Now is the time to double down, not slow down, on transforming industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara Frei, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG Throughout the 20th century, science fiction books and film and TV spinoffs have imagined what the future would look like. Isaac Asimov’s robot stories talked […]

Four ways to make 2023 count in the pursuit of resilient and sustainable food systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Berry Marttin, Member of the Executive Board, Rabobank, Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA Food security and our food systems are under threat. COVID-19, conflict, disruptions to global trade, climate change and the energy and inflation crises are threatening the supply […]

Foreign investment in clean energy for the Global South is a must. How can we manage the exchange rate risks?Foreign investment in clean energy for the Global South is a must. How can we manage the exchange rate risks?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Jonathan Elkind, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, Justine Roche, Lead, Energy Initiatives, World Economic Forum Meeting our climate change goals will […]

The complication of concentration in global trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivia White, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Sven Smit, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Ours is an interdependent world. It is connected by global flows of goods, services, capital, people, data and ideas, but over the past three years, […]

How companies can scale green businesses for a net zero world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rich Lesser, Global Chair, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Companies and consumers are facing a number of significant challenges, including inflation, the energy crisis in Europe and food shortages. As CEOs navigate this volatile environment, they will need to simultaneously […]

As more electric vehicles hit the road, our charging habits must change – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transport, but only if we can generate enough energy to power them all. Researchers at Stanford University have found that current charging habits for electric […]

The global economy is under pressure — but how bad is it? Two experts share insights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The global economy is under pressure from multiple complex and interconnected crises. These challenges—which include inflation, climate change, the war in Europe, supply chain disruptions and the COVID-19 pandemic, to name a […]

How the financial sector can spur the industrial economy’s green transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Ming-Hsing Tsai, Chairman, Fubon Financial Holding The Global Carbon Budget 2022 found few signs that carbon emissions are declining and warned that, at current emissions levels, there is a 50% likelihood that global warming would surpass 1.5°C in […]

Are immersive experiences creating a new digital divide?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Lacey, Chief Research Officer, Ipsos The COVID-19 pandemic further exposed the global digital divide, underscoring that “billions of people remain without the universal human right of internet access.” Humanity is increasingly divided based on ability to access the […]

How scaling up investment in fragile states can help achieve SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Jongeneel, Chief Executive Officer, Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) With inequality on the rise and the climate crisis raging across our planet, time is running out to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe in a world […]

Why obesity must be treated as the root of cardiometabolic disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Kenyon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Calibrate The global prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, but research demonstrates that calories and willpower are not the problems. Obesity is an underlying pandemic with profound effects on global […]

How to address the complex issue of water conservation 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sundararajan Mahalingam, President – Strategy, HCL Corporation, Nidhi Pundhir, Head, HCL Foundation, HCLTech The Earth comprises diverse and interconnected ecosystems: the atmosphere, water, ocean, land, forests, biodiversity and social systems. Not only are these complex systems always in a […]

The quality every leader should have to succeed in today’s world, revealed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Lead, Innovator Communities, World Economic Forum, Michelle Watt, Lead, Innovator Communities, World Economic Forum A Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famously quoted as saying, “change is the only constant in life.” Though change is inevitable, the speed with […]

Trust in tech has eroded: Here are 3 ways to rebuild it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard Any time I use my phone, new data is created. The same is true whenever I glance at my smartwatch, when I travel to work, when I use a smart speaker to turn on the […]

These are the big things we can learn from small nations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Bennett, Co-Chair and Chief Creative Officer, IDEO For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with small countries. Specifically, small nations with superpowers that larger nations covet. I grew up in Singapore, the ultimate small-but-mighty island […]

Tech companies, the media and regulators must come together to prevent online harm

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noam Schwartz, CEO & Co-Founder, ActiveFence Recent years have brought about an increase in how individuals, governments and the media view trust and safety. In fact, if Google Trends are any indicator, over the last 10 years, there has […]

Why and how we must accelerate AI’s impact on global health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pratap Khedkar, Chief Executive Officer, ZS, Dan Reiss, Associate Principal, ZS Before GPS, drivers relied on the humble printed map. GPS changed everything. The technology wasn’t perfect — it was ignorant of new roads, temporary closures and traffic conditions […]

5 levers for decarbonizing the global economy and tackling climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Schaible, Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger The ongoing economic crisis poses a potential gridlock for global decarbonization efforts. Why should business leaders give head space to sustainability targets when they are struggling to keep their businesses above water? […]

The US is to become the world’s top LNG exporter – and other stories about the global energy crisis this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world The United States is […]

‘Generous listening’: The skill you need most in the new world of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, Founder, Vuslat Foundation If there is one crucial thing that the ‘Great Resignation’ or the even more recent ‘Quiet Quitting’ trend has taught us, it is that we, as leaders, have failed to listen generously to […]

How digital solutions can help solve global food problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shin Sang-Hoon, Chief Executive Officer, Greenlabs In an era of globalization where agri-food production and trade flows have increased to unprecedented levels, many South Koreans were surprised when McDonald’s notified its customers that French Fries would be replaced with […]

Climate change: How to shift from disaster recovery to prevention, resilience and risk reduction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Enoizi, Global Head of Public Sector Risk Solutions, Guy Carpenter and Marsh McLennan The past year alone has reinforced the gravity of the climate emergency. The year 2022 witnessed the category 4 storm Hurricane Ian devastate southwest Florida […]

4 energy-saving projects from around the world you might want to know about

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 “We call energy efficiency ‘the first fuel’.” Those were the words of Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, at Davos Agenda 2022. With the dual challenge of rising energy prices and […]

Why big business must support SMEs to achieve economic growth and get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henadi Al-Saleh, Chairperson, Agility As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, policymakers and corporate leaders have arrived at a long overdue conclusion: small business really matters. There’s a consensus that smaller enterprises are critical to the world’s two most pressing challenges. […]

Strengthening the cyber resilience of the power grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of cybersecurity in the energy industry. Cyber resilience is a challenge for organizations globally and for the electricity industry in particular. Power systems are among the most complex and critical of all infrastructure types and act as […]

Why do we measure consumer confidence and what does it tell us?

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 How do you feel about your personal financial situation? Do you think the economy will improve or get worse? It’s not a trick question, but a way of measuring consumer confidence. The first […]

Does the future of science lie in ‘bioconvergence’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck Public confidence in science and trust in scientists has rarely been higher than it is today. Worldwide, most people believe science is the best path toward a […]

What the US’ wasted truck space taught me about profitable sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Zaslansky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flock Freight Business objectives beyond shareholder value—commonly packaged as ESG goals— typically elicit something between healthy skepticism and outright cynicism in C-Suites. As companies weigh their response and responsibility to the climate […]

Emerging markets could hold the key to growth in the face of macroeconomic storms

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barry O’Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Global Commercial Banking, HSBC Businesses everywhere are facing a combination of domestic recessions, rising interest rates, high inflation and geopolitical uncertainty. Rarely do so many volatile business conditions descend at once on the world. […]

Uruguay is a sustainability success story – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates and a football team that tends to punch above its weight. It’s also […]

Education 4.0: Here are 3 skills that students will need for the jobs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Education 4.0 reimagines education as an inclusive, lifelong experience that places the responsibility for skill-building on the learner, with teachers and mentors acting as facilitators and enablers. Here are the […]

How state-owned companies can accelerate sustainability in the Middle East and North Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelsey Goodman, Community Lead, Regional and Geopolitical Affairs MENA, World Economic Forum LLC, Dharmendra Hiranandani, Senior Manager, Bain & Company, Raja Atoui, Partner, Bain & Company, Akram Alami, Partner, Bain & Company Middle East and North African (MENA) countries […]

These are trends shaping the future of food 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Our ability to feed a growing global population is under threat, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The future of food and agriculture: Drivers […]