Here’s how to help India’s rural population go digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Finance Improved access to credit and new income streams are driving consumption in rural India. Digital technologies, such as AI and blockchain, are being used to offer products in rural […]

How businesses can create an ethical culture in the age of tech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Santa Clara University Even companies with good intentions sometimes fail on ethics. Proper systems can help address the gap. Setting the right tone at the top is crucial. According to the Oxford […]

Female directors reached record highs in 2019 Hollywood

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jill Serjeant, Writer, Reuters The number of women behind the camera on Hollywood movies jumped to record levels in 2019, with 12 directing top-grossing films including “Frozen II,” “Captain Marvel” and “Hustlers,” two studies showed on Thursday. Women […]

What wealth managers can learn from family dynamics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viola Steinhoff Werner, Founder, Young Investors Organization; Head of Global Next Generation and Families, Credit Suisse The next generation of wealth management clients are disrupting the industry. Wealth managers must include the next generation early on to understand […]

The next generation is key for a European renaissance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Loic Tassel, President, Europe, Procter & Gamble Europe is perceived by too many as complex and divided. The fact is the region remains a major economic powerhouse. We can tackle Europe’s challenges by partnering with young people. When […]

5 ways to get your business ready for AI in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content 90% of executives see promise in the use of artificial intelligence. AI set to add $15.7 trillion to global economy. Only 4% planning major deployment of technology in 2020. They say you […]

England’s beavers are back, and they’ve already made a big impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Hunted to extinction in Britain, a small number returned a decade ago. Researchers say they’re having a positive impact on wetland ecology. Effects observed include creating new habitats for wildlife. Some people […]

Here are 5 new green laws coming into force in 2020

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 We have just 10 years left to tackle the climate crisis, according to the UN. More countries are introducing laws to help end practices harmful to the environment. Plastic and pollution are […]

Financing fossil fuels risks a repeat of the 2008 crash. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International To continue financing fossil fuel expansion is today’s equivalent of betting the bank – and the global economy – on subprime mortgage-backed securities over a decade ago; it is fuelling a crisis […]

How listening to patients could change the way we tackle cancer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Louise Gerberding, Executive Vice President & Chief Patient Officer, MSD Cancer remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Between 30 and 50% of all cancers are preventable. Listening to patients will help all stakeholders improve how cancer […]

These scientists are using sound waves to filter plastic fibres from washing machine wastewater

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 Washing machines contribute to marine plastic pollution 60% of material made into clothing is plastic A single load of washing could release hundreds of thousands of microfibres Japanese researchers test acoustic wave […]

This top-10 of business risks misses the biggest of them all: climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Martin, CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution, Zurich Insurance Group Climate change is a very real and serious threat to society. Extreme weather events such as heatwaves and flooding are becoming more commonplace and severe, leaving communities to […]

4 lessons on human cooperation from the fight against Ebola

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MSD A new vaccine against Ebola is a major breakthrough. It would never have existed without cooperation. Health workers have used boats, bikes, drones and long hikes to get the […]

Will 2020 be the year blockchain overcomes its hype?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum In 2019, the focus on blockchain shifted from hype to quality. In 2020, there is an opportunity for blockchain to have a social impact. But projects […]

US life expectancy is falling – here’s why

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 Life expectancy in the US has been falling since 2014 This goes against trends seen in most other developed nations Decrease related to a rise in mortality among young and middle-aged adults […]

How green investment will help Latin America and the world fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank Climate change is having a dramatic effect on Latin America and the Caribbean. Most people in the region view climate change as a major peril. Costa Rica, Chile and 21 regional […]

How regenerative agroforestry could solve the climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Daniel, reNature & Tom Lovett, reNature Farming is responsible for almost 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture is the root cause of 80% of tropical deforestation. Regenerative agroforestry, an agricultural method that mimics natural ecosystems, could […]

Lessons in disaster relief from the world’s most cyclone-battered state

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taruka Srivastav, Media consultant , The state of Odisha in India is the most cyclone-prone in the country. In the last century, out of the 1,019 cyclonic disturbances in the Indian subcontinent, 890 were along the eastern coast, […]

How to get ageing populations to invest in their health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kazumi Nishikawa, Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan As more countries’ citizens live to 100 years or more, investing in their health early is crucial. Japan […]

The future of energy is being shaped in Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to […]

We can use plastics to change the world for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Van Staveren, Co-founding director, ReGen Plastics Plastic is often referred to as a material that needs to be eradicated. There is no doubt that the way we use plastics and our understanding of it as a resource […]

4 simple ways to make your holiday season more sustainable

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 Real Christmas trees can be less harmful to the planet than artificial trees, according to the Rainforest Alliance. Switching to LED holiday lights can reduce energy use by one-third. Making careful decisions […]

What is a gender parity accelerator, and how does it work?

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 At today’s rate it will take 257 years to fully close the economic gender gap. The World Economic Forum’s Closing the Gender Gap Accelerator initiative is speeding up the process in 9 […]

Can autonomous cars make traffic jams a thing of the past?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raphael Gindrat, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Bestmile When it comes to autonomous transportation, everyone wants to talk about the vehicles. How will the work? Will they be safe? Will anyone dare ride in them? What infotainment features might […]

The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Fuglsang Østergaard, Futurist & Consultant, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies & Adam Graafland Nordlund, Junior Futurist, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and […]

In 2020 Asia will have the world’s largest GDP. Here’s what that means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Praneeth Yendamuri, Partner, Bain & Company & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles. […]

This start-up is 3D-printing an entire neighbourhood in Mexico

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 New Story and two Mexican construction companies are building a neighborhood of 3D-printed homes in Tabasco, Mexico. The secure 500-square-foot houses each have a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. They […]

Why we need to redefine trust for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  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 Trust is critical to engaging with the political process and is often higher in more stable democracies. Trust – in institutions, the media and social ideas – is currently low. In […]

How powering food storage could end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission & Olivier Dubois, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Energy programme, Food and Agriculture Organization More than 250 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in developing countries. Increased access to […]

Why leaders need to upgrade their operating systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Vernooij, Partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership A more complex world requires organizations to adopt systems approaches and systems leadership. To face the uncertainties of the future, leaders need to upgrade through different forms of mind, like […]

Hardware is a cybersecurity risk. Here’s what we need to know

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edlyn V. Levine, PhD Research Associate, Department of Physics, Harvard University & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Cyberspace does not exist in a vacuum. All cyber systems are built using the physical […]

Why it’s time to celebrate migrants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford & Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration Most migration benefits the countries receiving […]

Chicken soup for the digital soul: how to bring community back online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dave McKay, President, CEO, Royal Bank of Canada Online networks can lack empathy which can negatively effect their potential for economic growth and bringing people together. The speed and reach of online communities can also be used to […]