The punishment gap: how workplace mistakes hurt women and minorities most

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abhishek Parajuli We all make mistakes. But do we all pay the same price for them? Or are some of us hurt more than others? Research points to a disturbing answer: women and minorities are often punished more […]

Banks launch green charter to help shipping reduce its carbon footprint

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Parker, Global Industry Head of Shipping & Logistics, Citi and Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Global Maritime Forum Around 90% of global trade by volume is carried by ships – making the maritime industry a vital player in economic […]

To recruit younger people, you have to understand them. Here’s a guide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bernadette Wightman, Managing Director, Global Services, BT Group Global organizations today are faced with talent shortages, skills gaps and ageing workforces. To overcome these challenges, businesses need to look to younger generations – but what can companies do to […]

Why flexible workspaces are the key to winning the talent war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace While the concept of open office spaces might seem new, they have been around since the 1940s. Back then, architects convinced companies that open-plan spaces would promote community, connection and inclusion […]

Why cybersecurity should be standard due diligence for investors

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 Cyberattacks have almost doubled in the past five years with no sign of slowing down. Due to the increasing number of cyber breaches, there is a market shift towards […]

How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

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 Microsoft has edged past Google to reach the top of a ranking that grades the world’s tech giants on their respect for internet users’ rights. The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Index evaluates 24 […]

Unemployment is down across the world’s largest economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content The number of employed people in the world’s largest economies is on the rise, as workers enjoy an increasingly healthy job market. Statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, which measures the number […]

Who is to pay for Trump’s trade war against China?

The US President Donald Trump and the big American tech companies have raised the stakes this week in the ongoing Pacific war. Japanese and South Korean tech giants have also joined the Americans in black listing Huawei and other Chinese companies in an all out war against China. As expected, Japan supports the US policy […]

Hydrogen isn’t the fuel of the future. It’s already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute When the leaders of the world’s economic powerhouses meet at this year’s G20 in Japan, two important decarbonization options are expected to finally garner the attention they deserve: carbon capture and hydrogen. The […]

Localized microfactories – the new face of globalized manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines The way products have been manufactured has evolved significantly over the past decades. Today, most are built in large factories in low-cost regions, primarily in Asia but also increasingly in eastern Europe and […]

Tech companies are changing, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing partner, Flourish Ventures For a long time, social impact was an add-on, or nice to have. In the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed enough for a company to have a corporate social responsibility program and […]

How the future of computing can make or break the AI revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ghida Ibrahim, Data Scientist, Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook When it comes to technology trends, AI has been undeniably leading the way in recent years and is expected to continue to do so for decades to come. From self-driving cars […]

These are the world’s best cities to be a cyclist

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 In many cities, commuting by bike is a labour of love. Dealing with often-congested roads, traffic hazards and the threat of a sudden downpour can make cycling a challenging way to get […]

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum Geneva & Dilip Guna, Manager, PwC (Project Collaborator, Cities, World Economic Forum) The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. A recent survey revealed […]

5 futuristic ways to fight cyber attacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayla Matthews, Freelance journalist People today are increasingly reliant on smartphones, smart speakers and other gadgets. Most can’t imagine going more than a few hours without using a computer, and some of them spend most of their work […]

It’s time for cybersecurity to go pro bono

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Dobrygowski, Head of Governance and Policy, Global Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As asylum seekers and other vulnerable people are required to give up more and more of their personal information to agencies charged with protecting them, the […]

Sweden has invented a word to encourage people not to fly. And it’s working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Sweden’s departure lounges are looking less crowded as more Swedes are deciding to take the train rather than fly. Passenger numbers at Swedish airports have dropped 8% so far this year. The […]

New York to London in 90 minutes? These companies think it’s possible

(Ethan McArthur, Unsplash) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content When Concorde landed for the final time in London, the crowds saw their dreams of flying faster than the speed of sound grounded along with the legendary plane. But […]

Why your next work meeting should be a ‘walk-and-talk’

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 If you’ve worked in an office environment, you’ll probably be aware of how easily just a few meetings can eat into your time. Some meetings are important, of course. If you need […]

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, University of Oxford After decades of attempting to improve failing health and education systems in developing countries, the situation in many areas is still […]

Three tips for breaking through bias and seeing evidence more clearly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School Business has lost the public’s trust, on both sides of the Atlantic and Channel. As a result, regulators are implementing overdue reforms to ensure that business works for all of […]

This South Korean company has built a 5G search and rescue airship

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 It’s surprising more people aren’t excited about 5G given its potential. Although more than half of global consumers expect it to deliver faster mobile networks, only a quarter think the next generation cellular […]

A new kind of company is revolutionising Africa’s gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aubrey Hruby, Senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies For more than 30 years, governments and international development organizations have followed the same recipe for formalising the world’s informal economy; enacting new legislation and regulations or abolishing those that […]

7 ways business can be agents for peace

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 The last decade has shown a steady decline in the level of peace around the world, as civil wars, terrorism and rising violence become increasingly prominent. The costs of this are huge, with the […]

Time to measure up: 5 ways the fashion industry can be made more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum Clothing is a reflection of our cultural and personal identity. It has helped historians track societal progress, and anthropologists understand cultural and social norms. For women in the West, […]

Corporations must help shape a better world – or risk being left behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Andvig, Project Specialist, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, World Economic Forum Corporations are powerful actors in society. They have the opportunity to shape the world around them and to influence global agendas. They have a responsibility not just […]

An economist explains how to value the internet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT – Sloan School of Management & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It is one the most commonly used measures of economic activity: gross domestic product (GDP), […]

Factory workers are facing a mental health crisis. Here’s how to respond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Dacosta, Director, Hult Prize Foundation & Alana Strassfield, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Operations, AQM Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues facing us today. By 2030, the cost to the global economy of all mental health […]

Humane leadership must be the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s real innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paolo Gallo, Author and Executive Coach & Vlatka Hlupic, CEO, The Management Shift Consulting Do we need a new type of leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? We have heard it many times: the 4IR is not only […]

What the Fifth Industrial Revolution is and why it matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pratik Gauri, India President, 5th Element Group PBC & Jim Van Eerden, President, 5th Element Group PBC Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore posed a piercing question to us at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in […]

2 trillion drinks containers are made every year – so where do they go?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Be honest – how many drinks containers have you used today? A carton of orange juice at breakfast, a plastic bottle of water for your morning run, a takeaway coffee, maybe a can […]

What does strategy have to do with a platform approach?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anil Menon, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Nearly 300 of the world’s leading strategy executives and futurists are meeting at the World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Meeting. We have convened chief strategy officers in the past, but never at […]

What if big-tech companies became non-profits?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt After years of misinformation, security breaches, abhorrent labor practices and election meddling, politicians have decided it’s finally time to regulate the major tech companies. It’s almost impossible to think that, as recently as a […]