This is what healthcare leaders see as the future for digital health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content To ensure social distancing and avoid infection, healthcare practices in many countries shifted from in-person consultations to telemedicine. Nearly two-thirds of healthcare providers across 14 global markets are now investing heavily in […]

Why rent controls won’t solve the urban housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaime Luque, Professor, ESCP Business School & Kian Starsberg, Master’s student, Management, ESCP Business School Rent controls were at the heart of the recent Paris and London mayoral battles. Recent research suggests that rent controls negatively impact the […]

Electric taxis and urban fleets can speed decarbonisation – Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mónica Vidal, Public Policy and Climate Governance Director, ECODES & Francisco Ferreira, President of the Board, ZERO & Olivier Blond, Director, Respire Electrification of high-mileage vehicles can speed decarbonisation. City-focused public-private dialogues can identify unique cross-sector solutions. Commitments […]

Electronics can trigger a more circular, sustainable world – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Murphy, Chief Product Compliance Officer & Vice President Compliance Engineering and Environmental Affairs, Dell Technologies Transitioning the electronics sector to circular practices is complex but necessary for a more sustainable future. Re-using materials, adapting supply chains, and […]

Want investors to care about natural resources? Put a price on them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Tarditi, Chief Investment Officer, Australian Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation & Tim Hodgson, Co-head, Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson Long-term investors are part of the solution to one of humanity’s most pressing problems – the rapid degradation of […]

What’s the ‘bullwhip effect’ and how can we avoid crises like the global chip shortage?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum An ongoing shortage of semiconductors has had profound impacts. The current scarcity has been described as a result of the ‘bullwhip effect.’ Experts say there are ways to mitigate […]

Why an evidence-driven approach is the best way for businesses to support workplace mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miranda Wolpert, Director, Mental Health, Wellcome Trust Anxiety and depression are estimated to cost the global economy over $1 trillion every year in lost productivity. Businesses are increasingly seeking ways to support the mental health of staff, but […]

These 3 countries are 3D-printing new homes

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, three billion people will need improved housing. That means building 96,000 new homes every day. 3D-printing technology can create high-quality homes in a fraction of the time and cost of […]

Can this billion-dollar initiative save the world’s tropical forests?

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 A new public-private initiative will provide $1 billion in financing to countries that protect their tropical forests. The US, UK and Norwegian governments have teamed up with global businesses such as Amazon, GSK […]

Four things workers want implemented by their bosses post-pandemic

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 Post-pandemic, most employees want to work from home three days a week, a new McKinsey & Company report shows. More than 25% said that they would consider switching employers if their organization […]

3 reasons why consumer demand matters for the post-COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute & Victor Fabius, Partner, McKinsey & Company The COVID-19 recession is dominated by the collapse in consumer spending making the consumer more important than ever to economic recovery; The uneven impact of […]

International cooperation and the era of digital currency growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance of Ireland There has been a shift toward digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]

The rise and rise of media on your mobile phone – in one chart

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aran Ali, Author, Visual Capitalist Since 2011, media consumption for U.S. adults is up 20% across all categories. An average of 4 hours and 12 minutes is spent on mobile devices. There are a wide array of apps […]

5 innovators making the electric vehicle battery more sustainable

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 Global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) could reach 245 million units by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. While EVs emit less CO2, their batteries are tough to recycle. Made from cobalt, […]

Why businesses must drive the next evolution in global connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Mottram, Senior Vice-President, Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Deployment of 5G networks is resource-intensive will require support from businesses. Businesses stand to benefit significantly from 5G innovation and will be the driving force behind adoption. To […]

Independent journalism is a public good. We must work together to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Zappulla, CEO , Thomson Reuters Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic has eroded media freedom around the world and led to a decline in independent journalism. The pandemic has forced news organisations to adapt to changes to news consumption, […]

Which green actions really reduce climate emissions?

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 Poll finds people have the wrong priorities for tackling climate change. Most people overestimate the impact of less effective green actions. We also underestimate the proportion of people displaced by climate and […]

Supply chains are on the cusp of a data-fed revolution. Here’s how businesses can succeed.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management , North Carolina State University Poole College of Management & Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flextronics Supply chains are about to face great […]

3 reasons manufacturing in 2021 will focus on connecting workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable The COVID-19 pandemic has shown industrial businesses the importance of a healthy workforce and the need to create positive work environments physically and virtually. The sector is facing a lack of digital tools and […]

These are 2021’s most innovative companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Formative Content Three-quarters of companies say innovation is a priority, according to new research. But only 20% of businesses are ready and equipped to innovate. Innovative companies, from Apple to Walmart, are recovering more quickly from […]

AI governance’s time has come. 6 ways to act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Global AI Council Member, CEO and Founder, The Cantellus Group & Navrina Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Credo AI The reasons cited for not tackling AI governance don’t hold up. AI governance is a strategic […]

Health challenges need predictable healthcare investment policies. Japan’s example shows why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Damond, Deputy Chief Policy Officer & Executive Vice President, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Japan’s government is building partnerships with the biopharma sector on COVID vaccines. Though it does not have a home-grown COVID vaccine, Japanese society […]

New manufacturing jobs and automation aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s why

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 President Biden’s executive order invests $300 billion in technology, while promising to create 5 million manufacturing jobs. Automation will be the catalyst for America’s new economic boom. Even with disruption in specific industries […]

This is what buildings of the future will look like: and 5 ways to get there

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Ulbrich, Global Chief Executive Officer; President, JLL The provision of fair access to quality space to live and do business is essential to the overall health of society. But buildings account for 40% of global greenhouse gas […]

Private sector can help accelerate an equitable COVID-19 vaccine rollout – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colin Godbarge, Principal, KOIS & Clara Marköö, Analyst, KOIS COVID-19 vaccinations bring hope to ending the pandemic but the global effort faces many challenges. Greater public-private sector collaboration is needed to ensure rapid and fair distribution. The private […]

How governments can redesign support for entrepreneurs after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johan Bjurman Bergman, Consultant, World Bank and Atlantic Council & Daniel Dart, Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner, of Dart Capital & Co. In developing economies, stimulating growth through entrepreneurship will be crucial to address rising unemployment caused by […]

Business management: how can you introduce new ideas?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Stadler, Professor of strategic management, Warwick Business School Introducing new management ideas can be a slow process, with plenty of people resisting new ways of working. Christian Stadler, a professor of strategic management, suggests ways to accelerate […]

Private sector can help accelerate an equitable COVID-19 vaccine rollout – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Colin Godbarge, Principal, KOIS & Clara Marköö, Analyst, KOIS COVID-19 vaccinations bring hope to ending the pandemic but the global effort faces many challenges. Greater public-private sector collaboration is needed to ensure rapid and fair distribution. The private […]

Business management: how can you introduce new ideas?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Stadler, Professor of strategic management, Warwick Business School Introducing new management ideas can be a slow process, with plenty of people resisting new ways of working. Christian Stadler, a professor of strategic management, suggests ways to accelerate […]

Why the next step for antiracism is transportation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mouchka Heller, Project Lead, Automotive and Autonomous Mobility, World Economic Forum COVID-19 acted as a stress test for racial inequities, for example by affecting Black Americans disproportionately; Historic inequalities in access to and provision of transport are compounding […]

European Super League: Why more football is an imperfect solution to sport’s business model problem

Thsis article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum The proposed European Super League – abruptly scrapped following an intense backlash – raises important questions about the structural challenges faced by many sports. In football, too […]

Why we can’t afford to dismiss carbon offsetting in a climate crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bronson Griscom, Senior Director, Natural Climate Solutions at Conservation International We have 10 years to prevent irreversible damage to the planet due to climate change. Despite this urgency, critical tools such as carbon offsetting, have been tarnished by […]

These universities top new rankings for their commitment to SDGs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education New impact rankings highlight the transformational achievements of universities that actively support the Sustainable Development Goals. The results reveal that traditional measures of institutional prestige are not always aligned with […]