The Fourth Industrial Revolution is redefining the economy as we know it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) upends current economic frameworks. Who makes money – and how – has changed. Demographics have changed. Even the skills that brought our society to where we are today have […]

We spend half our time at work in meetings – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

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 Many of us spend half of our work lives in meetings. US workers say one-third of meetings are useless; 60% see meetings as a distraction. New research says we must think of […]

Hackers can use public USB chargers to steal personal data. Here’s what you need to know about ‘juice jacking’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, Charging your phone at public USB points like those in airports may put you at risk of ‘juice jacking’ Hackers can steal your data and passwords in public locations The Los Angeles District Attorney […]

This digital currency could build a more sustainable global economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Liu, chief product officer, Fusion Foundation & Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital Whether we are talking about trade and investment or banking and payments, stablecoins and the technology underlying them will be the building […]

34 million Americans know someone who died after being unable to pay for medical treatment

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 More than 13% of American adults say they have at least one friend or family member who died in the last five years after being unable to afford medical care. People of […]

5 ways you can protect insects if you live in a city

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 Over the past 50 years, an “unnoticed apocalypse” may have killed off half the planet’s insects. Climate change, loss of natural habitat and exposure to pesticides are causing declining insect populations. There […]

Coldplay stop touring to save the world: is pop music going sustainable?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum Coldplay will stop touring for the foreseeable future in an effort to be more environmentally sustainable. Rock concerts and music festivals generate waste and carbon emissions. Fans traveling to concerts generate one-third […]

How public private partnerships must evolve to create social impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chirag Jain, CEO, Ashika Capital and World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Mumbai Hub Every human being has the right to water, sanitation, economic growth, education and health. These are some of the goals that the United Nations has envisaged […]

This disease once wiped out 60% of Europe’s population – and now it’s back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content A case of bubonic plague in China was caused by eating wild rabbit meat. More than 3,200 people were infected with the disease worldwide between 2010-2015, leading to 584 deaths, according to the […]

A breath of fresh air: How three disused industrial areas became beautiful parks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro 7.6 million people a year visit New York City’s High Line A giant landfill in Tel Aviv has become green space and recycling facilities Germany’s Ruhr industrial region is now home to a 450km² park […]

5 ways to swim, not sink, as part of a ‘liquid workforce’

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 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” will always be a classic question for kids at family events. Whether “future you” turns out to be a […]

Why it’s good to turn your colleagues into friends

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 Four in five respondents to a US survey say they have at least one friend at work. A majority don’t consider these friends “real friends.” Employees with friends report feeling happy more often. […]

These are the UK’s biggest trading partners

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 Last year, nearly half the UK’s exports went to EU countries. The top five export destinations in 2017 were the US, Germany, France, Netherlands and Ireland, China was the sixth most-important export market […]

Will satellites destroy our view of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Governments and companies, including SpaceX, are planning to launch many more satellites to connect people with better internet service. While satellite technology is a promising advancement for science and humanity, it also threatens to clutter the sky, obstructing scientists’ […]

National parks give a $6 trillion boost to mental health worldwide

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 There is a link between visiting protected outdoor areas like national parks, and improved mental health and well-being. Spending as little as two hours per week outdoors can be beneficial to one’s health […]

How personalized care can tackle the late-life loneliness epidemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Huber, CEO, Home Instead Senior Care “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” – Mother Teresa One of the most urgent, expensive and fast-growing epidemics today remains largely invisible: loneliness among seniors. Millions […]

How to give start-ups a head-start

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rapelang Rabana, Founder and Chairperson, Rekindle Learning & Tony Pan, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron Today, it’s cool to be an entrepreneur. Many people across the globe admire the great entrepreneurs of our time such as Bill Gates, Elon […]

4 ways to build businesses that work for good, right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: April Rinne, Founder and Principal, April Worldwide Breaking news from the CEO Roundtable this fall sent a combination of shockwaves, enthusiasm and relief throughout the business world. As the headlines proudly proclaimed, 181 CEOs of the world’s largest corporations […]

Technology companies have power. They must assume responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Public expectations of business leaders have changed in the past few years. “How are you helping your business succeed?” is no longer the pertinent question. Today, people expect businesses to help the world succeed — […]

Why we need to start a new pro-vaccine movement

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Breuer, Chief Medical Officer, GSK Vaccines We are living through extraordinary times. Yet, just as it’s difficult to notice whether your hair has grown when you see it every day, it is easy to underestimate the nature and […]

Pushing for tax fairness in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcello Estevão, Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, The World Bank Every two days, a unicorn is created. I’m referring, of course, not to the mythical animal but to the hugely successful startup companies that are less than 10 […]

This Scottish forest is both a home for wildlife and a boost for the local economy

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 Craigvinean forest provides sustainable timber and a home for wildlife Forestry generates £285 million for the Scottish economy each year, and employs 30,000 people in the country Plantations like this could also help […]

These are the most innovative cities in the world

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 The Innovation Cities Index looks at 500 to find the best ones for start-ups New York is the best in the world for innovation to thrive Tokyo placed second and London third 5 […]

These four countries are the happiest in the European Union

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 Eurostat survey shows Europeans are happier than five years ago Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria are the happiest EU nations Spain has the highest share of people who claim to be happy all […]

Can alternatives to rhino horn save these gentle giants?

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 Alternatives to rhino horn are being created to undermine illegal trade Conservationists have voiced concerns that disrupting the market won’t help Nearly 9,000 rhinos in Africa killed by poachers in 2006-2015 Some people […]

We need a new approach to cutting greenhouse gas emissions: and it’s all about innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Andrén, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden & Max Correa Achurra, Executive Director, Solar and Energy Innovation Committee, CORFO Chile Getting on track to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C requires us to think beyond business as usual. […]

Here’s what you need to know about Bangladesh’s rocketing economy

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 Bangladesh’s GDP growth rate is forecast to be 8% in 2020 The figures put it ahead of other Asian countries, including India It could shed its ‘least developed country’ status in five years […]

Lifting the lid on policy decisions across Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adeola Akinremi, Director of Strategic Communications, Policy Vault Africa As a leader on a policy reform project I worked on in Africa a few years back, I learned many things. First, finding policies of African national governments in the […]

Passwords should become a thing of the past. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adrien Ogée, Project Lead, Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum & Parker Crockford, Director of Policy & Strategic Accounts, Onfido When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Four years ago, Fernando Corbato, […]

This wristband tells you what food to buy based on your DNA

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 When an undiagnosed rare genetic disease caused his young son’s kidneys to fail, Professor Chris Toumazou vowed to find a way of uncovering hidden health risks. The professor of biomedical engineering realised that, […]

How to push out of our comfort zones – an extract

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies This is an extract from Vijay Eswaran’s book: Two Minutes from the Abyss: 11 Pillars of Life Management. He is the Executive Chairman of QI Group, based in Malaysia. My friend […]

The staggering loss of the Arctic Ocean’s oldest sea ice shown in time-lapse

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 A new time-lapse video shows sea ice off the coast of Greenland is melting fast, with just 5% of the original mass remaining. The oldest and thickest ice has been replaced by thinner […]

To retire at 65, American millennials need to save almost half their paycheck

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 US millennials are now advised to save much more for retirement than previously suggested – 40% of income, compared to 15% in the past. Many millennials are at risk of having insufficient savings […]