, leaders from the world of business, government and academia were […]

Why the World Cup is a bit like international trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alberto Posso, Associate Professor (Economics), International Development and Trade Research Group The FIFA World Cup is currently being held in Russia. The occurrence of an international event of this nature at a time when there is a backlash […]

Hot air behind your cold fridge? Why the future of cooling must be sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling Picture this: you live in a hot and humid climate, and you get access to energy. What’s the first thing you buy to stay cool? An air conditioner (AC). As incomes and standards […]

How storytelling can be a force for social change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Garth Japhet, CEO, Heartlines & Warren Feek, CEO, Communication Initiative Did Harriet Beecher Stowe imagine in 1852 when she wrote her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin that her story would be a spark that contributed to the abolition of […]

How to rebuild trust and integrity in South Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Kingston, Vice President , Business Unity South Africa As South Africa emerges from one of its darkest chapters, how can we take steps to dismantle corrupt systems and ensure fair and equal standards for all? How can […]

It’s not kids’ screen time you should worry about – it’s yours

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 Much has been written about the dangers of screen time for children. It’s well known that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs limited their offspring’s use of technology, well placed as they were to see […]

Women in video games: ‘Accept it, or don’t buy the game’

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 Battlefield V hasn’t been released yet, but the trailer for the hotly anticipated World War II first-person shooter game stirred up anger recently among a minority of fans, who vented online using the hashtag […]

African cities will double in population by 2050. Here are 4 ways to make sure they thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Katie Hill, Advisor, Omidyar Network Africans are moving to the city. Already home to the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the continent is urbanizing more rapidly than any other […]

Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The annual report on Trade and Investment Barriers, released today, shows that the European Commission has eliminated the highest number ever of trade barriers faced by EU companies doing business abroad. European exporters reported a major increase in protectionism in 2017. Commenting on the […]

IQ scores have been falling for decades, new study finds

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 It’s official, we are getting dumber. IQ levels are falling, and have been for decades, according to a new study. The paper, co-authored by Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg of the Ragnar Frisch Centre […]

Big data is coming to agriculture. Farmers must set its course

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Walter, Professor of Crop Science , ETH Zurich The industrialization of agriculture began some 100 years ago. We are now witnessing its digitalization. But a wave of big data may sweep farmers off their land, unless they […]

Drone regulation is necessary to democratize the sky for humanity

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Civil Drones for Tomorrow’s Commerce, World Economic Forum LLC The future of the skies is being defined this week in Zurich, Switzerland, as the most progressive government and industry leaders dedicate themselves to advancing […]

Move over G7. The future belongs to a more inclusive G20

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Founder and Principal, Botho Emerging Markets Group & Akinyi Ochieng, Esther Ocloo Fellow, Botho Emerging Markets Group June’s G7 meeting in Canada was not exactly a harmonious meeting of minds. While this year’s event was […]

Here are three ways blockchain can change refugees’ lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad Sufian Bayram, Middle East and Africa Regional Manager, Techstars Blockchain has the potential to disrupt a large number of industries and change the lives of many. Its technology could help millions of refugees, by solving some of […]

5 amazing people fighting to save the oceans

  Author: Emma Charlton, Writer The ocean supplies more than half of the oxygen we breathe, at least one-ninth of global livelihoods and a carbon absorption system that has thus far regulated climate change. While only 5% of the ocean has been explored, evidence suggests its entire ecosystem is seriously under threat. The number of fish […]

Chart of the day: This is what violence does to a nation’s GDP

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 War and violence doesn’t just cost lives. It has an economic impact too. According to the latest edition of the Global Peace Index, the economic impact of violence on the global economy in 2017 […]

5 charts that explain big challenges facing Italy’s new government

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Earlier this month, Giuseppe Conte – a law professor with little political experience – was sworn in as Italy’s prime minister. During the hard-fought election and political turmoil that preceded his appointment, the economy became […]

Cyber attacks are shutting down countries, cities and companies. Here’s how to stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noam Erez, Co-Founder and CEO, XM Ltd. What if a cyber attack took over a government’s IT network, bringing an entire nation to its feet? Does this seem like a far-flung scenario? It isn’t. In April 2018, the […]

Rural Bangladesh has already embraced renewable energy. Here’s what the rest of the world can learn

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Chen, Founder and CEO, Narrativ A transition technology bridges the gap between the old and the new. Once legacy technologies and incumbent business models stop producing the desired results, a transition mode starts. However, energy technology is […]

The future of science could be in your gut. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Richman, Chief Executive Officer, uBiome The human microbiome has been the topic of thousands of research studies in the past two decades. Rapid developments in laboratory techniques and bioinformatics have brought down the cost of DNA sequencing […]

The end of the 404? Why we need to repair the internet’s crumbling infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Chen, Founder and CEO, Narrativ The internet is nearly 30, and it’s starting to show signs of age. Links, the foundation of the internet, are in crisis. The pages plagued by dead links are not obscure Wikipedia […]