Regionalization vs globalization: what is the future direction of trade?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Legge, Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, University of St.Gallen, & Piotr Lukaszuk, Director for Data Forensics, St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade Destabilizing world events, including COVID-19 and the Suez Canal blockage, have exposed international trade’s […]

What are underwater farms? And how do they work?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Industrialized farming was once seen as a solution for a rapidly-growing global population, but it is taking its toll on the environment. The UN estimates that the world could easily be fed if […]

The COVID vaccine market is worth at least $150 billion. Can we stop it being flooded with fakes?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Health Security Solutions, SICPA Countries all over the world are reporting the sale of fake, or misleadingly labelled, vaccines. Counterfeit COVID vaccines are part of the rapidly increasing worldwide trade in fake medicines that poses […]

What you need to know about the European Green Deal – and what comes next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Belardo, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Europe, World Economic Forum The European Green Deal is to play an important role in the region’s COVID-19 recovery. The deal aims to cut carbon emissions, achieve economic growth not tied to […]

How China can build a nature-positive and net-zero economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lili Sun, President, Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) & Wei Dong Zhou, Business for Nature Chief Advisor in China, and Director, WBCSD China China contains four of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. China will host the COP15 […]

Is the internet really more effective at radicalizing people than older media?

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 & Andrew Berkley, Lead, Immersive Technology and Content, World Economic Forum Researchers have now been studying the internet’s role in radicalization for decades. The World Economic Forum created a […]

How defining intangible investments can help grow the knowledge economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Hazan, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company & Sven Smit, Co-chair, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Amsterdam The definition of intangible assets needs updating to include the knowledge and skills that underpin them. New […]

This school-in-a-bag helps educate the most remote areas

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 Solar Media Bag has been trialled in Uganda, Ethiopia and Mozambique. School teachers in rural areas can use it to turn any space into a classroom. The bag can charge laptops […]

The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage […]

5 ways AI is doing good in the world right now

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 With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges. Artificial intelligence is being used to help crack down on illegal activities. It is helping to tackle […]

Researchers say drinking coffee regularly is good for you. This is how

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 Research suggests drinking coffee in moderation reduces the risk of chronic liver disease by a fifth. Coffee drinkers were found to be less likely to develop fatty liver disease, liver cancer or die […]

Racial abuse of England players exposes deep societal fractures and the need for change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farah Lalani, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment and Information Industries, World Economic Forum & Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum After England lost in the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, online abuse was […]

A net-zero world needs zero-carbon concrete. Here’s how to do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum & Dinah Mcleod, Chief Executive Officer, Global Cement and Concrete Association Concrete accounts for 7% of global emissions – and it’s the […]

3 tech design principles to help curb digital repression

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evîn Cheikosman, Project Coordinator, Data Policy, World Economic Forum & Emily Ratté, Project Coordinator, World Economic Forum & Marcus Burke, Research Analyst, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Activists and journalists are increasingly suppressed and silenced on […]

Companies need innovation more than ever. Here’s how to measure it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Toma, Co-Founder, Outcome In the wake of the pandemic, companies will need to innovate more than ever. The difficulty of measuring innovation often means that it goes unrecognized and unsupported. There are some underlying universal principles that […]

Why the future for cars is connected

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd The market for connected cars is predicted to soar to over $215 billion by 2027. Connected cars are potentially safer for road users, and less harmful to the […]

Mental health: What is doomscrolling and how can we stop it?

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 Doomscrolling – continually looking for bad news online – has grown during COVID-19. It’s particularly prevalent among people with mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. Clinical psychologist Dr Ariane Ling explains […]

This project is decarbonizing the UK area with the highest industrial CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Gardiner, CEO, Drax The UK has set a target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and to reach net zero by 2050; Decarbonizing industrial regions will be critical to achieving this and to reaching global […]

Why ‘systems change’ in 2021 demands better technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fruchterman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Matters We need systems-level change to meet the SDGs as traditional approaches and solutions are too expensive or have failed; To respond to these complex challenges, systems change efforts need […]

Growing a new coral reef in a fraction of the time with a fragment of the coral

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 It can take 25 years to regrow a coral reef. But over the next 20 years, we could lose 90% of all coral reefs. This start-up has a bold plan to cut […]

We’re costing our energy system wrongly. Here’s how to get it right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Sandys, Non Executive Director at SGN, and Energy Systems Catapult A decarbonized energy system works very differently to a fossil-fuel based one – which is why it demands a new approach to costs. A new model must […]

Why the colour of your fruit and vegetables matters

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 Plant-sourced foods are good for you. Agriculture plays a unique role in food security. A third of all food produced globally is wasted. Better management of food chains can help minimise waste. […]

G7 corporations can align with Paris goals through science-based targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lila Karbassi, Chief of Programmes, United Nations Global Compact Despite the climate ambitions of the G7 nations, no major G7 stock index is on track to meet the Paris Agreement goals. The world’s leading companies need to set […]

Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Talal Rafi, Global consultant One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. Technology in the areas of edtech, fintech, remote working and […]

Could dehydrating meat and vegetables help solve the global food waste problem?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content A food-tech company in Mumbai is converting farm food waste into preserved produce using dehydration technology. Dehydrating goods such as vegetables and meat keeps nutrients at peak level and boosts food security for […]

3 important questions about stress

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 Stress can have short- and long-term consequences for our health. In certain situations, it can be useful to improve performance – or help us deal with life-threatening situations. But, to avoid it becoming […]

A hidden population of endangered whales has just been discovered – by nuclear bomb detectors

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 A rare population of pygmy blue whales has been discovered in the Indian Ocean by a nuclear bomb detector. It picked up the distinct sound of the whales’ song. Whales are one […]

How AI is serving up aces at Wimbledon – and what the technology means for the future of sport

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 IBM’s new AI tool can watch Wimbledon simultaneously across more than 18 courts. Tennis highlights and results packages can be created within two minutes of a match finishing. Wearable tech and real-time […]

200 women call on tech giants to prioritize online safety. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum More than 200 women sign a letter calling for tech companies to “prioritize the safety of women.” Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter released commitments to improve the safety of women online […]

The automotive market is changing. Can China show us the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, Partner, Arthur D. Little & Klaus Schmitz, Partner, Arthur D. Little The automotive sector is at a crossroads owing to changing customer behaviour and demand; A new study suggests the move away from petrol and diesel-fuelled […]

What is long COVID?

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 Long COVID symptoms include fatigue, breathlessness and ‘brain fog’. A recent study led by Imperial College London suggests that 2 million people in England alone may have had long COVID. COVID vaccination […]

How to solve COVID’s crew change crisis and protect global supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd Over 1 million seafarers work in tough conditions to support 80% of global trade. COVID-19 pandemic has stranded vast numbers of these key workers at sea. We outline […]

New era of climate action diplomacy in the Middle East

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neeshad Shafi, Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar The United Arab Emirates recently hosted the Regional Dialogue for Climate Action Summit. Leaders from MENA, the US and the UK, committed to key climate issues such as reducing […]