Corporate reporting is evolving: The boardroom approach to ESG is driving change from the top

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Sweet, Head of Future of Protein, COVID Response, and Food-Health, World Economic Forum & Alexia Semov, Community Lead, Food Nature, World Economic Forum The focus on addressing environmental damage is a result of 30+ years of effort […]

Why we need a diverse range of decision-makers to progress climate negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie-Claire Graf, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Sophie Daud, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Veena Balakrishnan, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme, Heeta Lakhani, Co-founder, Climate Youth Negotiator Programme & Lindsey Prowse, Specialist, 1t.org North America, World Economic Forum […]

For secure, nature-positive food systems, Europe must invest in farmers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Sweet, Head of Future of Protein, COVID Response, and Food-Health, World Economic Forum & Alexia Semov, Community Lead, Food Nature, World Economic Forum Short-term plans to prop up European food security must not come at the expense […]

‘I didn’t want to be a problem, I wanted to be a solution.’ Meet the man teaching first aid skills to Ukrainians

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Aid worker Fedir Serdiuk teaches Ukraine’s civilians first aid, helping shape the country’s emergency response to Russia’s invasion. The training has helped give 50,000 civilians the skills and knowledge needed to provide primary […]

How China is decarbonizing the electricity supply for aluminium

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jörgen Sandström, Head of Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Program – Industrial Transformation, World Economic Forum, Wen Zhang, Carbon Neutrality Lead, Materials Sector, World Economic Forum Beijing, Shaun Chau, ANZ Sustainability Lead, Accenture, Marc Huang, Strategy & Consulting Senior Manager, […]

The key skills needed to build diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging in the workplace

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 Skills and diversity needed to drive innovation, performance and value but many organizations are falling short on both. Study shows there is no single set of skills that make a company succeed […]

Five ‘Monday morning priorities’ for private equity investors looking to progress on sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shrinal Sheth, Project Lead, Financial Innovation, World Economic Forum, Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Vinay Shandal, Managing Partner and Director, Principal Investors and Private Equity in Canada, Boston Consulting Group, Greg Fischer, Partner and […]

Bold use of green tech can foster a new era of sustainable growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philip Meissner, Professor ESCP Business School, Founder & Director European Center for Digital Competitiveness Decarbonizing green technologies can reconcile economic progress with the production limits of our planet. New green tech, from vertical farming to 3D printing and […]

Global music sales hit a new record in 2021 thanks to the rapid growth of streaming

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 global music industry is on a roll, posting record revenues for 2021, up by 20%. Growth was driven by a surge in streaming which now accounts for 65% of sales. Sales […]

Community batteries are helping neighbours in Australia share energy – here’s how

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 In Australia, neighbourhoods are using community batteries to store solar energy locally. This helps reduce their bills and eases pressure on the electricity grid at peak times. Wind and solar energy isn’t […]

Earth Day: What is it, when is it and why is it important?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Earth Day is one of the biggest environmental protest movements on the planet. It began in 1970 and takes place every year on 22 April. Around 1 billion people from more than 190 […]

What type of sleeper are you? Scientists have identified 16 categories

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 Environmental and genetic influences combine to dictate which type of sleeper you are. Scientists have grouped sleepers into 16 types after studying activity tracker data for over 100,000 people. Poor sleep is […]

Qatar’s Young Global Leaders: Building a resilient future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum & Fatima Al Zahra Hewaidi, Community Lead, Business Engagement, MEA, World Economic Forum Qatar has built a strong economy by leveraging its natural resources as […]

How innovative financing will help prepare for future pandemics 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Michael Anderson, CEO, MedAccess COVAX, using an innovative finance model, has delivered over 1.2 billion doses to lower-income countries. Innovative financing models could equip governments worldwide to prepare for […]

Why private companies need to catch up on sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fiona Dunsire, Wealth Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer (Marsh McLennan), Stefan Dunatov, Chief Strategist, Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Suni Harford, Member of the Group Executive Board; President, Asset Management, UBS Public companies are leading private companies in three interlinked […]

How companies can ‘walk the talk’ on pressing social issues

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dominic King, Senior Principal, Accenture Research & Josh Rhodes, Consultant, Accenture Strategy A large majority of consumers now want companies to take a stand on social issues. Many companies struggle to place stakeholders’ interests at the centre of […]

Wind and solar generated 10% of global electricity in 2021 – a world first

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 For the first time, wind and solar generated more than 10% of electricity globally in 2021, according to latest data. Fifty countries have now crossed the 10% wind and solar landmark, with […]

From robotic dogs to magnetic slime: 6 ways robots are helping humans

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 Robots are helping humans in a growing number of places – from archaeological sites to disaster zones to sewers. The robots can gather data, squeeze into small spaces – even call an […]

3 actions the industry can take to decarbonize shipping

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager of Euronav Ship Management and Co-chair, Getting to Zero Fuels & Technologies Workstream, Randall Krantz, Senior Project Advisor on Shipping Decarbonization, Global Maritime Forum / Getting to Zero Coalition & Lara Mouftier, Interim Project […]

Privacy concerns loom large as governments respond to crypto  

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As governments around the world grapple with the implications of crypto’s explosive growth, many continue to explore the concept of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs could benefit consumers by enabling faster and cheaper payments, but they also pose significant risks that the public […]

Here’s why fashion retailers need to know where their cotton comes from

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alia Malik, Senior director, Data and Traceability, Better Cotton Fashion retailers often don’t know where their cotton comes from, as it is shipped and processed in bulk. Shoppers care about the provenance of their clothes, and are increasingly […]

TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

This could be a simple solution to loneliness, according to scientists

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 If you’re feeling lonely in your free time, do something that uses your skills and concentration. Leisure activities like painting, skiing or chopping wood can engross us and put us in a […]

The US must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fidan Karimova, Practice Leader, Global Sustainability, Water Environment Federation & Jessie Israel, Puget Sound Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy More than 80% of the world’s sewage gets discharged into waterways, which pollutes lakes, rivers, and the ocean. A […]

These countries are paying people to move to the countryside

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 Portugal, Ireland and Australia are some of the countries offering rural relocation incentives. In 2020, an Italian village with just 115 residents offered more than €44,000 ($47,000) in relocation funding. COVID-19 and […]

The metaverse is coming. Here are 4 things businesses can expect

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 metaverse brings “tremendous opportunity” – but lots of work is needed first, Accenture says. This includes redesigning today’s internet from a “disparate collection of sites and apps” to a continuous 3D […]

What is information warfare and how pervasive is it?

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 Using information distortion and suppression as weapons of war is nothing new. But a wider range of options for waging information warfare means it’s now more difficult to avoid. […]

Asia’s megacities are using sensors to detect high-polluting vehicles

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 Air pollution in the world’s biggest cities is linked to premature death, a new study demonstrates, with Asia particularly affected by high levels of air pollution. Cars are the dominant source of […]

Should deep-sea minerals be part of battery supply chains?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Yeh, Lead, Responsible Sourcing, World Economic Forum Deep-sea minerals are not currently commercially available, and whether they have a role in future supply chains is the subject of heated debate. A new paper identifies knowledge and stakeholder […]

Artificial empathy: the upgrade AI needs to speak to consumers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dhara Bhansali, Chief Marketing Officer, Allied Digital Services Artificial empathy allows brands to target individual consumer needs. AI can be used to analyze customer behaviour at scale for personalized insights. But artificial empathy still needs human input and […]

TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

This chart shows how much Ukraine and Russia export to the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Danny Richmond, Community Lead, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Geneva & James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Some countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia […]

How young innovators can solve youth mental health challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeinab Hijazi, Senior Adviser, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support, UNICEF, Olusoji Victor Ladele, Innovation Manager, UNICEF, Marcia Brophy, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist, UNICEF, Cristina Baeza, Communications Specialist, Office of Global Innovation, UNICEF One of UNICEF’s Office […]