How multistakeholder platforms can strengthen our multilateral system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head of International Organizations, World Economic Forum Geneva At the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum earlier this year, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, pointed out the trend of weakening coordination within the […]

China is picking up the fight against rare diseases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pius Hornstein, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi China “Health is a prerequisite for people’s all-round development and a precondition for economic and social development.” So noted President Xi Jinping in an address to the senior leaders of the Chinese […]

30 years of tissue engineering, what has been achieved?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Heath, Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne The idea of tissue engineering emerged just over 30 years ago, in 1988. The two men credited with doing the seminal work in this field are Joseph Vacanti, a surgeon, […]

This is what the world’s CEOs really think of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anand Rao, Global Leader, Artificial Intelligence at PwC & Flavio Palaci, Global Data & Analytics Leader, PwC Australia & Wilson Chow, Technology, Media & Telecom,  Leader, PwC China From automation to augmentation and beyond, artificial intelligence (AI) is already […]

This is how a smart factory actually works

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nitesh Bansal, Senior Vice President & Global Head Engineering Services, Infosys Inside a seafood processing facility in Norway, machines, not humans, evaluate the quality of salmon, weigh and grade the fish, and distribute it to the production units. […]

How to create a world where healthcare is a right, not a luxury

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jamie Bay Nishi, Director, Global Health Technologies Coalition & Catherine Ohura, CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund It’s been gratifying to see the World Health Organization (WHO) use its voice to insist that universal health coverage – the idea […]

The digital revolution will transform the steel industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yvonne Zhou, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group & Lisa Hu, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Digital technologies are changing the world and dramatically improving the way that organizations operate. Today, steel and metals manufacturers face a huge […]

What business leaders can learn from jazz

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fang Ruan, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group In 1990, then-BCG CEO John Clarkeson wrote about leadership: “The winning organization of the future will look more like a collection of jazz ensembles. Leaders will be in the flow, […]

How cities can become more resilient to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayne Plunkett, Chief Executive Officer, Asia; Member of the Group Executive Committee, Swiss Re The world is changing – and far more rapidly than ever before. Asia especially is urbanizing at breathtaking speed – the United Nations estimates that […]

China by numbers: 10 facts to help you understand the superpower today

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 China, home to almost a fifth of the world’s population, is a country of superlatives. Forty years of economic growth, at an average of nearly 10% a year, has transformed the country into a […]

How curiosity and globalization are driving a new approach to travel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kris Naudts, Founder and CEO, Culture Trip Today’s political climate and negative headlines seem to point towards a more inward-looking global population – minds narrowing, borders going up. But with more people living and working overseas and becoming […]

Here’s why leaders need to care about mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum ‘Mental health’ can mean a lot of things, depending on who you talk to. […]

What the Women’s World Cup can teach us about capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stanley Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein As a child in South Africa, I would accompany my father to his bowling games, where I entertained myself with a portable transistor radio. These radios were new […]

AI will drive the societies of the future. Will the governed consent?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Mayernick, Co-founder, Spinnakr Western democracies are confronted with collapsing trust in their governments and surging nationalist movements. These phenomena have a particularly cruel timing, occurring contemporaneously with the rise of complex, global problems that urgently require coordinated, […]

This is why attractive cities do better economically

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 Why do people choose to live in one city over another? According to new research, more attractive urban centres command a “beauty premium”, which helps entice new residents and create employment opportunities. […]

Can North Korea and the U.S. strike a nuclear deal?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean H. Lee, Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson Center After two high-profile summits between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, both sides still appear to be far apart on […]

We are witnessing a revolution in genomics – and it’s only just begun

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Xu Xun, President, Research, BGI Have you had your genome sequenced? If you asked this question five years ago, people would have thought you were crazy. Today, genome sequencing is already for sale in supermarkets. It costs under […]

Disillusioned young people – France thinks it has a solution

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 France is trialling a new national service programme for 15 and 16-year-olds, twenty years after the country phased out conscription for men. Called the “service national universel” (SNU), the scheme was proposed by […]

Direction Wakanda: finance methods to make Africa a superhero continent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Collins Kimaro, Co-founder, Obuntu Hub. In January 2018, the Black Panther film lit a spark of what a transformed Africa could resemble. Wakanda: a fictional African country that is the most technologically developed in the world. Wakanda was […]

Night owls, rest easy

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 Night owls. They stay up late. They wake up late. They lead edgier, cooler lives than the rest of us – going out and doing exciting things in the dead of night […]

These countries are the most peaceful – in 3 charts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Nearly a billion people live in areas with high or very high exposure to climate hazards, according to the Global Peace Index 2019. An estimated 971 million are at risk of extreme weather and […]

These are the 5 most exciting cycling projects in the world

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 Have you ever cycled through a lake or ridden a bike through tree tops 10 metres above the ground? For most cyclists, the answer is ‘no’, but that could be about to […]

How the digital economy is shaping a new Bangladesh

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azaz Zaman, Lecturer of Finance, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology With the advent of rapid digitalization, many developing countries like Bangladesh are focusing on the digital economy: a global market for digital outsourcing. The digitalization of […]

An economist explains how to create a fairer society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Inequality has been moving up the global agenda ever since the financial crisis of 2008, fanning the flames of of […]

These 5 countries plan to slash their CO2 emissions. But how will they do it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Around the planet, countries are announcing ambitious plans to cut their emissions and decarbonise their economies. But once you’ve talked the talk, how do you walk the walk (no polluting car journeys allowed)? Here’s […]

How climate change exacerbates the refugee crisis – and what can be done about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Climate-related displacement and migration is set to be the greatest challenge of our era. While there is a general consensus that global warming impacts us all, […]

4 steps to developing responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wei Zhu, Chairman, Accenture Greater China Artificial intelligence (AI) is arguably the most disruptive technology of the information age. It stands to fundamentally transform society and the economy, changing the way people work and live. The rise of […]

3 technologies that could define the next decade of cybersecurity

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 In little over a decade, cybercrime has moved from being a specialist and niche-crime type to one of the most significant strategic risks facing the world today, according to the World Economic Forum Global […]

Is friendly public transport the answer to the loneliness epidemic?

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 When was the last time you spoke to a stranger on the bus? Research suggests that efforts to tackle social isolation should start with public transport. Talking to people in the next […]

How global tech can drive local healthcare innovation in China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andy Ho, CEO, Philips Greater China With an ageing population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. From established corporations to fledgling startups, all recognize the potential for digital technologies, such as […]

Indian cities are running out of water

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 India is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history, with soaring temperatures threatening crops, livestock and people. Thousands of villagers have abandoned their homes in a desperate search for water as the […]

Traditional finance is failing millennials. Here’s how investing needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miles Pelham, Chairman and Founder, Diginex The traditional investment landscape, with its stocks, bonds and mutual funds offered by financial services stalwarts, does not align naturally with millennials. This generation grew up in the era of the financial crisis […]

5 facts you should know about the world’s refugees

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 Conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations led to a record high of 70.8 million people being displaced by the end of 2018. The latest data from the UN Refugee Agency represents an […]