Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What’s the economic benefit of diversity? While the moral and societal benefits of widening participation in the workplace are widely accepted, accurately quantifying its effect on the bottom line is a relatively new phenomenon. Now, […]

Scientists have created biodegradable microneedles to fight eye disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content “I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.” That phrase – said famously by Jack Nicholson in the 1983 film Terms Of Endearment – has become a sarcastic catchphrase. But now, scientists in Singapore are […]

How do we really feel about women leaders?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder, Women in Parliaments Global Forum Over the last two years, the movement for fairness and equality between men and women has found renewed energy and conviction around the world. In public life, in politics, in […]

The future of crypto-assets, from opportunities to policy implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Axel P. Lehmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, UBS Group AG Crypto-assets and cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,000 of the latter in existence today. Recently, large gains followed by steep declines led to […]

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 – is it time for a new approach?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara von Ow-Freytag, Journalist, political scientist and adviser, Prague Civil Society Centre As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, a new generation of human rights activists are reinventing themselves to fight for old rights amid a […]

Should tech companies pay us for our data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manuel Ochoa Ayala, Academic Researcher, Economic and Business Research Institute We live in an unequal world where the gap between the rich and poor is widening. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms our world, it is more important […]

Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The battle for gender equality is gaining ground in both the developed and developing world. But when countries are hit by crises, women and girls are worse affected than males, according to […]

Technophobe or technophile? We need more conversation about digital transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geir Christian Karlsen, CEO & Founder, AppsCo Inc You don’t need to live in Copenhagen, Tokyo, Singapore or any one of the other smart cities adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) to have heard the buzz phrase ‘digital […]

Women’s rights in Asia – how far have we come?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Bjorn Andersson Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund In 1994, something remarkable happened at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. After years of often heated negotiations, 179 governments agreed on […]

Banks can fight financial crime. But we can’t do it alone

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Barnett Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, Europe, HSBC A young woman walks into a bank branch in London. She is soon noticed by a teller, who sees that she is closely followed by a man, who […]

We need a global convention to end workplace sexual harassment

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Secretary General, Care International This past year, the #MeToo movement has seen celebrities, politicians, journalists and many high-profile people discuss experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace – in all their multiple forms, including […]

It’s time to strengthen global digital cooperation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) Digitalization transforms, pervades and affects all aspects of our social, economic and political lives. These impacts span […]

How cities are failing to be inclusive – and what they can do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS College & Kim Samuel, Founder, Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness Cities are shaping the future of our planet. They are where people confront environmental problems and tackle the challenges of […]

High internet taxes are restricting access and slowing economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Pinsky, Project Coordinator, Internet for All, Latin America, World Economic Forum Geneva & Sebastian Cabello, Head, Latin America, GSMA Using the internet is expensive for most of the world’s population. Africans spend 17% of their average income […]

MI6 chief calls for espionage 4.0 in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly referred to as MI6, has called for a new era of tech-enabled espionage techniques to cope with the challenges of the Fourth Industrial […]

Future fit: 3 ways fashion can be more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jemi Laclé, Project Manager, Data and Analytics, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group & Jharonne Martis, Director, Consumer Research, Thomson Reuters The fashion industry and the international development arena seem worlds apart. One is focused on […]

This is how travel hotspots are fighting back against overtourism

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Rome is cracking down on “gladiators” and street drinking in an attempt to keep the excesses of tourism in check. The clampdown comes amid a global travel boom that has resulted in popular […]

Kenya wants to run entirely on green energy by 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Kenya’s president has announced plans to move the country to 100% green energy by 2020, as it scales up renewable investment. With an eye on sustainable development, President Uhuru Kenyatta aims to help […]

How China raised the stakes for electric vehicles

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Steer, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute It’s not every day – or even every decade – that climate-friendly government policy in one country has ripple effects for companies spanning the globe. That’s what happened […]

How revealing the cost of coal makes us all better off

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Gray, Head of Power and Utilities, Carbon Tracker Initiative Knowledge is power, they say. If true, why not spy on the economics and financials of electricity generation infrastructure, given that the taxpayer and consumer are paying for […]

Universal access to energy is a major challenge for the Arab world. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Mousa, Co-founder, Shamsina & Deena Mousa, Co-founder, Shamsina As home to some of the world’s top energy suppliers, the Arab world is often associated with energy wealth. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are […]

Tunisia wants to change inheritance rules to boost gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tunisia is pushing forward with legislation that would give women equal inheritance rights, despite drawing criticism from some Islamic scholars. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said the Tunisian […]

This is what happens when a school swaps french fries for quinoa

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito, Municipality of Quito In Quito, about 70% of the deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Obesity is a primary risk factor, and here – like just about everywhere […]

We must work together to build a new world order. This is how we can do it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gülnur Aybet, Senior Adviser to the President, Office of the President of Turkey and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Europe, Professor Yildiz Technical University It is almost 30 years since the former Warsaw […]

Businesses can lead a revolution in disability inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Casey, Founder, #valuable ‘Follow the Leader’, the childhood game usually reserved for the playground, now has the power to inspire a revolution of inclusion. History has shown that when business leads by example (e.g. the green movement) […]

This AI-powered app aims to help people with autism improve their social skills

This article is brought to you thanks to the cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could artificial intelligence benefit children with autism? Ned Sahin, a neuroscientist and founder of company Brain Power, thinks so. He is part of a wave of scientists who hope technology can improve the social communication and […]

Why CFOs need to rethink what it means to create value

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Hawkins,Chief financial officer, Salesforce As the Fourth Industrial Revolution makes business more and more complex, many executives feel the pressure to focus on satisfying the immediate demands of shareholders and delivering the current or next quarter’s results. […]

Madrid is banning high-polluting vehicles from the city centre

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you happen to be walking through the Spanish capital this weekend, you might think its roads are a little less busy than other cities – and you’d be right. Madrid has just […]

An open letter from business to world leaders: “Be ambitious, and together we can address climate change”

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders This open letter is to be released ahead of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the World Economic Forum on behalf […]

South Africa still hasn’t won LGBTQ+ equality. Here are 5 reasons why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rivonia Pillay, Civil Engineer Candidate, Department of Water and Sanitation of South Africa In the fight for LGBTQ+ rights on the African continent, South Africa leads the way for marriage equality and legal protection against discrimination. In fact […]

Business is stepping up its fight against climate change. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum An open letter, sent today by the Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, is significant for two reasons. Firstly, with 50 global CEOs running organizations with a combined annual […]

Postal workers in France are helping elderly people fight loneliness

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content While we’re living longer, not everyone is living healthier and happier lives – and many countries are struggling to look after an increasingly lonely, ageing population. By 2050, it’s predicted that more […]

Blockchain can change the face of renewable energy in Africa. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nsikak John, Founder, Kahn Studios In Africa, the demand for electricity largely exceeds supply. Nigeria’s shortage of 173,000MW (for a nation whose current energy needs is around 180,000MW) gave rise to large-scale imports of noisy and polluting power […]