This is Amsterdam’s ambitious plan to turn its transport electric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Formative Content Amsterdam has nearly 900,000 bicycles and almost 60% of its teenagers and adults cycle daily. But as green as it is, the Dutch capital still has some way to go. Nine of its main streets […]

Burnout is a pandemic. Why don’t we talk more about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Cassar, Programme Lead, Environment and Sustainability, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum and Dominik Breitinger, Project Lead, Climate Governance and Finance, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum Stress – from the Latin “stringere”, to squeeze tight, touch or injure […]

This wall of shoes is for the women killed by domestic violence

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 In 2011, Turkey became the first country to ratify a Council of Europe Convention on preventing domestic violence. That same year, 121 Turkish women were murdered. By 2018, the number had soared to […]

This is why retail is such a sore point in India-US trade relations

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 relationship between India and the United States has been described as one of the most important of the 21st century. India is predicted to be the world’s second-largest economy by 2030, with […]

This brewery is ditching plastic six-pack rings to save marine life

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 Fancy a beer? If you’re picking up a six-pack, stop and look at the packaging. About 100,000 marine creatures die every year after becoming entangled in ocean plastic waste, according to the WWF. […]

The 3 traps when it comes to blockchain and business – and how to avoid them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader for Blockchain, Tech Mahindra Blockchain was first introduced in 2009 with the launch of its first application, Bitcoin. In its simplest form, blockchain is a decentralized digital system of record in which untrusted parties […]

Which country offers the cheapest mobile data?

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 How do you access the internet? Chances are that if your country has limited landline coverage you use your cellphone, and the cost of that access varies widely from country to country. India, […]

This is what CEOs around the world see as the biggest risks to business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Smith-Bingham, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage Insights Executives in advanced economies are most concerned about technological threats, according to this year’s Regional Risks to Doing Business Report, published today. The perennial prominence of cyber-related risks is unsurprising given […]

Why transparency in drug pricing is more complicated than it seems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Roediger, Chair, Oncology Platform of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations Transparency has become a prominent topic in debates about healthcare, particularly when it comes to pharmaceutical policy. There is a loud call for transparent prices, […]

How to build a digital infrastructure that benefits emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sunil Bharti Mittal,  Founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises Digital connectivity is increasingly a pivotal force in the evolution of society and the economy. The momentum of the broader economy in developed countries is now acutely dependent on their digital […]

Cities are easy prey for cybercriminals. Here’s how they can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Principal, SecDev Group & Marc Goodman, Founder, Future Crimes Institute Make no mistake: the world is in the early stages of a techno-war against city governments and urban infrastructure. And while some cities have bolstered their capabilities […]

How technology can help India breathe more easily

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nitin Bansal, Managing Director India and Head of Network Solutions, Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India, as it is around the world. The […]

Here’s why infrastructure will make or break our response to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joel Moser, Founder and CEO, Aquamarine Investment Partners The public discourse about climate change and infrastructure often treats these two issues as separate. It’s time to start thinking about them as the same thing. Many of the solutions to […]

Systems leadership can change the world – but what exactly is it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Dreier, Senior Program Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative, David Nabarro, Director, 4SD & Jane Nelson. Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government As world leaders and activists gather in New York this week to […]

Business models inspired by nature are the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellen Jackowski, Global Head, Sustainability Strategy and Innovation, HP Today’s multinational enterprises are operating in increasingly challenging planetary conditions. The effects of climate change are already upon us, manifesting in natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes. Resource-rich forests are being […]

Three steps to clean up electric vehicle supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Lightfoot, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan Much has been said about the importance of electric vehicles (EVs) in the fight against climate change, and rightly so. Combined, the petrol and diesel cars on our roads are responsible for […]

Car-free day – and the other 364 days of the year

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mattias Eriksson, Senior Vice President, Core Map Group, HERE Technologies The car-free day has come a long way since its beginnings in 1956, when Dutch and Belgians abandoned their cars every Sunday to curb the effects of the Suez […]

This company lets you set your own salary

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 When unemployment is low, competition for talent can lead to a sellers’ market. Organizations must compete for attention hoping to attract the best people. But attractive salaries are not the only tool employers […]

Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in Japan, wildfires in the US, to a massive earthquake and tsunami […]

How the mobile industry is driving climate progress on the scale of a major economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mats Granryd, Director-General, GSMA The number of countries, regions and cities committing to a net zero carbon emissions target has grown. According to the latest data, 15 countries, 11 states and at least 23 cities have set targets of […]

Nordic companies prove doing good is good for the bottom line

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wendy Woods, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Global Leader, Social Impact Practice at The Boston Consulting Group The Business Roundtable, which represents many of the largest US-based companies, surprised a lot of people when it publicly endorsed the idea […]

Want to cut greenhouse gas emissions? Look to digital technologies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Over the next decade, the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – particularly 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial […]

How private investment can boost education access and quality in the digital economy

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 Education can close achievement gaps and lift communities and individuals from poverty. As literacy rates rise around the world, the link between education and income is more evident. At the same time, the […]

3 ways to accelerate the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Fausing, President and CEO, Danfoss We are running out of time to meet the Paris Agreement and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on sustainable energy – “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern […]

6 innovative technologies about to transform our infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum Stewing in a traffic jam, huffing over a late train or waiting out a delayed flight at an overburdened airport, one can be forgiven for feeling frustrated by […]

This start-up made doing good a business priority – and flourished

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 Businesses cannot afford to ignore the social impact of their business or the interests of their wider stakeholders, as the Business Roundtable explained in the updated Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. […]

Making the move to more sustainable mobility – three steps for companies

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 Gridlocked highways, smog over buildings and armies of unhappy and angry commuters are images seen in cities around the world. But a different vision – one of people on bicycles, buses, trains and […]

Ending the era of dirty textiles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Doboczky, CEO, Lenzing Group Sustainability has gained a lot of traction in the textile industry over the last few years. Purchase decisions are no longer only made on the basis of fashion and comfort. Consumers are increasingly demanding […]

Greenery: the miracle cure for urban living

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aruni Bhatnagar, Smith and Lucille Gibson Chair Department of Medicine, University of Louisville Imagine a drug that could lower the rates of heart disease, anxiety, stress and depression, prolong lifespan, strengthen social cohesion, encourage more physical activity and promote […]

First do no harm. Why healthcare needs to change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips If I’ve learned one thing working in the healthcare sector, it’s the earlier you can diagnose a disease, the better chance you have of curing it – or at least mitigating its […]

How to build an entrepreneurial university

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Academic Engagement, World Economic Forum & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva Universities and industry have a lot to learn from one another – […]

From Israel’s ‘start-up nation’, 4 lessons in innovation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Digital Europe, Centre for Regional and Geopolitical Affairs, GLF, World Economic Forum & Annika Brack, Head of Community Development, Regional Agenda – Europe, World Economic Forum Only a short flight separates Tel Aviv from many […]

To build the workforce of the future, we need to revolutionize how we learn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: So-Young Kang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gnowbe With the advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) almost a decade ago, learning entered its own period of digital disruption. Digital Learning 1.0 (the age of the MOOCs) catalyzed the […]