Europe can be at the heart of tech with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Wehmeier, Partner and Head of Research, Atomico • Venture-backed, purpose-driven companies represented 12% of all capital invested in Europe in 2019. • Talent and consumers are both demanding start-ups display social commitment. • Only 1 in 5 […]

Global migration, by the numbers: who migrates, where they go and why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content There are an estimated 272 million international migrants – 3.5% of the world’s population. While most people leave their home countries for work, millions have been driven away due to conflict, violence […]

How one traumatised child survived genocide and started a movement for mental health

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 Around 8,000 people were killed in Rwanda and the brutality left mental scars. Grace Gatera was diagnosed with PTSD as a young child. She now campaigns to improve access to mental heath […]

Here’s how the WTO can help address plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Senior Researcher, The Graduate Institute, Geneva; Senior Research Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford The WTO has a vital role to play in the trade-related aspects of tackling plastics pollution. ⦁ Governments are […]

Want to shop more sustainably and recycle better? This app could help

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 Imagine you’re in a tech store, shopping for a new laptop. Value for money is on your wish-list, but so is low environmental impact. Luckily, there is an app for that! A […]

Cobalt mining is a global scandal. We must build an ethical battery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Pienaar, Global Vice-President, Corporate and Government Affairs, International Justice Mission (IJM) The thirst for green batteries is fuelling exploition in countries like the DRC. Exploitation is deeply rooted in the cobalt industry, but it is not inevitable. […]

Can agroforestry save India’s rivers and the farms that depend on them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JV Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation The very origins of Indian civilization can be found on the banks of rivers such as the Sindhu, the Sutlej, and the long-lost Saraswati. In southern India, human societies flourished near the Krishna, […]

Using CO2 as an industrial feedstock could change the world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Volker Sick, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan Using recovered CO2 as a feedstock can boost growth and lower emissions The market could be worth trillions of dollars Governments and business leaders can […]

How cocoa farming can help stop deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard A. Manley, CEO, Olam Cocoa • Increasing demand for agricultural land putting pressure on forests. • High proportion of cocoa smallholdings means doubly acute pressure. • Digital farming tools can help identify farmable forest areas. The world’s […]

Mobility in 2020: a female perspective

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer, White Octopus & Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist, White Octopus & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Mobility is not gender neutral, and may have a male bias Women have different needs and behaviours […]

Here’s how to rebut the climate doom-mongers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International Despite increasingly doom-laden projections, the global economy now realizes it must contribute towards a sustainable future Many technological and industrial solutions to our problems already exist With ambition and will, we can […]

Questions directors need to ask in the age of stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milton Cheng, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie & Beatriz Pessoa de Araujo, Partner; Head, Corporate Governance, Baker McKenzie & Julia Hayhoe, Chief Strategy Officer; Member of the Global Executive Committee, Baker McKenzie Shareholder capitalism is making way for stakeholder […]

From books to bikes: 4 unexpected gender gaps

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 Gender parity will not be attained for almost 100 years, according to the latest Global Gender Gap Report. Outside of well-known areas such as pay, there are some surprising gaps. These include […]

Want a sustainable business? Hire in talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Few companies have embraced sustainability in their hiring processes. Businesses should learn from the digital shift and hire in talent with new skills. The way companies select leaders will have a lasting impact […]

Businesses are thriving, societies are not. Time for urgent change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Orit Gadiesh, Chairman, Bain & Company Inc. & Andrew Schwedel, Co-Chair, Bain Futures Businesses must urgently change to support the societies they operate in. Climate change and economic unfairness are among 6 flashpoints for companies. Globalization has lifted […]

Is corporation tax good or bad for growth?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane McCormick, Partner; Global Head, Tax, KPMG & Christopher Morgan, Head of Global Tax Policy, KPMG Business requires a stable society to which it should contribute. Business pays taxes on production, people, property and environmental impact, as well […]

Inequality triggered protests across Latin America. Here’s how the youth can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrique Crespo Peñaherrera, Responsible for Innovation Projects, ConQuito & David Morales Olalla, Research Specialist for Innovation Projects, ConQuito Latin America has been plunged into a state of socio-political uncertainty. Inequality has increased over the past two decades of […]

More Germans are swapping planes for trains because of climate worries

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 Domestic flights in Germany have dropped by 12% compared to last year. Train companies in the country are seeing record passenger numbers. Analysts say consumer awareness of the climate crisis is a […]

Personalized healthcare and better population health? Here’s how digital can help achieve that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi Technology is bringing us closer to personalized healthcare and optimized population health. But how we apply emerging technologies and digital innovation in healthcare needs to be strategic. Every aspect of healthcare, from […]

Why nature is the most important stakeholder of the coming decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tariq Al-Olaimy, Co-founder, Public-Planet Partnerships Shareholder capitalism has been built on the destruction of the natural world We must place the natural world at the centre of any new model It’s time to move towards a rights-based stakeholder […]

The benefits of a cashless society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mehul Desai, Group Chief Technology Officer, Finablr The first recognisable coins were produced in China more than 3,000 years ago. If you visit China today, however, there’s a strong chance you’ll see people paying for things using facial […]

From fire to fake snow – the global consequences of the climate crisis

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 Extremes of heat and cold are becoming more frequent. Norway basks in 19°C heat in January. Moscow imports fake snow for New Year as temperatures soar. Picturing Norway in January probably brings […]

Here’s how retailers can encourage more sustainable behaviour

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shireen El Khatib, Chief Executive Officer, Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Retailers have a unique opportunity to encourage positive behavioural change The key is to make it easier for consumers to make better choices The prize can be […]

A win-win strategy for private equity deals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Novak, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLP ⦁ Dealmaking is not a zero-sum game. ⦁ Sellers should select a buyer based on their view of the new owner’s ability to increase the value of the business. ⦁ […]

Banks and businesses must step up and work together to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank & Rosanna Hall, Director, Global Events, Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered aims to track and reduce the climate impact of the activities it finances By openly sharing its methodology, […]

To build cities fit for the future, we need to think differently

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steven J. Demetriou, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs Our ever-growing cities are responsible for the majority of carbon emissions It’s time to look at urban infrastructure in a new light With collaboration and collective vision, we can […]

Financial services are changing. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael C. Bodson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Depository Trust & Clearing (DTCC) Disruptive technology is empowering financial services clients. APIs enable the development of financial services applications that can be customized to an organization’s needs. The industry […]

Would a digital border tax slow down adoption of 3D printing?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Fellow, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum 3D printing files are not currently subject to customs duties. Imposing digital duties could slow the adoption of 3DP adoption […]

These will be the main cybersecurity trends in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dorit Dor, Vice-President, Products, Check Point Software Technologies The east-west ‘cyber cold war’ is set to intensify 5G and the IoT could make us all more vulnerable to cyberattack Businesses will start to rethink their approach to the […]

How to make sure tech doesn’t leave people behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies Inspiring applications for tech include AI to detect eye problems in babies. Sophisticated technology is all around us – but it can leave people behind. 43% of people in the EU don’t […]

Most fish consumers support a ban on fishing endangered species, poll finds

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 77% of adults who buy seafood regularly support a ban on the fishing of endangered species 73% support an end to government subsidies that lead to overfishing or illegal fishing Sir David Attenborough […]

Here’s how to help India’s rural population go digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Finance Improved access to credit and new income streams are driving consumption in rural India. Digital technologies, such as AI and blockchain, are being used to offer products in rural […]

How businesses can create an ethical culture in the age of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Santa Clara University Even companies with good intentions sometimes fail on ethics. Proper systems can help address the gap. Setting the right tone at the top is crucial. According to the Oxford […]