Will the cost of living crisis ease next year? The global public thinks not

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Financial worries are particularly acute as rising inflation, interest rates and tax burdens weigh heavy on people’s minds right now. And with significant cost of living increases throughout 2022, many people don’t […]

3 ways to help consumers make more sustainable choices

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aparna Bharadwaj, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Lauren Taylor, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group What will it take to dramatically expand the number of consumers who choose environmental sustainability, whether through their behaviours or […]

The impact of capitalism on poverty maybe isn’t what you assume

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 historical record is a bit fuzzy, but we seem to be nearing the 300th anniversary of the birth of Adam Smith, the Scottish philosopher lionized and villainized as […]

How to boost local economic, health and conservation outcomes through outdoor recreation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Brown, Vice President, Quantified Ventures, Jonas Epstein, Conservation Finance Project Specialist, United States Forest Service The wealth of natural resources in Southeast Ohio has supported industries and jobs dating back to the 1700s, including salt, timber, brick […]

Here’s how solar energy saved Europeans $29 billion this summer

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 is helping Europe navigate an energy crisis of “unprecedented proportions” and save billions of euros in avoided gas imports, a new report finds. Record solar power generation in the European […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

New study reveals teaching methods that improve learning gains and economic prosperity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Omowale David-Ashiru, Africa Director, NewGlobe There is a clear link between economic growth and educational outcomes. New study reveals that following NewGlobe’s methods can deliver among the biggest learning gains ever measured Policy-makers must invest in programmes that […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

What is a Consumer Price Index and why is it important?

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 A Consumer Price Index (CPI) records the price of a wide range of goods and services in a country to keep track of inflation. It can include anything from a loaf of […]

These 17 innovators are helping accelerate the transition to a global circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wesley Spindler, Senior Manager & Circulars Program Director, Accenture Strategy & Emmeline Cardozo, Business Strategy Consultant, Accenture The Circulars Accelerator launched its applications for its second year on UpLink, the World Economic Forum’s open innovation platform. The Circulars […]

Why putting women in charge of their own financial security pays dividends

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rathi Mani-Kandt, Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion Specialist and Human-Centered Designer, CARE and Koheun Lee, Human-Centered Designer, CARE Failure to design financial products and services without considering women perpetuates existing inequalities. Women-centred design aims to dismantle these […]

Women’s financial literacy benefits us all — here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mazamesso Assih, Minister, Togo Ministry for Financial Inclusion and the Informal Sector African women face obstacles to starting and growing businesses that must be overcome to ensure equitable growth 76% of Africans, many of them women, see entrepreneurship […]

How digital payments are enabling a shift away from the cash economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justine McIntyre, Public Relations Advisor, PemPem In Indonesia, a majority of transactions between smallholder producers and buyers are still carried out with cash payments. This is risky as it makes all stakeholders vulnerable to errors, fraud and theft. […]

How farming innovations can feed the world and protect the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: J. Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group Approximately 40% of the global population cannot afford a healthy diet. Agriculture industry is vulnerable to climate impacts, making it harder to support a growing population. Innovative technologies and practices […]

COVID-19’s impact on jobs and education: using data to cushion the blow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jerica Isabel L. Reyes, Global Shapers, Manila Hub, Philippines, Veronica Renee Carlos, Global Shapers, Manila Hub, Philippines, Johnathan Watkins, PILAR Research Network, London, United Kingdom, & Jimuel Celeste Jr., Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: A brief history of GDP – and what could come next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Head of Communications, Chairman’s Office, World Economic Forum As the World Economic Forum launches the video-podcast Stakeholder Capitalism, host and author Peter Vanham looks at GDP, the focus of episode 1. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is […]

Black Friday – Consumers are still shopping but searching harder for bargains

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 This year there are specific challenges to the traditional festive gift-buying season. Despite inflation and shortages, Black Friday sales are rising in countries free of lockdowns. The bad news for retailers is […]

Earth is reaching its best-by date. Better food processing and packaging can help restore its health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Holmquist, Executive Vice-President, Sustainability & Communications, Tetra Pak The world currently wastes one-third of all food produced. The food processing and packaging industry can contribute to the transformation of food systems. Food packaging can adopt many approaches […]

Digital tools can protect consumers from inflation. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Sager, Chief Operating Officer, Plaid Inflation is rising in the US after many years, making it harder for millions of Americans to afford consumer items. The expansion of fintech has made it easier for consumers to access […]

Here’s why putting a price on safe water will ensure universal access to it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO, Sanitation and Water for All Worldwide today, there are still 2 billion people without safely managed drinking water and 3.6 billion without a safely managed toilet. Those who can afford to, should pay a […]

How to create a transparent digital economy and rebuild consumer trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lorenzo Miláns del Bosch, Partner, Communications, Media and Technology, Oliver Wyman (MMC) The digital economy in the US is expanding four times faster than the overall economy. Yet consumers remain concerned about the way data is collected and […]

Thinking like global citizens can usher in a fairer world. Here are 6 ways to start

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PwC US & Lady Mariéme Jamme, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iamtheCODE • Fostering a sense of common humanity is essential to reversing current inequalities and polarized communities. • The […]

Consumers are getting more complex. Brands need to keep up to survive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alicia Friend, Senior Communications Analyst, dentsu The pandemic has shifted consumer habits and values in ways that present longer-term implications. A new report by dentsu highlights four consumer trends that brands need to heed for their survival. First: […]

The global eco-wakening: how consumers are driving sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristianne Close, Global Markets Practice Leader, WWF International • New research shows support for sustainable business is growing in both developed and developing economies. • Many consumers believe brands bear as much responsibility for positive change as governments. […]

How technology can help unbanked access e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirill Evstratov, Chief Executive Officer, Unlimint The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global trend away from cash towards digital payments. Worldwide, 1.7 billion adults do not have access to a bank account – placing them at a disadvantage […]

Reimagining the future of the tax system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Barton, Global Vice Chair – Tax, EY Tax authorities are fast becoming the data centres of government, with all the associated risks and responsibilities. They can use enhanced digital capabilities to improve the taxpayer’s experience and increase […]

Social enterprises can change entire industries. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas van Abel, Founder & Board Member, Fairphone & Wineke Haagsma, Director Corporate Sustainability, PwC & Stefan Panhuijsen, Director Social Enterprise NL, Board member Euclid Social enterprises have the potential to change entire industries. An example from the […]

The world’s poorest people are owed $5.7 trillion, says Oxfam

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chema Vera, Interim Executive Director, Oxfam International • Last year, OECD members only gave 0.3% of their GNI to aid – less than the 0.7% promised. • 0.7% would help the world’s poorest countries meet the SDGs for […]

COVID-19 amplifies inequality. Fight back with long-term thinking

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics & Michael Halling, Associate Professor of Finance, Stockholm School of Economics; Research Fellow, Swedish House of Finance & Maya Rebermark, Misum Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Stockholm School of Economics […]

Aluminium can help to build the circular economy. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greg Barker of Battle, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, En+ Group & Anthony Robert Hobley, Executive Director, Mission Possible Platform, World Economic Forum A circular economy approach could reduce emissions from the production of key materials […]