How digital acceleration can help you out of the downturn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wiktor Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Netguru The tech industry is at a transition point. Investors and market incumbents have been typically attracted to growth, however, the media has been awash with tech business scandals that suggest it will take more […]

Smallholder farmers could help fix global food systems with the right technology. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard, Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director, Research for Industry; Chief Technology Officer, Agri-Food, Microsoft Smallholder farmers are the heart of the global food system, producingoverone-third of the food we eat. Yet for many […]

3 solutions helping net-zero aviation take off

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 Aviation is responsible for almost 3% of global human-generated CO2 emissions and without urgent action this could increase to 22% by 2050, according to aviation-industry group Energy Transitions Commission. Already, airlines belonging to the […]

Here’s how much commuting time we save when working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Research Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jose Maria Barrero, Assistant Professor of Finance, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics , Stanford University, Steven Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor […]

4 ways to store renewable energy that don’t involve batteries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Giant bricks are not what most people think of when they hear the words “energy storage”, but they are a key element of a gravity-based system that could help the world manage an […]

Davos 2023: This is how to get more women into positions of power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content On the same day the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, stepped down saying she “no longer had enough in the tank to do the job justice”, women leaders met in Davos […]

‘Tech for good’ had a very good year in 2022. Here are 6 companies that led the way

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content The cost of living crisis, runaway inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, weak economic growth, democracy under attack, increasing lack of trust in technology, climate emergency – 2022 could easily end up being remembered […]

Why flexible working is good for workers and companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how we work and live. Many of those developments – such as fewer hours at our desks and more flexible working arrangements – not only benefit workers but […]

What everyone misses when it comes to cyber attacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Johansmeyer, Head, Property Claim Services (PCS), Verisk The conflict in Ukraine has, in many ways, defied expectations, especially for the cyber security community. The “cyber war” that many expected failed to materialize as these operations failed to levy […]

5 reasons why sustainable timber must become a core global building material

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Burrell, Community Lead, Forest Economy Program, World Economic Forum When sourced from sustainably managed, climate-smart forests, biobased buildings can be hugely instrumental in combating climate change, driving investment back into forests while simultaneously creating a carbon sink in […]

We need more inclusive reporting on disability. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rhiannon Parker, Chief Innovation Officer, The Valuable 500 Today’s C-Suite leaders have the daunting task of simultaneously upholding their fiduciary duties and acting as stewards of the purpose-led values expected of their organizations. Translating these values into tangible actions […]

How we’ll achieve sustainable health equity in rural and refugee communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group, Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips In 2022, the world saw more than 100 million displaced people on record for the first time, a “staggering milestone,” as the United Nations described […]

‘Embrace uncertainty’: This is what I learned at Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Vice Chair, Oliver Wyman The mood at Davos was one of relief, along with a measure of giddiness about what comes next. Rarely has the group been so split in its investment outlook. Relief at least […]

5 reasons why forest carbon credits are an important part of climate action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jennifer Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Nature Conservancy, Giulia Carbone, Director of the NCS Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum, Mark Moroge, Vice President, Natural Climate Solutions at Environmental […]

6 work challenges the metaverse will address

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Valérie Beaulieu, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Adecco Group The metaverse represents the next quantum leap forward. It promises to change how we socialize, play, learn and shop and will also heavily influence how we work. It promises big […]

Why hunting down the carbon in buildings is crucial to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Belfield, Chairman, Arup Group Fast forward in your mind to this time next week. In that short space of time the number of buildings that will have completed construction around the world will cover an area equivalent to […]

New business building – growth and innovation in a volatile era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ari Libarikian, Senior Partner , Global Leader of Leap by McKinsey, Belkis Vasquez-McCall, Partner, North America Leader, Build by McKinsey, Homayoun Hatami, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company In volatile times, many organizations constrict, cut and generally hunker down to […]

How working patterns are changing around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad Around the world, workers are faced with a series of unexpected challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, swiftly followed by an economic downturn and soaring inflation has created an uncertain and volatile work environment. Many […]

Here’s how we can turn more industries into circular economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Resource Circularity, Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum Industries and governments have set ambitious environmental targets for the next 10–20 years. They aim to achieve supply-chain resilience, reach net zero and […]

Beyond recycling: why reuse is at a tipping point

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thom Almeida, Platform Curator, Platform for Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum The transition from single-use towards reuse models of consumption as an integral part of the reduce-reuse-recycle agenda is gaining traction across the private and public […]

How to harness the power of 1 billion people to accelerate sustainable change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Wakely, Executive Vice-President, Chief Consumer and Marketing Officer; Chief Growth Officer, International Foods, PepsiCo There’s no question that the alarming state of climate change requires businesses to take action — and more companies are signing onto transformative sustainability […]

3 critical steps leaders must take to halt biodiversity loss and tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Nipper, Chief Executive Officer, Ørsted 2022 was a big year for the ocean and biodiversity, two subjects that are catching up with climate change on the political agenda. There was a day dedicated to the ocean and biodiversity […]

The renewable energy transition is creating a green jobs boom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The energy crisis is impacting billions of people around the world, as soaring prices have made it more expensive to power homes and businesses. However, the current crisis has also accelerated the rush […]

A universal flu vaccine: Here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Scientists in November announced a breakthrough in work towards developing a ‘universal’ flu vaccine. Using the same messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology that’s been used in several COVID-19 vaccines, researchers at the University of […]

How to make non-financial reporting your company’s north star

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Kaeser, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Siemens Energy It’s good practice to align your company’s strategy with environmental, social and good governance targets or ‘ESG’ for short. After all, who doesn’t want to operate sustainably for the benefit […]

Now is the time to double down, not slow down, on transforming industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara Frei, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG Throughout the 20th century, science fiction books and film and TV spinoffs have imagined what the future would look like. Isaac Asimov’s robot stories talked […]

Four ways to make 2023 count in the pursuit of resilient and sustainable food systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Berry Marttin, Member of the Executive Board, Rabobank, Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA Food security and our food systems are under threat. COVID-19, conflict, disruptions to global trade, climate change and the energy and inflation crises are threatening the supply […]

How companies can scale green businesses for a net zero world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rich Lesser, Global Chair, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Companies and consumers are facing a number of significant challenges, including inflation, the energy crisis in Europe and food shortages. As CEOs navigate this volatile environment, they will need to simultaneously […]

As more electric vehicles hit the road, our charging habits must change – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Global Managing Partner, Roland Berger Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of transport, but only if we can generate enough energy to power them all. Researchers at Stanford University have found that current charging habits for electric […]

Are immersive experiences creating a new digital divide?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Lacey, Chief Research Officer, Ipsos The COVID-19 pandemic further exposed the global digital divide, underscoring that “billions of people remain without the universal human right of internet access.” Humanity is increasingly divided based on ability to access the […]

Why obesity must be treated as the root of cardiometabolic disease

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Kenyon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Calibrate The global prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, but research demonstrates that calories and willpower are not the problems. Obesity is an underlying pandemic with profound effects on global […]

How to address the complex issue of water conservation 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sundararajan Mahalingam, President – Strategy, HCL Corporation, Nidhi Pundhir, Head, HCL Foundation, HCLTech The Earth comprises diverse and interconnected ecosystems: the atmosphere, water, ocean, land, forests, biodiversity and social systems. Not only are these complex systems always in a […]

The quality every leader should have to succeed in today’s world, revealed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saemoon Yoon, Lead, Innovator Communities, World Economic Forum, Michelle Watt, Lead, Innovator Communities, World Economic Forum A Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famously quoted as saying, “change is the only constant in life.” Though change is inevitable, the speed with […]