How supply chain transparency can help businesses make the right calls

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leanne Kemp, Chief Executive Officer, Everledger Responding to our current challenges is made harder by a lack of information. Choosing the right way forward has become a case of risk-assessment. Supply chain transparency can help to negate some […]

Why COVID-19 is an opportunity to close the connectivity gap for refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adil Nyambasha, Intern, Kakuma Refugee Settlement Project, World Economic Forum Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, refugees were already among some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Although access to ‘quality education’ has long been recognized as a basic […]

What is an immunity passport and could it work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Faced with deep recession, governments around the world are considering the use of immunity passports to allow a degree of normality to return. Chile may be one of the first countries to […]

Why business schools can’t “return to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdullahi Alim, lead for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community in Africa Entire sectors need to reimagine a more equitable post-COVID world order. This includes business schools, which train the very talent required to steward a more […]

This is how many people are forcibly displaced worldwide

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 number of displaced people has reached an all-time high. One in every 97 people on the planet was forced to flee their home by the end of 2019. The past decade […]

This UK footballer just won free school meals for kids in the summer holidays

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 England striker Marcus Rashford has convinced the UK government to provide free school meals during the summer holidays. Rashford, who received free meals as a child, said kids would go hungry if […]

3 ways to stop COVID-19 from drying up start-up talent pools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marc Penzel, Founder and President, Startup Genome & JF Gauthier, Founder and CEO, Startup Genome Policy leaders have the power to prevent the destruction of start-up pools, from relaxing visa rules to encouraging transfer between academia and industry. […]

Nepal faces a crisis as COVID-19 stems the flow of remittances

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali Akram, Digital Finance Specialist, Nepal, United Nations Capital Development Fund & Andrew Caruana Galizia, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, India and South Asia, GLF, World Economic Forum Remittances represent more than a quarter of Nepal’s economic output. The […]

Bangladesh faces a crisis in remittances amid COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amil Aneja, Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittances, United Nations Capital Development Fund & Sheikh Tanjeb Islam, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Asia Pacific, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for better cooperation over […]

Here’s how one business leader is tackling injustice: It starts with personal commitment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney Injustice isn’t a US problem; it’s a human problem. It requires personal commitment to change, rather than a pronouncement of change as needed. Discrimination doesn’t have to affect you directly for […]

Leaders making these 5 key investments can shape an inclusive future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fran Katsoudas, Chief People Officer, Cisco Remote work, once a perk, is now a necessity powering the economy. Leaders must adapt to rapid change to ensure that their workforces and populations have the necessary skills and technologies to […]

COVID-19 has ushered in the age of the ‘intangible company’. Here are 4 ways it will change business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Taylor, Executive Director, Ethical Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University • The recent switch to remote working consolidates a longer transition towards the ‘intangible company’ • Business leaders are obliged to pay more attention to […]

How is COVID-19 affecting claims handling for hurricane damage?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Johansmeyer, Head, Property Claim Services (PCS), Verisk As tropical storms become more likely, COVID-19 is changing the ways resulting insurance claims are handled. New tools and practices can help insurers work within physical distancing guidelines, for example. […]

Reset or perish: A guide to adaptive leadership

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nisha Ramchandani, Axilor Ventures Certain ambidextrous leaders or start-ups in India have pivoted quickly during the crisis, helping them to adapt. Start-ups need to remember to adapt more than corporates, and individuals need to become as adaptive as […]

The built environment has a huge role to play in improving health and wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Gutter, President, International WELL Building Institute The built environment has a huge role to play in building a healthier, more sustainable world. This is becoming even more apparent thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harmonizing health, energy efficiency […]

3 challenges facing global gig economy growth after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yan Xiao, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum & Janette Chung, Product Director, Jobox.ai COVID-19 is accelerating the growth of the cross-border offline-to-online (O2O) gig economy. Cross-border payments need to catch up for the cross-border gig economy […]

An enlightened response to COVID-19 can avert the climate emergency

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Craig, CEO, Refinitiv If we get our policy responses to COVID-19 wrong, we risk exacerbating the climate crisis. But it also provides us with a massive opportunity to build back better. Here’s how policy-makers and business leaders […]

Financial markets appear to have rallied. Here’s one way to mitigate further shocks due to COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Weisman, Project Lead, Financial Innovation, World Economic Forum & Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum While fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policy-makers have moved quickly since March to preserve […]

Buzzkill: why the hype around drones and COVID-19 is misplaced

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Meier, Executive Director, WeRobotics Drone technology has been deployed in a range of applications during the pandemic. But they have not always been effective – and have, at worst, caused harm. Here’s what we know to-date about […]

Business leaders must now turn positive ESG talk into long-term results

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claire Skinner, Regional Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles ESG funds are outperforming the broader market during the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders will face a challenge in convincing boards to translate positive sentiment into action, however. Communication and stakeholder management […]

4 ways governments can support start-ups and save their economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marc Penzel, Founder and President, Startup Genome & JF Gauthier, Founder and CEO, Startup Genome Without startups like Zoom, WhatsApp, and Slack, the world would probably be less productive today, or worse, lonelier. Thanks to the technology these […]

This electric plane has flown successfully for 30 minutes – is this the future of flying?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content World’s largest all-electric plane flew for half an hour over Washington State. It’s a significant development in electrifying flights for short distances. But battery technology is a big obstacle to longer journeys. […]

How can you or your organization support the Hour of Pride initiative?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ty Greene, Community Lead, Civil Society, World Economic Forum As part of the World Economic Forum’s Hour of Pride initiative, we are showcasing commitments to support the LGBTQI+ community from our partners in business, civil society, government, academia […]

The Great Reset needs great leaders to help the most vulnerable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mahmoud Jabari, Community Specialist, Africa and the Middle East, World Economic Forum Ideals of a “global society” and a “great reset” will be tested over the coming months. The post-pandemic era will see economic disruption, with many countries […]

Belgium eases lockdown with free train tickets for every citizen

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 Every Belgian resident is to receive 10 free train tickets to encourage staycations. The ticket offer is part of a package of measures to restart the economy. After suffering badly from COVID-19, […]

‘We can use this as an opportunity’ – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on how African nations can recover after COVID-19

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 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ex-finance minister of Nigeria, fears the COVID-19 pandemic could wipe out two or three decades of growth and development on the African continent. Debt standstill arrangements are needed to […]

How COVID-19 revealed 3 critical AI procurement blindspots that could put lives at risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eddan Katz, Project Lead, Protocol Design Networks, World Economic Forum & Conor Sanchez, Project Specialist – L1, World Economic Forum The rush to procure AI technologies during COVID-19 has revealed key governance gaps. Such gaps, if not addressed, […]

Counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic. Here’s how to stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Picard, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Scantrust Counterfeiters are flooding the market with fake COVID-19 equipment and medicines. A new kind of secure QR code could be the answer. Here’s how this technology works. Counterfeiters are flooding […]

How face masks, gloves and other coronavirus waste is polluting our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Coronavirus waste has become a new form of pollution as single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) floods our ocean. COVID-19 has had a number of unexpected impacts on the environment, curtailing recycling and […]

The planet’s health is our health: why healthcare must go green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jason Snape, Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca The biopharmaceutical industry is one among many looking to implement a circular economy. Pharmaceuticals are currently approved irrespective of environmental risks – a special status that may have to change. By […]

Why the evolution of blockchain reliability is critical to protecting your digital assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Steele, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP The existence of digital assets is dependent on the reliability of the blockchain. Understanding key vulnerabilities can help better assess blockchain reliability. Much has been said in recent […]

Why symbols of injustice matter and what to do with them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The killing of George Floyd has spurred efforts around the world to raze divisive symbols. Symbols of the Confederacy have come under particular scrutiny in the US. Symbols matter […]

8 ways ASEAN consumer habits will change by 2030 – shaped by COVID-19, tech and more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Praneeth Yendamuri, Partner, Bain & Company & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Over the next decade, ASEAN will become the world’s fourth-largest economy with a roughly […]