How civil society must adapt to survive its greatest challenges

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities , World Economic Forum We live in a world of major geopolitical shifts and life-changing technological innovations. It’s fair to wonder, then, what our biggest hopes are for society in the […]

Time is running out to protect Africa’s forests

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abraham Baffoe, Africa Regional Director, ProForest Africa’s tropical forests teem with biodiversity, support at least 100 million people and play a vital role in combating climate change. But they are under threat from agricultural commodity production. Urgent cooperation […]

Why embracing human rights will ensure Artificial Intelligence works for all

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Director, Global Issues, Amnesty International Dilbert: Wow! According to my computer simulation, it should be possible to create new life forms from common household chemicals Dogbert: This raises some thorny issues. Dilbert: You mean legal, ethical and […]

What cryptocurrencies will do to the integrity of politics

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catalina Uribe Burcher, Senior Programme Officer, International IDEA Cryptocurrencies are one step closer to becoming a regular trading commodity. Recently, Coinbase (one of the largest platforms to trade digital currencies) launched the ‘Dow’ of cryptocurrencies, an index fund […]

How the United States can win back its manufacturing mojo

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sadasivan Shankar, Associate, Harvard, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Not all inventions end up being useful to humanity. Ideas need to be translated into reality before the world recognizes and benefits from innovation. The US, historically, […]

The challenges of Chinese investment in Latin America

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University. As São Paulo hosts the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2018, it is time to consider China’s important influence on economies and […]

Companies can help solve water scarcity. Here’s how

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Newman, Executive Vice-President, Finance and Operations, Latin America, PepsiCo Inc. Water is a human right and essential to life. Access to water is also closely linked to economic vitality, educational opportunity, and the health and safety of the […]

It’s time to ditch our obsession with trade deficits. Here’s why

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arancha González Laya, Executive Director, International Trade Centre. The notion that trade surpluses are a measure of a country’s economic prowess dates back centuries. In 16th-century Europe, “mercantilists” from England to Venice sought to accumulate […]

The energy industry is changing. Are governments switched on?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Harsh Vijay Singh, Project Lead, System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy, World Economic Forum Geneva, Pedro Gomez, Head of Oil and Gas Industry, World Economic Forum Geneva. The global energy transition has many dimensions. The […]

Investment, not debt, can kick-start an entrepreneurial Europe

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Terence Tse, Associate Professor of Finance, London campus of ESCP Europe Business School, Mark Esposito, Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education and Danny Goh, Serial entrepreneur and an early stage investor. A very important question that only a […]

Governments can fight corruption by joining the digital payment revolution

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tidhar Wald, Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Better than Cash Alliance, United Nations. Tackling corruption is high on government agendas. Such a pervasive problem demands new solutions, especially in light of the latest […]

Christine Lagarde: the three priorities for the global economy

This article is published based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund. In a speech in Hong Kong ahead of the 2018 International Monetary Fund/World Bank Spring Meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called on policymakers to steer clear of protectionism, guard […]