Why we shouldn’t overstate the pandemic’s effect on productivity growth 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Global Chief Economist, Boston Consulting Group & Paul Swartz, Director and Senior Economist, BCG Henderson Institute The secular growth of services has been a significant drag on aggregate productivity growth – but the shock of COVID […]

4 ways media and entertainment could be more equitable and diverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum There are examples of media, entertainment and sports brands that are bringing their diversity commitments to life. Others can learn from their successes to implement their […]

5 ways to inject culture into a hybrid working model

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vijay Anand Guntur, Corporate Vice President, Engineering and R&D Services (ERS), HCL Technologies As more organizations consider hybrid working models following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to adapt organizational culture to ensure the happiness and continued productivity […]

These are the top 10 tech trends that will shape the coming decade, according to McKinsey

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 We’ll experience more technological progress in the coming decade than we did in the preceding 100 years put together, says McKinsey. And 10 tech trends will dominate this shifting landscape. Understanding the […]

This is how oil spills damage our environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, FCLT Global Huntington Beach, California has been undergoing a clean-up operation after a major oil spill. The effects will be long-lasting. Oil can kill surface-dwelling animals and birds by poisoning or suffocation, […]

Smart cities are great but we also need smart villages

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 COVID-19 pandemic showed the importance of connectivity, but also highlighted a growing digital divide – 3.6 billion people lack even the most basic internet access. Governments are increasingly recognizing […]

This is best practice for using facial recognition in law enforcement

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, John Riemen, Lead Biometric Specialist, Center for Biometrics, Netherlands Police, Sébastien Louradour, Independent AI Governance Consultant,, Luc Garcia, Face Examiner, International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Odhran […]

5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the role of leaders 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashok Krish, Global Head, Digital Workplace, TCS & Rashmi Bhaskar Mukherjee, Director, Experience Reimagination & Future of Work, Digital Workplace, TCS UKI The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people’s values and attitudes towards institutions in general, and towards employers […]

COVID-19 and climate change redraw the map of the world’s safest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Copenhagen topples Tokyo from top spot of EIU’s annual World’s Safest City Index. Survey includes environmental safety for the first time to test city sustainability pledges. Wealth and open government linked to increased […]

Managing third-party risks? Here’s how a holistic approach can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali H. Asseri, Head, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Saudi Aramco, Mansur Abilkasimov, Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Schneider Electric, Dennis Frio, Managing Director, PwC, Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Supply chain attacks affect multiple global victims and […]

Why being humble is so important in the world of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Seckler, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Strategy, ESCP Business School Recent research shows that people who effectively learn from mistakes share one common characteristic: humility. Humble people see value in errors and the information that they provide for […]

What companies can do to build more inclusive AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Brayan, Chief Executive Officer, Appen As the applications and influence of artificial intelligence (AI) grow, an ethical approach to AI development is a must-have; Companies may struggle with the specific actions required to build AI that’s inclusive, […]

To lead the green energy future, solar must clean up its supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Morgan Bazilian, Director, Professor of Public Policy, Payne Institute for Public Policy & Dustin Mulvaney, Professor, San José State University (SJSU) The rapid growth of the solar energy industry seen in recent years is expected to continue. Solar […]

Reduce, reuse, compost: Why recycling alone won’t solve the plastic crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-Founder and CEO, TIPA About 8 billion tons of plastic has been produced globally since the 1950s, but only 10% has actually been recycled. Recycling is increasingly seen as an unsuitable solution to the growing volume […]

Why diversity is critical to media and entertainment – and how to achieve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum & Kristen Hines, Managing Director, Accenture Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the media and entertainment industry is the right thing to do – and […]

How the digital revolution can make healthcare more inclusive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reiko Onodera, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Takanori Fujita, M.D. J.D., Project Lead for Healthcare Data Policy, World Economic Forum, C4IR Japan & Jonathan Soble, Editorial and Communication Lead, World Economic Forum, C4IR […]

Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Ratcliffe, Partner, Employment & Compensation, Baker McKenzie & Julia Wilson, Partner, Employment & Data Protection, Baker McKenzie Returning to a physical workplace post-COVID-19 brings a myriad of legal, employee and public relations complexities for businesses; To ensure […]

What would it take to make AI ‘greener’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Khatry, Managing Director, AI Ethics, DataRobot, Ted Kwartler, VP, Trusted AI, DataRobot, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Mark Caine Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and […]

From funders to partners: elevating community expertise to help communities thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marshall Stowell, Vice President of Partnerships, Advocacy and Communications, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation & Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed, International Youth Foundation Fellow and Founder, Social Innovation Lab Corporations, foundations and NGOs are rewriting the rules of philanthropy. Funders need […]

What are business leaders doing to sustain our future?

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 In a survey conducted earlier this year, we asked people in 28 countries whether they thought governments, businesses and individuals were doing enough to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development goals by […]

Urgency, innovation and partnership: applying lessons from COVID-19 to tackle the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Blake, Head of Shaping the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems, World Economic Forum & Akash Shah, Chief Growth Officer, BNY Mellon Among the most important lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that public-private partnerships on […]

Why entrepreneurship and innovation are key to addressing youth unemployment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lindiwe Matlali, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Teen Geeks To address youth unemployment, we need to shift youths’ efforts from seeking jobs to creating marketable opportunities for themselves. Integrating entrepreneurship and innovation into education is key. Business incubation centres […]

What are blue carbon credits and how to maximise their impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Whitney Johnston, Director, Ocean Sustainability, Salesforce As demand grows for blue carbon credits, the businesses driving this growth have a responsibility to ensure returns are net positive for nature and people. Below are 4 things blue carbon investors […]

The race to net zero is on: Here’s how partnerships can get us there faster

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Asia, Unilever Asia Private Limited The IPCC predicts the planet will warm by 1.5°C over the next 2 decades without drastic action to eliminate GHG emissions, putting a key goal of the Paris […]

How can young people change the world? Top tips from a youth activist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers Writer, Formative Content Melati Wijsen was just 12-years-old when she co-founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags in Bali. She offers her tips for other young people hoping to drive change. Her generation has great potential to be […]

How can we deliver a climate-focused trade agenda?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Gladstone, Partner, Clifford Chance, Janet Whittaker, Senior Counsel, Clifford Chance & Jeremy Stewart, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Stable, open trade brings growth, scale, innovation and technology diffusion, which can be leveraged to accelerate decarbonisation and facilitate adaptation […]

Paris or Manhattan: Which type of city is best for reducing emissions?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jatinder Sidhu, Writer, Formative Content A new report has looked at greenhouse gas emissions over the whole lifecycle of a building, including building and servicing. It suggests high-density, low-rise cities such as Paris may be best for reducing […]

How to harness the energy of social innovators for an inclusive recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & Maria Inés Martin, Selections, Community and Impact Lead, […]

Batteries are a key part of the energy transition. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Demand for battery storage has seen exponential growth in recent years. But the battery technical revolution is just beginning, explains Simon Engelke, founder and chair of Battery Associates. Investment has poured into the […]

Here’s how to retain employees during the ‘Great Resignation’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David R. Mayer Senior Partner, Lippincott, Oliver Wyman’s creative Brand and Innovation consultancy & Kate Bravery, Global Advisory and Insight Leader, Mercer (MMC) Companies currently have a record number of open positions in the US, and worldwide 41% […]

These 3 innovative solar farms show why this renewable technology is hot right now

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 Solar power generation grew 22% in 2019 and is now the cheapest source of electricity in history, according to the International Energy Agency. As adoption gathers pace, innovative projects are coming to […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

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 Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

How to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Levinson CTO and Co-Founder, Zoox Transportation systems traditionally favour suburban, upwardly mobile users over those from lower-income groups and neighbourhoods. Emerging technology – AI in particular – can help to address this issue. Safe, equitable transportation is […]