This is how drones and other ‘tradetech’ are transforming international trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Lin, Project Specialist, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum LLC & Ali Al Shidhani, Group VP Technology, ASYAD Group, Digitalization is the key to unlocking trade potential post COVID-19 and harnessing Fourth Industrial Revolution innovations for the Great […]

5 things you might not know about forests – but should

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 Forests cover almost a third of the Earth’s surface. 420 million hectares have been lost since 1990. The UN reveals 5 hidden benefits of forests, from protecting the soil to providing water […]

Why wearing a mask is the most important thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Venkayya, President, Global Vaccine Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Inc. & Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO, Panorama, Co-Founder, Pandemic Action Network Messaging on the importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic has at […]

The winds of change: 5 charts on the future of offshore power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content 2019 was the biggest growth year to date for offshore wind power. Despite COVID-19, industry body GWEC predicts strong growth in 2020, and substantial job creation over the next decade. China shows […]

How to build healthy cities and communities in the post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mayuri Ghosh, Head of Healthy Cities and Communities Initiative; Strategy & Public-Private Partnerships, Future of Consumption Platform, World Economic Forum Clarisse Awamengwi, Project Specialist, Future of Consumption Platform, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated and exacerbated […]

We need to build a quantum security coalition. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vikram Sharma, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, QuintessenceLabs & William Dixon, Head of Future Networks and Technology, World Economic Forum Alongside their promise, quantum computers could threaten the security on which our digital ecosystem is built. To counter […]

What we can learn from Europe’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kalin Anev Janse, Chief Financial Officer, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) & Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy Managing Director, European Fund for Strategic Investments, European Investment Bank Europe came together to save its citizens, businesses and member countries during the COVID-19 […]

This member of the banana tree family could help us cut COVID-19 plastic waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content The abaca tree, a relative of the banana, produces fibre that’s being made into COVID-19 PPE products, including facemasks. Conservationists say single-use plastic PPE is adding to marine pollution. Abaca fibres – […]

How the textile industry can help countries recover from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank The textiles and apparel sector can create jobs and spur further industrialization in countries recovering from COVID-19. To make the most of this opportunity, however, countries will need to embrace new partnerships […]

3 defining characteristics of youth-led social innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lucía Burtnik, Director of Innovation in Learning and Assessment, Eidos Global Community Interest Company Many areas of youth-led social innovation are under-exploited. Youth-led innovations are often inspired by local problems which can be as urgent as global ones, […]

Here’s how to cope with stress, according to the World Health Organization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The pandemic has created an unusually stressful environment for a large number of people. The World Health Organization has created an illustrated guide to managing stress, including audio exercises. Around the […]

Reopening schools too early could spread COVID-19 even faster – especially in the developing world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Lagakos, Associate Professor of Economics, Boston University & Emilie Yam, Head of Communications, International Growth Centre Low-income countries face a very different set of circumstances to high-income countries when it comes to reopening schools after lockdown. In […]

COVID-19: This is what worries young people the most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content 15- to 24-year-olds worry most about the pandemic’s effect on their mental health. Young people in poorer countries are more likely to be concerned about jobs and income. Global survey shows getting […]

Here’s how smart construction could transform home-building after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Matt Howell-Jones, Partner, Arcadis The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to find safer and smarter ways of building homes and offices. Prefab construction powered by digital technology can help us safely create […]

Turbocharging scientific discovery: with bits, neurons, qubits – and collaboration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, IBM Artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computers (HPC) and quantum computing are turbocharging science. These cutting-edge technologies can accelerate material discovery and address challenges like pandemics, climate change and cybersecurity. Through public-private partnerships, […]

Remote working and online shopping could drive 14 million cars off US roads – permanently

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  In 2019, US motorists drove equivalent of 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto. Lockdown meant a 64% drop in car usage, according to a KPMG report. 14 million fewer cars may […]

Staying home? Here are 5 exercise tips from the World Health Organization

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 World Health Organization has some tips for exercising at home. Physical activity reduces risk of chronic disease and eases anxiety. Even a short break from sitting at your desk makes a difference. […]

How studying genetics and lifestyle can shape a healthier MENA region

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Habiba Al Alsafar, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) & Elizabeth ODay, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Olaris Inc The intersection of genetics and lifestyle choices is playing an increasingly […]

6 ways the COVID-19 pandemic could change our approach to human capital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Walsh, Head, Talent Line of Business, Chicago, Willis Towers Watson & Ryan Resch, Managing Director, Executive Compensation (Toronto), Willis Towers Watson Companies with well-established human capital governance frameworks are considered better investments and capable of creating more […]

5 myths about face masks under the microscope

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 Face coverings are safely worn by millions of doctors and nurses every day. They’ve been a common sight in Asian countries for many years. Experts point to many good reasons to wear […]

These 4 skills can make the world better after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefano Oliveri, Digital Transformation Director, Schneider Electric To handle the aftermath of COVID-19 and tackle the world’s biggest issues, we need to change the way we make decisions and become more knowledgeable about the future; A systemic analysis […]

COVID-19 has accelerated India’s digital reset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankita Sharma, Senior researcher, Invest India & Hindol Sengupta, Vice-President, Invest India Coronavirus propelled the use of contactless digital technology across India. The digital-first reset has set the foundations for improving governance. Indian states have increased the use […]

Doing the right thing at the worst time: this is why protecting human rights protects businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrique Lores, President and Chief Executive Officer, HP Businesses need to take real action on racial justice here in America and stand up for human rights across the world. An ethical, sustainable, and resilient supply chain protects businesses […]

Why sustainable manufacturing makes economic as well as ethical sense

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek O’Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum & Francisco D’Souza, Co-Founder, Cognizant; Fellow, World Economic Forum The pandemic has forced manufacturing to change at an unprecedented rate. We […]

COVID-19: Why we must take the widescreen view of workforce uncertainty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone ‘Digital dexterity’ is at a premium during the current crisis. • A worse-case scenario is that the digital divide could widen. • Corporations, SMEs and individuals can influence […]

How AI is bringing the ‘dark matter of nutrition’ to light, unlocking the power of plants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Flatt, CEO & Co-founder, Brightseed Humans lack a molecular understanding of plants and do not fully understand their nutritional potential. Emerging technologies, such as AI and machine learning, are helping us see and understand the full power […]

How learning in a crisis can build more resilient leadership

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Civil, Head of Communications, The Resilience Shift The Resilience Shift project focuses on the urgent need to secure the world’s future through resilient infrastructure, the critical nature of which has been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic; As […]

Here’s how a revamped wealth tax could fuel the COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ibrahim Khan, Co-founder, IFG.VC and Islamicfinanceguru.com With COVID-19 support schemes increasing governments’ debt burdens, countries are in search of tax receipts. Wealth taxes mean the rich are taxed on the assets they own rather than their earnings. A […]

Coronavirus is creating retirement insecurity. These 10 steps can diffuse the timebomb of an ageing population

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andre Belelieu, Head of Insurance and Asset Management, World Economic Forum & Yvonne Sonsino, Partner MCG, Mercer (MMC) To redesign a retirement that builds the necessary financial resilience for longer lives, the World Economic Forum and Mercer have […]

How carbon-smart farming can feed us and fight climate change at the same time

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poornima Parameswaran, Co-founder and VP of Science Technology and Innovation , Trace Genomics Soil is one of the least understood and untapped defenses against climate change. Soil is an efficient carbon sink. Switching to carbon-smart farming will help us […]

Deep-sea minerals could meet the demands of battery supply chains – but should they?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Yeh, Lead, Platform Acceleration, World Economic Forum Demand for cobalt, and other metals for batteries used in mobile electronics and electric vehicles, is forecasted to dramatically increase. A potential new source of minerals from the deep-sea could […]

Quality coffee can boost local economies and benefit farmers – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guillaume Le Cunff, CEO, Nestlé Nespresso S.A. Supporting the sale of high-quality coffees can help restore livelihoods in regions hit hard by conflict and climate change. Training can be key in helping farmers maximize sustainable farming practices, and […]

How can we overcome the racial barriers to global health parity?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bertram L. Scott, Chairman, American Heart Association & Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association The pandemic has laid bare longstanding racial health inequalities. A host of factors lie behind these disparities. Targeted funding and communications can […]