4 solutions for reducing emissions from industrial clusters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvaldo Di Campli, President of Latin America Region, Nokia Industrial clusters can play a major role in helping countries achieve their net-zero ambitions. Accenture and the World Economic Forum have developed a 4-step framework to help clusters reduce […]

This country is restarting air travel. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO, National Aviation Services The resumption of air travel will depend on the development of digital apps to manage transparent testing and vaccine data. The State of Kuwait is already using three tech solutions that […]

Scientists say this ‘super plant’ could help soak up pollution on busy roads

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 4.2 million premature deaths were caused by polluted air. 91% of people breathe air below WHO quality guidelines. A UK study has found a plant that could help cut pollution levels. The […]

For climate policies to stay on track we must prepare for transition risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Deputy Director and Head of Policy, EPFL International Risk Governance Center & Rainer Sachs, Founder, Sachs Institute 2021 could be a pivotal year for climate policy as a growing number of countries and companies increase their […]

A 5-step guide to scale responsible AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum & Danny Lange, Vice-President, AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies Deploying AI at scale will remain problematic until companies engage in a fundamental change to become […]

How businesses can help solve society’s workforce problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US COVID-19 has presented major challenges for organizations: adapting workplaces, supporting remote workers, furlough schemes and redundancies. Society must work collaboratively to build sustainable work solutions for a future […]

COVID-19 increased the use of AI. Here’s why it’s here to stay

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kerri Reynolds, SVP Crowdsourcing and HR, Appen Due to the pandemic, organisations have invested in AI to expedite remote working, enhance the customer experience and decrease costs. AI developments during the pandemic have benefited retail, education and healthcare […]

There aren’t enough computer chips to power modern cars

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 Global car sales fell in 2020. A shortage of computer chips is compounding poor sales by holding up production. That could cost the industry $60 billion. Besides reeling from the impact of […]

This opera company is helping people in their recovery from COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content ENO Breathe is helping COVID-19 patients to recover through singing, in order to manage breathlessness and anxiety. The program is entirely virtual and done in collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service. The […]

Google has invented a tool which allows you to hear colour

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 machine learning system lets visitors to a new art exhibition experience the sounds of colours through the artist Kandinsky’s eyes. The abstract art pioneer had synaesthesia, a condition that can make […]

Digital roles top the list of jobs on the rise in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five […]

This is how blockchain can help fight pandemics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Blockchain is used to record information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, cheat or hack. It could be used to create a Trusted COVID-19 Essential Supplies Repository […]

An electric motorbike could help tackle big game poaching. Here’s how

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 Poaching continues to threaten various animals with extinction in Africa. An electric motorbike is the latest tool in the fight to protect them. The solar-powered off-road bike is so quiet, poachers don’t […]

Why moral leadership matters now more than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman, LRN and The HOW Institute for Society The new State of Moral Leadership Report suggests moral leadership is in high demand but short supply; Moral authority as opposed to formal authority alone can […]

4 views on how to ensure social justice in a digital world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prerana Pakhrin Misrahi, Communications Specialist, Society and Innovation, World Economic Forum The theme for World Day of Social Justice 2021 is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.” We asked four experts to share their views […]

These are the biggest hurdles on the path to clean energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noel Nevshehir, Director, International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley Realizing the energy transition will require navigating several major challenges. These include geopolitical concerns, technological limitations and financial questions. Could a hybrid approach that leverages fossil […]

This is how to make driving an EV more accessible and affordable

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 By 2030, there could be as many as 130 million EVs on the road, according to a McKinsey report. An extra 55 million charging points will be needed in China, the EU-plus-UK […]

Plant-based diets will be essential to the planet’s future, report says

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 report explores the role of the global food system and its role in accelerating biodiversity loss. The quest for ever cheaper food prices leads many farmers to adopt unsustainable practices, […]

4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah Founder, The SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Rafal Rohozinski, Founder, The SecDev Group By 2026, almost 26% of the world’s GDP could be based on internet-based and digitally-connected industries. Seizing digital opportunities begins with an […]

This brand is recycling underwear – here’s why

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 A US clothing company is encouraging customers to return underwear they’ve bought from the firm instead of throwing it away. Around 5 million kilogrammes of underwear a day ends up in landfill […]

How climbing robots could usher in a new age of automation

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 $10 trillion will likely be invested in automation and robotics by 2030. But ageing warehouses struggle to adopt new technologies. Step forward the SqUID – a new type of box-carrying robot that […]

1 in 5 deaths globally caused by fossil fuel pollution, a new study reveals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Burning fossil fuels is causing nearly one in five of all deaths worldwide. A new study found the death toll is almost twice as high as previously thought. China’s clean-air initiatives have […]

Nike’s hands-free shoe is a step forward for inclusive clothing

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 one billion people in the world with some form of disability. Many are cut off from full social and economic participation. A growing number of fashion brands are making inclusive […]

The UK is building the world’s first airport… for flying cars

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 A pop-up airport for electric flying taxis will be in operation later this year near the UK city of Coventry. The market for electric air taxis could be worth $500 billion in […]

Electric fleets can fuel decarbonisation efforts. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maya Ben Dror, Project Lead, Future of Mobility, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum & Mary Loane, Project Lead, Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum & Saul Lopez, Manager. eMobility, Transport & Environment […]

The rise of Generation Restoration and youth ecopreneurship

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florent Kaiser, Executive Director, Global Forest Generation Sparked by a formidable sense of purpose, urgency and need for action, a new generation of young people are putting the planet’s health at the heart of their businesses. These young […]

Nature is our most precious asset – we must all act now to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristian Teleki, Director of the Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum, and Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute While humanity has been prospering in recent decades, this has come at a high cost to the natural […]

Business growth is key to post-pandemic recovery

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 The EU is investing billions in COVID-19 recovery plans to build a more resilient, sustainable economy. P&G is committed to European recovery and plans to lead the FMCG industry through innovation, […]

How 5G can be a force for social equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Consumer COVID-19 has highlighted society’s reliance on digital connectivity, whilst exposing the access inequalities of developing countries. The tech industry is uniquely positioned to broaden digital access through 5G […]

This alliance aims to accelerate the adoption of inclusive, trusted and transparent AI worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningProject Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum AI could […]

A new paradigm for collaboration: mission-based ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Romeo, Managing Partner and Head of Oliver Wyman Forum, Oliver Wyman & Hanna Moukanas, Partner and Head of France, Oliver Wyman & Anthony Charrie, Partner, Public Sector Practice, Oliver Wyman & Yamuna Subramaniam, Engagement Manager, Financial Services, […]

Why we need a ‘great new contract in health and healthcare’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum Over the past year, health and healthcare systems that were already known to be unsustainable because they are too costly and fundamentally inefficient also demonstrated […]

World Economic Forum CEO Climate Leaders call for continued action toward net-zero emissions

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 & Brian T. Moynihan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America & Christian Mumenthaler, Group Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re Group, Switzerland & Jesper Brodin, Chief Executive Officer, […]