Why income inequality is bad for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, President, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation In recent decades, income inequality has increased in almost all OECD countries. The average income of the richest 10% of the population today is about nine times as high as the […]

Can free trade deliver cheaper renewable energy? Ask Mexico

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan Manuel Ávila, Director, Top Energy México Clean energy as a concept began as a merely experimental way to produce energy. The prices of this new technology were sky-high, and although more and more countries developed public policies geared […]

New Zealand will have a new ‘well-being budget,’ says Jacinda Ardern

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 Jacinda Ardern has unveiled a new approach to running New Zealand’s finances. “We need to address the societal well-being of our nation, not just the economic well-being,” she said during a […]

We can feed the world in a sustainable way, but we need to act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lyu Jun, Chairman, COFCO To feed almost 10 billion people by 2050, while at the same time preserving the natural resources that sustain food production, is possibly the greatest challenge that human civilization has ever faced. When we add […]

This new way of understanding disease is changing medicine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, CEO, Healthcare, Merck Group A new understanding of disease biology is emerging. In a paradigm shift towards what is known as molecular pathology, medical science is increasingly looking at diseases at a molecular level. This new perspective […]

It’s time for the circular economy to go global – and you can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Philips & Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, the Global Environment Facility It is time for a radical rethink about our relationship with natural resources. We must move away from our current ‘take-make-waste’ […]

It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ross Chainey, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week, was the message two experts brought to Davos 2019. Adam […]

“Our house is on fire.” 16 year-old Greta Thunberg wants action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Workman, Official Writer at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 “I don’t want your hope. I want you to panic…and act.” Greta Thunberg does not mince words when speaking truth to power, and her soft voice silenced […]

Here’s how drone delivery will change the face of global logistics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jon Liao, Chief Strategy Officer, JD.com The power of technology to bring positive change is well documented and well understood across the planet. However, when its benefits are distributed unequally across different strata of society, technology creates barriers, dividing […]

Four ways Europe can become a global innovation leader

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 & Jacques Bughin, Director, Brussels office, McKinsey & Company & Jan Mischke, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute At a time […]

Who should pay for workers to be reskilled?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content The narrative around the increased adoption of AI in the workplace has been clear for some time – AI will replace masses of jobs but also create many others. That could happen in 1 of […]

Want a Sustainable Earth? Bring on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications When I became CEO of Verizon back in August, one of my commitments was to accelerate our company’s progress in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, drawing upon our longstanding role as a […]

5G and the growing need for national CTOs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson The profound impact that 5G will have on the world is hard to overestimate. It is a platform for innovation that will bring about a wave of new opportunities and economic growth to […]

This is what the world’s CEOs think about the global outlook

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 Since 1997, PwC has been taking the temperature of chief executives’ confidence around the world. The outlook this year is inescapably pessimistic. Do you believe global economic growth will improve, stay the same, […]

Our children’s career aspirations have nothing in common with 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: Nick Chambers, CEO, Education & Employers Much of the discussion in Davos this week will focus on technology and jobs. But what will the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for our children and the way we educate them? How do […]

Moving from commitment to action on LGBTI equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, Group Chief Executive, Products, Accenture & Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice-Chair, Public Policy, EY Multinationals play an important role in promoting equality and a culture of respect in the workplace, and this extends to the […]

How the tech sector can power the shift to a sustainable economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact & Sustainability Officer, BT In a world where both the development of technology development and climate change seem to be powerful and accelerating forces, it’s worth asking how the two interact. You might be […]

The Sahel is engulfed by violence. Climate change, food insecurity and extremists are largely to blame

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & José Luengo Cabrera, West Africa researcher, International Crisis Group For centuries, herdsmen across Africa’s Sahel headed south during the long, hot dry season. Farmers typically welcomed them because their cattle […]

We must build resilience to face the future – but will we be fast enough?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Mumenthaler, Group Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re Group, Switzerland The effects of climate change are undeniable. Ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and according to recent projections, 2018 is likely to go down as the fourth-warmest […]

Here’s how we can tackle the growing cybersecurity skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, CEO, Fortinet More organizations than ever are conducting business online. An expanding digital footprint and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks have created a growing urgency to secure that data and the resources organizations are deploying. It’s one reason […]

Our food system is no longer fit for the 21st century. Here are three ways to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Food is part of our cultural identity and, at the most basic level, essential to our survival. Over the past 200 years we have seen unprecedented development of agriculture and the global food […]

This is how companies are working together to create a world without waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Quincey, Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company With another World Economic Forum Annual Meeting complete, I continue to reflect on the headway we’ve made since launching our World Without Waste initiative in Davos one year ago. We’re making […]

Lessons from dealing with the collapse of Lehman Brothers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, Linklaters 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the emblematic event of the global financial crisis, and one whose ramifications are still being felt across the world. As legal […]

Mankind’s first tool to fight malaria also kills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, Novartis Malaria parasites have been found in mosquitoes preserved in amber that are approximately 30 million years old. It is one of the most ancient identifiable diseases to affect humans – some […]

Privacy is a human right, we need a GDPR for the world: Microsoft CEO

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 Against the backdrop of a “techlash”, the CEO of Microsoft called for new global norms on privacy, data and Artificial Intelligence. Satya Nadella, who has been shifting Microsoft’s focus to cloud […]

Plastic is a global problem. It’s also a global opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lacy, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Wesley Spindler, Circulars Program Director, Accenture Strategy & Cathy McAndrew, Innovation Lead, Circulars Team, Accenture Strategy Plastic: a most versatile and ubiquitous material, it is difficult to imagine life without it. […]

What next for Europe? Three (completely) different Davos views

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content Three political leaders have taken centre stage at the Congress Hall on the third day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each of them outlined their vision for the future of the […]

Does the sharing economy truly know how to share?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Morales Olalla, MSc by Research in International Political Economy & Enrique Crespo, MSc in Public Policy and Administration, London School of Economics As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, experts from multiple areas of work agree the […]

From a refugee camp to Davos: one Co-Chair’s story

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Mohammed Hassan Mohamud has never seen snow. But this week, the deep drifts that sit like thick icing atop the Congress Centre will become familiar as he takes up the role of Co-Chair […]

Art has the power to change the world, says this renowned Iranian muralist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mahsa Shamsaei, Founder, Young Persian Artists Mehdi was born and raised in Iran. Coming from a farming family, he was by all expectations supposed to be a shepherd. However, going to University in Tehran to study fine art and […]

What’s really driving corporate climate action?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice President, Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric The theme of Globalization 4.0 at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos brings together the current digital revolution and its growing integration among people, companies and […]

Policymakers can ensure the 4IR is fairer than the last three

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilary Sutcliffe, Director, SocietyInside & Conrad von Kameke, Director, BioInnovators Europe To harness the power of new technologies for social good, the UN, governments, businesses and civil society groups are calling for new frameworks for global, national and local […]

Where does our food come from? Here’s why we need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saswati Bora, Head of Food Systems Innovation, World Economic Forum & Joshua Katz, Partner, Global Agriculture Practice, McKinsey & Company Despite the central role that food plays for humanity, we as consumers tend to know very little about it: […]