4 big trends for the sharing economy in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: April Rinne, Founder and Adviser, April Worldwide In 2019, it is a mind-bending exercise to reflect on the past decade of the sharing economy. A time traveller who skipped here from 2009 would note that it has fulfilled both […]

10 predictions for the global economy in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS Markit The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged. The US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus enacted early in the year, […]

This one small change could transform education for millions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring report, UNESCO & Breon Corcoran, CEO, WorldRemit On paper, Ally starts his school year in Tanzania in January. However, his aunt Susan, an engineer living in Sweden, has been preparing for this day […]

5 rules for making employers and employees trust each other again

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The debate about the future of work has largely focused on jobs – what they will look like, the decline of well-paid jobs for lower skilled workers, and how jobs will […]

We have solutions to crime. We just need to scale them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baillie Aaron, Founder & CEO, Spark Inside Crime and violence are woven into our social fabric. They top every politician’s priority list, make daily newspaper headlines, and cause tremendous harm to society. We already have solutions to these problems. […]

An ageing workforce isn’t a burden. It’s an opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP Our world is changing constantly and at an increasingly rapid pace. We’re at a unique time in our history when increased longevity is converging with unprecedented technological innovation to disrupt ageing in ways previously […]

7 steps to becoming a ‘CEO Academy’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Any discussion of CEO succession planning has to start with a single fact: most companies do a good job of developing internal candidates. According to one recent analysis, more than eight in 10 executives […]

Eating less beef and more beans would cut deaths by 5-7%

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum What’s the story? We’ve known for some time that cows reared for beef or dairy products produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions – and with demand expected to double, […]

Forward Agenda: What can we expect from 2019?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hanley What are the biggest events looming on the global agenda? Building on our Agenda Weekly email update, each month I look ahead at the stories and trends that will have the most impact. This month: how […]

5 ways for business leaders to win in the 2020s

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miki Tsusaka, Senior Partner, Managing Director and Global Marketing Leader, Boston Consulting Group As a chief spokesperson on corporate diversity for Boston Consulting Group, I’m frustrated to find myself here – again – raising the issue when so little […]

3 ways to fix the way we fund humanitarian relief

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Lowcock, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Each year, humanitarian aid organizations save and protect tens of millions of people caught up in crises across the […]

Chart of the day: These countries have the largest carbon footprints

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Bewicke, Formative Content How much CO₂ does your country emit per capita (person)? And how does it compare with the rest of the world? This chart by Statista highlights the enormous variations between the major world economies in […]

How the tech world could make nonprofits a more powerful force

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware Inc. As leaders from more than 100 countries prepare to gather at Davos, a debate continues to rage regarding the role technology will play in society going forward. Will tech innovation be a […]

Business should be joyful – just ask the sports world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney The practical power of joy is so clearly evident across most human endeavours, I wonder why business leaders have not made joy a pillar of their performance strategies? As a lifelong fan of team […]

More than 750 million people around the world would migrate if they could

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Have you ever considered moving permanently to a new country? If the answer is yes, you’re far from alone. A new poll reveals that 15% of the global population – over 750 million people […]

Why this is the year we must take action on mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisha London, Chief Executive Officer, United for Global Mental Health & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum The global mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030. With mental disorders on […]

This 12-year-old built an underwater robot to fight plastic pollution

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 An underwater robot that’s the brainchild of a 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts could be deployed someday in the war against marine plastic pollution. One of the 30 finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS competition […]

Ten reasons to be optimistic in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum Even the optimists among us would have to admit 2018 was a challenging year. The fractured world that became the focus of our 2018 Annual Meeting a year ago came […]

Do men and women really have different leadership styles?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksandra Gadzala, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; CEO, Magpie Advisory In many ways, 2018 has been a monumental year for women’s political leadership around the world. In the United States, women played a bigger role in the […]

If this is Globalization 4.0, what were the other three?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva “Globalization 4.0 has only just begun, but we are already vastly underprepared for it,” wrote Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, last month when announcing […]

Will AI make the gender gap in the workplace harder to close?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sue Duke, Senior Director, Public Policy, LinkedIn Each year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report examines the state of gender parity in the world of work. This year, the report found that while the global gender gap […]

From glass ceiling to glass cliff: women are not a leadership quick-fix

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice-Chair, Public Policy, EY What do you need to innovate in the Transformative Age? You need diversity. You need men. And you need women. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but it […]

These are 2018’s stats of the year

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 Low rates of plastic recycling capture the essence of the times we live in. That’s the conclusion of the Royal Statistical Society which has assessed 2018’s most attention-grabbing stats as part of its […]

Abandoned mines could become the farms of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Coal mines and inner-city tunnels could be transformed into farms to help feed the planet’s growing population. Academics are exploring the use of abandoned mines and other subterranean facilities in the UK and China as […]

Here are 4 ways investors can influence more secure and responsible innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum Modern society is systematically dependent on digital technologies, and has reached a point of no return. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, in enabling our transition to the digital world, has […]

The story of 2018, in 10 charts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer It was the year The Avengers topped the movie charts, France won the World Cup for the second time and Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. It was also the year of the strong jobs market and […]

My experience living with depression and schizophrenia in Thailand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Living with depression and schizophrenia has not been easy. When I first started complaining about my head to my family in 2015, they took me to the hospital, where a doctor recommended an MRI scan. The MRI came out […]

These countries have the highest minimum wages

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Where should workers move to in order to earn the best minimum wage? The answer is Australia or Luxembourg, according to data from Germany’s Wirtschafts-und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), which compared pay in different countries on a […]

How to unleash the enormous power of global healthcare data

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum, Emmanuel Akpakwu, Project Lead, Value in Healthcare, World Economic Forum Geneva & Stefan Larsson, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group Two thousand three hundred […]

To hope or doubt? The state of women’s progress in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders I often invoke the words of United States abolitionist Frederick Douglass when asked about the state of women’s progress globally: “there is no progress without struggle”. More than 110 diverse women, […]

This is where teachers are most (and least) respected

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content A new study by the Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve education for underprivileged children, gauges how respected teachers are in 35 economies around the world. For its Global Teacher Status […]

Here’s what a Korean boy band can teach us about globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum For the readers of America’s TIME Magazine, it was clear: Korean boy band BTS should be 2018 Person of the Year. After a worldwide online poll, they held onto […]

Finland has a new eco-fashion line – clothes made from trees

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 Whether they like it or not, the clothes worn by royalty and first ladies sometimes get more column inches than the causes they support – think Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and Melania Trump’s […]