How can we produce enough protein to feed 10 billion people?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Sweet, Head of Business Strategy and Engagement, Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum Accessible, affordable, healthy and sustainable protein is critical to human nutrition and economic development. Yet academic analysis shows it will be impossible for […]

Trust is at breaking point. It’s time to rebuild it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP It’s always tempting to focus on what divides us. Politics, religion, culture, these can often make us look at how we see the world differently. The reality is, this isn’t a problem by itself. We […]

Leaders need hard data to make the hard decisions about sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Debra Walton, Chief Customer Proposition Officer, Refinitiv Balancing short-term performance pressures with the need to invest in a long-term future is one of the most important tasks a modern leader faces. Those that achieve it will contribute to a […]

The role of employers in the post #MeToo era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer, Salesforce Looking back on 2018, it was a year of progress for women, as well as setbacks. Women around the world stood together in the unprecedented #MeToo movement, shining a spotlight on […]

How each country’s share of global CO2 emissions changes over time

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 While it’s still technically possible to limit global warming to within the limits set by the Paris Agreement, rising carbon emissions present a grave threat to the planet. Less than 200 years ago there […]

Scientists are using machine learning to unlock the mysteries of long-dead languages

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Bewicke, Formative Content As home to many of the most important ancient civilizations on Earth, the lands around the Mediterranean hold enormous historical significance. As the Romans, ancient Greeks and Egyptians built and expanded their empires across the […]

3 megatrends for the factories of the future

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 What will the factories of tomorrow look like? It’s a question that has no simple answer as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues apace and new technologies transform the manufacturing landscape. As with any revolution, […]

Here’s how tech is revolutionising transport for low-income communities in urban Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cindy Helfer, Engagement Manager, Pegasys The transport and mobility sector have undergone significant change in recent years. Disruptive technology and the sharing economy have completely transformed the mobility space, creating new markets with a more on-demand, consumer-centric model. Taxi […]

The Dead Sea is drying up, and these two countries have a plan to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Can you pump water out of one sea to fill another? It may sound crazy, but plans are afoot to make it a reality. While the World Bank has called the plan to fill the Dead […]

Food system failures in our age of abundance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University Twelve-year-old Lena is growing up poor and malnourished on Chicago’s West Side. She buys Blue Juice and Hot Chips from the corner store on her way […]

Robots aren’t stealing all our jobs, says the World Bank’s chief economist

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 The job market has not been heavily impacted by the rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) – not yet, at least. Despite dire predictions of wide-reaching job losses, the World Bank’s chief […]

Accelerating a more sustainable industrial revolution with digital manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dion Weisler, President, CEO, HP Inc. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping up to be one of the most significant opportunities of our lifetime. We are already seeing jobs, policies, industries and entire economies shifting as our digital and […]

Here are three ways the private sector can act as a sustainability catalyst for Globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard The problems of the world are too big to be solved by traditional philanthropy. Writing cheques alone can’t end poverty, solve climate change, reduce inequality or surmount barriers to exclusion. […]

Here’s how to build energy infrastructures fit for the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG One key characteristic of modern civilization is its dependence on critical infrastructures such as those used for providing power, transportation and water. These infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex, intelligent and […]

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical. We’re […]

Why people with disabilities are your company’s untapped resource

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thorkil Sonne, Chairman Denmark’s Council for Corporate Responsibility and SDG Want to know how to attract the innovative and resilient employees required to give you a competitive edge in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Then look no further: this article […]

Modern society has reached its limits. Society 5.0 will liberate us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman, Keidanren The world is now facing a great tide of change. The trend of digital transformation cannot be stopped and is drastically changing many aspects of society, including public administration, industrial structure, employment and people’s private […]

The cost of housing is tearing our society apart

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek Fidler, Co-founder, ShelterTech & Hicham Sabir, President, ShelterTech For the better part of a century, home ownership has been the foundation of the average American’s growth in net worth and the cornerstone of the government’s housing policy. But […]

The impact of mobile and rapid digital adoption on how India consumes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Adarkar, Managing Director and Country Head, Ipsos India India is well-known as the world’s largest democracy, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and a young nation set to reap demographic dividends over the next few decades. What is […]

Why the 21st century’s biggest health challenge is our shared responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Group Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the 21st century’s major health and development challenges, both in terms of human suffering and the damage they cause to a country’s socioeconomic fabric. NCDs carry […]

Prisons are failing. It’s time to find an alternative

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 In recent years, the use of imprisonment as a response to crime and violence has risen steadily across the globe. More than 10 million people around the world are currently behind bars. […]

This is our chance to completely redefine the meaning of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content When you were a child what did you dream of doing one day? Did you want to be an astronaut, a nurse, or a teacher? Perhaps you imagined finding a cure for cancer, […]

We must stop choking the ocean with plastic waste. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fitterling, Chief Executive Officer, Dow Chemical Company The ocean can’t take any more. For centuries we have dumped our unwanted waste into the seas, creating a crisis that threatens not only marine life, but everything that depends on […]

Violent disorder is on the rise. Is inequality to blame?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Clionadh Raleigh, Professor of Political Geography and Conflict, University of Sussex Is the world becoming less violent? The answer is yes and no. The world is less deadly, but more […]

We have to fight for a fairer tech industry for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gillian Tans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Booking.com The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2019 reveals that we have closed 68% of the gender gap worldwide. The survey predicts that it will take 108 years to achieve […]

How we can win the war against antibiotic resistance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristina Lagerstedt, Founder and CEO, 1928 Diagnostics In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of penicillin. In Sir Alexander’s acceptance remarks, he spoke of the responsibility that accompanied that discovery, namely that […]

Here’s how we solve the global crisis of tribalism and democratic decay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Dixon, Co-Founder, More In Common People who happen to be alive at historic turning points are often slow in sizing up these major shifts. It’s natural for the human brain to rely on familiar ways of thinking to […]

Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts could help fight obesity

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 When it comes to helping people make healthier snacktime choices, tackling impulsivity might be the best place to start. Research in the UK has found that the simple act of removing sugary snacks […]

Globalization 4.0 must provide for the poorest, or it risks causing chaos for everyone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sara Pantuliano, Acting Executive Director , Overseas Development Institute Globalization has helped lift millions out of poverty and improved living standards across the world, including in some of the poorest regions and states. But it has also deepened inequalities, […]

The shrinking Arctic ice protects us all. It’s time to act

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julienne Stroeve, Canada C-150 Chair, University of Manitoba, Canada & Gail Whiteman, Director, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University & Jeremy Wilkinson, Sea Ice Physicist, British Antarctic Survey Each January many of us think about what old […]

These are the world’s best countries to retire in, as of 2019

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 Retirement should be a time to kick back and forget the stress of the daily grind. While some people plan their post-work days down to the smallest detail, others may need a little help […]

How India’s globalized cities will change its future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Glenn Maguire, Principal Asia Pacific Economist, Visa Business and Economic Insights Consumer spending in India is on the cusp of remarkable transformational change over the next decade. The emerging middle class in Indian cities is at the forefront of […]

The time for cities to get smart is now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Howard Elias, President, Services and Digital, Dell Technologies Unprecedented urbanization is compelling cities to fundamentally reimagine and transform for the future – and fast. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, roughly half of the world’s population […]