This technology turns windows into solar panels, here’s how

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 Imagine if your windows were transparent solar panels? It would mean homes, offices and whole cities could use their windows to sustainably generate electricity from the sun. See-through solar panels that look […]

These two start-ups are making farming more sustainable. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content As the global population rapidly approaches 8 billion, more pressure than ever is on the agriculture industry to increase production. With climate change also posing a growing threat to the planet, feeding […]

How agribusiness can tackle the food crisis – an expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets, Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The World Food Programme has dubbed 2022 a ‘year of unprecedented hunger.’ Hunger levels, always […]

As COP27 approaches, where does a fractured world stand on climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum In the run-up to the next climate summit, COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, World Economic Forum President Børge Brende convened a panel of experts at the Sustainable Development Impact Meeting 2022 […]

Digital public infrastructure can help solve global challenges. This is how to implement it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keyzom Ngodup Massally, Head of Digital Programmes, Chief Digital Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Devesh Sharma, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation As World Leaders gather for the 77th United Nations General Assembly’s Digital Moment, we […]

Riding the lion of social entrepreneurship means knowing the terrain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Horoszowski, CEO and Co-Founder, MovingWorlds, Jennifer Beason, Global Program Director, SAP Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP, Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte There’s a joke about social entrepreneurship, comparing it to riding a lion. Others may look on and […]

We need to rethink how we manage our water systems — before it’s too late

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Morgan Booher, ECP Trainee — Centre for Nature and Climate, WaterECP, World Economic Forum, Alex Mung, Head of Water and Environmental Resilience, World Economic Forum Extreme flooding in Pakistan has caused years of damage and killed thousands of […]

Here’s how the food and energy crises are connected

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 food prices hit a record high in March and the number of people facing acute food insecurity has more than doubled since 2019, according to the World Food Programme, as COVID-19, […]

Business leaders are tackling air pollution — for our health and the planet. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Geneva Air pollution harms our health, economies and the planet. As co-chairs of the Alliance for Clean Air, the first global corporate initiative to bring together leading […]

Trade in 25 technologies can help climate action. What’s needed to make it happen?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberley Botwright, Head, Sustainable Trade, World Economic Forum, Joachim Monkelbaan, Lead, Climate Trade, World Economic Forum Recent extreme weather events are a painful reminder of the urgent need for climate action. Energy security concerns have also increased the […]

How industry networks are sharing emissions data to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Sustainability transformations hinge on data transparency. The availability and management of accurate, verifiable data are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals. Companies must not only use tools to […]

5 ways organizations can create sustainable workforces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aidan Manktelow, Insights Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum There is a growing focus on whether organizations are managing their people in a sustainable way – one that that satisfies material needs, does not detract from physical health […]

We need to reuse, not just recycle. These reusability metrics show how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thom Almeida, Platform Curator, Platform for Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum, Afonso de Brito Canelas, Project Fellow, Consumers Beyond Waste, World Economic Forum We can no longer rely on recycling alone to solve the plastic […]

Mental health: With ‘end in sight’ for the pandemic, what do employers need to know?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juliet Masiga, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The sun is setting on the work-from-home golden hour. The World Health Organization just announced that the ‘end is in sight’ for the pandemic, but employers around the world have been […]

Innovation in mobility payments is keeping people moving while protecting the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hannah Keyes, Fellow, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum, Jamie Wylie, Project Lead, Urban Mobility, World Economic Forum A summer of extreme heat incidents, skyrocketing inflation rates and devastating energy and fuel costs have put significant strain […]

Reflections on the digital age: 7 improvements that brought about a decade of positive change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Don Tapscott C.M., Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute September 2030. The early 2020s were full of dramatic turning points in global history. Powerful new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things and the metaverse upended traditional […]

Is blockchain the solution for failing global healthcare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pradeep Goel, CEO , Solve.Care The global healthcare system has been deteriorating for what feels like decades. With bed shortages, long waiting lists, increasing costs and global pandemics, the state of the global healthcare system has never been […]

How turning retail stores into e-commerce centres can avoid massive emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry Gadou, Chief Executive Officer, SES-imagotag I find it surprising that retail is relatively absent from the core debate on net-zero even though it’s the largest economic sector and private employer in the world, with over 15% of […]

Here’s why companies need to bridge the skills gap to benefit both business and society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC The labour market has always been a friendlier place for highly-skilled workers, and in today’s slowing economy, this is even more the case. Companies are embracing growth strategies that drive them to compete […]

Ethereum Merge: what it means for the crypto-currency industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evin Cheikosman, Policy Analyst, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum With the crypto-currency market under pressure in recent months, a long-awaited software upgrade to one of the most popular crypto platforms, Ethereum, was made public last […]

Developing and supporting the ideal culture for hybrid working

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys, Renate Wagner, Member of the Board of Management, Allianz SE The COVID-19 pandemic changed work culture forever. Organizations now understand that an employee-centric work model is a key differentiator in the battle to attract […]

4 promising digital technologies for circular construction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catherine De Wolf, Professor, ETH Zurich To ensure there will be enough housing available for a growing population by 2060, recent studies suggest that we need to construct the equivalent of the building space of New York City […]

How trackless trams could help revitalize city suburbs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University, Lisa Chamberlain, Communication Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum, Marie Verschuer, Research Fellow, Curtin University Cities and transport have always evolved together. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, railways and […]

How explainable AI is improving ‘buy now pay later’ schemes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Max Chuard, Chief Executive Officer, Temenos How we bank, where we bank and who we bank with are changing dramatically. These incredible shifts are being driven by increased customer expectations and the power of disruptive technology to meet […]

Averting an energy crisis requires bold investment in renewable energy — particularly in developing economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mili Fomicov, Researcher, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London, Olivia Zeydler, Programme Analyst, Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum A spate of disturbing geo-political events and the growing frequency of adverse climate events have […]

Power-sector emissions are set to fall in 2022. Thanks to renewable energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered an unprecedented global energy crisis, the world has been turning to other sources of power, besides oil and gas, to meet demand. Renewable energy has seen a […]

How digital transformation is driving action in healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum, Steve Ollis, Director, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) Digital transformation has been a hot topic in the healthcare industry in recent years. Spending on digital transformation surpassed […]

Fuel-efficient routing: Here’s how you can make your road journey more eco-friendly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matt Brittin, President, Business and Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google Across the world, people are making more sustainable choices. The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer found that 75% of us globally are concerned or fearful about climate […]

Sustainability isn’t holding back innovation, it’s accelerating it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joni Rautavuori, Chief Executive Officer, Tharsus Group Faced with the most severe supply chain crisis in decades, compounding factors such as inflation and the energy crisis are putting businesses at existential risk. Simultaneously, the drive toward greater productivity […]

Most people get their news online – but many are switching off altogether. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content New figures from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat confirm that the consumption of news online is continuing to grow. The data from 2021 shows that 72% of internet users aged 16-74 […]

Here is why the battle for gender equality is more urgent than ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antra Bhatt, Statistics Specialist, UN Women “Building back better” seems to be the resident buzz phrase these days as countries scramble to recover from the adverse impacts of the pandemic. But have we succeeded? Do we find ourselves […]

How to fight the next threat to our world: air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, BreatheLife Champion and Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation A global threat has taken hold. It’s almost impossible to escape. It lurks in […]

The future of manufacturing is powered by data and analytics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Memia Fendri, Initiatives and Community Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Ruben Behaeghe, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group The manufacturing industry is on the verge […]