5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

The UN has a 17-point plan to save the world. So how’s it doing?

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 In 2015, the United Nations wrote a to-do list to address the world’s biggest problems – designed to tackle everything from poverty to the oceans – and lift people up by 2030 without […]

The world needs carbon-neutral flying. Here’s how to bring it one step closer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, World Economic Forum & Nikolai Khlystov, Community Lead, Aerospace Industry; Co-Lead, Global Future Council on Space Technologies, World Economic Forum In the year when the Swedish word “flygskam” (flight-shaming) hit […]

July was the hottest month ever – what does that actually mean?

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 If it seems like record-breaking temperatures are becoming an everyday occurrence it’s because, right now, they practically are. So far this year, every month has ranked among the four warmest for the month […]

Sustainable investment is on the rise – here’s how to connect the dots

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Brown, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Initiatives, World Economic Forum Sustainable investing reportedly topped $30 trillion at the start of 2018. This is not only a large sum, but also a 34% increase in two years – […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

6 ways least developed countries can participate in the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and blockchain are all shaking up the world as we know […]

The glimmers of hope in the latest dire climate report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Crawford, Scientific Director, Sustainable Systems Programme at Rothamsted Research Last week’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change captures the wide range of factors affecting how we use land and the […]

Climate change is exacerbating hunger in some of the world’s poorest countries. And those most at risk are the least to blame

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Our planet’s hungriest countries contribute the least to global warming, according to a new report by Christian Aid on the impact of climate change on global food security. The study, Hunger Strike: The climate and food vulnerability index, found […]

These are the countries with the highest inflation

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 The rate of inflation has a big impact on your financial situation, affecting mortgage payments, savings and the cost of your weekly shopping. How the price of goods and services we regularly spend […]

Globalization is changing. Here’s how your business can adapt

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Tunkel, Head of global strategic initiatives and partnerships, APCO Worldwide Our world has moved from globalization euphoria in the early 1990s to a globalization backlash over the past decade. We are witnessing a profound transformation of globalization – […]

How Big Food is responding to the alternative protein boom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aarti Ramachandran, Head of Research & Engagements, FAIRR Initiative On average, humans slaughter over 70 billion animals for food every year. That’s 130,000 animals every minute. This scale is only possible because we’ve transformed animal agriculture from a predominantly […]

3 lessons from running an AI-powered start-up in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaco Maritz, Editor-in-chief, How we made it in Africa In Africa, like everywhere else in the world, artificial intelligence (AI) is moving up the agenda as companies, entrepreneurs and governments work out how to keep pace with the Fourth […]

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louis Stewart, Chief innovation officer, City of Sacramento & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI & Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with […]

The new assembly lines: Why AI needs low-skilled workers too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI Whether AI and automation will create, eliminate or modify jobs, and how much, is the central question of a never-ending debate. In 2013, the Oxford […]

The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone When I first met my former colleague Alex he told me he had difficulty writing and reading owing to his dyslexia. As his manager, I searched the internet for […]

6 facts to know about EU alternative investment funds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steffen Kern, Chief Economist, ESMA Have you ever wondered what financial market regulators were doing with all the market data they started to collect in the wake of the financial crisis? Here’s a great example of something that has […]

Why the world needs the youth revolution more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wadia Ait Hamza, Head of the Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum & Natalie Pierce, Interactions & Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum Young people coming together in joint action has served as a major engine […]

Meet Alice, the battery-powered plane that could herald the age of electric air travel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content Every minute, 84 flights take off worldwide. Last year, more than 4 billion journeys were made by plane. Air travel underpins trade, tourism and economic growth, but it is also a major contributor to […]

5 facts to know about Africa’s powerhouse – Nigeria

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Murilo Johas Menezes, Expert in the future of long-term investing and social innovation, World Economic Forum To the west of the Nigerian capital Abuja, the grey monolith of Zuma Rock towers above the cars on the motorway below. […]

In Rome you can swap plastic bottles for metro tickets

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 Just finished a drink? What if, instead of ending up in the trash, the container could go towards your metro fare? That’s an option just introduced in Rome, where citizens can get €0.05 […]

Data is the fuel of mobility. Don’t spill it for nothing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Manager, Seamless Integrated Mobility System, World Economic Forum & Maya Ben Dror, Lead, Autonomous and Urban Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum In spite of its ubiquity, “data” is still […]

This is how much people would pay to use some of the world’s most popular apps

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 How much would you pay for Google Maps? Or Facebook? Or Twitter? So many of the applications we use every day are free, but what if you had to pay a monthly subscription? […]

This robot boat delivered a box of oysters in a breakthrough for unmanned shipping

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 Hundreds of commercial vessels cross the English Channel every day. They’re often essential but usually unremarkable, except for this one – a crewless ship heading for Belgium. Twenty-two hours after leaving South […]

Canada has created an Arctic conservation zone almost as big as Germany

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Canada’s Inuit people, whose lands occupy the remote northeastern region of Nunavut, live in an Arctic wilderness of raw natural beauty that is now under threat from climate change. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Cheese energy could power hundreds of UK homes

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 The Wensleydale Creamery makes one of England’s best-loved varieties of cheese, but it also produces waste. Now, the bi-products are being put to use creating biogas – the latest evidence of the growing […]

Family businesses are the lifeblood of the Middle East. How do we ensure they survive?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hassan Jameel, Deputy President and Vice-Chairman, Abdul Latif Jameel For many the idea of a family business immediately conjures up an image of a small shop, in which a son is stacking the shelves while his father ponders […]

Can we create an empathic alternative to the capitalist system?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Murilo Johas Menezes, Expert in the future of long-term investing and social innovation, World Economic Forum Any attempt to propose a detailed alternative to the capitalist economic system in a short article could be seen as somewhat presumptuous. […]

Toni Morrison: 10 quotes you should know

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 The world is paying tribute to literary great Toni Morrison, who passed away in New York after a short illness earlier this week. The author received numerous accolades over the course of […]

How a bionic arm is helping one little girl enjoy the things most take for granted

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 Life hasn’t always been easy for Mady Gardner. Born without her left arm below the elbow, everyday tasks like putting her hair in a ponytail were almost impossible. Now the eight-year-old from Austin, […]

How is the global economy fairing 11 years after the financial crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Following the global financial crisis, overall current account surpluses and deficits fell sharply from about 6 percent of global GDP in 2007 to about 3.5 percent in 2013. Since then, as […]

How to fix our planet: the pioneers fighting to bring nature back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colin Butfield, Executive Producer, Our Planet Project, WWF United Kingdom “Human beings are the greatest problem-solvers our planet has ever known. We are just yet to apply ourselves to this problem with the scale and urgency it requires.” — […]

Almost all businesses expect to face a crisis. And how they deal with them really counts

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 Death and taxes. Two of life’s great certainties. But maybe it’s time to add another to the list – corporate crises. After all, according to PwC, you can’t avoid them, you can […]