How Google is fighting fire with real-time mapping data

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 Some of the worst wildfires in California’s history have killed at least six people. Wildfires can move at up to 22 kilometres per hour and are unpredictable. Google has added satellite data […]

It’s 100 years since US women got the right to vote, but how has gender equality changed?

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 This year marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. But data from the Global Gender Report shows there’s still a long way to go to reach gender parity […]

3 reasons why responsibly-deployed technology is key to the COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruth Hickin, Strategy & Impact Lead, World Economic Forum Rapid technology developments during COVID have saved lives and kept economies going. Newly created solutions, created quickly and without the proper governance, could exacerbate inequality during the recovery. As […]

What’s an ‘essential service’? Not knowing could block access to key digital services during COVID

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Ennis, Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Dell Technologies & Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum The supply of services was as disrupted as the supply of goods during the pandemic. A coordinated definition of […]

Can we prevent a surge in pandemic-related homelessness?

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 The COVID-19 crisis has exposed people around the world to eviction. Many places have implemented emergency protections for renters. But some protections haven’t been comprehensive, and others are expiring. […]

Want to hear about the ideas solving the world’s biggest challenges? Follow UpLink on Twitter

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum UpLink is a global crowdsourcing platform that surfaces solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. Four challenges have been launched so far, on the ocean, COVID-19, 1 trillion trees and social […]

Scientists studied microbes feeding on Antarctica’s first methane leak – here’s what they found

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Antarctica holds up to a quarter of the planet’s marine methane. The first known methane leak in Antarctica could be a worrying sign of more to come. Ocean-dwelling microorganisms eat methane, preventing […]

Why building consumer trust is the key to unlocking AI’s true potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard The pandemic has accelerated business’ uptake of AI technology. Without consumer confidence that AI is being used ethically and transparently, however, its full potential will not be realised. Companies must […]

3 leadership lessons from the age of coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Female leaders including New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern have provided strong leadership models during COVID-19. It’s thought compassionate leadership can help sustain productivity gains. Research also shows agile organizations have performed best […]

Why maps matter in our response to COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ibrahim Khan, Co-founder, IFG.VC and Islamicfinanceguru.com The most useful maps and data visualizations of the COVID-19 pandemic have helped us understand, respond to and recover from the crisis; Several maps seek to estimate the potential spread of COVID-19 […]

What talent means in the post-COVID-19 workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson & Queenie Chan, Senior Consultant, Talent Management, Willis Towers Watson There is a lack of adequate metrics available to companies for measuring the value of talent and […]

3 cognitive biases perpetuating racism at work – and how to overcome them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adwoa Bagalini, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum In the wake of global protests against racial injustice, companies and individuals have been doing more to tackle racial inequality. But positive change can only be achieved through […]

This simple digital solution could streamline global travel and boost trade during COVID – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new health data tool could help restart stalled international travel and trade. Individual data is only shared with the user’s permission, ensuring health data is protected. The CommonPass initiative could help […]

These 5 charts reveal the gender and diversity gaps start-ups must bridge

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 Diverse workplaces are well-poised for innovative problem solving. Many diversity gaps exist in tech start-ups, stifling opportunity. Fewer than 1% of Europe’s tech founders identified as Black/African/Caribbean last year. Only 43% of […]

5 things COVID-19 has taught us about inequality

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 Coronavirus has brought to wider consciousness inequalities in areas from healthcare to technology. These inequalities are felt along various lines, from ethnicity to income. Minority groups and people with disabilities face multiple barriers […]

These countries have the most doctors and nurses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Dunn, Writer, Formative Content Norway tops the list of OECD countries that have the most doctors and nurses. Globally, 40% of WHO member states have fewer than 10 medical doctors per 10,000 people. The African region shoulders […]

From zero to one: a realist’s guide to overcoming hopelessness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Pollock, Head, Mark Pollock Trust How successfully we respond to the challenges thrown up by the pandemic will depend on our collective commitment to confront them. Realism – not optimism – will help us prevail in these […]

How has policy affected employment in small businesses in the US?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahu Yildirmaz, Head, ADP Research Institute; Labour Economist, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) The US government allocated $700 billion for the Paycheck Protection Programme (PPP) aimed at small businesses. Employment ended up around 2% higher in firms that were […]

Digital education is both a necessity and an advantage for the Global South. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dipu Moni, Minister of Education, Ministry of Education of Bangladesh The long-term impacts of COVID-19 on young people’s schooling can only be alleviated by digitalizing education. Bangladesh moved fast to do so where possible, and to introduce TV-based […]

COVID-19 has hit Black Americans hardest. Healing this divide would lift the nation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nick Noel, Consultant, McKinsey & Company & Jason Wright, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Shelley Stewart III, Partner, McKinsey & Company • Black Americans are nearly twice as likely to live in areas that would be disproportionately disrupted […]

COVID-19: It’s time to rethink where, how and why we work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Wright, Managing Director, Strategy, Consumer Goods and Services, Accenture & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on businesses […]

Science is everybody’s party: 6 ways to support diversity and inclusion in STEM

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: César A. Urbina-Blanco, Senior FWO Postdoctoral Researcher, Ghent University & Safia Z. Jilani, PhD candidate, Georgetown University & Isaiah R. Speight, PhD candidate, Vanderbilt University What do the code of life, computer science, and peanut butter all have […]

Investing in education and skills can improve the health of both humans and planet. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tolullah Oni, Public health physician and urban epidemiologist, Clinical Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town & Jukay Hsu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pursuit Systemic factors mean […]

Black Lives Matter – for Pakistan’s Sheedi community too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zahra Bhaiwala,  Impact Officer, Boston Hub & Neekta Hamidi, Outgoing Curator, Boston Hub & Sikander Bizenjo, Curator, Karachi Hub, Karachi Hub • Pakistan has the largest African immigrant population in all of South Asia, known as the Sheedi […]

3 ways to keep ourselves cool more sustainably

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Vergueiro Massei, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Oman Demand for air-conditioning is rising, but providing the electricity required without boosting carbon emissions will be a huge challenge. Technology, sensible policy-making and changes in consumer behaviour can all make […]

Why 2020 will see the birth of the ‘trust economy’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bianca Ghose, Chief Storyteller, Wipro The effect of the pandemic on our working lives underscores the growing importance of trust. Successful remote working demands a greater level of trust, both in and between employees and employers. In the […]

Three out of the past five Julys were the hottest on record

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content July temperatures in 2016, 2019 and 2020 were the hottest ever. The last fully intact ice shelf in Canadian Arctic collapsed in July’s heatwave. Climate change could double the area of central […]

Study finds sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ in 20% of reefs observed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Illegal and irresponsible fishing has left sharks ‘functionally extinct’ in many of the world’s reef ecosystems, a new study says. The size of populations is closely linked to the proximity, density and […]

Longer hours, more emails and shorter meetings – working from home in the time of COVID

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Dunn, Writer, Formative Content The average workday during lockdown was 48 minutes longer, report says. So did employees become more flexible to deal with distractions? Or has the line between work and home life become blurred? Employees […]

Why it’s time to take central banks’ digital currencies seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President; Head, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Infosys Limited & Dixit Joshi, Group Treasurer, Deutsche Bank The introduction of central bank digital currencies could upend the global economic order. This technology could bring multiple […]

Here’s why human-robot collaboration is the future of manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Sobalvarro, CEO and co-founder , Veo Robotics COVID-19 has highlighted the need to create more resilient supply chains and the importance of human workers. Automation alone can be expensive and inflexible, because robots are typically designed to […]

We need to rethink cybersecurity for a post-pandemic world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leonardas Marozas, Security Research Lab Manager, CUJO AI The pandemic has created a new set of opportunities for cybercriminals. From remote working to phishing scams, we need to rethink our approach to cybersecurity across the board. Here are […]

Migrants and refugees are being forgotten in the COVID-19 response. This has to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor, Freetown City Council & Bruno Covas, Mayor of São Paulo, City of São Paulo Despite their vital contribution to society, migrant families are too […]