How India’s new consumers can contribute to a $6 trillion opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nikhil Prasad Ojha, Partner and Head of Strategy Practice, Bain & Company, India & Radhika Sridharan, Partner and member of retail and customer strategy and marketing practices, Bain & Company, India In the past two decades, India has been […]

This is what CEOs around the world see as the biggest risks to business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Smith-Bingham, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage Insights Executives in advanced economies are most concerned about technological threats, according to this year’s Regional Risks to Doing Business Report, published today. The perennial prominence of cyber-related risks is unsurprising given […]

Why transparency in drug pricing is more complicated than it seems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Roediger, Chair, Oncology Platform of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations Transparency has become a prominent topic in debates about healthcare, particularly when it comes to pharmaceutical policy. There is a loud call for transparent prices, […]

How to build a digital infrastructure that benefits emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sunil Bharti Mittal,  Founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises Digital connectivity is increasingly a pivotal force in the evolution of society and the economy. The momentum of the broader economy in developed countries is now acutely dependent on their digital […]

Climate change will shrink these economies fastest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content It doesn’t matter if you’re in a hot or a cold climate, a rich country or a poorer one – unchecked climate change is going to devastate the economy. That’s the finding of […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]

How technology can help India breathe more easily

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nitin Bansal, Managing Director India and Head of Network Solutions, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India, as it is around the world. The […]

Listen to the future – how 26 youth-led organizations are supercharging the UN’s Global Goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lysa John, Secretary-General, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation From gun control marches in the United States to impassioned climate change speeches on the global stage of the UN, youth are leading the charge to hold governments accountable and […]

Trash bin at the top of the world: can we prevent Arctic plastic pollution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Halla Hrund Logadottir, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government & Katie Segal, Research Assistant, Arctic Initiative and Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Student Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Stranded polar bears, mining disasters, oil spills. […]

Denmark’s last circus elephants are retiring – here’s what might take their place

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 Denmark’s government invested in the country’s final four performing elephants so they can enjoy their retirement years in peace. Ex-big top stars Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny were part of a $1.6 million […]

These are the places with the most climate change deniers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content While there’s widespread scientific consensus that the world is getting warmer, it seems some individuals still need convincing. In the US, 6% of people say climate change isn’t real, and 9% don’t attribute […]

A small group of world leaders are standing together against inequality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International Hope. Now there’s a word you don’t hear enough about the global fight against inequality. And for good reason. Over the past 40 years a tiny few have triumphed over the rest of […]

How start-ups will lead India through the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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 As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues at full steam, the entire world must prioritize job creation and the retraining of the current workforce in order to prepare for the digital age. Currently, […]

Clean air is good for business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Executive Director, Clean Air Fund & Andreas Ahrens, Head of Climate, Project Manager, Climate Positive Strategic Initiative, Sustainability Range & Supply, IKEA of Sweden AB The announcements from the UN’s Climate Action Summit shared one distinct feature – […]

How climate change sparks innovation for fragile communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Efrem Garlando, Investment and Innovation Policy Officer, European Commission & Yo Nishimura, Global Shaper Rome Hub & Adriana Bianco, Knowledge Management Consultant, World Food Programme A daily income of less than $2 per person is the internationally recognized threshold […]

CO2 emissions around the world

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 With all the conversation around climate change, emissions must be starting to fall, right? Well, no actually. Last year, global greenhouse gas emissions actually rose by 2.1%. That’s despite well-publicised commitments, such as […]

We can meet the SDGs using the wisdom of crowds. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kailash Nath Waughray, Managing Director, Head of the Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum Among the many voices that stood out at this week’s Sustainable Development Investment Summit, three were particularly poignant. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, for […]

4 ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content At the start of every season, fashion magazines are full of glossy spreads encouraging consumers to splash out on brand new clothes. But at what cost? The United Nations calls the $2.75 trillion […]

AI is transforming cybercrime. Here’s how we can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer, Equifax In March 2019, the CEO of a large energy firm sanctioned the urgent transfer of €220,000 to what he believed […]

For small island nations, climate change is not a threat. It’s already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment, Republic of Maldives & Valerie Cliff, Deputy Regional Director, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific As world leaders gathered at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit this week, the damage Hurricane Dorian […]

Why India is ready to become a supercomputer power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Som Satsangi, Managing Director, India, HPE I was moved by Prime Minister Modi’s remarks to the team of dedicated scientists who helped India almost land a probe on the moon. He was right to point out the palpable innovative […]

Here’s why infrastructure will make or break our response to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joel Moser, Founder and CEO, Aquamarine Investment Partners The public discourse about climate change and infrastructure often treats these two issues as separate. It’s time to start thinking about them as the same thing. Many of the solutions to […]

We’re all in the same boat on the SDGs. Here’s how we steer a course

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diana Guzmán, Regional Acceleration Lead, SDIP, World Economic Forum This week, the international community is once again assembled in New York for a series of important discussions about climate change and sustainable development. This time they will be watched […]

Systems leadership can change the world – but what exactly is it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Dreier, Senior Program Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative, David Nabarro, Director, 4SD & Jane Nelson. Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government As world leaders and activists gather in New York this week to […]

Business models inspired by nature are the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen Jackowski, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Innovation, HP Today’s multinational enterprises are operating in increasingly challenging planetary conditions. The effects of climate change are already upon us, manifesting in natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes. Resource-rich forests are being […]

3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. While that data […]

Three steps to clean up electric vehicle supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Lightfoot, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan Much has been said about the importance of electric vehicles (EVs) in the fight against climate change, and rightly so. Combined, the petrol and diesel cars on our roads are responsible for […]

What does the world really think about the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

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 On 1 January 2016, the United Nations embarked on a bold but structured plan to change the world: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of this plan […]

BRICS’ New Development Bank turns four: what has it achieved?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President, New Development Bank The crane at the top of the 30-storey New Development Bank’s brand new headquarters, currently under construction, is clearly visible from the bank’s existing premises in Shanghai’s financial heartland of Lujiazui. In […]

How supporting climate action on a local level can transform the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Jackson, Director, Local Development Finance Practice, United Nations Capital Development Fund & Sophie De Coninck, Programme Manager, LoCAL, United Nations Capital Development Fund Fighting Climate Change is Everyone’s Task is the tagline for the COP25 Climate Conference in […]

Services are the hidden side of the US-China trade war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tatiana Lacerda Prazeres, Senior Fellow , University of International Business and Economics in Beijing Discussions about the trade war between the United States and China have largely focused on goods. This is not surprising, given that tariffs have been […]

Here’s how we can use agriculture to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Riensche, Owner and Manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company, Iowa, USA & Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers Forum India) 2019 will go down in history as the most difficult planting season for North American farmers, with […]

Our health systems are under pressure. Here are 9 ways to remedy that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Clark, Patron , The Helen Clark Foundation The pressures facing health systems around the world are increasing, and they are diverse. Some populations are youthful and fast-growing – others are ageing. Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies are affecting the […]