Across the world, women outlive men. This is why

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 What could add almost four and a half years to your life? Being a woman, according to new data from the World Health Organization, which explores access to and attitudes towards health, […]

How the Middle East is suffering on the front lines of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content People are experiencing the consequences of climate change across the Middle East, from floods in Jeddah to rising sea levels in the Mediterranean which are putting many coastal cities at risk. Participants at […]

How to close the gender pay gap in three steps

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve Kline, Senior Director , Willis Towers Watson, Pittsburgh & Nancy Romanyshyn, Director, Rewards Practice , Willis Towers Watson, New York & Erik Nelson, Director, Willis Towers Watson, Houston In the high-stakes race for talent, a gender pay gap […]

10 start-ups that are helping to change the Arab world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Entrepreneurship is booming across the Middle East and North Africa. In 2018, $900 million was invested across the region in 386 deals, an increase of 31% in total funding in 2017, according to […]

5 ways cities can use emerging technologies to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mounir Kabbara, Founder, Climatick Even if the world adheres to the commitments set out by the Paris Agreement, winter temperatures in the Arctic are still expected to rise by 3-5°C by 2050, a UN Environment report concludes. The consequent […]

Norway’s electric car market has overtaken traditional vehicle sales

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Sales of electric cars in Norway have overtaken traditional vehicles for the first time: 58% of all new vehicles sold in March 2019 were battery-powered. Image: IEA When it comes to electric vehicle uptake, Norway […]

Chinese tech investors are turning towards MENA. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephany Zoo, Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative Discussing China’s engagement with MENA is difficult thanks to regional factors such as oil, conflict and strategic trade routes. While there are many opportunities for private sector and technology investment – and […]

This is what the gender pay gap looks like in eight countries

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 There’s good and bad news for working women across the globe: the gender pay gap is narrowing, but it still persists. That’s according to the Gender Pay Gap 2019 report from job and […]

What the future of trust looks like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Fuglsang Østergaard, Futurist & Consultant, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies Recent events have contributed to declining trust levels in major public and private institutions across much of the world. These same institutions are now in a position where […]

5G will drive Industry 4.0 in the Middle East and Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Bäck, Corporate officer, Ericsson Industry 4.0 has arrived, and it is going to spark an unprecedented wave of innovation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Industry 4.0 merges operational, information and communication technologies with cyber-physical systems, enabled […]

3 things you need to know about securing a blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators As leaders around the globe investigate how to leverage the benefits of blockchain technologies, security is often a primary concern. They may be aware of the many security benefits inherent with a […]

A new generation of women leaders is making waves in the Arab world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Zakarneh, Diplomat, Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs When we hear the words ‘diplomat’ or ‘parliamentarian’, people often picture a man. But regionally and around the globe, more countries are diversifying the professionals who represent them, and are elevating […]

This new form of currency could transform the way we see money

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Central banks around the world are experimenting with so-called Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). But what is it and why does it matter? CBDC is a digitized […]

The latest technology isn’t enough – you need the business model to go with it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jon Bruner, Director, Digital Factory, Formlabs Manufacturing executives today are confronted with an enormous variety of promising new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence to connected machinery to 3D printing, all of them offering some combination of cost savings, quality […]

We have the tools to beat climate change. Now we need to legislate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dietmar Siersdorfer, Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Emirates and Middle East, Siemens While climate change is right on our doorstep and threatening to wreak havoc, the radical global action that could make a difference is still absent. Population growth […]

Norway is returning Easter Island artefacts to Chile (Will Britain ever return the marbles to Greece?)

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content There are many forms of cultural appropriation but surely the most stark was the removal of hundreds of thousands of artefacts from countries that were colonized by European nations. Now calls to return […]

4 bold new ways New York is going clean and green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Thanksgiving weekend, 1966. A thick smog engulfed New York. Residents with respiratory or heart conditions were warned by health officials to stay indoors as toxic air hung in a haze over the city. Residents were […]

How Africa and Asia are joining forces on universal healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sofiat Akinola, Project specialist, global health and healthcare , World Economic Forum An estimated 400 million people in the world lack access to basic health services, while millions are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket healthcare […]

These countries give the most aid – and are the most principled about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Politicians sometimes find it hard to persuade their electorates of the value of international aid. Opponents argue that charity should begin at home. But new research shows that the national interest could be […]

4 radical shifts required to achieve universal health coverage worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, USC Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California (USC) World Health Day 2019 lands on 7 April, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring universal health coverage (UHC) as this year’s focus. The choice […]

An economist explains how to go carbon neutral in our lifetime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Stern, President, Royal Economic Society & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Fear and despair are an understandable reaction to climate change. Unless we radically change the way we live, we’re on the path to a […]

From social entrepreneurship to systems entrepreneurship: how to create lasting change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva The 20th anniversary of the Schwab Foundation in 2018 was a pivotal moment to reflect on how far social entrepreneurship has come in the past […]

Scotland wants to create an ethical stock exchange (Post Brexit)

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content It was 1973 when the last Scottish Stock Exchange executed its final trade and merged with London to create a single bourse for the UK. Now a group of Edinburgh-based investors say they […]

Eliminating waste at scale – eight opportunities for blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Infrastructure and buildings play a key role in driving economic growth and enabling a high quality of life. Research by Arcadis highlights that almost 40% of global GDP is derived from built assets. However, the industries that deliver this […]

7 skills every leader needs in times of disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners In our current times of great change, people are questioning what it means to be a leader and rethinking what we expect from those chosen to lead. There are certain qualities that leaders […]

Cash-strapped cities must look to private partners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Omar Abuhanoud, Head, Communications, Mastercard For the first time in history, more people are living in cities than in rural areas, and this unprecedented shift, spurred by the prospect of jobs, education and a better life, is only picking […]

‘Being open about my mental health created a better work culture’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ryan Bonnici, Chief marketing officer, G2.com From Davos to Tokyo to Silicon Valley, executives are steadily bracing the issue of mental health. That’s a good sign. But the world has a very long way to go in creating workplaces […]

10 ways central banks are experimenting with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum While research and experimentation with blockchain technology across sectors has been underway for several years, few organizations have deployed it. Although central banks are among the most […]

What Mary Poppins teaches us about behavioural economics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Willcox, Founding partner, The Business of Choice & Nicholas Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London In every job that must be done There is an element of fun You find the fun […]

These countries have the most powerful passports

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 Travel broadens the mind, according to the oft-quoted idiom. But how far and how frequently you travel depends on a combination of factors. The opportunity to travel can be something of a luxury, […]

How the United States is falling in love with secondhand clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Ko, Co-founder/COO, DHB Global One person’s trash can be another’s treasure, as the saying goes. And now one of the fashion industry’s fastest-growing sectors is helping prove that point. The secondhand clothes market in the United States has […]

This is how we inspire young people in the Middle East to join the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asmaa Abu Mezied, Women’s Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Oxfam The Earth’s climate clock is ticking, as shown by the daily images, videos and research produced in the global North calling for immediate action against climate change. The Middle East is […]

Technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ed Lewin, Vice President, International Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Modern slavery: it’s a strange term. The word ‘modern‘ generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge. Juxtapose that with the word ‘slavery’. A most outdated concept. Captivity. […]