‘Being open about my mental health created a better work culture’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ryan Bonnici, Chief marketing officer, G2.com From Davos to Tokyo to Silicon Valley, executives are steadily bracing the issue of mental health. That’s a good sign. But the world has a very long way to go in creating workplaces […]

10 ways central banks are experimenting with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum While research and experimentation with blockchain technology across sectors has been underway for several years, few organizations have deployed it. Although central banks are among the most […]

What Mary Poppins teaches us about behavioural economics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Willcox, Founding partner, The Business of Choice & Nicholas Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London In every job that must be done There is an element of fun You find the fun […]

These countries have the most powerful passports

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 Travel broadens the mind, according to the oft-quoted idiom. But how far and how frequently you travel depends on a combination of factors. The opportunity to travel can be something of a luxury, […]

How the United States is falling in love with secondhand clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Ko, Co-founder/COO, DHB Global One person’s trash can be another’s treasure, as the saying goes. And now one of the fashion industry’s fastest-growing sectors is helping prove that point. The secondhand clothes market in the United States has […]

This is how we inspire young people in the Middle East to join the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asmaa Abu Mezied, Women’s Economic Empowerment Coordinator, Oxfam The Earth’s climate clock is ticking, as shown by the daily images, videos and research produced in the global North calling for immediate action against climate change. The Middle East is […]

Technology can help us end the scourge of modern slavery. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ed Lewin, Vice President, International Corporate Affairs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Modern slavery: it’s a strange term. The word ‘modern‘ generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge. Juxtapose that with the word ‘slavery’. A most outdated concept. Captivity. […]

The clothes of the future could be made from pineapples and bananas

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 If the first thing you think of when you hear about clothes made from food is the meat dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Awards, you’re probably not alone. But there’s […]

We underestimate the power of data at our peril. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hani Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Retail, Majid Al Futtaim Holding It’s not every day that a piece of research strikes a chord. But a Cushman & Wakefield report on exponential technological change and its implications felt personal. It read: […]

Our healthcare systems are ailing. Here’s how to make them better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association Growing life expectancy, while something to be celebrated, also means that a rising number of people are living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Access to optimal medical treatments […]

This is how Middle Eastern retailers can keep up with e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdellah Iftahy, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Franck Laizet, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Zaid Ghazaleh, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company Traditional bricks and mortar retail is under attack globally. Retailers have struggled to compete with the growing popularity […]

Four lessons from Africa on building effective business ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Busch, Researcher and Inaugural Deputy Director, London School of Economics Innovation Lab Rapid change requires constant adaptation in the face of emerging challenges and customer needs. This can often best be achieved by ‘co-creation’ with key stakeholders; in […]

Can fighting climate change bring the Arab world closer together?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neeshad Shafi, Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar Pathways toward improved regional cooperation in the Middle East are rarely smooth, and the road towards environmental and climate action is no exception. Rarely benefiting from high-level political attention or […]

5 factors driving the Chinese lawtech boom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Ko, Co-founder/COO, DHB Global The second largest economy globally has legal innovations the world should hear about. In enhancing access to justice, China is developing a vibrant emerging market for “lawtech” or “legaltech” (technology for delivering legal services). […]

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum Geo-economic developments are illustrating the power of global partnerships but also the constraints of current systems. As Japan begins its presidency of the G20 for the first time this year, there is an […]

The Middle East needs a technological revolution. Start-ups can lead the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board Globally, economies with agile ecosystems that are equipped with the infrastructure to support innovation in technology are witnessing a revolution. In order for governments, large-scale multinationals and new start-ups to […]

5 surprising ways major cities are going green

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 What do cow dung, cockroaches, wood pellets and empty plastic bottles have in common? It’s not a trick question. The answer is that they could help us save the planet. When the Pakistan […]

Innovative urban financing can make our cities stronger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Okan Geray, Strategic Planning Advisor, Smart Dubai & Kari Aina Eik, Secretary General, Organization for International Economic Relations Cities are the defining form of human organization in the 21st century. […]

What my transgender child can teach us about the workforce of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Corinna Lathan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AnthroTronix (ATinc) My husband sent me this text about our daughter while I was attending a luncheon at Davos 2019 on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusion, sponsored by LGBTI […]

This AI trash can is designed to stop you wasting food

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content When talk turns to new technologies, trash cans may not be the first things that come to mind, but a new smart bin is actively embracing machine learning to target food waste. The […]

What slums can teach us about building the cities of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Cairns, Professor, Singapore ETH Centre Informal housing, be it in the barrio, tugurio, favela, bidonville, gecekondu or kampung, supports the majority of rapidly urbanizing populations in cities of the global South. Yet, many city planners and housing policymakers […]

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the Middle East. Is this how we solve it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding “Leave no one behind.” This was the message championed by World Water Day this year. The plea to leave no one behind – a basic tenet of the United Nations […]

Climate change helped destroy these four ancient civilisations

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 Ignorant, malign and evil. This is some of the unapologetically harsh criticism directed at climate change deniers by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Her point […]

Earth Hour 2019: switch off your lights, and become an innovator

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sid Das, Director of Digital Engagement, Earth Hour Global Let’s take 30 seconds to think about innovators. What do they look like? Where do they work? What do they do? You might imagine labs, research centres, NASA, spacesuits and […]

These 4 scenarios show how we might be working in the future

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 it comes to whether advances in technology will help or harm our careers, opinion is divided. Now a report by the UK’s Royal Society of Arts has set out four scenarios that […]

In the age of the tourism backlash, we need ‘destination stewards’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: April Rinne, Founder and Adviser, April Worldwide Globally, more people are travelling to more places than ever before. Our ability to connect with new people, explore new destinations and work across more borders is unprecedented. The stats are clear: […]

Six steps that can help us to tackle homelessness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alina Turner, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary & Diana Krecsy, Calgary Homeless Foundation Homelessness remains a critical challenge in both developing and developed countries. According to recent official estimates, about 235,000 people experience homelessness in any given […]

Women’s work faces the greatest risk of automation, says new research

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content The robots are coming – but whose jobs are they most likely to take? By now, you’d be hard pressed not to have read something about how automation and technology are going […]

Further reforms needed for a stronger and more inclusive Argentine economy

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The Argentine economy is expected to begin emerging from its deep recession in 2019, but significant risks remain. Recovery from the crisis will require new efforts to restore confidence, build solid macroeconomic foundations, improve governance, create jobs and ensure that future growth is greener and benefits […]

The recipe for creativity involves a lot of ideas, and a short break

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer , Formative Content Creativity isn’t a light bulb flashing on or a bolt of lightning striking. According to new research, it takes more time for good ideas to materialise. In two experiments, researchers tested how […]

The dirty secret of electric vehicles

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 The number of electric vehicles on the world’s roads is rising fast. Latest figures show there are more than three million and sales are growing at close to 75% a year. But now […]

80 million Chinese people no longer pay income tax

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 Taxes. They’re the bedrock on which vital public services and infrastructure stand. From roads to hospitals, schools to national defence, taxation provides all the components of a well-ordered, properly functioning society. They are […]

Hackers are causing blackouts. It’s time to boost our cyber resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosa Kariger, Chief Information Security Officer, Iberdrola & Pierre-Alain Graf, Senior Vice-President, ABB A six-hour winter blackout in mainland France could result in damages to households, businesses and vital institutions totalling over €1.5 billion. A well-orchestrated cyber attack on […]