Could this electric ferry’s success herald an era of greener shipping?

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 Danish electric ferry Ellen has successfully completed 10 months of sea trials. With an energy efficiency rating of 85%, the passenger ferry is capable of reducing CO2 emissions by up to 2,250 […]

Cross-border travel is confusing after COVID – this framework can help borders reopen safely

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Meyer, Co-founder and CEO, The Commons Project & James Kondo, Chairman and CEO, International House, Japan & Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum Cross-border travel after COVID must be safe and […]

Workers want flexibility. After COVID, they just might get it: Poll

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 Most people now want a mix of remote and office-based working, a new report says. 75% of workers polled want to retain flexibility over their schedule. The majority of bosses agree. The […]

To what extent can renewable energy empower women in rural communities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tharanga Gunawardena, Communications Manager, Room to Read The global energy sector is rapidly transforming and moving more towards renewable energy, a shift that is a huge opportunity to achieve greater gender equality and inclusion. Yet the energy sector […]

A new report outlines the shipping industry’s plans for decarbonization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huibert Vigeveno, Downstream Director, Shell The shipping sector must cut its carbon emissions if we are to meet the Paris Agreement’s climate change targets. A new report, based on interviews with leading figures from the sector, outlines 12 […]

Companies need help to overcome rising

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ling Hai, Co-President, Asia-Pacific, Mastercard Data inequality encompasses the ability to perform analytics and pull insights from that information. In the pandemic, less digitally-resourced players are struggling to adapt and risk falling out of touch with their markets. […]

Great Reset: What university entrepreneurship can bring to the post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, The University of Queensland & David Gann, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College Entrepreneurship can provide a greater range of options, as well as speed and agility, to a world […]

Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jana Silaškova, e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL) & Masao Takahashi, Head of Institutional Membership; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital society […]

This new programme could hold the key to solving global health challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niranjan Bose, Managing Director (Health & Life Sciences Strategy), Gates Ventures Fewer resources are generally brought to bear on health challenges that predominantly affect lower-income countries. But there is much best practice to be learned from many of […]

This is how wellbeing drives social change and why cultural leaders need to talk about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum Social entrepreneurs suffer widely from burnout, limiting their potential to make change. A Schwab Foundation collaboration with the “Wellbeing Project”, explores the integral yet […]

Why we need to solve our quantum security challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louise Axon, Research Associate in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford & Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, University of Oxford & Jamie Saunders, Oxford Martin Fellow, University of Oxford & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic […]

A ‘system value’ approach can accelerate the energy transition. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrik Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Chair, Electricity Industry Action Group The pandemic has presented us with an opportunity to accelerate the energy transition. ‘System value’ is a method of measuring the impact […]

Sustainable investment continues to gain momentum

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wendy Woods, Vice-Chairman, Social Impact; Managing Director and Senior Partner, BCG There were $31 trillion in sustainable investments at the start of last year. Research shows companies with lower carbon emissions have higher valuations than those with the […]

Stuck at sea: How to save the world’s seafarers and the supply systems they support

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 Global action is being urged to stop a humanitarian crisis unfolding at sea. Crew changes on merchant ships have been stopped for months, putting those onboard at risk of depression and injury. […]

Why business schools can’t “return to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdullahi Alim, lead for the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community in Africa Entire sectors need to reimagine a more equitable post-COVID world order. This includes business schools, which train the very talent required to steward a more […]

Here’s how one business leader is tackling injustice: It starts with personal commitment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney Injustice isn’t a US problem; it’s a human problem. It requires personal commitment to change, rather than a pronouncement of change as needed. Discrimination doesn’t have to affect you directly for […]

Leaders making these 5 key investments can shape an inclusive future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fran Katsoudas, Chief People Officer, Cisco Remote work, once a perk, is now a necessity powering the economy. Leaders must adapt to rapid change to ensure that their workforces and populations have the necessary skills and technologies to […]

COVID-19 has ushered in the age of the ‘intangible company’. Here are 4 ways it will change business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Taylor, Executive Director, Ethical Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University • The recent switch to remote working consolidates a longer transition towards the ‘intangible company’ • Business leaders are obliged to pay more attention to […]

Reset or perish: A guide to adaptive leadership

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nisha Ramchandani, Axilor Ventures Certain ambidextrous leaders or start-ups in India have pivoted quickly during the crisis, helping them to adapt. Start-ups need to remember to adapt more than corporates, and individuals need to become as adaptive as […]

The built environment has a huge role to play in improving health and wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rachel Gutter, President, International WELL Building Institute The built environment has a huge role to play in building a healthier, more sustainable world. This is becoming even more apparent thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Harmonizing health, energy efficiency […]

4 ways governments can support start-ups and save their economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marc Penzel, Founder and President, Startup Genome & JF Gauthier, Founder and CEO, Startup Genome Without startups like Zoom, WhatsApp, and Slack, the world would probably be less productive today, or worse, lonelier. Thanks to the technology these […]

Counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic. Here’s how to stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Picard, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Scantrust Counterfeiters are flooding the market with fake COVID-19 equipment and medicines. A new kind of secure QR code could be the answer. Here’s how this technology works. Counterfeiters are flooding […]

Why the evolution of blockchain reliability is critical to protecting your digital assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Steele, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP The existence of digital assets is dependent on the reliability of the blockchain. Understanding key vulnerabilities can help better assess blockchain reliability. Much has been said in recent […]

5 ways companies can support their remote workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeeb Dey, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Learnerbly We are currently living through the largest global experiment in remote working. Despite it being hailed as the ‘future of work’ for years, COVID-19 has made working from home the […]

Sovereign wealth funds could increase equality in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cody Feldman, Programme Specialist, International Political Economy, World Economic Forum Expanding sovereign wealth funds could drive forward a sustainable agenda and lift economies. Dividends or returns would be distributed in a similar form to Universal Basic Income. Tax […]

How data residency laws can harm privacy, commerce and innovation – and do little for national security

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lothar Determann, Partner, Baker McKenzie and Adjunct Professor, Free University Berlin; University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Lecturer, Berkeley School of Law In a world disrupted by COVID-19, policies which support international data transactions matter more […]

COVID-19 threatens the developing world’s small businesses. This is how to save them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan Carlos Thomas, Global Entrepreneurship Director, TechnoServe & Alice Waweru, Micro-Retail Expert, TechnoServe Small businesses in developing countries keep local economies afloat. In Nairobi, 80% of basic consumer goods are sold through corner shops. Their ability to function […]

The great sustainable reset: The new world of work after the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson Business-model resilience will take on a new urgency in the post-pandemic world world of work. For changes to incorporate resilience and be sustainable, flexibility and a portfolio-based […]

Trade in digital services is booming. Here’s how we can unleash its full potential

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Stephenson, Senior Fellow; Member, Services Network, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) & Jimena Sotelo, Project Lead, Digital Trade, World Economic Forum Cross-border trade in digital services such as videoconferencing, entertainment and professional services has grown hugely in […]

How a 3-point plan could help rebuild business for the long-term

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank Micro, small and medium enterprises were hit hard by COVID-19. Recovery will take a multi-prong effort that spans immediate and long-term needs. The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak reveals that we are […]

After COVID-19, we must rethink how we find and produce new drugs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman, Joint European Disruptive Initiative & Thomas Hermans, Programme Manager, JEDI Covid19 GrandChallenge, and Professor, University of Strasbourg How we produce and distribute any vaccine is an issue we need to address. The nature of the […]

How digital entrepreneurs will help shape the world after the COVID-19 pandemic

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 The ability to leverage digital tools has become a must for entrepreneurs, to survive the ongoing crisis. The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation across almost all sectors. Greater social […]

3 innovations which are leading the fight to save our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kaya Bulbul, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum Our ocean faces an unprecedented set of interconnected challenges. The winners of the Ocean Solutions Sprint, a competition to find the best ideas to save our ocean, have been announced. […]