Texting is a daily source of stress for 1/3 of people – are you one of them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Do you ever feel stressed by the number of text messages you have to reply to? Are you constantly checking your phone? Do you sometimes forget you have replies that are due? You’re not alone. […]

Here’s how to bring agility into the boardroom

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David GillespiePartner, Oliver Wyman & Margarita Economides, Engagement manager, Oliver Wyman Today’s corporate world is being shaped by a near constant onslaught of unpredictable events. In such turbulent times the traditional corporate governance model risks becoming outdated and […]

This Japanese company pays its employees to get a good night’s sleep

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The idea of getting extra pay in return for sleeping sounds crazy, but an upmarket wedding company in Tokyo – called Crazy – is doing just that. The fraught subject of sleep […]

How the powerful science of behaviour change can make us healthier

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrian Gore, CEO & Founder, Discovery/ Vitality We are at a unique moment in history, a potential tipping point where our understanding of behavioural science and advances in technology are coming together powerfully to improve people’s lives. The […]

Growth is running out of steam. How do we prepare for the next crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Miller, Chief Market Strategist and Head of Macroeconomics, Zurich Insurance As the end of the year beckons and we ponder what the world will look like in 2019, the World Economic Forum’s latest report on Regional Risks […]

Why home is the least safe place to be a woman

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Where’s the most dangerous place to be a woman? At home, according to new research from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which shows almost 6 in 10 women intentionally killed are murdered […]

Cities will lead the electric transport revolution. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vesa Laisi, President, Danfoss Drives Today, transport accounts for a fifth of global energy demand and a quarter of energy-related CO2 emissions. That means transport is a major contributor to air pollution. And the effects of pollution from […]

These countries are best at attracting and nurturing talented workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Western Europe is the leading hub for the world’s talent, outperforming other regions in attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled employees. This is according to the recently released IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 […]

Here are four steps SMEs can take for long-term success

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: C. Keith Cargill, President and CEO, Texas Capital Bancshares There are benefits to looking beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, in business and elsewhere. Recent technological innovations have made it more possible than ever before to offer clients the […]

Cybersecurity needs a holistic approach. Here are three ways to build protection

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paige Adams, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Group I believe that confidence is key to getting the most from our digital world. This confidence is dependent on cybersecurity and data stewardship. That’s why, at Zurich, we […]

What Ghana can teach us about integrating refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Founder and CEO, RIO Refugees in Ghana have the same legal rights as ordinary citizens. They can live, work, and own businesses and properties, just as any other Ghanaian national. Not much attention is given […]

Why this city is paying people to move there

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you move to a new city for $10,000? That’s the hope of an organisation that wants to lure workers to Tulsa in Oklahoma, as it aims to bridge a widening gulf between large metropolitan […]

In 1975 NASA envisioned future life in space would look like this

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content You might think that dreaming up what life in a space colony might be like is at the cutting edge of futuristic thinking. But NASA was working on the concept more than […]

Hiring is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Weicht, Co-Founder, Bantani Education & Susanna Williams, Impact Consultant , Hireable Hiring has not altered much since the early days of the 20th century. Despite all of the advances in technology, it costs over £30,000 to replace […]

What the buoyant US economy means for the rest of the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Magnani, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government & Olivier Clavet, The Institute for Advanced International Studies at Laval University The US economy is thriving. Its GDP growth rate is above 3% – the first three […]

3 ways business leaders can build digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz,Global Chairman, PwC The year 2018 has seen a steady shift in cybersecurity and privacy matters: from the back office to the front office, from the tech section to the front page, and from the IT department […]

One year on from #MeToo, what’s changed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Haas, Managing director, NO MORE It’s been a little more than a year since actress Alyssa Milano posted on Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” That […]

6 ways China and the United States could jumpstart trade reforms

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Co‐founding Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development & Shuaihua Cheng, Managing Director, ICTSD China, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Whether they’re new best friends or estranged fellows, President Donald Trump […]

Students in Milan are moving in with the elderly to fight loneliness and save money

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you like to adopt a student? That’s the question being posed to Milan’s elderly, as Italy’s most expensive city seeks to match young people looking for affordable accommodation with seniors in need of company. […]

Amazon indigenous groups want to create a nature sanctuary the size of Mexico

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 Indigenous people in Latin America want to create the world’s largest protected area to help fight climate change and protect biodiversity. The national park-like area would stretch from the bottom of the Andes, through […]

This Norwegian cruise line plans to power its ships with rotting fish

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Norway, land of the midnight sun, with its rugged coastline and fjords, is renowned as one of the pioneers of environmentalism. The Scandinavian country’s capital, Oslo, has been named European Green Capital […]

Companies that put employees first perform better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, CECP & Alison Omens, Managing director, programs and strategic engagement, Just Capital One clear takeaway from the last decade – following the 2008 financial crisis – is this: when corporate behaviour […]

Agreement reached on new EU measures to prevent electricity blackouts

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament.  EU citizens will be better protected against sudden electricity supply shortages under a provisional deal reached between MEPs and EU Member States on Thursday. After the deal was reached, rapporteur Flavio Zanonato (S&D, IT) said: “This agreement ensures that if an electricity crisis […]

Heard about deepfakes? Don’t panic. Prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samuel Gregory, Programme Director, WITNESS You may have noticed the panic around the threat of ‘deepfakes’. They are one form of so-called ‘synthetic media’, which draw on advances in AI and machine learning to change elements of a […]

This New York store is selling Christmas presents for refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tills in Europe will be ringing loudly from Black Friday onwards, as consumers make the most of pre-Christmas sales. But there are two new stores where spending money will leave you empty […]

The green hydrogen revolution has started, and it won’t be stopped

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raphael Schoentgen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Advisors Hydrogen gas was first produced artificially back in the 16th century, while the first fuel cells and electrolysers were made in the 19th century. Until recently, however, the price […]

4 ways the US can take the lead in the fight against human trafficking

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Employment, Denmark The US Senate recently endorsed the nomination of long-standing civil rights prosecutor, John Cotton Richmond, as new Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. This statutory post, created under the […]

National parks transformed conservation. Now we need to do the same for the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Parks on land host some of the world’s most famous conservation successes. Consider Yellowstone National Park, which was the world’s first national […]

3 ways to nurture collaboration between universities and industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci EisenbergLead, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and University Engagement & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva Collaborations between universities and industry have given life to many […]

How banks should prepare for robots going rogue

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth St-Onge, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman & Ege Gürdeniz, Principal, Digital, Technology, and Analytics, Oliver Wyman Banks are rolling out machine-learning applications to handle all manner of tasks once reserved for humans, from customer service to automated […]