What on Earth is the value of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Global Have people lost sight of the value of space and its role in their daily lives? Do they view it more as science-fiction than science? As CEO of the leading global […]

Power-sector emissions are set to fall in 2022. Thanks to renewable energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered an unprecedented global energy crisis, the world has been turning to other sources of power, besides oil and gas, to meet demand. Renewable energy has seen a […]

4 Turkish unicorns on how to support digital transformation and the start-up ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sertaç Yerlikaya, Advisor to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey, Vandana Menon, Lead, Government Affairs, Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, Geneva The 2020s mark an important period for Turkey with its […]

What is the ‘random trip’ craze and why is it so big in Japan?

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 Let’s go anywhere. Instead of deciding on a destination, travellers in Japan are leaving it to luck. It’s a trend called ‘random trips’ that is taking off in Japan – and travel […]

How digital transformation is driving action in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Steve Ollis, Director, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Digital transformation has been a hot topic in the healthcare industry in recent years. Spending on digital transformation surpassed […]

Fuel-efficient routing: Here’s how you can make your road journey more eco-friendly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Brittin, President, Business and Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google Across the world, people are making more sustainable choices. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer found that 75% of us globally are concerned or fearful about climate […]

Here’s how other refugee emergencies can guide government response to the Ukraine crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Björn Gillsäter, Head, World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the world witnesses yet another refugee emergency. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing their homes to seek asylum in other European countries. […]

Sustainability isn’t holding back innovation, it’s accelerating it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joni Rautavuori, Chief Executive Officer, Tharsus Group Faced with the most severe supply chain crisis in decades, compounding factors such as inflation and the energy crisis are putting businesses at existential risk. Simultaneously, the drive toward greater productivity […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

What does colonialism have to do with climate change?

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, Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum When flooding amplified by climate change began to submerge nearly a third of Pakistan recently, a remnant […]

Here is why the battle for gender equality is more urgent than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antra Bhatt, Statistics Specialist, UN Women “Building back better” seems to be the resident buzz phrase these days as countries scramble to recover from the adverse impacts of the pandemic. But have we succeeded? Do we find ourselves […]

How to fight the next threat to our world: air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, BreatheLife Champion and Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation A global threat has taken hold. It’s almost impossible to escape. It lurks in […]

3 lessons in tech ethics from a tech giant

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Green, Director, Technology Ethics, Santa Clara University, Emily Ratté, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, Christina Zhang, Senior Manager, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce, Rayce Smallwood, Content Specialist, Ethical and Inclusive Products, Salesforce The more people live with […]

The future of manufacturing is powered by data and analytics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Memia Fendri, Initiatives and Community Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Ruben Behaeghe, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group The manufacturing industry is on the verge […]

How public-private partnerships could be the booster dose for India’s healthcare ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelima Dwivedi, Executive Director, Public Policy, Communications & Market Access, MSD, Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum The two most prominent challenges in the sustained availability of equitable healthcare for all are affordability and accessibility. However, […]

What causes famine? Here’s what history teaches us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guido Alfani, Associate Professor of Economic History, Bocconi University, Cormac Ó Gráda, Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin The Russian invasion of Ukraine brought the spectre of war back to Europe. Famine could be next, not necessarily in the […]

Former NASA CTO on how to think ‘mission first’ and what’s next for a free space economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Astra began – like so many companies – in a garage. But it stands apart as a member of the $400 billion space economy sector. This space tech company isn’t looking […]

Hybrid entrepreneurship – 5 reasons to build a venture while still working 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patricia Russ, Founder and CEO, Ovini Berlin What do Steve Wozniak, Henry Ford and Sarah Blakely have in common? They built some of the most successful businesses of all time – Apple, Ford and Spanx – all while […]

Among numerous global challenges, hepatitis C is one we can beat through one final step

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prof. Dr. Mohamad Hassany, Assistant Minister for Public Health Initiatives and Projects for Egypt, Director of the COVID19 Crisis Room, Ministry of Health, Egypt The COVID-19 pandemic created health impacts beyond the virus spread itself, sending Sustainable Development […]

Doing housework could cut your risk of developing dementia, according to a new study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Frequent exercise – including doing the housework – can lower the risk of dementia, according to new research. Dementia is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, affecting an estimated 55 million […]

Vegetables are changing shape because of the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content This year’s record-breaking heatwaves and droughts have had many consequences. Making fruit and vegetables smaller and wonkier is one that many would not have expected, but farmers say that is what is […]

Obstacles still exist for women in science, but this young researcher is breaking the mould

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Dr Kaitlyn Sadtler is an immunologist and bioengineer at the National Institutes of Health, just outside of Washington, D.C., in the US. […]

This community of youthful changemakers is creating a more equitable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Head of Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum It’s been nearly three years since this group of innovators, activists and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 met in person. From 2-4 September, 500 of them convened […]

This city will soon run only on renewable energy

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 US city of Chicago runs more than 400 public buildings, including City Hall and two international airports. Now these buildings and other city operations are to be run on 100% renewable […]

Carbon offsets – how do they work, and who sets the rules?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Could carbon offsets help reduce emissions? Or are they just one more tool for greenwashing? Carbon offsets occur when a polluting company buys a carbon credit to make up for the […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

In pursuit of greater financial inclusion: How one man’s vision is lifting millions out of poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets Taejun Shin was born and raised in Japan as the son of Korean immigrants who became stateless around the time of Japan’s […]

How climate education can be used to address social and economic challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Antonio Ramirez Garcia, Founder and General Director, Sin Planeta B An important outcome of COP26 was the Glasgow work programme on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). This promotes the integration of climate change learning in schools and […]

How can national oil companies overcome the challenges of ESG reporting?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Doug Johnston, Energy Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY, Renée van Heusden, Head of Oil and Gas Industry, World Economic Forum Geneva, Marlina Razak, Project Fellow, Platform on Shaping the Future of Energy, Materials, and Infrastructure, World […]

This Indian state is overhauling its agriculture strategy — and innovation is at the forefront

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajit Kesari, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Jaskiran Warrik, Project Lead, Food Innovation Hub, World Economic Forum As the world population continues to grow and food prices rise, farming […]

Should you go freelance? Here’s what you need to know about the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum, Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Beside a pool. In a log cabin. In your pyjamas. Working wherever and whenever you like can seem like a very attractive option. And businesses […]

GDP: How do you measure a country’s true worth? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum What makes a ‘good’ country? If you’re thinking ‘happy people, trusted leaders, thriving trade’ then you may be surprised to learn that for many economists, for many years, a single monetary […]