We finally have a life-saving vaccine for Ebola

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anabel González, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a cause for serious concern. It has already taken the lives of 25 people, and […]

There’s a new global technology race. It needs better trade rules

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Anabel González, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank Competition to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution is fierce. Governments and firms across the globe are engaging in legitimate – and illegitimate – acts to […]

To tackle climate change, we need city diplomacy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, New York City This week, I am honoured to join about 20 of my fellow Young Global Leaders as we embark on the Greenland Learning Journey with the World Economic Forum. I […]

Did young people just kill television?

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 previous reports of the death of traditional TV viewing have been greatly exaggerated, 2017 marked a major tipping point. Spending on online and digital advertising in the United States overtook broadcast and cable […]

How blockchain can manage the future electricity grid

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sam Hartnett, Team Member, Energy Web Foundation and Peter Bronski, Marketing and Communications Lead, Energy Web Foundation Every month, it seems that blockchain’s potential to revolutionize the energy sector is proclaimed anew, from Wired Magazine announcing that “microgrids […]

Clean energy will do to gas what gas has done to coal

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute and Mark Dyson,Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute Around the world, an emerging “rush to gas” – a glut of investment in new natural gas-fired power plants and associated delivery infrastructure – threatens to […]

Here are five things to know about the future of being human

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simone Schürle, Assistant Professor for Responsive Biomedical Systems, ETH Zürich Let’s assume you are healthy. Would you consider an implant or drugs to boost your physical or mental performance? Questions like these become relevant as we reach a […]

This is how we make basic income a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rutger Bregman, Correspondent, De Correspondent, Netherlands Five years ago, when I first heard about it, the idea had been all but forgotten. Most people I talked to had never heard of it either. Now, suddenly, it’s everywhere. Finland […]

Ideology is the enemy of growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dambisa Moyo, Author Our ability to create and sustain economic growth is the defining issue of our time. More than pandemics, climate change, terrorist militant groups and other geopolitical risks, economic growth is arguably the most crucial issue […]

Why sustainable products are a win-win for all of us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheri Hickok, General Manager – Global Product Development, General Electric Company What makes a product sustainable? According to Wikipedia, sustainable products are those that provide environmental, social and economic benefits while protecting public health and the environment over […]

We have a space debris problem. Here’s how to solve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nikolai Khlystov, Community Lead, Aerospace Industry; Co-Lead, Global Future Council on Space Technologies, World Economic Forum The first Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, crashed on 1 April over the Southern Pacific, after uncontrollably re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. In fact, […]

We don’t need to ban plastic. We just need to start using it properly

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation Humanity’s relationship with plastic is rather schizophrenic. It is present in almost every aspect of modern life, from water bottles to aircraft. Without it, our lives would not be the same. However, it […]

Here’s how data could make our cities safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Anthony Across Europe, fast-growing cities and city regions are increasingly confronted with urban violence from extremists seeking to further their political or religious aims, and criminal gangs controlling their territory. While cities have begun to play […]

Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest-growing economy

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 Ethiopia has an image problem. For decades, mere mention of the country has conjured up images of famine and conflict. But a new Ethiopia is emerging from troubled times and the latest International Monetary […]

Where are the charities in the great Artificial Intelligence debate?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rhodri Davies, Head of Policy, Charities Aid Foundation Artificial intelligence has become a hot political and cultural topic. UK prime minister Theresa May made it the centerpiece of her appearance at this year’s Davos Summit. More recently, French […]

Here’s the secret to financing a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Enrico Lo Giudice, Research Associate, MainStreet Partners Sustainable investment is one of the biggest trends in financial services. More and more investors are becoming aware of their power to make a positive impact while earning healthy financial returns. […]

GDPR and the World Cup have these 4 things in common

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Schlosser, Project Lead, Digital Trade and Data Flows, World Economic Forum The world will look at Europe as a game changer twice within the next month: first on May 25 then again on June 14. The latter […]

Capitalism’s greatest weakness? It confuses price with value

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London (UCL) The global financial crisis, which began in 2008 and whose repercussions will continue to echo round the world for years to come, has triggered […]

Will GDPR block Blockchain?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anne Toth, Head of Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC As someone who has worked in data policy and data protection for 20 years, I read privacy policies for a living. I take notice when I get the […]

This is how people in Europe are helping lead the energy charge

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Smith, Formative Content. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting. Denmark generated 74% of its energy from renewable sources in 2017, making it a world leader in renewable […]

If you live in a big city you already smoke every day

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. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting. If you live in a big city you might have the lungs of a smoker, even if you’ve […]

Working Muslim women are a trillion-dollar market

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saadia Zahidi, Head of Social and Economic Agendas, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva. The views expressed in this article belong to the author and not necessarily to The European Sting, An unprecedented migration of women, particularly […]

How technology is driving a fourth wave of environmentalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fred Krupp In any era, the hard work of environmental progress requires the best available tools. Today those tools include technological innovations that are giving corporations and NGOs alike new capabilities and supercharging the partnerships between them. […]

Here are six bold ideas to accelerate sustainable energy innovation

Energy innovation is struggling in a ‘valley of death’ Much has already been achieved in our fight against climate change, both in mitigation and adaptation. Awareness, policy, business, technology and innovation are all improving. However, the impact of climate change is gaining momentum much faster than expected, while the shift from fossil fuels to cleaner […]

China is a renewable energy champion. But it’s time for a new approach

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lin Boqiang, Director, China Center for Energy Economics Research The development of renewable energy in China has attracted global attention in recent years. In 2012, China’s installed capacity of wind and solar power was 61GW and 3.4GW respectively, […]

These European countries produce the most plastic waste per person

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maryam Munir, Content Producer, Formative Content David Attenborough’s BBC documentary series Blue Planet II caught the attention of viewers around the world last year with its shocking insight into how plastic waste is harming fish, marine animals and […]

Beware the fragility of the global economy

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alberto Gallo, Portfolio Manager and Head of Macro Strategies, Algebris Investments Quantitative easing (QE) saved us from the 2008 crash and kick-started a recovery, but also encouraged a build-up of one-sided risk in the financial system. Are markets […]

This forgotten element could be the key to our green energy future. Here’s why

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Burston, Managing Director, Clean Air Fund We need to scale up existing low-carbon technologies at a much faster rate – otherwise population growth will continue to outpace investment in renewables, and fossil fuels will continue to […]

Faith can overcome religious nationalism. Here’s how

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Seiple, President Emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement; advisor to the Templeton Religion Trust; Senior Fellow, University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. It’s not the 1930s but you can see them from here. If […]

Here’s how China is going green

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, Knowledge Networks and Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum Beijing After years of heavy industrialization, China’s environmental challenges are nearing a tipping point. The factories and power plants that have driven its economic growth have also […]

Banks must take bold action to fight climate change. This is how they can do it

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sonia Hierzig, Project Manager – Banking, ShareAction Banks are exposed to a number of climate-related risks through the diverse range of sectors they finance. Across the world, they continue to fund high-carbon industries, thus enabling a range of […]

Drugs cost too much. There is a better way to fund medical innovation

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rufus Pollock, Lead, iMed Project, and Founder and President of Open Knowledge Drugs are expensive. Very expensive, and becoming ever more so, it seems. Prices for new medicines have been steadily rising for the past few decades. It […]

The dangers of data: why the numbers never tell the full story

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kian Bakhtiari, Strategist, FortySix Every day, we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Organized and analysed correctly, this information has the power to create a better future for all. Big data can accurately detect earthquakes, floods and famines, […]