How COVID-19 could open the door for driverless deliveries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Dawkins, Project Lead, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is putting pressure on deliveries and local logistics. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) could help alleviate the strain on existing delivery services while reducing the risk […]

Supply chains have been upended. Here’s how to make them more resilient

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, SKUChain & Ziyang Fan, Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum LLC Supply chain visibility is crucial to understanding the impact of disruption. Digitizing records will make supply chains more resilient to […]

What’s a logarithmic graph and how does it help explain the spread of COVID-19?

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 Exponential lines showing increases in COVID-19 cases might not always show the full story. While the raw numbers don’t change, the way they are represented can affect perceptions. Logarithmic scale charts can […]

Why a coronavirus vaccine takes over a year to produce – and why that is incredibly fast

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elissa Prichep, Project Lead Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum The international community is working together like never before to produce a coronavirus vaccine. If a vaccine is developed in the timeline predicted, then people will have a preventative […]

How digital infrastructure can help us through the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sridhar Gadhi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantela Our digital infrastructure needs strengthening to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and future public health crises; Better integration of Artificial Intelligence in to the public health response should be […]

AI can help with the COVID-19 crisis – but the right human input is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matissa Hollister, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, McGill University Artificial intelligence can help address coronavirus – if applied in a creative way. It is up to us to identify new and innovative ways to leverage what AI can […]

This year’s Earth Hour is going digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Thackeray, Writer, Formative Content Earth Hour will take place online to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm. This year, the “Voice for the Planet” petition invites […]

This is the human impact of COVID-19 – and how business can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group As business close to help prevent transmission of COVID-19, financial concerns and job losses are one of the first human impacts of the virus; Not knowing how this pandemic […]

Can I still send mail in the time of coronavirus?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jordi Sales, Writer and editor • With postal services now ‘critical infrastructure’, most countries are now trying to ensure continued deliveries. • Most postal services are introducing special sanitary measures; France and Spain are among the countries scaling […]

How COVID-19 shows the urgent need to address the cyber poverty gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & David Balson, Director of Intelligence, Ripjar Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires secure vital services, networks and capabilities. Yet recent cyberattacks against organizations including the World […]

How responsible businesses can step forward to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Chair, Imagine Governments, central banks and the WHO will not defeat coronavirus alone; the private sector must play a key role. As companies respond to COVID-19, business leaders who back moral statements with practical […]

How women in developing countries can harness e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework, World Trade Organization • E-commerce has the potential to level the economic playing field for women in developing countries. • Government, the private sector, aid programmes and civil society need to […]

Why cybersecurity matters more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Nicholas Davis, Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Hackers are targeting […]

3 leaders on creating a pipeline for female talent in business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geraldine Matchett, Chief Financial Officer and co-CEO, Royal DSM NV & Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America; Chief Sales Officer, Procter & Gamble& Martine Ferland, President and CEO, Mercer • The case for gender equality has been made, […]

3 ways China is using drones to fight coronavirus

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Junwei Yang, China Project Lead, Drones, World Economic Forum Beijing & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum In just a few months, Coronavirus has changed how we greet each other, how we work and […]

How to decarbonize shipping without spending billions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wajiha Khalid, Global Shaper, Rawalpindi Hub & Programme Director Operations and Marketing, Cubex Global & Sheikh Ahsan Ullah Tariq, Global Shaper, Rawalpindi Hub & CEO, Cubex Global The maritime shipping industry must make some big changes if it […]

Technology can hinder good mental health at work. Here’s how it can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Houston, Chief Executive Officer, North and South Europe, Deloitte Technology has exacerbated some mental health issues in the workplace, but it could also provide solutions for better support and employee well-being; Organizations in the UK must deploy […]

5 ways urban transport could step up a gear for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lieke Ypma, Innovation strategist & Frieda Bellmann, Strategic designer & Diana Polack, City designer, City of Berlin Women’s mobility is more multi-modal and intermodal than men’s. • Understanding these patterns can lead to new ideas and new markets. […]

Big oil’s climate pledges will fail without workforce equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katie Mehnert, Founder, Pink Petro • Research show gender diversity increases innovation levels. • The oil and gas sector is lagging on female representation, and other diversity measures. • The energy giants’ climate commitment could rest on putting […]

The hidden risks nature loss poses for businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Celine Herweijer, Global Leader, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC & Samra Mariam, Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC & Will Evison, Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Nature loss is still a hidden risk for many businesses. This must […]

How Jack Ma sees a thriving future of entrepreneurship in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James da Costa, Co-Founder, Mandala Group With a growing youth population, Africa is at the forefront of the digital economy. Jack Ma created the Africa Netpreneur Prize and the Alibaba eFounders initiative to identify and support 100 African […]

The Greta effect? Why businesses are more committed to climate action in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Organizations will be more committed to achieving environmental goals in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a recent survey. Nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe last year’s climate strikes helped raise […]

From battlefields to boardrooms: 3 steps to building high-morale teams

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph von Toggenburg, CEO, World Vision Switzerland • Leadership means more than financial results. • Praise creates a self-reinforcing cycle that promotes better performance. • The leader must serve the team and enable its growth. After 15 years […]

Tax havens cost governments $200 billion a year. It’s time to change the way global tax works

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ludvig Wier, Postdoctoral researcher, UC Berkeley New research suggests 40% of multinational profits are shifted to tax havens and that 10% of the world’s largest multinational firms are responsible for 98% of this activity; The result is $200 […]

A 3-step path to securing critical infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Grieco, Senior Director, Security and Trust Organization, Cisco The consequences of not securing critical infrastructure are huge. The dynamic nature of the threats involved means stakeholders must work together to counter them and build trust. Here are […]

People are scared of artificial intelligence – here’s why we should embrace it instead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bowen Zhou, President, JD Cloud & AI; Chair, JD Technology Committee; Vice-President, JD.COM Artificial intelligence (AI) needs to be democratized to help more people understand it and embrace its potential; We need to develop regulations for AI that […]

CEOs say these 4 factors will shape business in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harriet Jenkins More than half of CEOs believe the rate of global economic growth will decline, according to PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey. Uncertainty is fueling this record level of pessimism. Climate change could provide a positive opportunity […]

NASA is recruiting new astronauts – this is what it takes to apply

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 There are two basic requirements for those applying to be a NASA astronaut. But don’t let that fool you – getting selected is still a tough task. NASA wants to land the […]

This is what the UK’s major supermarkets say about plastic packaging and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Consumers are pressuring brands and retailers to reduce plastic packaging. A new report from the Green Alliance suggests plastic alternatives may cause other problems for the environment, too. Greater involvement from government […]

Residents and visitors to this Dutch neighborhood could share a pool of cars and bikes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A new city center development in the Netherlands could go nearly car-free. Residents in this district will share a pool of cars and bicycles. There will be 3 private car parking spaces […]

The five stages of the Chief Digital Officer – and why they often fail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Wade, Professor of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation, IMD Business School, 21% of large public firms employ a Chief Digital Officer, or CDO. The average tenure of a CDO is 31 months, shorter […]

6 ways travelling professionals can cut their carbon footprint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Petros Kusmu, Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub & George Patrick Richard Benson, Global Shaper, Vancouver Hub We can all take steps to reduce the environmental impact of our work-related travels. Individual actions – like the six described here – […]

Here’s how blockchain could fight illegal fishing and help tuna stocks recover

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 More than half of the world’s tuna comes from the Pacific Ocean, but tuna fisheries are suffering from depleted stocks and illegal fishing. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major […]