Services are the hidden side of the US-China trade war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tatiana Lacerda Prazeres, Senior Fellow , University of International Business and Economics in Beijing Discussions about the trade war between the United States and China have largely focused on goods. This is not surprising, given that tariffs have been […]

Here’s how we can use agriculture to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Riensche, Owner and Manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company, Iowa, USA & Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers Forum India) 2019 will go down in history as the most difficult planting season for North American farmers, with […]

Our health systems are under pressure. Here are 9 ways to remedy that

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Clark, Patron , The Helen Clark Foundation The pressures facing health systems around the world are increasing, and they are diverse. Some populations are youthful and fast-growing – others are ageing. Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies are affecting the […]

Car-free day – and the other 364 days of the year

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mattias Eriksson, Senior Vice President, Core Map Group, HERE Technologies The car-free day has come a long way since its beginnings in 1956, when Dutch and Belgians abandoned their cars every Sunday to curb the effects of the Suez […]

What we’ve learned about mental health from young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cynthia Germanotta, Co-Founder and President, Born This Way Foundation & Maya Smith, Executive Director, Born This Way Foundation The global mental health crisis intersects every continent, generation, and culture. Its far-reaching impact and indiscriminate nature, while daunting, should compel […]

This company lets you set your own salary

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 When unemployment is low, competition for talent can lead to a sellers’ market. Organizations must compete for attention hoping to attract the best people. But attractive salaries are not the only tool employers […]

Half of the world’s population lack access to essential health services – are we doing enough?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children UK & Corry Jacobs, Head of Corporate Government Affairs, Global Health and Trade, GSK In 2015, world leaders agreed a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]

Banking on sustainability – what’s next?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek Baraldi, Head of Banking, World Economic Forum In recent years, leaders of public and private organizations, regardless of sector, have started to prioritize sustainability. And now, banking is starting to see sustainability as a priority, as well. Leaders […]

Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in Japan, wildfires in the US, to a massive earthquake and tsunami […]

How the mobile industry is driving climate progress on the scale of a major economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mats Granryd, Director-General, GSMA The number of countries, regions and cities committing to a net zero carbon emissions target has grown. According to the latest data, 15 countries, 11 states and at least 23 cities have set targets of […]

Zero carbon by 2050 is possible. Here is what we need to do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: J. Adair Turner, Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission The collapsing cost of renewable electricity and batteries means that the world can now plan to decarbonize electricity generation far more rapidly, and at a lower economic cost than seemed possible 10 […]

Three ways batteries could power change in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group & Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF Lithium-ion batteries have been around for almost half a century – and now they are at […]

A new roadmap for corporate climate governance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dominik Breitinger, Project Lead, Climate Governance and Finance, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Prompted by extreme weather, calls for corporate climate action have been growing in volume and intensity – from regulators, governments, investors and youth. Within companies, […]

Nordic companies prove doing good is good for the bottom line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wendy Woods, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Global Leader, Social Impact Practice at The Boston Consulting Group The Business Roundtable, which represents many of the largest US-based companies, surprised a lot of people when it publicly endorsed the idea […]

3 things to know about our Sustainable Development Impact Summit

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 How can we accelerate action on sustainable development? Global leaders are set to take stock of the 17 goals they’ve set themselves at a meeting on the fringes of the United Nations General […]

This farmer used an age-old technique to save his soil and now his farm is prospering

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 Our soil is under threat. It’s estimated that we’ve got just 60 years of topsoil left, with 24 billion tons of fertile soil lost every year. With most of the food on our […]

The future of sustainability: recycling carbon through the power of the sun

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart Kolodziejczyk, Research Fellow, Monash University & Tyra Horngren, PhD candidate, University of Melbourne In August last year, the Trump administration proposed the weakening of vehicle emission regulations, causing concern for climate advocates. This follows its decision to withdraw […]

Want to cut greenhouse gas emissions? Look to digital technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Over the next decade, the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – particularly 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial […]

How private investment can boost education access and quality in the digital economy

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 Education can close achievement gaps and lift communities and individuals from poverty. As literacy rates rise around the world, the link between education and income is more evident. At the same time, the […]

3 ways to accelerate the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Fausing, President and CEO, Danfoss We are running out of time to meet the Paris Agreement and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on sustainable energy – “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern […]

These are the world’s safest cities

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 Tokyo has again been named the world’s safest city by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in a ranking of the digital, health, infrastructure and personal security of 60 major metropolitan areas. Singapore came […]

6 innovative technologies about to transform our infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum Stewing in a traffic jam, huffing over a late train or waiting out a delayed flight at an overburdened airport, one can be forgiven for feeling frustrated by […]

Why responsible consumption is everyone’s business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bibi la Luz Gonzalez, Founder, Eat Better Wa’ik Your closet. Your desk. Your drawers. Your private spaces never to be seen by guests or colleagues. These are the areas where we accumulate stuff. And they are where each one […]

This start-up made doing good a business priority – and flourished

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 Businesses cannot afford to ignore the social impact of their business or the interests of their wider stakeholders, as the Business Roundtable explained in the updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. […]

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution could spell more jobs – not fewer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayant Menon Ever since Homo erectus carved a piece of stone into a tool, the welfare of humanity has been on the increase. This technological breakthrough led first to the hand axe, and eventually to the iPhone. We […]

The first-ever climate telethon has raised $2.6 million for new forests

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 Danish people have donated $2.6 million in what’s been called be the world’s first climate telethon. Broadcast from the middle of a forest, Denmark Plants Trees featured live music, comedy, and a plea […]

Here’s how to close the $176 billion health financing gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Guilford, Co-Founder & CEO, Common Health & Dr. Christoph Kurowski, Global Lead for Health Financing, World Bank Group The question of how we pay for healthcare has taken centre stage on the global agenda. US presidential candidates are […]

Making the move to more sustainable mobility – three steps for companies

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 Gridlocked highways, smog over buildings and armies of unhappy and angry commuters are images seen in cities around the world. But a different vision – one of people on bicycles, buses, trains and […]

Ending the era of dirty textiles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Doboczky, CEO, Lenzing Group Sustainability has gained a lot of traction in the textile industry over the last few years. Purchase decisions are no longer only made on the basis of fashion and comfort. Consumers are increasingly demanding […]

Greenery: the miracle cure for urban living

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aruni Bhatnagar, Smith and Lucille Gibson Chair Department of Medicine, University of Louisville Imagine a drug that could lower the rates of heart disease, anxiety, stress and depression, prolong lifespan, strengthen social cohesion, encourage more physical activity and promote […]

Here’s how India became a global clean energy powerhouse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power The past few years have seen a steady rise in India’s global stature, manifested in its enhanced economic and diplomatic clout. As the world is looking to mitigate the rapidly growing […]

First do no harm. Why healthcare needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips If I’ve learned one thing working in the healthcare sector, it’s the earlier you can diagnose a disease, the better chance you have of curing it – or at least mitigating its […]

Climate change: won or lost in cities or by cities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Harman, Cities Economist, International Growth Centre Extinction Rebellion disrupted London and brought many transport routes to a standstill on Easter Weekend in 2019. A key demand for the direct action group was for the government to declare a […]