What’s the difference between carbon negative and carbon neutral?

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 Companies are racing to prove their green credentials. Many plan to go carbon neutral or to reach net zero. Microsoft calls its carbon negative pledge a “moonshot.” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is […]

How young people can help respond to the coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, Global Shapers are stepping up and taking action in more than 50 countries. Global Shapers, a […]

These 4 leaders are working to improve integration in Southeast Asia

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 “One Vision, One Identity, One Community.” That’s the motto of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional intergovernmental organization made up of 10 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, […]

This man is helping explorers carry out scientific research at the ends of the Earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Adventure Scientists co-opts adventure travellers to do scientific research. Mountain and ocean adventurers get to places scientists can’t. Modern explorers help tackle bigger challenges. For the great explorers of the 19th […]

World Economic Forum launches COVID Action Platform to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Head of Communications, Chairman’s Office, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID Action Platform. The global platform, the first of its kind, aims to convene the business community […]

Pandemic declared as infections slow in China. Today’s 7 coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. WHO officially declares coronavirus a pandemic As the WHO classified the […]

Coronavirus is officially a pandemic – but we can change its course: Today’s WHO briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The World Health Organization held a media briefing to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.10 CET on Wednesday 11 March. The WHO officially declared the virus a pandemic after weeks of speculation. This could […]

The Red Cross’s health chief explains how business must respond to coronavirus

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 A continuity plan is vital for your business to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The plan should assess and adopt best practices to slow the disease’s spread. Companies need to be prepared to […]

This chart shows the total number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries so far

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist, Statista Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases. Infections in China are finally starting to slow down. When looking at the number of […]

China’s response shows how bold decision-making can contain coronavirus

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 A series of strict lockdowns restricted people’s movements. Social media apps were used to control how people moved around. New infection rates are now lower than in around 15 other countries. The […]

This app lets you order leftovers to help fight food waste

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 One-third of all food is lost or wasted. The Too Good To Go app wants to help solve the problem by finding a home for food that might have gone to waste. […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

What if we did everything right? This is what the world could look like in 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christiana Figueres, Convenor, Mission 2020 & Tom Rivett-Carnac, Political lobbyist; Author This is an extract from the World Economic Forum’s Book Club pick for March 2020: The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. Join our […]

To prevent coronavirus don’t touch your face – but how can you avoid it?

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 Stop touching your face to reduce your chances of catching coronavirus, experts say. Tactics include wearing woolly gloves and an app that sounds a warning if your hand moves to your face. […]

5 ways urban transport could step up a gear for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist & Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Women’s mobility is more multi-modal and intermodal than men’s. • Understanding these patterns can lead to new ideas and new markets. […]

7 top things to know about coronavirus today

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. In this roundup, find coronavirus news updates, tips and tools to help you stay informed and protect yourself. Top stories include updates from the World Health Organisation, lessons from an outbreak simulation and first-hand accounts from doctors in Italy. […]

“Let hope be the antidote to fear” – Today’s WHO briefing and other key Coronavirus updates, tips and tools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. In this new roundup, find coronavirus news updates, tips and tools. These links can help you protect yourself and stay informed. Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. In this new daily update, we’ve assembled some of the latest […]

‘Every ventilator becomes like gold’ – a doctor’s stark warning from Italy’s Coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum An Italian doctor has given an emotional warning on what it’s like to work at a hospital battling coronavirus. The doctor warns against complacency in a country where more than […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest news from Monday’s World Health Organization briefing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organization holds regular media briefing to update public on the COVID-19 outbreak. Streamed live at 17.00 CET on Monday 9 March. Global number of coronavirus infections has surpassed 100,000 but the spread can still be controlled. Countries […]

Chart of the day: These countries have seen the biggest falls in extreme poverty

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 About 1.1 billion people have moved out of extreme poverty since 1990. 15 countries have made rapid progress in reducing extreme poverty. Tanzania almost halved its extreme poverty in just over a […]

Panic buying of face masks and other supplies puts healthcare workers at risk, says WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Jensen, Project manager, World Economic Forum Panic buying of medical supplies is putting health workers’ lives at risk. The WHO asked industry and government leaders this week to increase manufacturing of protective gear by 40%. The WHO […]

Young people are key to defusing unrest and restoring public trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksander Dardeli, Executive Vice President, IREX Young people distrust public institutions dominated by older elites. Public institutions must stem the corruption that dilutes their legitimacy. Building trust requires education about the role public institutions play in young people’s […]

How tech can lead reskilling in the age of automation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines Manufacturing as we know it isn’t quite dead – but it will be soon. We’re at the cusp of a major transformation where the classic factory worker’s tasks will soon be digitized and […]

Latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) briefing from the World Health Organisation – key takeaways

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. World Health Organisation holds daily media briefing to update public on the outbreak. This one streamed live at 4.30 CET on Friday 6 March. Global number of infections verging on 100,000 confirmed cases and 3380 deaths. WHO risk […]

From the boardroom to the consulting room: pharma’s role in curing gender bias

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation • Pharma companies putting greater priority on women makes sense financially and in terms of healthcare impact. • Women in low-income countries bear a disproportionate disease burden. • More […]

Each for Equal is the women’s day theme – these maps of the world show how far we have to go

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 & Andrew Berkley, Project Lead, Data Science and Analysis, World Economic Forum -The World Economic Forum created a visualization of global gender inequality. -Nagging gaps remain, including a pay […]

Big oil’s climate pledges will fail without workforce equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Mehnert, Founder, Pink Petro • Research show gender diversity increases innovation levels. • The oil and gas sector is lagging on female representation, and other diversity measures. • The energy giants’ climate commitment could rest on putting […]

6 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

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 Six of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India. New Delhi has the worst air pollution of any capital city. Air pollution kills 1.25 million people in India every year. […]

Sweden is fighting loneliness by housing older and younger generations together

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 This refurbished apartment block brings 72 people of mixed ages and backgrounds together. There are shared kitchens and recreation areas to help them socialize. Six in 10 Swedes sometimes feel lonely, and […]

How to build deforestation-free supply chains: lessons from Indonesia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest Trends & Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI Switzerland Many companies overlook the deforestation risks within their supply chains. Indonesia is making headway in the fight against deforestation. Much is […]

Betazone: The Beauty of Inclusion

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 Thando Hopa is a model, activist and lawyer from South Africa. In 2019, she made history as the first person with albinism to appear on the cover of Vogue. Her Davos 2020 […]

This is how the Western Balkans will become more innovative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Attilio Di Battista, Project Lead, Country Accelerators, World Economic Forum The Western Balkans is one of the areas […]

The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Global Leader, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC & Samra Mariam, Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC & Will Evison, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Nature loss is still a hidden risk for many businesses. This must […]