Investing in education could add $2.54 trillion to the global economy: ‘Playful learning’ is key

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation When education was massively disrupted by COVID-19, many children were already facing disruption posed by climate change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To enable children to thrive, society […]

How startups drive economic recovery while growing responsibly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Startups are crucial in bringing about societal change as well as driving economic recovery and responsible growth. Ahead of Davos 2022, we asked the CEOs of Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers […]

How ports can be transformed into energy hubs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp To create fundamental societal change to mitigate the climate crisis, we need cross-sector collaboration and collective commitment. But lack of trust in modern society is increasingly hindering this type of approach. The […]

TradeTech has huge potential to boost trade – here’s what policy-makers should know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Adviser, Research Institutes of Sweden & Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group TradeTech aims to ensure the efficient global exchange of goods. Policy-makers should consider global coordination and equal access to […]

This chart shows how much Ukraine and Russia export to the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Danny Richmond, Community Lead, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Geneva & James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum Some countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia […]

MEPs demand full embargo on Russian imports of oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament expresses indignation over reported atrocities by the Russian armed forces and demands that perpetrators of war crimes be held accountable. In a resolution adopted with 513 votes to 22 and 19 abstentions on Thursday, MEPs call for additional punitive measures, including “an immediate […]

Economic inequality has deepened during the pandemic. That doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Henry, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has widened wealth gaps across the globe. The richest 10% of the world population now owns 76% of all wealth. Urgent action is needed to support people in poverty and narrow […]

Circular Economy: Commission proposes new consumer rights and a ban on greenwashing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing to update the EU consumer rules to empower consumers for the green transition. The updated rules will ensure that consumers can take informed and environment-friendly choices when buying their products. Consumers will have a right to know how long […]

How to boost inclusive investment decision-making in global health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neha Agarwal, Global Diagnostics Program Co-Lead, PATH, Evan Spark-DePass, Deputy Portfolio Director – Market Dynamics, PATH Investment into global health has surged amidst COVID-19. Many investor tools, however, aren’t suited for investment decision-making in the health sector. The […]

How the Ukraine war is driving up food and energy prices for the world

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 The war in Ukraine is having a big impact on food and energy prices worldwide. Two experts explain why, and suggest what might be the longer-term implications. Subscribe to the podcast: […]

What happens if a country defaults on its debts?

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 147 governments have defaulted on debts since 1960. If Russia defaults on its interest payments, creditors might lose money. But it’s unlikely that world financial markets would be destabilized, the IMF says. […]

What do sanctions help achieve? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Hackenbroich, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Lead, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Economic sanctions imposed against Russia for invading Ukraine are the most comprehensive and coordinated actions taken against […]

These are the zero-emission fuels to decarbonize the shipping industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Dawe, Assets and Structuring Manager, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Randall Krantz, Senior Project Advisor on Shipping Decarbonization, Global Maritime Forum / Getting to Zero Coalition & Lara Mouftier, Interim Project Lead Shipping Emissions and Ocean Agenda, World Economic […]

3 ways the circular economy is vital for the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Pennington, Associate Director, Circular Economy Lead, Deloitte Reaching net-zero goals is a massive undertaking, requiring an urgent systems-wide change in how we live and work. Making the needed changes at speed to support the energy transition is […]

How our economy could become more ‘nature-positive’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility and Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute A new World Economic Forum white paper sets out how our economies stand to gain from nature-positive […]

How trade facilitation can support supply chain diversity in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. Developing economies have been hardest hit by this disruption. Public-private efforts can help deliver trade […]

Special Economic Zones: How one city helped propel its country’s economic development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richie Santosdiaz, Executive Economic Development Advisor, The Corporate Group Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been established to liberalize economic regulation in a country and promote economic development. Schenzen’s SEZ in China is a success story and the country, […]

How private capital can be leveraged to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Handler, Researcher and Program Lead, Sustainable Finance Lab, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Morgan Bazilian, Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines The $100 billion […]

How blended finance could help combat climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation The private sector is increasingly stepping up its efforts to combat climate change. Blended finance helps to mitigate investment risks and attract more funding for climate-friendly projects. It will be important […]

3 reasons why private equity will enable the post-pandemic economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, any meaningful and sustainable economic recovery will again be driven by small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs). SMEs were […]

IMF sees higher inflation as supply chains and Omicron slow economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content IMF sees rising COVID caseloads, a disrupted recovery and higher rates of inflation. Revises down 2022 global growth forecast by half a percentage point. Global growth will moderate to 4.4% in 2022, […]

How green corridors can enable the transition to zero-emission shipping

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesse Fahnestock, Head, Research and Analysis, Global Maritime Forum & Aparajit Pandey, Associate, Energy Transitions Commission Zero-emission fuels and vessels will need to be deployed at scale over the next decade to meet emissions targets by 2050. Green […]

How to beat the 3 challenges to building inclusive digital financial services

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Weisman, Project Lead, Financial Innovation, World Economic Forum, Bryan Zheng Zhang, Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Hunter Sims, Associate Director of Business & Operations, Cambridge Centre for Alternative […]

How to spare low-income countries from ‘economic collapse’

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 Many less-wealthy countries face worsening debt problems as the pandemic lingers. Some say the design of the global financial system is inherently unfair to them. An initiative designed to […]

5 barriers to using recycled materials to boost the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mayuri Wijayasundara, Lecturer, Deakin University Recycled materials could be used across manufacturing to make production processes greener and more sustainable. Significant challenges remain in terms of gaining widespread buy-in from manufacturers to use of recycled materials instead of […]

Globalization and world trade bounce back from the impact of COVID-19: report

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 Reports of the demise of globalization due to COVID-19 have proved premature, says global connectedness report. World trade of goods has surged to pre-pandemic levels despite supply chain problems. But many countries […]

Will WTO members act now to end harmful fisheries subsidies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action Every year over $20 billion of taxpayers’ money funds harmful fisheries subsidies around the world. Members of the WTO have been negotiating rules […]

The UN tells Elon Musk how his money could end world hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Tesla founder has offered to pay to end world hunger if the UN explains how it would spend his money. Responding to the challenge, the UN’s World Food Programme has produced […]

These economies have the best ‘brand’

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 The Nation Brands Index has ranked economies by brand appeal since 2008. 2021 is the seventh year that Germany has topped the Index for its brand. Canada, Japan and Italy are amongst […]

Forget 2050, investors should demand action now on oil and gas

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Ratner, Associate Vice President , Environmental Defense Fund & Erin Blanton, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University Many corporations have committed to net zero by 2050, but the reality is that actions in […]

When corporations and social enterprises work together, they can change the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yasmina Zaidman, Chief Partnerships Officer, Acumen & Åsa Skogström Feldt, Manager, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, Inter IKEA Group & Saskia Bruysten, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Yunus Social Business There is an untapped opportunity for corporations and social enterprises […]

We must reform trade to build a sustainable, inclusive global recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum & José Viñals Group Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Trade policy needs to evolve to meet growing global challenges. 29 CEOs and Chairpersons from five continents have called on world leaders to update […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: over 50 companies adopt ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. A coalition of over 50 companies have drawn from existing frameworks and co-created a comprehensive set of metrics that highlight the need for consistent ESG reporting. The impact. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social […]