Here’s how to retain employees during the ‘Great Resignation’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David R. Mayer Senior Partner, Lippincott, Oliver Wyman’s creative Brand and Innovation consultancy & Kate Bravery, Global Advisory and Insight Leader, Mercer (MMC) Companies currently have a record number of open positions in the US, and worldwide 41% […]

These 3 innovative solar farms show why this renewable technology is hot right now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Solar power generation grew 22% in 2019 and is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, according to the International Energy Agency. As adoption gathers pace, innovative projects are coming to […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]

12 steps to decarbonise your city

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stuart McLaren, Director of Net Zero Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Cities have a major role to play in the race to reach net zero. Cities need to decarbonise existing infrastructure. These 12 steps can help cities decarbonise in a robust, […]

The European Union’s road to sustainability – how each EU state is doing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content The SDGCountry Scores tool from Eurostat shows whether European Union countries are making progress on global sustainable development goals. Countries are measured compared with the EU average and whether they have made […]

How the Belt and Road Initiative could support an ageing population

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alpen Sheth, Senior Technologist, Mercy Corps Ventures China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could facilitate unprecedented levels of cooperation between East and West. Despite very different demographic histories, China and Europe currently share the challenge of an ageing […]

Contribution of Health-care workers to achieve Agenda 2030

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Asad Ali, a student of 3rd year MBBS in Sheikh Zayed medical college Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

How digital technologies can address 5 sources of health inequity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neal Myrick, Vice President, Social Impact, Tableau Software & Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square As the world continues to address inequities in health, digital technologies have an immense potential to contribute; Five drivers of health inequity in […]

Would you get a COVID-19 booster shot if offered?

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 A new Ipsos survey finds that a majority of fully vaccinated adults in 13 countries would get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if offered. However, a majority also think priority should be given to […]

How big data can help the shipping industry get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ami Daniel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Windward & Lord John Browne, Chairman, BeyondNetZero, and Chairman, Windward Pressure is mounting on the shipping industry to reduce its considerable environmental impact. The first step in reducing carbon emissions in […]

Europe’s hottest summer, climate change’s ‘existential threat’: What to know about the planet this week

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 This weekly round-up brings you some of the key environment stories from the past seven days, to help keep you up to date. Top stories: Europe sees hottest summer ever; US President Biden […]

3 vital steps for uprooting racism on university campuses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kseniia Pirnavskaia, Research Assistant, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution & Cornelius Kalenzi, Postdoctoral Researcher, KAIST-Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Amid continuing racism, educational institutions must be judged by their words, actions and […]

We need to bridge the education gap for refugees, says new UNHCR report 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) From 2018 to 2020, almost a million children were born as refugees. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.6 billion learners have been affected by the closure […]

Time to utilise the full power of AI to accelerate our fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Degot, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group AI has the potential to become the ‘Swiss Army knife’ in our fight against climate change. AI can measure and reduce emissions at scale for any given institution; enable […]

6 issues that will define the future of capital markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum & Akash Shah, Chief Growth Officer, BNY Mellon In the wake of the pandemic and an unequal economic recovery, global capital markets are […]

How to build smart, zero carbon buildings – and why it matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clay Nesler, Global Lead, Buildings and Energy, World Resources Institute & Khee Poh Lam, Dean, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore & Bertrand Lasternas, Associate Director – Energy Manager, National University of Singapore Buildings represent […]

4 tuna species are showing signs of recovery. Here’s what that tells us about the future of fisheries

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 New data shows four commercially-fished tuna species are on the path to recovery. However, there are regional differences in the recovery, and bad news for other species in the updated IUCN Red List […]

What does the future hold for quantum computing? Experts explain

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 A World Economic Forum issue briefing on quantum computing explored the technology, where it’s come from and where it’s heading. Experts from academia and industry discussed the challenges, next steps and where we […]

Employers hold too much power over information. Workers must claim their data rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Byhovskaya, Senior Policy Adviser, Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD • The pandemic saw a steep increase in the accumulation of workplace data. • Most workers are poorly protected with respect to data access and […]

Innovative debt financing could close the digital access gap. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Burke Norton, Senior Managing Director; Co-Head, Perennial Investing, Vista Equity Partners and Bill Horton, Senior Vice-President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Verizon Communications Digitization of services is on the rise, with digital inclusion affecting access to healthcare, […]

Digital privacy comes at a price. Here’s how to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder Igarape Institute Data privacy exchanged for frictionless convenience is being compromised, stolen and leaked with disturbing regularity. People do not consciously put a price on their online privacy and most are […]

Why age inclusive workforces play a crucial role in building back a better society post-COVID

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stuart Lewis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rest Less A thriving jobs market that works for people of all ages is an essential component of any plan to build back better post-pandemic. Demographic changes mean there are enormous […]

Investing in nature gives industry and business a competitive advantage. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche, Switzerland & Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, Hoffmann Institute, INSEAD On the agenda at the IUCN Congress in Marseille is awareness that investment in a vibrant natural world opens the door to sustainable and […]

Automatic handwashing tech can help provide a resilient return to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stanislav Varich, Founder and CEO, Connectome.ai The proven benefits of automation – reduced errors, lower costs, improved resource allocation – are all advantages that can be gained by applying it to mitigate hygiene risk. Due to its unbiased […]

How African countries can benefit from plan to reform global tax

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime, Global Shaper, Kigali Hub The two-pillar plan to reform global tax offers African governments a unique opportunity to address tax challenges from digitalisation of economies and to maximise tax revenues. To harness the potentials of BEPS […]

This weather index measures climate-related risks. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renzo Avesani, Chief Innovation Officer, Unipol Gruppo & Antonio Tirri, Service Innovation Engineer, Leithà The European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI) is a new data tool which uses AI to more accurately measure climate-related weather risks. By monitoring […]

This UK football club is trialling edible coffee cups

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content English soccer club Manchester City is trialling an edible coffee cup made from leak-proof wafer. Another English team, Forest Green Rovers, has tried sustainable shirts made from recycled coffee beans and plastic […]

Forest wildfires could actually help combat climate change. Here’s how

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 Warming temperatures are drying forests and increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires. But there are good and bad wildfires, explains Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests. Some wildfires help […]

Over 1 billion people have hypertension – but half of them don’t even know it. What exactly is this ‘silent killer’?

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 Dangerously high blood pressure, or hypertension, can kill if left untreated. Of the 1.2 billion people thought to have it, half don’t know and many more are not getting the treatment they […]

3 steps towards making aviation and marine fuel cleaner

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anjan Ray, Director, CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum • On the current trajectory, sustainable fuels will only supply a small percentage of aviation and shipping needs. • Favourable government policies are needed to increase production and adoption of […]

How the media could help end stigma around HIV

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 Over half of citizens in some countries express prejudice against people with HIV. A new study says the media has a key role to play in fighting the stigma of HIV. Showing […]

The term AI overpromises. Let’s make machine learning work better for humans instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Notger Heinz, Principal Machine Learning Engineer, sennder GmbH • Current ‘artificial intelligence’ operates on a limited ‘monkey see monkey do’ basis. • There is little sign such systems can make the leap to higher forms of cognition. • […]