These 3 charts show the global growth in online learning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johny Wood, Writer, Formative Content People are increasingly accessing online courses to help them navigate today’s ever changing labour market. Online learning platform Coursera recorded 20 million new student registrations in 2021. The highest rate of new learner […]

4 ways to revive office socializing when working from home

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum COVID-19 ushered in remote working, reducing opportunities for social chats with colleagues. Virtual meetings often feel like the wrong place for social interaction. But could changing the way we use them […]

Feeling optimistic about 2022? Most business leaders are

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 Business leaders around the world think 2022 will be a year of growth. Although levels of optimism vary between countries. But a new survey shows a worrying lack of business action on […]

Airships could boost internet coverage and help close the digital divide in Africa – and beyond. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Blimps (airships) are providing internet coverage to two islands in sub-Saharan Africa. The aerial signal connects with terrestrial Wi-Fi to boost download speeds. The system could be rolled out to other remote communities, […]

How blockchain accelerates small business growth and development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriel Bizama, International Policy Lead, Stellar Development Foundation Blockchain technologies are revolutionizing how small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) are approaching their businesses. In developing economies, blockchain payment solutions can bridge a gap and open new markets for many […]

Our electric future depends on cities. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Lundstedt, CEO and President, Volvo Group Cities can accelerate and drive the green transition, boosting well-being and prosperity in the process, by adopting zero-emission vehicles. But fractured governance is making it challenging to implement plans for carbon-neutral […]

Energy efficiency is the world’s ‘first fuel’ – and the main route to net zero, says IEA chief

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 Improving energy efficiency is an essential element of the transition to net zero. The International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Fatih Birol, called it “the first fuel” at a Davos Agenda session. Here, […]

How partnerships help create more resilient and collaborative health systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Iskra Reic, Executive Vice-President, Vaccines and Immune Therapies Unit, AstraZeneca Greater collaboration among health stakeholders could help strained healthcare systems fight future health crises such as pandemics AstraZeneca, The Word Economic Forum and London School of Economics have […]

This is why the private sector should support equitable vaccine R&D and manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, President, Open Society Foundations There are pressing questions about where we go next, and about the role of private companies in addressing the underlying inequities we are struggling with. The Open Society and others have […]

We shouldn’t underestimate the power of cultural products. They can change the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabriela Pascholati do Amaral, Global Shaper, São Paulo Hub, World Economic Forum Culture products exert great influence on international relations. They are also capable of effecting social change in many different areas. Reflecting this importance, creatives should be […]

‘Businesses are more trusted than governments’. Here’s how the private sector is stepping up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum The Edelman Trust Barometer 2022 reveals that businesses and NGOs are more trusted than governments and that most workers expect CEOs to be the “face of change”. Heads of state, business […]

Davos Agenda: What can we expect of 2022? Highlights and key takeaways

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum The Davos Agenda 2022 virtual event took place 17-21 January 2022. It featured heads of state and government, CEOs and other leaders coming together to propose solutions to pressing global issues. […]

How female inventors can fix STEM’s gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cynthia Tregillis, Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Western Digital & Sabra Truesdale, Associate General Counsel, Western Digital Just as a gender gap exists in the STEM workforce, a gender gap also exists in patenting activity. Increasing women’s […]

5 early insights for using digital public goods for development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Professor S. Rajagopalan, President, MOSIP & Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head – Digital Public Goods, UNDP Digital public goods (DPGs) and digital public infrastructure (DPI) are an emerging agenda for digital cooperation. Current implementations of DPGs and DPI have […]

3 strategies to responsibly scale the manufacturing industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Maria Basso, Platform Curator, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Jonas Boehm, Manager Strategic Ecosystem, TWAICE Technologies GmbH & Maja Bärring, PhD Candidate, […]

We know plastic pollution is bad – but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

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 Many plastics end up in the ocean, where they release greenhouse gases as they slowly break down. Plastic incineration is a significant source of air pollution. Establishing a circular economy is crucial […]

63% of executives think their company is leading on climate-change. But the true picture is more complex

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 C-suite executives worldwide recognize the need for business to take climate action. Simultaneously, they are struggling to meaningfully transform their companies. One-fifth of companies are actually taking decisive steps on sustainability. […]

What are the biggest healthcare shifts we’ll see in 2022? Here’s what health experts think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly McCain, Head, Healthcare Initiatives, World Economic Forum The pandemic is now two years old. A population the size of Finland has so far died from COVID-19 and tens of millions more are dealing with its side-effects. Even […]

4 ways to summon public and private unity to advance net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Partnerships between the public and private sector fuel the “Flywheel of Progress.” Tackling climate change calls for unity on a scale not seen since World War II. Broad systems change is required to achieve […]

How to address digital safety in the metaverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum & Farah Lalani, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum With digital risks already being high, especially for vulnerable groups, safety risks could be more prevalent in the […]

3 imperatives to accelerate the world’s sustainable recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roland Busch, President and CEO, Siemens AG There is a unique opportunity to shape a sustainable future. Time is running out; we need to accelerate action on every front. Technology, skills development and global cooperation are paramount. When […]

The solution to climate change will be people-powered. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Rondolat, Chief Executive Officer, Signify To convince people to act, we need to show – not tell – them that there is a better way to do things. Companies can lead the way and start to restore […]

2 tech trends that will shape networks and the future of connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia The solutions to the most pressing global challenges lie in emerging technologies and evolving connectivity as we head into the 6G era. Two significant trends will dominate connectivity in the […]

It’s time to shift to net-zero emissions plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, Covestro Plastics play a big role in daily life – and in the technology that will power the green transition. But they’re made from fossil fuel, and this accounts for 4-8% of global […]

Closing the ‘say-do gap’: How businesses can help consumers build sustainable habits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart De Smet, Chairman, Ageas Business can play a key role in helping consumers build sustainable habits, scaling change for billions. There remains a huge gap between what consumers saythey’d like to do and what they actuallydo, because […]

Gender Day gives rise to the forgotten energy providers in the climate conversation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA What emerged as a pivotal issue on Gender Day from the UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow was the need to give voice to the forgotten, disadvantaged women in the climate […]

Carbon-neutral manufacturing is possible: here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA Engineering and manufacturing can make an essential contribution to achieving net zero. Engineers must focus their efforts on reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and improving customer relations. Plants such as innocent’s […]

As private satellites increase in number, what are the risks of the commercialization of space?

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 Around 11,000 satellites already orbit the Earth, together with tons of space junk. Life on the planet increasingly depends on space technology. As the risk of collisions grows, is it time to […]

In 2022, make your working life healthier, happier and more creative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Sanders Author, The Ian Sanders Co. We can improve our working lives by making small adjustments, and challenging our own perceptions of what is doable. Writing things down, taking exercise and rest, and being curious about the […]

Four ways universities can future-proof education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London The COVID-19 crisis accelerated changes that were on the horizon for universities, stepping up research and moving teaching online. Now they must hold on to the best of those changes, and forge […]

Booming e-waste and how repair incentives can help keep goods out of landfills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world is predicted to produce 75 million metric tonnes of e-waste by 2030. It’s often considered cheaper to replace a product rather than repair it. As awareness increases free repair cafes […]

This is how businesses are driving digital inclusion and closing the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Insufficient internal skills” is a problem for employers trying to find digital expertise. A report by BT – a British multinational telecommunications company – has found that the skills gap in the […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]