We’ve lost 60% of wildlife in less than 50 years

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Human activity is having a devastating impact on our planet. But while most people understand how pollution, resource depletion and loss of biodiversity are pushing the natural resources to the brink, the reality can seem […]

Global hunger is on the rise. These simple steps could help eradicate it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Global hunger is on the rise again, with more people hungry today than 10 years ago. According to a recent United Nations report, 821 million people – one […]

How much is nature worth? $125 trillion, according to this report

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 Plummeting wildlife populations have become a stark reminder that the planet and its resources are under tremendous pressure. Between 1970 and 2014, there has been a 60% fall in the numbers of […]

The 5 biggest challenges cities will face in the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chan Heng Chee, Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) & Harvey Neo, Consultant, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) The UN […]

How AI can inspire doctors to be more inventive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Nick Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London In 2017, DeepMind’s AlphaGo computer beat the world champion of the strategy board game Go. The computer knew only the rules of the game, which […]

Tackling water scarcity: 4 ways to pull H20 out of thin air

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer You may remember studying the water cycle at school, following the path from oceans and rivers to the atmosphere and back again. Image: UK Met Office While clouds are the most visible form of water […]

More than 90% of the world’s children are breathing toxic air

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Nearly every person on the planet is breathing in dirty air that is likely damaging our health, often with fatal consequences, according to research by the World Health Organization. Image: Our World In Data Younger […]

India is building a high-tech sustainable city from scratch

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Skyscrapers, high-rise apartments, neon signs and congested roads. These are a few things that might spring to mind when you think about a modern city. Many of the world’s major conurbations are organically grown sprawls […]

The 5 stages of acceptance as robots enter the workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics For the past several years, the conversation about robots and jobs has focused heavily on how automation is poised to disrupt the workforce. Speculative articles full of studies, reports, and abstract opinions have […]

Businesses are lacking moral leadership, according to employees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dov Seidman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LRN Corporation “Who are America’s moral leaders?” USA Today asked in a recent headline. At a time when businesses are increasingly thrust to the forefront of complex issues such as racial […]

We need to talk about integration after migration. Here are four ways we can improve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Gallagher, President, International Catholic Migration Commission Integration is the delicate, critical transition of the migrant from outsider to insider – the process by which migrants become a part of their new community. Successful integration is hard to […]

10 things you – and your government – should know about competitiveness 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: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Saadia ZahidiManaging Director, Head of Social and Economic Agendas, World Economic Forum Even as globalization has led to unprecedented gains for many from the movement of goods, services, […]

These countries spend the most on education

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 Few would argue that a thriving education system is vital to a country’s success. But while education is a priority across the globe, the level of spending varies sharply from country to […]

The Philippines is reopening a ‘cesspool’ island after a six month clean up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer No tourist destination wants the moniker “cesspool.” But earlier this year, the Philippines island of Boracay – one of the nation’s major and heavily exploited tourist destinations – was dubbed as such by President Rodrigo […]

Women in Iceland have walked out of work to dispute the gender pay gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Gryczka, Chief Executive Officer, Gastromotiva Imagine if you worked a full day but stopped being paid at 2.55pm. That’s the fate of women in Iceland, according to a protest group that organized rallies across the country this […]

How smart farming is helping Brazil feed the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Carrara, Ligia Dutra & Bruno Lucchi Leonardo Sales is a cattle rancher in the arid north of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. Brazilian farmers like him supply 23% of the world’s cattle, earning $31 billion from the lucrative […]

Can green bonds help us manage climate risk?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Wong, Partner, Affirmative Investment Management Partners Limited (AIM) At 79 degrees north, the northernmost permanent human settlement and gateway to the North Pole, Ny-Ålesund is a leading centre for international Arctic scientific research and environmental monitoring. It […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

These chefs are fighting hunger and poverty with gastronomy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Gryczka, Chief Executive Officer, Gastromotiva From memories of that first bite into a ripe tomato lovingly plucked from the vine by your grandmother, to celebrating a milestone birthday at a restaurant where the velouté sauce is so […]

These Asian economies invested in their people – and it paid off

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 Automation and malnutrition could create a global underclass and provoke unrest on a par with the Arab Spring. This isn’t the opening sentence of a dystopian novel, it’s the bleak picture painted […]

The US is withdrawing from a 144-year-old treaty. Here’s the context

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Doherty, Head of International Trade and Investment System Initiave, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Kimberley Botwright, Policy Analyst, Digital Trade, International Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum The United States is planning to […]

The needs, challenges and power dynamics of refugee resettlement

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adèle Garnier, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies, Peace Research Institute Oslo & Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Professor of International Law, Human Rights and Refugee Law, Universidade Católica […]

Spain will soon overtake Japan in life expectancy rankings. Here’s why

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 importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle has long been acknowledged by healthcare professionals as one of the keys to a long and happy life. And for the people of Spain, […]

Where are the world’s nuclear weapons?

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 It’s just over 30 years since the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) came into force, signed by the US’ Ronald Regan and USSR’s Mikhail Gorbachev. But now, US President Donald Trump […]

Could robot leaders do better than our current politicians?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeger van der Wal, Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore & Yifei Yan, PhD candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore The Fourth Industrial Revolution is […]

The power of trust and values 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: Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Simon Mulcahy, Chief Innovation Officer, Salesforce Without trust, innovation is impossible. As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, business leaders face a […]

This is what a smart city should do for its people

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zeynep Bodur Okyay, President and CEO, Kale Group We are living through interesting times. As Dickens might put it, it is perhaps the best of times for tech companies. The digital revolution is mind-blowing. But for most people, […]

Can big events really go plastic-free? A water capsule made from seaweed may be the answer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaime Nack, President, Three Squares Inc. Whether they are conferences or galas, concerts or company retreats, events are usually pretty wasteful. They often consume large amounts of energy and resources. For instance, the average 500-person conference can produce […]

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 […]