How we can work together in the fight against NCDs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan KimpenChief Medical Officer, Philips & Pete TroiloDirector, global advisory and analysis, Devex The prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major focus of the United Nations General Assembly and related events in New York City […]

4 things to know about the state of conflict today

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 On December 10, 1948, three years after World War Two ended, the United Nations General Assembly in Paris adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Now the most widely translated document in […]

Our idea of what makes a company successful needs to change. And it starts with making waste expensive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content What makes a company successful? Profitability? Growth? Maybe both. But this, according to Dimitri de Vreeze, a member of the managing board of Dutch health, nutrition and materials company Royal DSM, is an outdated […]

What is the UN General Assembly and what does it do?

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 Every September, world leaders gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York to debate the most important issues facing the planet. The meeting, known as the General Debate at the United […]

Harnessing the power of nature in the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Reber, Strategy Lead, South Pole If we are to solve our global climate and development challenges, we will need nature’s help. Healthy forests, soils and mangroves are not only important allies for addressing our global food security […]

It’s time to move: 5 ways we can upgrade our SDG navigation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolien de Bruin, CEO and founder, C-Change & Josephine Damstra, Partnership lead, C-Change & Dave Prescott, Senior Associate, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) We invite you to visit the streets of New York during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), […]

Why we need a moderate approach to moderating online content

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harold Feld, Senior vice president, Public Knowledge The debate over what liability platforms have for content is divided into two diametrically opposed camps. One camp argues that we can only address the very real problems of fraud, harassment, […]

5 ways blockchain can transform the world of impact investing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renat Heuberger, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman, South Pole Group & Ingo Puhl, Founding Partner, South Pole A growing number of forward-looking investors seek to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. According to […]

When it comes to envirotech adoption, NGOs can lead us out of the woods

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen DonofrioDirector, Forest Trends & Steve ZwickManaging Editor, Ecosystem Marketplace Facebook seemed so frivolous when it first emerged 15 years ago, but look at it now: this glorified chatroom has completely upended the very sector it seemed destined […]

Built by a woman: supporting the dreams of mum entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zubaida Bai, Founder and CEO, ayzh Inc As my husband and I sat on our porch on my 37th birthday, watching the sprinklers come on, I relived the last decade of our entrepreneurial journey to address the adversities […]

3 important lessons from 20 years of working with social entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva For the past two decades, well before social entrepreneurship was the mainstream concept it is today, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has been […]

How drones can manage the food supply chain and tell you if what you eat is sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael de Lagarde, Chief Executive Officer, Delair-Tech Drones are more than just cool-looking flying objects. Their real value lies in their ability to quickly and efficiently gather and analyze information on assets, geography, infrastructure, environmental trends and other […]

5 ways to go green in your own kitchen

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Yeung, Co-founder and CEO, Green Monday I became vegetarian back in 2001 for one simple reason: I didn’t want to cause animals to suffer. A few years later, I was stunned to find out that in addition […]

Silicon Valley can do more to achieve the #GlobalGoals

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Dreier This week, global leaders are joining two very different gatherings on the U.S. East and West Coasts. One is diplomatic, the other is disruptive. One represents old power, the other new ideas. The disconnect between […]

The hidden cost of the electric car boom – child labour

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 Last year, more than one million electric vehicles were sold. By 2020, it’s likely that will rise to 4.5 million, or 5% of the global market for cars and small trucks. Global […]

Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Terri Toyota, Deputy Head of Centre for Global Public Goods, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum “Can I afford to buy organic, go sustainable or shop Fair Trade?” We have all often stood in front of […]

You’ve heard of 5G, but what about the quantum internet?

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 Last year, scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China took Schrödinger’s cat into space. Not literally. The cat was the subject of a theoretical experiment that explained quantum mechanics. […]

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s speech from World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Li Keqiang Below is the full text of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s speech to participants at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China. You can also watch the session, Opening Plenary with […]

Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications The potential automation of many jobs raises some big and tricky questions, but one of these hasn’t received sufficient attention: what is the true purpose of education at a time when […]

7 amazing ways artificial intelligence is used in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content One of the biggest impacts of new technology – and perhaps the most life-changing – will be felt in healthcare. Diagnosis of illness will be fast and efficient, and medicine will be […]

Inaction on obesity stands in the way of sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Ralston, CEO , World Obesity Federation, Sir Trevor Hassell, President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum, Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk A/S […]

What you need to know about the Sustainable Development Impact Summit

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppie Mphuthing, Editorial Lead, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum & Alem Tedeneke, Media Manager, World Economic Forum USA When and where will the Summit take place? The second annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit takes place in New […]

We can save the Earth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Communications Manager, Middle East, GlassPoint Solar We hear a lot about how terrible the world is today. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising, scientists’ extreme weather predictions appear to be coming true, the air in our […]

The deforestation risks lurking in the banking sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Partner, PwC The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 signalled a step change in government policy and regulation to combat climate change. While transitioning the energy sector has been an early priority, there’s no […]

5 ways to net a sustainable future for aquaculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Communications Manager, Middle East, GlassPoint Solar Aquaculture is currently the world’s fastest growing food industry, and now accounts for over 50% of the total global seafood supply. Sustainable aquaculture growth is key to easing pressure […]

Blockchain could boost global trade by $1 trillion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Distributed ledger technology such as blockchain could boost trade by more than $1 trillion in the next 10 years. That’s the assessment of a World Economic Forum white paper released this week. Meanwhile, DLT is also set to […]

One year on: EU-Canada trade agreement delivers positive results

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Friday 21 September will mark the first anniversary of the provisional entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Early signs show that the agreement is already starting to deliver for EU exporters. Commissioner Malmström will […]

Here’s how India can soar in 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: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum Manufacturing is fundamental to a country’s economic success. Industrialization has driven the growth of many developed economies, boosting innovation and creating jobs. Workers migrating […]

Europe’s dirty air kills 400,000 people every year

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 In Europe, the air you breathe could be the death of you. In fact, it could be killing as many as 400,000 people a year prematurely. As well as bringing about the […]

Can indoor farming feed the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Barnard, Chief Executive Officer, Plenty When the earth calls on us, as its tenants we have to listen. From the invention of the steel plow in 1837, to the industry-altering tractor in 1892, right down to more […]

China is sending science students to live with rural farmers – and crop yields are skyrocketing

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 Living on a farm and growing crops might not seem like the typical life of a university student, but, in China, science students have been doing just that and helping to boost […]

How to build a model for human security in 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: Abhinav Chugh, Community Specialist, Civil Society, World Economic Forum The concept of human security was first defined in the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report as “freedom from fear” and “freedom from want”. Human security envisions protecting human beings […]

5 ways to integrate Syrian refugees into the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Baird, President & CEO, Education for Employment Network & Mariel Davis, Senior Manager, Communications & Partnerships, Education for Employment Network This summer, the Jordanian Ministry of Labour announced that it had issued more than 106,000 work permits […]