How can newspapers survive? By measuring their social impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1787 (“Letter to […]

CEOs as activists: should leaders speak up about social causes?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number […]

What data dominance really means, and how countries can compete

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Governance of the digital economy was a key topic on the global agenda at Davos 2019, from panel discussions to Shinzo Abe’s announcement of a G20 track for data governance. It seems as though we are […]

Microsoft says the internet is getting a little nicer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer If you’ve been harassed online, it could be that you know your persecutor. Uncivil behaviour is becoming more common within our inner social networks, according to a Microsoft report, which showed that family and friends accounted […]

Most leaders are missing this crucial character trait

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Director, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College Many of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs are not known for their grace. Our culture associates a certain type of “robust” personality […]

Access to healthcare is not enough – high quality care has to be the target

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, Novartis Universal health coverage (UHC) in lower-income countries has been embraced by global organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Developing UHC – a system of basic […]

Here’s how to make ‘value-based healthcare’ a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer, Philips One thing all healthcare stakeholders agree on is that our global health systems are near breaking point. The ageing population and increasing incidence of chronic disease, innovative technologies and new powerful drugs, have […]

Siemens-Alstom merger: Can Germany and France lobby to circumvent EC’s rejection, against EU consumers’ interests?

The European Commission (EC), after months of investigation and discussions, came to the independent conclusion to refuse the merger of the rail companies Siemens and Alstom despite the improvements provided by the two firms together with the continuous pressure by the French and German governments. Nevertheless, France and Germany still believe that the EU has wrongly […]

Sweden gives all employees time off to be entrepreneurs

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 For the last 20 or so years, workers in Sweden have enjoyed an unusual perk – a statutory right to take six months off and start their own business. The Right to Leave […]

Releasing trapped value is key to success in the digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vedrana Savic, Managing Director, Thought Leadership, Accenture Research Business opportunities have become increasingly abundant, as prices continue to plummet for advanced technologies – from 3D printers, to electrical vehicle battery packs, and commercial drones – and essential digital services, […]

Mother of all mergers between Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram: EU Data Privacy restrictions against Facebook’s imperialistic plans

Facebook celebrated its fifteen years last Monday and reported earnings in the last quarter of 2018 despite the scandals brought to light during the previous year. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, stated that there is a plan to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger by 2020 in order to allow users to send messages between these […]

Our global system has spun out of control. Here’s how to rebalance it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum The global system we are part of seems to be spinning out of control. Headlines around the world tell us something is amiss in many societies. I believe many of […]

5G will redefine entire business models. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Corporation Everybody knows what a farm looks like, don’t they? The same goes for a factory, a mine, a power station. Although the scale might have changed, they are all still […]

3 autonomous vehicle trends to follow in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Nally, Chief Marketing Officer, MSD Last year was a banner year for autonomous vehicle technologies and companies planning on commercialization. And 2019 has the potential to surpass 2018, with Waymo beginning public services in Phoenix and GM’s Cruise […]

Calculators didn’t replace mathematicians, and AI won’t replace humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erez Yereslove, Senior Vice President, Globality Not many of us would see a calculator as a threat to our jobs. Yet just as the development of these now ubiquitous tools disquieted some mathematicians, rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) […]

The 4 types of leader who will thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte One year ago, 86% of C-level executives in Deloitte’s first report exploring businesses’ readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution said their organizations were doing “all they could” to create a workforce for […]

Davos on Climate Change: citizens demanding more actions while CEOs tried to balance profit with sustainability

Climate change was one of the hot topics during the annual World Economic Forum which took place in the Swiss Alps last week. Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, outlined the serious impact that humanity is causing to the environment and underslined the urgency of immediate action in order to reverse the ongoing […]

5G and the growing need for national CTOs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson The profound impact that 5G will have on the world is hard to overestimate. It is a platform for innovation that will bring about a wave of new opportunities and economic growth to […]

This is what the world’s CEOs think about the global outlook

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 Since 1997, PwC has been taking the temperature of chief executives’ confidence around the world. The outlook this year is inescapably pessimistic. Do you believe global economic growth will improve, stay the same, […]

This is how companies are working together to create a world without waste

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Quincey, Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company With another World Economic Forum Annual Meeting complete, I continue to reflect on the headway we’ve made since launching our World Without Waste initiative in Davos one year ago. We’re making […]

Lessons from dealing with the collapse of Lehman Brothers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, Linklaters 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the emblematic event of the global financial crisis, and one whose ramifications are still being felt across the world. As legal […]

Plastic is a global problem. It’s also a global opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lacy, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Wesley Spindler, Circulars Program Director, Accenture Strategy & Cathy McAndrew, Innovation Lead, Circulars Team, Accenture Strategy Plastic: a most versatile and ubiquitous material, it is difficult to imagine life without it. […]

Companies have a new skill to master – innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abidali Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer, Wipro Most businesses are at the cusp of a digital transformation that will lead to a complete remaking of their operations. This process is likely to be even more transformative than the previous rounds […]

Batteries can power sustainable development. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group & Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF There is a growing need for mobility – worldwide. By 2025, there will be approximately 1.5 […]

Want a more inclusive society? Start with mobility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Scott Corwin, Managing Director and Future of Mobility Practice Leader, Deloitte In discussions on inclusion and opportunity – from healthcare and a living wage, to racism and poverty – one critical factor is often overlooked: access to affordable, sustainable, […]

EU Copyright Directive: Google News threatens to leave Europe while media startups increasingly worry

The European Copyright Directive negotiation meeting, which was supposed to take place last Monday regarding the finalization of Article 13 and Article 11, was cancelled due to the fact that eleven out of 28 EU countries voted against the text. The text is expected to be altered by the Romanian Council presidency in order to […]

We need to change the fast fashion model. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anderson Tanoto, Director, RGE Pte Ltd Nearly half the world’s population now lives in households with enough discretionary income to be considered ’middle class’. Driven largely by an explosion in this section of society in India and China – […]

Why strive for Industry 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Loic Tassel, President, Europe, Procter & Gamble Adopting Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies will help countries and businesses achieve sustainable growth, several studies have shown. 4IR capabilities create higher top and bottom line value through faster design, novel […]

We could be sleepwalking into a new crisis. How should the business world prepare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Martin, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Risks Report (GRR), which in particular highlights: – We will need to find new ways of practicing globalization that respond to […]

5 lessons for the future success of virtual and augmented reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Lopez, Vice President, Intel & Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) have been around for decades in university laboratories and military facilities, but in 2014 the technology turned 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]