Tackling the toxic norms that hold women back in Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International Asia is an economic success story. It has made dramatic strides in reducing poverty, increasing wellbeing and lifting future prospects for millions of people. But history stands still for no nation […]

115 rejections and no pay. What it really takes to be an entrepreneur

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Catcha Group A question I get a lot these days is: how was I able to take five companies from inception to IPO within seven years? In short, what’s been […]

Activist investors are more powerful than ever. Here’s what that means for the economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dominik BreitingerCommunity Lead, Professional Services Industry, World Economic Forum & Sophie Hardach Greedy locusts or corporate reformers? Ruthless predators or clear-eyed strategists? Activist investors are transforming the corporate landscape, but their broader impact is still far from clear. Their […]

Trade, entrepreneurship and the future of ASEAN’s economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sushant Palakurthi Rao, Head of Global Partnerships, Agility As the World Economic Forum comes to Ha Noi for this year’s ASEAN meeting, we’re reminded of how far Viet Nam has come since the country first hosted the gathering […]

What do the economic woes of Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia have in common?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hanley, Head of Digital Communications, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Since Turkey suffered an economic crisis of confidence in September – with its currency falling by some 40% that month – emerging markets around […]

Electric vehicles are half the market in Norway

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content Electric vehicles make up only a small percentage of the global fleet of cars, but perhaps not for much longer. In some countries sales of EVs are soaring and overtaking sales of traditional cars. […]

AI could be a silver bullet for healthcare in ASEAN

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Pacific, Royal Philips One of the most exciting promises of artificial intelligence (AI) is its potential to democratize healthcare around the world. For developed nations, this means addressing the growing inequality between […]

Here are four ways ASEAN can help entrepreneurs thrive – especially women

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Eskesen, Director, Asia Pacific, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth ASEAN is leaving prosperity on the table. There is a stubborn gap in women’s labour force participation that threatens to derail wealth creation and squander its demographic […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution must not leave farming behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia The Fourth Industrial Revolution has disrupted industry after industry. Better information flows, lower transaction costs and faster communication have made doing business easier and more efficient, and have proven to be major […]

Earth has more trees than it did 35 years ago – but there’s a huge catch

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 News headlines report a world constantly beset by deforestation and desertification, but new research suggests the planet may not be as tree-damaged as once thought. Although agricultural expansion in the tropics has swallowed […]

Change is happening – and young people are leading the way forward

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Project Specialist, Social Engagement, World Economic Forum Now more than ever, people under the age of 30 are demonstrating the power of open, participatory and collective action. Rather than waiting for big social problems to be […]

How technology is leading us to new climate change solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund A fresh wave of technological innovation is deepening our understanding of tough environmental challenges — and also giving us new ways to solve them. As thousands of business leaders and policymakers gather […]

We should look to nature for solutions to the global water crisis. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Erickson, Acting Managing Director, Water Security, The Nature Conservancy New York City faced a challenge in the 1990s: the city needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of […]

These are the countries that eat the most meat

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is keeping tabs on the world’s meat-eating habits, regularly publishing data showing which of its member countries are the most carnivorous. The 2016 figures, taken from […]

7 key challenges for the future of ASEAN – and how to solve them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ishtiaq Pasha Mahmood, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore The ASEAN region, made up of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, boasted a combined GDP of roughly $2.77 trillion as […]

Sri Lanka PM: This is how I will make my country rich by 2025

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Office of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka This is an important moment in Sri Lanka’s development, as the country continues to deliver on its plans for economic development and stands […]

Is this the way to finally beat corruption?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabel Cane, Project Lead, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), World Economic Forum Corruption is a dirty word. The very definition of it is contested, its existence constantly denied and when you get close to shedding enough light on […]

More women than ever before are running for political office in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content There’s enough going on in US politics right now to make you think it’s a presidential election year. But the next general election won’t take place until 2020. This year, all 435 seats in […]

Everything you need to know about water

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 Water is one of the most valuable resources on Earth. It covers over two thirds of the planet’s surface, makes up around 70% of the human body and is essential for life. For […]

There’s a global learning crisis and it’s leaving millions without basic skills

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics Skill development is a critical part of preparing for work in the future, even for jobs that do not exist yet. A child who cannot read, write or perform at least […]

The psychology of pandemics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Molly Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University & Andreas KappesLecturer, City University, London & Anne-Marie Nußberger, PhD student, Oxford University Many of the most serious global threats today involve a high degree of uncertainty: will the next […]

Fail fast, fail better: 3 ways companies can master innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vicki Huff, Global New Business & Innovation Leader, PwC network Shift your culture We all know fear of failure can paralyse decision-making and progress, and that means people not taking the small steps that make innovation, in all […]

Generation Z will outnumber Millennials by 2019

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 The turn of the century marks the approximate point where Millennials stop and Gen Z begins. Opinions differ on the exact crossover date, but jumping the generational divide brings fresh challenges for companies […]

Living to 100: why we should plan for more sushi, chocolate and work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renee McGowan, Global Leader, Individual Retirement Savings, Mercer (MMC) Sadly, Miyako Chiyo, the oldest person in Japan and the world, recently passed away. She was an incredible 117 years old. This news was brought to me, surprisingly, by […]

China is building 8 new airports a year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer China will become the world’s largest aviation market by 2022, according to the International Air Transport Association, as an expanding middle class and government support for the sector fuel demand for flights and airport construction. […]

Could Rwanda become Africa’s healthcare leader?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elissa PrichepProject Lead, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum LLC & Alline Akintore Kabbatende, Project Collaborator, National Digital Policy, World Economic Forum More Africans are now dying from cancer than from malaria. Like most other nations in the world, many […]

Three ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping geopolitics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Engelke, Senior Fellow, Strategy, Foresight, and Risks Initiative, Brent Scowcroft C(…), The Atlantic Council The unprecedented technological transformation taking place today — a period of exponential change labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution — is not isolated from […]

The Oslo model: how to prepare your city for the electric-vehicle surge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sture Portvik, Project Leader Electrical Vehicles, City of Oslo & Emma Skov Christiansen, Community Specialist, Electricity Industries, World Economic Forum An automobile revolution is coming our way – only you might have trouble hearing it this time. Oslo’s […]

Innovation can transform the way we solve the world’s water challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will SarniFounder and CEO, Water Foundry & Callie StinsonProject Lead, Water Initiative, World Economic Forum From an environmental and social impact perspective, this year has given the world much to worry about. On track to be the fourth […]

The global appetite for meat is growing, and it’s harming the planet

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 Our appetite for meat is increasing at a faster rate than the world population. Globally, both the average per capita consumption and the total amount of meat consumed are higher than ever before. […]

Technology can help us save the planet. But more than anything, we must learn to value nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Lambertini, Director-General, WWF International Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, work, relate to one another and to the external world. The speed, breadth and depth of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent and is disrupting […]

3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Gallagher, Independent Scholar and Legal Adviser to the United Nations and ASEAN, President of the International Catholic Migration Commission The Global Compact for Migration, which is expected to be adopted in December, is the first ever attempt […]

This team of Saudi women designed an award-winning app to make the Hajj safer

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 Four young women from Saudi Arabia are challenging stereotypes with their victory at a record-breaking hackathon. Their innovation could even help save lives by making it easier for non-Arabic speaking Hajj pilgrims […]