How firewood became the latest economic indicator 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The president of a country supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and weaponization of energy no longer being supplied to Europe, recently had himself filmed chopping firewood. “Europeans won’t be […]

What we can learn about the future of digital assets regulation from recent US government reports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum, Brynly Llyr, Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, CISA, World Economic Forum On 16 September the White […]

What does a post-growth economy look like? One social entrepreneur 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 With global sustainability deadlines edging closer, social entrepreneurs and climate activists are looking to alternative and unexpected sources for solutions. Tariq Al-Olaimy, […]

3 things governments can do to finance the net-zero transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Manuela Stefania Fulga, Platform Curator, Banking and Capital Markets, World Economic Forum, Jianyi Chen, Project Fellow, Financing the Transition to a Net-Zero Future initiative, World Economic Forum “We need a transition at the scale of the industrial revolution […]

Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Initiative: over 120 companies implement the ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of aligning ESG frameworks. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues even more pressing for policymakers, boards and executives. To promote alignment among existing ESG frameworks, the World Economic […]

Why decentralized finance is a leapfrog technology for the 1.1 billion people who are unbanked

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Stone, Corporate Social Responsibility, eToro; co-founder, GoodDollar Protocol, eToro No technology better exemplifies the “leapfrog technology” phenomenon than the mobile phone, whose adoption allowed even the most underserved communities to entirely forego the need to implement traditional […]

3 ways companies can reduce their indirect emissions throughout value chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyra Whitten, Vice President, Sustainability, Flex, President, Flex Foundation Delivering on the commitment to reach net zero by 2050 will require companies to reduce not only Scope 1 and 2 emissions, which relate to what they produce directly. […]

Taking big leaps in value chain resilience: adaptation and transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Memia Fendri, Initiatives and Community Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Markus Vejvar, Project Fellow, Navigating Global Value Chain Disruption, World Economic Forum & Kearney […]

What on Earth is the value of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Global Have people lost sight of the value of space and its role in their daily lives? Do they view it more as science-fiction than science? As CEO of the leading global […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

In pursuit of greater financial inclusion: How one man’s vision is lifting millions out of poverty

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 Taejun Shin was born and raised in Japan as the son of Korean immigrants who became stateless around the time of Japan’s […]

GDP: How do you measure a country’s true worth? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum What makes a ‘good’ country? If you’re thinking ‘happy people, trusted leaders, thriving trade’ then you may be surprised to learn that for many economists, for many years, a single monetary […]

Can the economy grow for ever?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editorial Lead, World Economic Forum The global economy has been growing for the past 200 years. Traditionally, that’s been seen as a good thing – a larger pile of money that would lead to a larger […]

What are central bank digital currencies?

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 Money isn’t paper and coins any more. It’s increasingly digital – and a growing number of central banks are considering issuing their own digital currencies. Australia is the latest country to trial […]

eToro’s Yoni Assia: How digital finance could bridge the next big wealth gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Could the next big wealth gap be in digital finance?Though cryptocurrency has been hailed as the promise of fairer and more equal financial system, recent research has shown that crypto could […]

4 actions to help end child labour and build a fair economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub Around the world there are 160 million children working as child labourers. Ending child labour is a moral issue, and it also affects livelihoods. Civil society, businesses and governments must work […]

Why we shouldn’t overlook the impact of SMEs on local and global economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julia Devos, Head, New Champions Community, World Economic Forum, Zishu Chen, Content Curator, New Champions, World Economic Forum Beijing The contribution that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make in driving positive social, environmental and economic change is often […]

Here’s how the food industry can decarbonize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Food and farming may be responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to climate scientists. A leading supermarket chain says it can produce carbon-neutral eggs by feeding hens insects […]

Which countries have the highest minimum wages in the OECD?

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 Japan has become the latest OECD country to put forward plans to raise its national minimum wage, by a record 3.3%. Luxembourg, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Germany pay some of […]

The cost-of-living crisis has pushed 71 million people into poverty – here’s what needs to happen

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, Annabel Walker, Writer, Formative Content The cost of living crisis has pushed 71 million people into poverty, according to the United Nations. Inflation is climbing as the Ukraine conflict and the effects of […]

This is where Gen Z goes for financial advice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Tkachenko, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Qure.Finance Generation Z are almost five times more likely to get financial advice from social media platforms than people aged 41 or over. Trust, accountability and protection from scams are important […]

These emerging economies are poised to lead shipping’s net-zero transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum, Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum The International Maritime Organization is set to revise its target related […]

Men make 48% more than women in the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gender pay gap is far worse for women who freelance than for those in full-time employment, a US study shows. Men working in the gig economy charge an average of 48% […]

Do data regulations properly protect consumers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hughes, Chief Business Officer, Duality Technologies 75% of the world’s population will have its personal data covered under modern privacy regulations by 2024. Enterprises must ensure that they have dedicated privacy practices. And strategies to understand and […]

3 tips from trillion-dollar investors on sealing the co-investment deal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Lu, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute, Akanksha Madan, Student Researcher, Yale-NUS Co-investing is a financial model that sees smaller investors collaborate with larger partners, avoiding fees, exchanging knowledge and opening up new investments. In 2012, 24% of Limited […]

Inflation, employment, growth: The Eurozone’s economic outlook in 3 charts

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 economic growth will slow to 3.2% this year from 6.1% in 2021, the IMF predicts. Europe’s economy is being particularly impacted by the war in Ukraine – because of the rising […]

How successful leaders will take ESG further: BlackRock’s alternative investment chief Pam Chan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is the podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits and […]

3 ways to improve recycling behaviour and boost the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shannon Bouton, President and CEO, Delterra, Alina Gabdrakhmanova, Global Insights Manager, Delterra, Cynthia Shih, Senior Advisor, Delterra, Jeremy Douglas, Director of Partnerships, Delterra Global recycling rates are disappointingly low at 16%. Recycling behaviour changes are key to the […]

What are foreign currency reserves and can they help combat the global economic crisis?

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 Sri Lanka’s foreign currency reserves have fallen by 99% since 2019, amid an economic crisis that has seen the country’s president overthrown. Foreign currency or exchange reserves, otherwise known as forex reserves, […]

The blue economy is a historic opportunity. Here’s how we seize it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vedant Kulkarni, Advisor, United Nations Industrial Development Organization The sustainable blue economy offers lucrative ROIs and a promising future while centering Indigenous and local communities. The Sustainable Blue Economy Investment Forum at the UN Ocean Conference landed commitments […]

How Indigenous Peoples are reshaping modern economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darren Godwell, Co-Chair, IgNITE, Asha Nooh, Inclusive Trade Team Member, World Economic Forum Tremendous growth potential exists for the global Indigenous economy. Increased participation of Indigenous businesses in trade and policy development has the potential to unlock mutual […]

Four ways retail investors can take control of their financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Sofia Eckrich, Project Fellow, Future of Capital Markets, World Economic Forum Global financial markets are experiencing a period of volatility, but that does not mean people should stop investing […]

Fed raises rates again: What you need to know about the global economy this week

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 This weekly wrapper brings you the latest stories from the world of economics and finance. Top economy stories: US raises interest rates again; IMF cuts global growth forecasts; Australian inflation hits 21-year high. […]