How to fix our planet: the pioneers fighting to bring nature back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colin Butfield, Executive Producer, Our Planet Project, WWF United Kingdom “Human beings are the greatest problem-solvers our planet has ever known. We are just yet to apply ourselves to this problem with the scale and urgency it requires.” — […]

Almost all businesses expect to face a crisis. And how they deal with them really counts

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 Death and taxes. Two of life’s great certainties. But maybe it’s time to add another to the list – corporate crises. After all, according to PwC, you can’t avoid them, you can […]

Denmark is experimenting with ‘culture vitamins’ to lift people out of depression

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 Depression affects 300 million people across the globe and is the leading cause of disability worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It costs the global economy $1 trillion every year but fewer than half […]

Australian solar could power Singapore within a decade

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 When the 720 km power cable from Norway to the UK made landfall two years ago it was hailed as the longest in the world. Now a Singaporean renewable energy company has plans for […]

This is how countries compare on gun deaths

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 Half of all firearm-related deaths in 2016 occurred in just six countries – all in the Americas – according to a study. Brazil had the largest gun deaths toll, with over 43,000 people killed […]

5 key concepts for blockchain newbies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter A. McKay, Content producer, Dispatch Labs, Hanns-Christian Hanebeck, Founder and CEO, Truckl & Nadia Hewett, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum One of the little talked-about challenges in the blockchain space is the need […]

Schools in Florida now have to teach mental and emotional health

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 school student in the US state of Florida is to be taught about mental and emotional health to help them recognize and seek help for problems that are affecting a growing […]

Nearly a third of the globe is now on Facebook – chart of the day

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content About 2.41 billion people – or nearly a third of the global population – interact with Facebook at least once a month, according to the latest data from the social media giant. The growth in Facebook’s […]

Ride-hailing apps are making the developing world’s traffic problems worse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mostafa Kandil, CEO and co-founder, Swvl Ride hailing has revolutionized transport across the globe. Once only found in the US and Europe, ride-hailing companies have quickly expanded into emerging markets such as Kenya, Nigeria, and Egypt. Because local […]

To flourish in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we need to rethink these 3 things

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Munozovepi Gwata, Founder, Kukura Capital Education is the primary tool for connecting people to the workplace. It is a building block that is used to aid employment. Employment, in turn, is the channel that allows people to be […]

10 of Albert Einstein’s best quotes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Father of modern physics. Nobel Prize winner. Moustache-touting deep thinker. Albert Einstein was many things. The German-born theoretical physicist is probably the world’s most recognised scientist. His formula expressing the relationship between mass and energy […]

To feed 10 billion people, we must preserve biodiversity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization & Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources , United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization The threats to bee colonies around the world have been […]

Here are what UNESCO considers to be remarkable new World Heritage Sites

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen,Writer, Formative Content From the ancient mystery of Stonehenge to the singular beauty of Venice and the unrivalled majesty of India’s Taj Mahal, there are more than 1,000 World Heritage Sites across the globe. UNESCO’s World Heritage […]

Why gin made from peas helps the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content There are many theories about how to make the perfect G&T. But traditional recipes don’t normally take greenhouse gas emissions into account. Now a new study shows how using fermented peas instead of […]

We don’t know how autonomous vehicles will depreciate – and that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Head of Autonomous and Urban Mobility , World Economic Forum LLC Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have different depreciation patterns than current light passenger vehicles and that pattern is, as yet, unknown. The industry knows with decent […]

Gender is where the feminist and LGBTI movements meet. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julia Ehrt, Director of Programmes, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association We have recently witnessed millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people protesting in streets across the globe to call out homo-, bi-, […]

Algorithms could give the world its first ‘born digital’ free trade agreement in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Craig Atkinson, Research Fellow, World Trade Institute The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, presently signed by 52 African Union (AU) member states, is remarkable in its geographic coverage and ambition to create a single market for […]

Here’s how we reboot digital trade for the 21st century

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vinay Mendonca, Managing Director; Global Head, Product and Structuring, Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF), HSBC When it comes to the headlines on global trade, the talk is all about geopolitics and tariff, but away from all that noise, […]

It will take a lot more than free menstrual pads to end period poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dani Barrington, Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health, University of Leeds & Emily Wilson, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Sheffield & Hazel Barrett, Professor in Development Geography, Coventry University All of those who menstruate, wherever they live, experience challenges […]

The French army is enlisting sci-fi writers to predict the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Salazar, Director, Mastercard & Carlos Monteverde, Product Manager, Mastercard Think the unthinkable. Then write it down. That’s the mission for a new team working inside the French army. The “red team” will be made up of science fiction […]

This new solar technology can be printed or woven into fabric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shahzada Ahmad, Ikerbasque Professor & European Research Council Principal Investigator Our planet is facing an unprecedented global emergency due to the climate crisis. To counter thus narrative we need new and disruptive energy technologies. Breakthroughs here can make our […]

5 lessons from China on how to drive sustainable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Chi Jingtao, Chairman, COFCO Corporation Journalists, politicians and regular citizens have spent much time in recent years discussing the ‘Chinese dream’. It’s our vision of China’s journey into the future. I believe the Chinese dream will see us […]

Here’s a reason to feel cheerful – the world is full of Good Samaritans

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 While some cities are experimenting with smart ways to tackle crime, a new study has found a more old-fashioned method is still proving effective in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and South Africa. […]

5 things to know about the exploding world of pro gaming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Tennis stars Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be criss-crossing New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium when the US Open begins later this month, each battling for $3.85 million in prize money. But the arena […]

How do we build trust between humans and AI?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana El Kaliouby, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Affectiva My mother lives 5,000 miles away in Cairo, Egypt. When she calls me, she can immediately tell if something is wrong, simply from the way I say “Hello” or […]

As ride-hailing firms drive into the future, who is being left behind?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joanna Moody, Ph.D. Research Program Manager, Mobility Systems Center, MIT Energy Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Scott Middleton, Planning and Research Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Amitai Bin-Nun, Director of the Autonomous Vehicle Initiative, Securing America’s Future […]

Is 2019 the beginning of the end for coal in Europe?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Coal generation in Europe fell by a fifth in the first half of this year, with almost every coal-burning country cutting back. Western Europe saw particularly dramatic drops in production – up to 79% in Ireland, […]

7 key authors from Switzerland’s literary scene

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum The Helvetic nation celebrates its 1291 inception today, and with that let’s take a look at some of its literary history. As the country has four official languages, Swiss […]

Meet Cipta: the comic book hero using her powers to tackle bullying in schools

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 Cipta is a 15-year-old girl with remarkable powers. A talented artist, she has a knack for bringing her creations to life, literally – turning her drawings into objects she uses to help […]

Ethiopia planted 350 million trees in a day. And its fight against deforestation does not stop there

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 Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours, its government announced, claiming a world record. Across the country, volunteers took part in the mass planting as part of the “Green Legacy” […]

If we want to solve climate change, water governance is our blueprint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth Taylor, Founder and CEO, WaterLoom The phrase “fail to prepare or prepare to fail” comes to mind as we enter an era in which governments and communities must band together to mitigate climate change. Part of what […]

The India–U.S. trade dispute and India’s evolving geopolitical role

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) While the strategic partnership between the United States and India remains robust, some analysts see the relationship as becoming significantly strained if current trade disagreements are not managed properly. To examine […]

5 things weighing on the world economy, according to the IMF

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Sluggish and precarious. But it doesn’t have to be this way because some of this is self-inflicted.” That’s how the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath recently summed up the state […]