The time for cities to get smart is now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Howard Elias, President, Services and Digital, Dell Technologies Unprecedented urbanization is compelling cities to fundamentally reimagine and transform for the future – and fast. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, roughly half of the world’s population […]

How to fight back against misinformation and polarization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX The recent American elections confirmed what we already know: the United States is deeply divided over the role, size and credibility of government, taxes, social welfare, immigration and globalization. This is no surprise: […]

Millions of young people need better job skills. Here’s how businesses can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Globalization, technology, expanding webs of trade and commerce, automation and the rise of artificial intelligence are changing labour markets at a rapid, uneven pace around the world. As a […]

The power of digital tools to transform mental healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Husseini Manji, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, Janssen & Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health The global burden of mental illness, both in terms of human suffering and […]

Why press freedom should be at the top of everyone’s agenda

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters Look around the room, whatever room you’re in. How many people do you see? Assuming you are counting correctly, everyone else in the room will come up with the same number. That number is […]

Jellyfish are taking over the world – and climate change could be to blame

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 For 500 million years, jellyfish have been part of the maritime ecosystem, but now they’re poised to take over the earth. They have no brain, no eyes, no spine, not even blood, but […]

How India will consume in 2030: 10 mega trends

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nikhil Prasad Ojha, Partner and Head of Strategy Practice, Bain & Company, India & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Future of Consumption, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Over the next decade, consumption in fast-growth consumer markets such […]

SMEs are the most valuable partners. Here’s why

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Tarek Sultan Al Essa, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Agility In recent years, large global companies have come to understand the need to innovate and evolve more rapidly to stay competitive and relevant. That recognition […]

How the gender commuting gap could be harming women’s careers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Kelly, Research Director, JLL You’ve heard of the gender pay gap, but how about the gender commuting gap? Research from the UK suggests it’s a reality that may impact women’s wages and work opportunities. A study by the […]

Who should be responsible for protecting our personal data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Governments do not have the resources or the speed required to react to cybercrime. In most cases, businesses lack the incentives to focus on this topic. Consumers think they […]

Is this a turning point in the fight against slavery?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation When Apple won the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Award in November, the business world took notice. Arguably the most famous brand in the world, Apple had not only publicly taken steps to […]

Why a cash-free future might not be as close as you think

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 Millions of people in the developed world already live in a de facto cashless society. From the smart watch on your wrist to the contactless card in your wallet, being able to pay […]

How to survive and thrive in our age of uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford We are living through an era of intense turbulence, disillusionment and […]

The unique role of business in building social good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darryl White, CEO, BMO Financial Group Over the years, I have had many conversations with young people encouraging them to pursue careers in business. Consistently, they’ve shared a view held by many of their peers that the choice they’ve […]

Three ways to improve your corporate culture in the #MeToo era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barri Rafferty, Partner, President and CEO, Ketchum In the United States, 81% of women and 43% of men said they had experienced sexual harassment or assault, according to a recent national study. These numbers are higher than past research […]

The three biggest challenges for India’s future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Mayuri Ghosh, Project Lead, System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum India is at a tipping point, both in terms of economic growth and in the human development of its more than one billion […]

An alternative view of Globalization 4.0, and how to get there

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Standing, Professorial research associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London Professor Richard Baldwin presents Globalization 4.0 as an oncoming era dominated by international arbitrage in services. I would like to reiterate an alternative – or […]

We need to bin disposable items for good. Here are 5 ways to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Szaky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TerraCycle Single-use products and packaging are convenient and affordable – and causing a growing waste crisis. Scientists have been alarmed to discover plastic pieces in locations far removed from human populations, such […]

Confronting neo-mercantilism: why regulation is critical to global trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie The regulation of international trade is under the spotlight like never before. Trade tensions between the US and China, a fractious Brexit negotiation, the rewiring of NAFTA and a deadlocked World Trade Organization […]

How to outsmart bias when you’re recruiting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gina Badenoch, Founder and CEO, Capaxia Over 12 years of working with blind people, teaching them photography, it became clear to me that many sighted people suffer from “mental blindness”, created by their prejudices and stereotypes. We label people, […]

The experience economy is booming, but it must benefit everyone

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Jonathan Yaffe, Co-founder and CEO, AnyRoad & Andrew Moose, Head of Retail, Consumer Goods and Lifestyle Industries, World Economic Forum & Dana Marquardt, Community Lead – Retail, Consumer Goods & Lifestyle Industries, World Economic Forum In our overpopulated […]

One good reason to feel less blue about the future of our oceans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum What’s the story? We know our ocean is under unprecedented strain from warming, acidification, overfishing and plastic contamination, among other challenges. By applying the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution […]

These are the world’s 20 most dynamic cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Kelly, Research Director, JLL Although momentum in the global economy appears to have peaked, there are still many cities in the world where real estate and economic growth continue to be robust. At the time when the World […]

What’s behind South Korea’s elderly crime wave?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Elderly crime is on the rise in South Korea. The number of crimes committed by senior citizens increased by 45% in the past five years, according to police and government statistics reported by the South […]

From rescue animals to electric buses, California is introducing bold new rules

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 Each year millions of pets across the United States end up in animal shelters, where many of them will remain for the rest of their lives. A new law in California aims to reverse […]

Here are three ways organizations can prepare for tomorrow’s world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Managing Partner – Client Service, Ernst & Young What will the world look like in 2030? In 2050? No one can predict the future exactly, but if you can imagine it, you can help shape it. […]

3 vital steps to a new gender equality playbook

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble & Deanna Bass, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Procter & Gamble We launched the “Women at Work: Myth vs. Reality” installation on the promenade of Davos last January. For […]

Venice will now start charging tourists an entrance fee

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 If a romantic gondola ride in Venice is on your bucket list for 2019, it will cost you slightly more for the experience now the Italian city has introduced a new ‘tax’ on […]

4 big trends for the sharing economy in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: April Rinne, Founder and Adviser, April Worldwide In 2019, it is a mind-bending exercise to reflect on the past decade of the sharing economy. A time traveller who skipped here from 2009 would note that it has fulfilled both […]

10 predictions for the global economy in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS Markit The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged. The US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus enacted early in the year, […]

This one small change could transform education for millions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring report, UNESCO & Breon Corcoran, CEO, WorldRemit On paper, Ally starts his school year in Tanzania in January. However, his aunt Susan, an engineer living in Sweden, has been preparing for this day […]

5 rules for making employers and employees trust each other again

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The debate about the future of work has largely focused on jobs – what they will look like, the decline of well-paid jobs for lower skilled workers, and how jobs will […]

We have solutions to crime. We just need to scale them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baillie Aaron, Founder & CEO, Spark Inside Crime and violence are woven into our social fabric. They top every politician’s priority list, make daily newspaper headlines, and cause tremendous harm to society. We already have solutions to these problems. […]