In 1975 NASA envisioned future life in space would look like this

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content You might think that dreaming up what life in a space colony might be like is at the cutting edge of futuristic thinking. But NASA was working on the concept more than […]

Hiring is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Weicht, Co-Founder, Bantani Education & Susanna Williams, Impact Consultant , Hireable Hiring has not altered much since the early days of the 20th century. Despite all of the advances in technology, it costs over £30,000 to replace […]

What the buoyant US economy means for the rest of the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Magnani, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government & Olivier Clavet, The Institute for Advanced International Studies at Laval University The US economy is thriving. Its GDP growth rate is above 3% – the first three […]

3 ways business leaders can build digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz,Global Chairman, PwC The year 2018 has seen a steady shift in cybersecurity and privacy matters: from the back office to the front office, from the tech section to the front page, and from the IT department […]

One year on from #MeToo, what’s changed?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Haas, Managing director, NO MORE It’s been a little more than a year since actress Alyssa Milano posted on Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” That […]

6 ways China and the United States could jumpstart trade reforms

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Co‐founding Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development & Shuaihua Cheng, Managing Director, ICTSD China, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Whether they’re new best friends or estranged fellows, President Donald Trump […]

Students in Milan are moving in with the elderly to fight loneliness and save money

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Would you like to adopt a student? That’s the question being posed to Milan’s elderly, as Italy’s most expensive city seeks to match young people looking for affordable accommodation with seniors in need of company. […]

Amazon indigenous groups want to create a nature sanctuary the size of Mexico

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Indigenous people in Latin America want to create the world’s largest protected area to help fight climate change and protect biodiversity. The national park-like area would stretch from the bottom of the Andes, through […]

This Norwegian cruise line plans to power its ships with rotting fish

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Norway, land of the midnight sun, with its rugged coastline and fjords, is renowned as one of the pioneers of environmentalism. The Scandinavian country’s capital, Oslo, has been named European Green Capital […]

Companies that put employees first perform better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, CECP & Alison Omens, Managing director, programs and strategic engagement, Just Capital One clear takeaway from the last decade – following the 2008 financial crisis – is this: when corporate behaviour […]

Agreement reached on new EU measures to prevent electricity blackouts

  This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament.  EU citizens will be better protected against sudden electricity supply shortages under a provisional deal reached between MEPs and EU Member States on Thursday. After the deal was reached, rapporteur Flavio Zanonato (S&D, IT) said: “This agreement ensures that if an electricity crisis […]

Heard about deepfakes? Don’t panic. Prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samuel Gregory, Programme Director, WITNESS You may have noticed the panic around the threat of ‘deepfakes’. They are one form of so-called ‘synthetic media’, which draw on advances in AI and machine learning to change elements of a […]

This New York store is selling Christmas presents for refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tills in Europe will be ringing loudly from Black Friday onwards, as consumers make the most of pre-Christmas sales. But there are two new stores where spending money will leave you empty […]

The green hydrogen revolution has started, and it won’t be stopped

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raphael Schoentgen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Advisors Hydrogen gas was first produced artificially back in the 16th century, while the first fuel cells and electrolysers were made in the 19th century. Until recently, however, the price […]

4 ways the US can take the lead in the fight against human trafficking

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Employment, Denmark The US Senate recently endorsed the nomination of long-standing civil rights prosecutor, John Cotton Richmond, as new Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. This statutory post, created under the […]

National parks transformed conservation. Now we need to do the same for the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas McCauley, Assistant Professor, Department Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara Parks on land host some of the world’s most famous conservation successes. Consider Yellowstone National Park, which was the world’s first national […]

3 ways to nurture collaboration between universities and industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci EisenbergLead, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and University Engagement & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva Collaborations between universities and industry have given life to many […]

How banks should prepare for robots going rogue

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth St-Onge, Partner, Financial Services, Oliver Wyman & Ege Gürdeniz, Principal, Digital, Technology, and Analytics, Oliver Wyman Banks are rolling out machine-learning applications to handle all manner of tasks once reserved for humans, from customer service to automated […]

How to future-proof India’s economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry GeigerHead, Research and Regional Impact, Future of Economic Progress, World Economic Forum & Sriram GuttaCommunity Lead, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Sheikh Tanjeb IslamGlobal Leadership Fellow and Community Lead Regional […]

Pakistan’s digital revolution is happening faster than you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ayla Majid, Managing Director, Financial Advisory Services, Khalid Majid Rehman The digital power of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is slowly unfolding and shaping into a whole new area of opportunity. When the BRI took global centre […]

5 ways Denmark is preparing for the future of work

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Employment, Denmark How do you prepare a traditional welfare state, with its institutionalized and tax-funded benefits, for the future of work? How do you maintain a healthy labour market, a level playing […]

From coca to cocoa: three lessons from Peru on how farmers can leave the drug trade behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victor Ganoza, Country Director, Peru, TechnoServe & Nick Rosen, Senior Associate for External Communications, TechnoServe Less than a decade ago, the villages and towns of northeastern Peru’s vast Huallaga Valley were a centre of the global drug trade. […]

What will it take for the world’s third-largest economy to empower women?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makiko Eda, Chief Representative Officer, Japan, Member of the Executive Committee, Tokyo Office, World Economic Forum Tokyo The news that there would be just one woman in the Japanese cabinet following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent reshuffle came […]

What is adversarial artificial intelligence and why does it matter?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a critical component in how government, business and citizens defend themselves against cyber attacks. Starting with technology designed to automate specific […]

Finland is a world leader in clean energy. Here’s what’s driving its success

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finland uses a lot less fossil fuel than most countries. But it still has a lot to do to hit its ambitious green energy targets. The country’s commitment to biofuels is one […]

What empty homes and hipster coffee shops tell us about globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum Something was missing in South Bend, Indiana. Streets seemed too big for the few cars that drove around. In the centre of town, many buildings stood empty. Outside […]

American women are 50% more likely to die in childbirth than their mothers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What do Serena Williams and Beyoncé have in common? Both are global superstars and phenomenally successful in their chosen careers. Both are also mothers, who’ve spoken publicly about the life-threatening complications they experienced during pregnancy […]

Why rich countries are seeing more poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Poverty isn’t just an issue for developing nations, with almost one child in every seven across the OECD living on extremely low income and the share rising in many countries. While child deprivation isn’t new, […]

Girls hold the key to Zambia’s future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Cotton, Senior Programme Specialist (Education), Unicef UK “I never thought of seeing a lady as an engineer – I thought engineering was just for men. But since I came here I have met women who are accountants, […]

South Asia can become an innovation hub. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting South Asia has the potential to become a hub of innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): with its young population well connected to new global technological developments; opportunities […]