Chart of the day: This is what violence does to a nation’s GDP

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content War and violence doesn’t just cost lives. It has an economic impact too. According to the latest edition of the Global Peace Index, the economic impact of violence on the global economy in 2017 […]

5 charts that explain big challenges facing Italy’s new government

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Earlier this month, Giuseppe Conte – a law professor with little political experience – was sworn in as Italy’s prime minister. During the hard-fought election and political turmoil that preceded his appointment, the economy became […]

Cyber attacks are shutting down countries, cities and companies. Here’s how to stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noam Erez, Co-Founder and CEO, XM Ltd. What if a cyber attack took over a government’s IT network, bringing an entire nation to its feet? Does this seem like a far-flung scenario? It isn’t. In April 2018, the […]

Rural Bangladesh has already embraced renewable energy. Here’s what the rest of the world can learn

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Chen, Founder and CEO, Narrativ A transition technology bridges the gap between the old and the new. Once legacy technologies and incumbent business models stop producing the desired results, a transition mode starts. However, energy technology is […]

The future of science could be in your gut. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Richman, Chief Executive Officer, uBiome The human microbiome has been the topic of thousands of research studies in the past two decades. Rapid developments in laboratory techniques and bioinformatics have brought down the cost of DNA sequencing […]

The end of the 404? Why we need to repair the internet’s crumbling infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shirley Chen, Founder and CEO, Narrativ The internet is nearly 30, and it’s starting to show signs of age. Links, the foundation of the internet, are in crisis. The pages plagued by dead links are not obscure Wikipedia […]

From diamonds to recycling: how blockchain can drive responsible and ethical businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Candice Teo, Head of PR & Communications, Everledger As business ecosystems become more complex and global, the intricacies of supply chains are increasing, with a rapidly changing network of regulators, suppliers and customers. Trust amongst these stakeholders has […]

Who will win the AI race? If countries work together, then the answer could be all of us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dinglong Huang, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Malong Technologies & Matt Scott, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Malong Technologies “Who do you think will win?” As an artificial intelligence company with co-founders from China and the United States, […]

How to have a good Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michele Wucker, Chief Executive Officer, Gray Rhino & Company To encourage people to examine the impact of technology on our lives, the artist Lauren McCarthy decided to try to become a human version of amazon.com’s smart home intelligence […]

Three scenarios for the future of geopolitics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Law, Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces To understand events in the international arena, it helps to distinguish whether our current period is essentially stable or in significant flux. In an article written […]

This is how AI can help you make sense of the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean GourleyFounder and CEO, Primer Our world seems to be increasingly volatile. Geopolitical events occur that we can’t believe, global protest movements seemingly emerge from nothing, and new technology comes online every week that seeks to upend the […]

This is why Dutch teenagers are among the happiest in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Exam pressures, the quest for more independence, strained relationships with parents and a body full of raging hormones all add to teenage angst. Of course not all teenagers have the same experience of these […]

This robot has soft hands. It could be the future of sustainable production

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics In 2011, Professor George Whitesides of Harvard University helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be. He developed biologically inspired ‘soft robots’, in collaboration with Harvard and the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced […]

1.1 billion people still lack electricity. This could be the solution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Daly, Energy Modeller, International Energy Agency Achieving universal access to electricity is essential for solving many global development challenges. Decentralized renewable energy technologies have emerged as a viable solution. Small, clean energy utilities called mini-grids are a […]

4 things President Trump could learn from Jimmy Carter

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stuart E. Eizenstat As President Donald Trump completes a turbulent period, in which he ruffled the feathers of America’s G7 allies and attended a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, it is worth comparing his approach […]

This Syrian national has been trapped at Kuala Lumpur airport for 3 months

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Imagine your longest airport delay. For most of us, it would be hours. For an unlucky few, it might be a night, or even a couple of nights. Hassan Al Kontar measures his in months. […]

These charts show where the world’s refugees came from in 2017 – and where they’re heading

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Where do most of the world’s refugees come from? And where do they end up? If you’re conjuring up an image of people fleeing a wartorn nation and heading to a developed one, you may be […]

Refugees now make up 1% of the world’s population

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content If all the world’s refugees came together as a single nation they would collectively create one of the largest countries on Earth. According to the UNHCR, there are now almost 70 million forcibly displaced […]

CEOs in these countries are more likely to go with their gut

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer How do you balance data and judgement when you make a decision? Your answer may be more rooted in culture than you think. Eight out of 10 CEOs in the US say they’ve relied […]

We need to talk about how we define responsibility online – and how we enforce it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:Florian Drücke, Managing Director, Bundesverband Musikindustrie The one – and only – good thing about hate speech and #FakeNews? They have finally pushed the topic of online responsibility into public discourse. While the Facebook data scandal has delivered unsurprising […]

Cutting money transfer fees could unlock $15bn for developing countries. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Safahi, CEO, ZED Network The turn of the century marked a period of rapid migration: the total number of international migrants has increased by 60% since 2000. With more than 250 million immigrants and migrant workers […]

Chart of the day: These are the cities where the World Cup threatens productivity the most

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Oliver For employers, major sporting events can pose a dilemma: give your workers time to watch the competition and plan for a drop in productivity; or continue with business as usual and risk die-hard fans tuning […]

How cities can lead the way in bridging the global housing gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dag Detter, Former director at Sweden’s Ministry of Industry Every day, some 200,000 people are moving into cities across the globe. Finding an affordable place to call home is not just a worry for young people in the […]

The two big uncertainties shaping our future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier Woeffray, Project Lead, Knowledge Networks and Analysis, World Economic Forum Geneva When we think about the future, most of us try to predict it by extrapolating from a wide range of assumptions that we make about today. […]

France is building a village for people with Alzheimer’s

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content France is building its first “Alzheimer’s village” in an experiment aimed at improving the lives of people with the disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive disorder […]

Debunked: 5 myths about the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson As automation and non-employee labour (such as contingent talent or shared talent) become more common in the workplace, assumptions about the future of work are giving way […]

In Finland, speeding tickets are linked to your income

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content Around 3,400 people die in traffic crashes every day, leading to around 1.25 million deaths globally each year. One-third of these deaths are caused by speeding, according to the World Health Organization. With road […]

What living abroad does to your self-awareness

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Need another reason to consider moving abroad? If you’re looking for a new challenge or hoping to improve your career prospects, a group of academics has some good news: living in a different country makes […]

China’s cities are rapidly becoming more competitive. Here’s why

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 China’s cities are more competitive than in any other region of the world, according to a new report from consultants AT Kearney. The number of Chinese cities included in the 2018 Global Cities Index […]

India is a latecomer to AI. Here’s how it plans to catch up

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Utkarsh Amitabh, Founder, Network Capital (Mentors Across Borders) “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race”, Stephen Hawking famously said. I don’t know whether Hawking will be proven right or wrong. But […]

This is the state of the world’s health, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content While the world is making strides towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a new report warns more action is urgently needed if ambitious health targets are to be met. The SDGs are aimed […]

Indonesia’s imams are joining the fight against plastic bags

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content In monsoon season, thousands of metric tons of plastic debris wash ashore on the Indonesian island of Bali. The situation was so bad in December 2017 that the local government declared a “trash emergency” […]