To keep track of the SDGs, we need a data revolution

(Unsplash, 2019) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve MacFeelyChief Statistician, UNCTAD In March 2015, presidents and prime ministers around the world signed up to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That agenda is the most ambitious development plan ever conceived by the […]

Why a healthy planet and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity We need to understand the nature and gravity of the collective crisis that now confronts human civilization if we are to answer the questions it poses. If we do not […]

3 steps to making multistakeholder partnerships a powerful force

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Magesvaran Suranjan, President, P&G APAC and P&G IMEA As the world’s population continues to grow, we observe stark increases in the disparity between the privileged and underprivileged in terms of access to basic needs, like education and hygiene. Serving […]

Protectionism doesn’t stand a chance in the age of connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hikmet Ersek, President and Chief Executive Officer, Western Union One of the questions I’m asked most frequently as the CEO of a global company – one that operates across more than 200 countries and territories – is: “Am I […]

What has a year of experiments taught us about basic income?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Standing, Professorial research associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London As a long-time proponent of basic income, and as someone who has been involved in pilots in four continents, the past year has been a […]

How electrification will make the world more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Global Energy; Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG The number of people without access to electricity fell below one billion in 2017. This is great news – and not just for those gaining […]

How Africa’s entrepreneurs are changing the direction of globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rapelang Rabana, Founder & CEO, Rekindle Learning Africa has not been spared from the impact of globalization as the world’s economies and societies have become more and more integrated. There has however, been more movement of ideas, technology and […]

How leaders can use ‘agile governance’ to drive tech and win trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susannah Rodgers, Paralympian and Director, Spirit of 2012 Technologies are disrupting markets all over the world. The way people use transportation, leisure and entertainment have changed with Uber, Airbnb and Netflix, and more is to come with the wider […]

Australia’s record heatwave: From fainting tennis players to dead fish

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 four days up to January 15 were some of the hottest on record, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, which has issued a series of warnings that cover the whole country. […]

Who holds the key to the future of biotechnology? You do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elizabeth O’Day, CEO & Founder, Olaris Therapeutics & Sang Yup Lee, Distinguished Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Did you know that you have the power to change biotech? Your data can drive the development of […]

CO2 can be a valuable raw material, not just a climate killer. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, Covestro The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to think […]

When did globalization begin? The answer might surprise you

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanshica Kant, Young Professional, United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UNRC) “Globalization” is the 21st century’s favourite buzzword. It is part of our current zeitgeist: we are witnessing an unparalleled compression of time and space, as goods, services, people and […]

We need to talk about failure in the social sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Rohini Nilekani, Philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and writer A lot of ink is spilled and awards are bestowed celebrating the success of the social sector – and there is much […]

These countries are pioneering hydrogen power

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 Renewable energy pioneers on the Scottish Orkney Islands are aiming to launch the world’s first seagoing ferries powered by hydrogen. The project represents just one application for a fuel that has the potential to […]

The world’s coastal cities are going under. Here’s how some are fighting back

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 The warning signs are increasingly hard to ignore. Sea-level rise is real, displacing thousands of people, destroying millions of acres of land and generating billions of dollars in losses. Due to […]

Companies can help build a more inclusive world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adaire Fox-Martin, Executive board member, SAP We live in a world of smart, connected ovens, but one in which 795 million people do not have enough food to eat. We are witnessing exponential growth, but also great inequality. Addressing […]

My disability, my identity

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Susannah Rodgers, Paralympian and Director, Spirit of 2012 As human beings, in a complex world of divisions, boundaries and borders, it isn’t surprising that we try to make sense of things by putting everyone and everything into groups, […]

4 essential qualities for digital leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Trefler, CEO, Pegasystems As the World Economic Forum states, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is introducing digital technologies at a speed and scale unparalleled in history. Also unparalleled is the volume of data being generated and collected from […]

We can end TB right now. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson In 2014, the world experienced the first-ever major Ebola epidemic. Over the following two years, nearly 30,000 Ebola cases were reported. More than 11,000 […]

The West is struggling to hit its climate targets. What would the developing world do differently?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) By now, many of us will have read the dire warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). After noting that the impact of a global temperature increase […]

Are we sleepwalking into a new global crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Could the world be sleepwalking into a crisis? Global risks are intensifying but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking. Instead, divisions are […]

Why businesses are nothing without strong human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bennett Freeman, Business Support for Civic Freedoms and Human Rights Defenders, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC & Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Michael Ineichen, Programme director , International Service for Human Rights Let’s start […]

Why the world is not as globalized as you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Post DHL Recent years have called into question the idea of an interconnected, open world in which goods, capital, people and ideas can move across borders, seeking more choice and opportunities, and faster […]

How Abu Dhabi found a way to grow vegetables in 40-degree heat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could you grow your lunch in an old shipping container? One that’s situated in 40-degree desert heat? A project underway in Abu Dhabi aims to encourage people to do just that – pairing old shipping containers […]

8 things we need to do to tackle humanitarian crises in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) In Timbuktu, Mali this month I met with families without food whose crops have failed and whose children have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IED). I couldn’t help […]

Is your business model fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torrance, Venture Partner, Factor10 & Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Factor10 As the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes ever more pervasive, we have good and bad news for leaders of incumbent businesses in all sectors and all geographies. […]

Why sustainable packaging is good for profits as well as the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director Growth, Strategy & Sustainability, Accenture & Wesley SpindlerCirculars Project Manager, Accenture Although sustainability is increasingly a priority for consumers when making purchasing decisions, with packaging often central to a product’s visual appeal for purchasers […]

These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Are you looking for a fresh start in 2019? Maybe you’d like to get fit? Learn a new skill? Or change career? According to analysis from networking site LinkedIn, 2019’s employers are looking for a combination […]

How telehealth can get healthcare to more people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America Growing up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, I saw firsthand that where you live is often the single greatest determinant of health and life expectancy. In Brazil, 75% of the population does not have […]

Distributed ownership: what it means and how it could transform India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Industree/Mother Earth With the Fourth Industrial Revolution underway, India must leverage this period of robust economic development for inclusive growth. But lack of skills development and job creation present major obstacles, as highlighted by the […]

Four ways we can fix economics in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, Head of Social and Economic Agendas, World Economic Forum “It was a chance… for us to send pain the other way. And we took it.” A Brexiteer’s statement in the wake of the referendum in […]

Robots will soon be a necessity but they won’t take all our jobs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stelian Coros, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich In the future, robots will be ubiquitous but they will not take everyone’s jobs. Advances in the field should pave the way to a future in which robots and […]

How the diaspora is helping Venezuela’s migration crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Winkler Osorio, Deputy mayor, El Hatillo Municipality Huge migration crises are typically caused by war or natural disaster, as we have tragically seen in Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar and South Sudan. But the largest migration crisis in Latin American […]