Why business can no longer turn a blind eye to poor vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Chen, Founder, Clearly If you have poor vision, glasses are highly likely to help you enjoy a better quality of life and work longer. If you are a driver with poor vision, glasses could well extend your […]

China has made a shocking food production discovery – electro culture

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 country with the world’s largest population also has the largest number of mouths to feed. That calls for increased food production. But increased food production means increased use of resources – […]

With the right leadership, sustainable finance can help us shift to a low-carbon economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sasja Beslik, Head, Sustainable Finance, Nordea Bank “There is no time to lose: sustainable finance is the answer.” Such a ringing endorsement for our sector is always welcome – all the more so when it appears in The […]

These countries are ranked highest – and lowest – for human development

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 Inequality continues to blight the lives of millions, according to the 2018 United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), and it’s holding back development. The HDI ranks 189 countries according to their performance […]

What makes America the world’s most competitive economy?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum Any international economic index that finds America at the pinnacle of global success is sure to invite questions around whether such success can be attributed to the actions of […]

Africa is helping the drone industry get off the ground. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance A recent critical report into the civilian use of drones in the US came to the damning conclusion that restrictions were so stringent they were actually stifling the commercial development of […]

What washing your hands can teach you about global change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever & Myriam Sidibe, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School & Val Curtis, Director of the Environmental Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine On a […]

Who are the winners and losers in Africa’s Continental Free Trade area?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rilwan Akeyewale, CEO, Grandir Inc. In March this year, the leaders of 44 African countries endorsed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Since then more countries, including South Africa, have joined in. Th agreement is expected to […]

These are the world’s most competitive economies

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 How well countries adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) will determine whether they ‘thrive’ or ‘stagnate’ and could further divide workforces and increase social tensions, according to the latest version of […]

70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this is why we need dignity more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Co-founder, Global Dignity & John Osborn, Board Chair, Global Dignity & Cynthia Guyer, Executive Director, Global Dignity Seventy years ago, the founders of the United Nations put our understanding of our shared humanity […]

Germany is the world’s most innovative economy

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 Germany is currently in the driving seat when it comes to innovation – thanks in part to the speed it’s developing new technologies like driverless cars. In the World Economic Forum’s latest […]

How big data can help us fight climate change faster

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liza Ramrayka, Freelance Consultant social Policy Writer, Nature Conservancy A new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns us that “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required to […]

Can we balance conservation and development? Science says yes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Heather Tallis, Global Managing Director and Lead Scientist for Strategy Innovation, The Nature Conservancy & Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota For too long, dire messages and gloomy assumptions about the […]

Is China about to launch its own cryptocurrency?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Zhu Scott, Founding Partner, Radian Partners The world first moved to paper money from gold and silver more than 1,000 years ago during China’s Song Dynasty. The next revolution – from paper money to digital currency – […]

AI can help us unlock the world’s most complex operating system – the human body

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Ken Mulvany, Co-founder and Chairman, BenevolentAI There is a quiet revolution happening which has the potential, perhaps more than any previous technology revolution, to benefit humanity profoundly. It’s the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare. There is […]

Tobacco is harming the planet, not just our health, says new study

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 Smoking isn’t just harmful to human health, it’s also damaging the planet. That’s the key message of a new report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) into the environmental costs of tobacco […]

5 ways to fast-track the transition to a carbon neutral world

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 The latest report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a dire picture, as predicted, of the consequences of climate change. Current levels of greenhouse gas […]

Why private investment in deforestation-free commodity production needs to be scaled up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Ivo Mulder, Finance and Private Sector Coordinator, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, UN Environment Forests and agriculture hold more than 30% of the climate change solution in terms of providing the most cost-effective forms of mitigation potential. However, […]

These forms of exercise are best for your mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Emma Charlton, Writer It’s impossible to read the news without hearing how great exercise is for your health. Physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of diseases, including diabetes, and strengthen your bones and muscles. […]

3 reasons why AI won’t replace human translators… yet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Jonathan Rechtman, Co-founder and Chief Interpreter, Cadence Translate I’ve been a proud simultaneous interpreter for the better part of a decade, but I agree that it’s not the flashiest of jobs. We speak in hushed voices, tucked away […]

Facebook has built an AI-based tool that fixes the social network when it crashes

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 Bugs in computer software can range from mild irritant to huge economic loss, and, in the worst cases, to a tragic loss of life. The vast majority of companies today depend on […]

How India is harnessing technology to lead 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:  Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content In November of 2016, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement that sent the country’s population into a tailspin. Overnight, 86% of the country’s currency became invalid, as the 500 rupee […]

We can save our ocean in three steps – if we act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Kristian Teleki, Head of the Friends of Ocean Action, Director – Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute   This article is adapted from a keynote speech to G7 Ocean and Environment Ministers in Halifax, Canada, on 20 September […]

3 reasons why AI won’t replace human translators… yet

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Rechtman, Co-founder and Chief Interpreter, Cadence Translate I’ve been a proud simultaneous interpreter for the better part of a decade, but I agree that it’s not the flashiest of jobs. We speak in hushed voices, tucked away […]

Satellites and data are going to help us phase out fossil fuels. Here’s how

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 Power and industry are responsible for around two-thirds of carbon emissions and half of energy demand, and yet we are frequently kept in the dark about how the […]

Microplastic and nanoplastic pollution threatens our enviroment. How should we respond?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tyra HorngrenPhD candidate, University of Melbourne & Bart Kolodziejczyk, Research Fellow, Monash University The 1907 development of Bakelite, which was the first mass-produced plastic used as an electrical insulator, sparked our dependence on synthetic polymers. Bakelite was durable, […]

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Formative Content Mental illness can strike anyone at any time in their life. In fact, more than 350 million people across the world – of all ages and from all communities – suffer from depression. But […]

This plastic-free bag dissolves in water

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 humble plastic bag has been with us since 1965, when a team of Swedish designers and engineers hit upon an idea for convenient packaging. Just over 50 years later, as many […]

Adolescent health has been overlooked for too long

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rhea Saksena, Medical Doctor and Global Policy Coordinator, NCD Free & Timothy Kariotis, Coordinator, Australasia, NCD Free Whether you subscribe to the idea of self-absorbed millennials often seen in today’s media, or that of a debt-burdened ‘generation in […]

How transparency can help the global economy to grow

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Konanykhin, CEO, TransparentBusiness Countries around the world spend an estimated $9.4 trillion a year on procurement – 15% of global GDP. Indeed, UN figures estimate that public procurement can account for 15-30% of GDP for many countries. […]

Paris is building the world’s greenest business district. What can other cities learn from it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Navi Radjou, Author, Conscious Society The City of Paris and the RATP Group, the state-owned public transport operator that runs the Paris Métro subway, have jointly launched Les Deux Rives, a bold initiative to build the world’s greenest […]

How TV has brought mental health issues into the light – and helped to banish stigma

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Murali Doraiswamy, Professor, Duke University Health System & Dan ArielyDirector, The Center for Advanced Hindsight, Duke University Chances are you know someone with depression; it affects some 300 million people around the world and suicide is the second-leading […]

Making technology work for 1.3 billion Indians

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Børge BrendePresident, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum & Murat SönmezManaging Director, Head of Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution & Global Network, World Economic Forum At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, […]