In Rwanda, high-speed drones are delivering blood to remote communities

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 Drones are supplying blood to a network of 21 remotely located transfusion clinics in Rwanda, helping save lives every day across the country. Flying in a straight line, and at high speeds, the […]

Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution needs more arts graduates

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Amy Jordan, Delivery Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum The cybersecurity industry is facing a jobs crisis. According to recent estimates, India alone requires an […]

How building renovations can speed up the electric vehicle revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Verhaar, Head of Public & Government Affairs, Signify In September 2018, we co-launched the “Energy Efficiency and Electric Vehicles” report with the Rocky Mountain Institute. The report covers scenarios and recommendations on how accelerated renovation of buildings […]

It’s time to strengthen global digital cooperation

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) Digitalization transforms, pervades and affects all aspects of our social, economic and political lives. These impacts span […]

This is how travel hotspots are fighting back against overtourism

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Rome is cracking down on “gladiators” and street drinking in an attempt to keep the excesses of tourism in check. The clampdown comes amid a global travel boom that has resulted in popular […]

Why CFOs need to rethink what it means to create value

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Hawkins,Chief financial officer, Salesforce As the Fourth Industrial Revolution makes business more and more complex, many executives feel the pressure to focus on satisfying the immediate demands of shareholders and delivering the current or next quarter’s results. […]

Here’s how to bring agility into the boardroom

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David GillespiePartner, Oliver Wyman & Margarita Economides, Engagement manager, Oliver Wyman Today’s corporate world is being shaped by a near constant onslaught of unpredictable events. In such turbulent times the traditional corporate governance model risks becoming outdated and […]

This Japanese company pays its employees to get a good night’s sleep

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The idea of getting extra pay in return for sleeping sounds crazy, but an upmarket wedding company in Tokyo – called Crazy – is doing just that. The fraught subject of sleep […]

Cities will lead the electric transport revolution. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vesa Laisi, President, Danfoss Drives Today, transport accounts for a fifth of global energy demand and a quarter of energy-related CO2 emissions. That means transport is a major contributor to air pollution. And the effects of pollution from […]

Here are four steps SMEs can take for long-term success

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: C. Keith Cargill, President and CEO, Texas Capital Bancshares There are benefits to looking beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, in business and elsewhere. Recent technological innovations have made it more possible than ever before to offer clients the […]

3 ways business leaders can build digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz,Global Chairman, PwC The year 2018 has seen a steady shift in cybersecurity and privacy matters: from the back office to the front office, from the tech section to the front page, and from the IT department […]

Companies that put employees first perform better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian Tomlinson, Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, CECP & Alison Omens, Managing director, programs and strategic engagement, Just Capital One clear takeaway from the last decade – following the 2008 financial crisis – is this: when corporate behaviour […]

The German automotive industry under the Trump spell

Last week, the White House invited, or better summoned, the leaders of the German automotive industry to Washington D.C., in order to confer on the ‘problem’ of the missive imports of German cars in the US. The American President Donald Trump, in his belligerent line aggressively reshaping the American foreign trade policy with China and […]

Theresa May expresses her optimism about Britain’s economic success while UK business outlook seems ominous

UK Prime Minister Theresa May attended the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference on Monday where she expressed her confidence about the country’s economic outlook in an attempt to seek business support ahead of the harsh period till the conclusion of the Brexit deal. However, a quarterly report published from data firm IHS Markit […]

Algorithms are being used to convict criminals and decide jail time. We need to make sure they are fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting When Netflix gets a movie recommendation wrong, you’d probably think that it’s not a big deal. Likewise, when your favourite sneakers don’t make it into Amazon’s list of recommended […]

4 ways 3D printing can revolutionize manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Hugo Da Silva, Vice-president of additive manufacturing, DSM These are exciting times in additive manufacturing (AM) – the process of building objects by 3D printing – as the industry moves from prototyping and design towards production at scale. […]

Europe’s poor investment in digital is threatening prosperity. Here’s what its start-ups need

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors:  Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Michael Stephanblome, Founding Partner and CSO and Andreas von Oettingen Founding Partner and CTO, FACTOR10 Europe is one of the biggest economic regions in the world. The European Union’s impressive $17 trillion […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Regulators and the shipping industry collaborating for a sustainable future”, written by the Secretary General of IMO

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer.   I am often asked about my vision for the future of the shipping industry, especially at a time of so much change. As a Secretary-General […]

These are the top risks for doing business around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Unemployment and underemployment represent the biggest risk for doing business around the world. That is the view of more than 12,000 business people across 140 […]

How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Irene Arias, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Lab, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, Inter-American Development Bank; Jens Martin Skibsted, Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps; Lien De Cuyper, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurship, ETH Zurich; Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Cities, […]

What is inclusive capitalism, and why does it matter?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miguel Milano, President, Salesforce The concept of building shareholder value has been a driving force of business since companies began to go public. Yet as businesses and governments adjust to the new realities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, […]

How banking with blockchain can stamp out corruption and increase financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Aid:Tech Banking institutions were primarily built to provide a trusted intermediary between two parties, such as a borrower and a lender. Legitimate commerce required the use of an institutional bank. While banks have […]

Open-plan offices make workers less collaborative, Harvard study finds

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Open-plan offices allow employees to see and hear their colleagues all day long, so you might think all this transparency would encourage them to work more collaboratively. But according to new Harvard research, […]

Is the energy industry meeting its sustainability goals?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman The energy industry was vastly different 20 years ago, when two colleagues and I founded a consultancy which advised global oil and gas companies. Our work was primarily focused on reducing operational risks […]

Businesses are lacking moral leadership, according to employees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dov Seidman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LRN Corporation “Who are America’s moral leaders?” USA Today asked in a recent headline. At a time when businesses are increasingly thrust to the forefront of complex issues such as racial […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

Why business can no longer turn a blind eye to poor vision

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Chen, Founder, Clearly If you have poor vision, glasses are highly likely to help you enjoy a better quality of life and work longer. If you are a driver with poor vision, glasses could well extend your […]

Facebook has built an AI-based tool that fixes the social network when it crashes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bugs in computer software can range from mild irritant to huge economic loss, and, in the worst cases, to a tragic loss of life. The vast majority of companies today depend on […]

Facebook goes under formal EU privacy scrutiny after latest massive data breach

Facebook engineer working at the company’s HQ, Menlo Park, CA (Copyright: Facebook Inc., Source: Facebook Inc.’s website, newsroom)

Last week, the European Union has announced it has formally launched an investigation into a massive data breach that has recently made vulnerable millions of Facebook accounts. The Irish Data Protection Commission, which is Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe, said last Wednesday that it will look into whether the US social media giant is […]

The new North America trade deal USMCA punishes German cars

The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dead. Long live the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). The three North American nations will continue trading goods of a value of at least $ 1.2 trillion yearly between them. The US President Donald Trump had termed NAFTA as the worse trade deal his country […]