US edges closer to debt default, and other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda 1. US edging closer to default amid debt ceiling deadlock Political deadlock over raising the United States’ $31.4 trillion debt ceiling is threatening to push the country into an unprecedented default by as […]

3 ways South-East Asia can fund its clean energy ambitions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mili Fomicov, Researcher, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London, Justine Roche, Lead, Energy Initiatives, World Economic Forum A massive scale-up of clean energy investments in South-East Asia is essential to meet climate targets.With $180 billion of […]

Half-price energy bills if you live near a wind farm. Here’s some incentives to accelerate the renewable energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Ewan Thomson, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda Not many people are happy with their energy bills at the moment. But in a village in the UK, people are being offered a 20-50% discount on their household energy bills as part […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: How businesses are closing the disability digital divide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Caroline Casey, Founder and Director, The Valuable 500 The importance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is unquestionable. People with disabilities are entitled to the same quality of digital experience that their non-disabled counterparts are privy to. In order […]

These are the jobs that AI can’t replace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda I’ve just asked ChatGPT this question: “What jobs will AI be unable to replace?” Within seconds it has whizzed out a 275-word answer. When I asked it to edit its answer down to […]

Does the future of medicine lie in space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda In November 2022, a routine resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) delivered a rather unusual cargo – a machine that can 3D-print human tissue. The 3D BioFabrication Facility and Advanced Space […]

From ideas to impact: Cultivating a culture of innovation at work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joanne Willard The pace and magnitude of the changes organizations must contend with today have made creating a culture of innovation an absolute necessity. Occasional innovation is not enough to remain competitive or support long-term survival. Fostering this sort […]

How can technology help in a holistic approach to ensure inclusion?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Ken Hu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei Since its humble yet momentous beginnings as wireless telegraphy in 1901, telecommunications and its evolution to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have taken civilization on an incredible journey, one that is accelerating us towards […]

Electric vehicles: an analysis of adoption and the future of oil demand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Selin Oğuz, Author, Visual Capitalist Electric vehicles: impact on oil consumption As the world moves towards the electrification of the transportation sector, demand for oil will be replaced by demand for electricity. To highlight the EV impact on oil […]

Redefining leadership for sustainable growth: Five key shifts for high performance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Aaron De Smet, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Arne Gast, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Johanne Lavoie, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Michael Lurie, Partner, McKinsey & Company We are living through an era of unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The […]

President Biden aims to slash US power plant emissions: What you need to know about the global energy transition 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 Energy and Materials, Member of the Executive Committee , World Economic Forum Geneva 1. Biden looks to slash CO2 emissions from US power plants US President Joe Biden has announced ambitious plans to slash greenhouse […]

How ASEAN can seize its energy opportunities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Espen Mehlum, Head, Energy Transition Intelligence and Regional Acceleration, World Economic Forum In a fast-evolving global landscape, ASEAN countries must seize the moment to accelerate the energy transition. This is critical to build a greener path for growth, while […]

Climate finance: What are debt-for-nature swaps and how can they help countries?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda The future looks more hopeful for the giant turtles of the Galapagos Islands thanks to Ecuador’s innovative “debt-for-nature” swap that raises money to protect the endangered ecosystem. Millions will go towards conservation on […]

How climate scenarios can help investors build portfolio resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Rachel Teo, Head of Sustainability & Total Portfolio Sustainable Investing, GIC, De Rui Wong, Lead, Sustainable Investment Research, GIC, Trang Chu Minh, Vice President, Sustainability Office, GIC Investors must assess the impact of climate change on investments and determine […]

Why ‘creative destruction’ could be a positive shift for the water industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Will Sarni, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Water Foundry Having participated as a judge in the UpLink Global Freshwater Challenge in late 2022, I was struck by how the innovative water technology companies in the cohort contributed to the […]

AI will help us lead more human-centric lives. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Innovation Officer, ManpowerGroup “Will ChatGPT take our jobs?” is often the very first question I’m asked by people searching for guidance on how artificial intelligence will impact our daily lives. Based on all the headlines we’re […]

How banana waste upcycling is kick-starting Uganda’s circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Abir Ibrahim, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum Uganda is the world’s second-largest producer and consumer of bananas; India is the first. With a global production value of about 10 million metric tons and banana consumption of […]

Femtech is transforming women’s healthcare. But it must include everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marily De Alba-Gonzalez, Coordinator, AI and Machine Learning , World Economic Forum Femtech is expanding rapidly, but it needs to be fully inclusive of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) women.BIPOC women face particular discrimination in receiving equitable healthcare […]

US edges closer to debt default, and other economy stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda 1. US edging closer to default amid debt ceiling deadlock Political deadlock over raising the United States’ $31.4 trillion debt ceiling is threatening to push the country into an unprecedented default by as […]

What lies ahead for the global economy? Economists give their views

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda Uncertainty seems to be the only certainty left when it comes to assessing the global economic outlook. Economists are not just divided on the prospects of a worldwide recession in 2023, but they […]

Gen Z might think they’re cyber secure – but Baby Boomers have better passwords

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Emma Charlton, Writer, Forum Agenda 123456. Qwerty. Password. Sound familiar? These are among the top 5 most used passwords, according to a Cybernews analysis of more than 15 billion logins. Having an easy to guess code matters because incidents […]

Vancouver shows how cities can develop better infrastructure planning and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Daniel Sweeney, Project Fellow, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum Cities around the world have become increasingly complex, and leaders are having to solve problems they’ve never faced before. From increased population to climate change, these challenges require a more […]

From smallpox to COVID: the medical inventions that have seen off infectious diseases over the past century

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda When in 1897, HG Wells made his Martian invaders in The War of the Worlds succumb to Earthly bacteria, scientists had only just identified the cause of what would become known as the […]

How should start-ups act in the face of recession? 5 investors share their advice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Emanuela Orsini, Digital Content Specialist, World Economic Forum We live in uncertain economic times. According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Chief Economists Outlook, “there are signs of nascent optimism, and the growth outlook has picked up across all […]

How to unlock new growth markets 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: Hassan Abulenein, Government Engagement Lead, Middle East and North Africa, Centre for Trade, Regions and Geopolitics, World Economic Forum, Maroun Kairouz, Head of the Middle East and North Africa, World Economic Forum At a time when the outlook for […]

Electric vehicle sales leapt 55% in 2022 – here’s where that growth was strongest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Forum Agenda Many people around the world will have noticed an increasing number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads in the towns and cities where they live. The latest data on global sales of […]

Japan’s hospitality and tourism industry is recovering, but there are challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum./ Author: Naoko Kutty, Writer, Forum Agenda, Naoko Tochibayashi, Public Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum, Japan The Japanese hospitality and tourism industry is beginning to recover in earnest after being badly hit by COVID-19. In October 2022, Japan lifted the ceiling […]

AI is shaping the metaverse – but how? Industry experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Ommundsen, Chief of Staff; Head, Global Collaboration Village; Member, Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Content Curation, Global Collaboration Village, World Economic Forum At a recent Global Collaboration Village partner event, notable leaders in diverse […]

Fighting in Sudan could plunge millions into hunger, WFP warns

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 In April, intense fighting broke out across Sudan between warring factions led by two military leaders vying for power. The violence shattered hopes of a peaceful political transition and has forced tens […]

How data and artificial intelligence can drive Asia’s sustainable farming future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Mazhari, President, Microsoft Asia I grew up in a little hill station town called Shillong. It’s a beautiful area in India’s northeast corner that’s called the “Scotland of the East” and not far from where they grow tea […]

Sandstorms are a growing menace, here’s how we can minimise their impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pengyu Li, China Specialist, 1t.org China Action/Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum Beijing, Siyu Wang, Operations and Communications Specialist, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum Beijing It was an April 2023 morning when the northern part of China was […]

From innovation to integration: the role of collective action in institutionalising 4IR technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vignesh Santhanam, India Lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum, Piyush Gupta, Project Specialist, World Economic Forum, Vivek HP, Special Secretary Health, Government of Arunachal Pradesh Let’s go back to 1995. That was the year that saw the […]

Here’s how Nigeria is tackling the barriers to its green energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abir Ibrahim, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Africa, World Economic Forum Approximately 71% of Nigeria’s population does not have access to energy.The Nigerian government plans to achieve universal energy access by 2030.The energy sector faces major financial and technical challenges. […]