How trust and collaboration are key in India’s last mile response to the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diana Wells, President Emerita, Ashoka, Jeroo Billimoria, Founder, One Family Foundation & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum Stories on the ground in India demonstrate how social entrepreneurs are stepping up […]

Business success depends on mindset. This study of African entrepreneurs explains why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, Chief Executive Officer, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Most entrepreneurs in Africa are women – yet their businesses are less profitable. The reasons might be linked to mindset. For entrepreneurs in Africa, success can depend largely on […]

Industrial clusters using green hydrogen can drive clean energy transition in Europe and China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Tu, Senior Advisor China , Agora Energiewende, Matthias Deutsch, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende & Gniewomir Flis, Senior Advisor Hydrogen, Agora Energiewende Hydrogen produced with renewable resources will become cheaper than fossil fuels by 2030 across a range […]

6 ways social entrepreneurs are saving lives during India’s COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum India is facing a second wave of COVID-19 confirmed cases. Social entrepreneurs are stepping up to help those most vulnerable to the health and […]

This tech start-up in India is teaching people to care for family members with COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edith Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Noora Health The COVID-19 pandemic has put many countries’ health systems on the brink of collapse. The pandemic has highlighted how many health systems are understaffed and health workers are overburdened. India is […]

Health challenges need predictable healthcare investment policies. Japan’s example shows why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Damond, Deputy Chief Policy Officer & Executive Vice President, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Japan’s government is building partnerships with the biopharma sector on COVID vaccines. Though it does not have a home-grown COVID vaccine, Japanese society […]

How the pandemic has affected mental health in America

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 Worries about infection, job security and childcare are impacting people’s mental health. 55% of women and 38% of men say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. 31% of black adults, […]

This Chilean start-up is revolutionizing reusable packaging

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Santiago-based Algramo aims to drive the refill revolution and has worked with global consumer goods companies Unilever, Purin and Walmart. Users can order what they need and pay via an app, before refilling […]

The circular economy transition is a multi-million opportunity for Africa – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Al-Hamndou Dorsouma, Acting Director Climate Change & Green Growth, African Development Bank The circular economy offers a promising opportunity for economic development, value creation and skills development for Africa. New research shows that creating five new industries in […]

How slowing down the cashless frenzy could ensure a more inclusive society in East Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yunzhong Cheng, Strategic Partnership Lead, Asia , World Economic Forum In Asia, South Korea is the cashless champion, while Japan remains loyal to cash. Elderly, rural and low-income groups lack the digital communications equipment, network access, and digital-finance […]

3 pressing urban problems Indian cities must solve in the post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Kadambari Shah, Senior Associate, IDFC Institute & Harshita Agrawal, Associate, IDFC Institute • The pandemic revealed how Indian cities dependent on those working […]

5 lessons from Africa on how drones could transform medical supply chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte US & Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum Drones provide a potential avenue for ensuring that everyone, no matter where they live, has access to high quality healthcare. The […]

How technology helped Serbia save 180 million sheets of paper in less than 4 years

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 Serbia’s government has made digitalization a focus. It began rolling out electronic e-government services in June 2017. Since then, it estimates it has saved around 180 million sheets of A4 paper. Digitalization and […]

Panama’s fight for a delayed right: women’s economic independence

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 • Panamanian women, like women around the world, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. • Panama was one of the first countries to partner with the Equal Pay International Coalition. […]

COVID19 a wake-up call to address development fault lines in Asia and the Pacific

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living […]

Digital democracy: a Swiss view on digital trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristian Duda, Project Lead, Digital Identity, World Economic Forum & Markus Naef, CEO, SwissSign Group AG Economies are increasingly becoming digital-first as individuals interact with services and products online. In March 2021, voters in Switzerland rejected a proposed […]

Indonesia wants to reach net-zero plastic pollution by 2040. Do you have a big idea to help them do it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nour Chaabane, Operations Lead, Global Plastic Action Partnership, World Economic Forum & Hidayah Hamzah, Manager, Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership, World Resources Institute Indonesia Indonesia generates around 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste per year, but much of […]

3 reasons why consumer healthcare in India is set to take-off

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prabu Thiruppathy, Principal, KOIS Mumbai COVID-19 restrictions have led many Indian consumers to use online health platforms. Together with better access to affordable technology, and an interest in healthy living, consumer healthcare is set to become a growth […]

Digital tokens could transform the economies of the Middle East and North Africa – if the governance keeps up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirek Dusek Deputy Head, Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs, World Economic Forum & Abdulla Bin Touq Minister of Economy, Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates The integration of digital assets into economic structures could tackle […]

Impact investing in Latin America and addressing the ‘missing middle’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Schwartz, Managing Director , IMPAQTO Capital & Michelle Arévalo-Carpenter, CEO, IMPAQTO Impact investing has existed for more than a decade, but its role in post-pandemic reconstruction gives it a whole new level of relevance. Impact investing has […]

A Californian city gave people $500 a month – no strings attached. Here’s what happened

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 125 people in the US city of Stockton received monthly payments of $500 for two years. At the start of the project, 28% of the recipients were in full-time work; that rose […]

Challenges surrounding COVID-19 vaccination in Japan: Fraught history and current vaccine hesitancy

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Tai Nguyen Van, a forth-year medical student at the International University of Health and Welfare, Japan. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Balancing economic growth and the environment: lessons from Brazil

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Jamison, Senior Managing Director, Accenture & Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum With over 46% of its energy mix coming from renewable resources, Brazil […]

Japan’s mental health crisis shows we need to fight harder for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nobuko Kobayashi, Asia-Pacific Strategy Execution Leader, EY • The pandemic has caused the Japanese suicide rate to rise faster for women than men. • The economic crisis has fallen disproportionately on women, something compounded by the unpaid care […]

6 women of history who shaped the world, from a Hawaiian queen to a Chinese empress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum For Women’s History Month, it is important to highlight the contributions of women across society. It is also important to remember women throughout history and understand that […]

The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Florian Krampe, Programme Director, Stockholm International […]

Why the UK government must do more to boost green revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Cridland, Chairman, Transport for the North and the Home Group & Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources UK government must develop a policy framework and supporting infrastructure for green innovation, […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Accelerating Trade Digitalization in Times of the Pandemic”, written by the UN Under-Secretary-General and Head of ESCAP

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers. Tomorrow marks the entry into force of a new international agreement promoting […]

How 3 MENA business leaders are building resilient companies post-COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum & Fatima Al Zahra Hewaidi, Acting Community Lead, Business Engagement MEA, World Economic Forum We asked three business leaders what steps they took to adapt […]

How Pakistan is aiming for a green recovery from the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Malik Amin Aslam Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change & Global Vice President of IUCN, The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for humans to nurture a more harmonious, rather than adversarial, relationship with […]

Here’s why China’s trade deal with Mauritius matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Johnston, Research Associate, SOAS China Institute & Marc Lanteigne, Associate Professor of Political Science, UiT: The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø Beijing approaches regional trade policies via small states first, such as New Zealand. Given the complexity […]

How China is tackling air pollution with big data

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hu Qin, Senior Director of Research, Beijing Representative Office, Environmental Defense Fund & Matt Whitney, Portfolio Manager, Clean Air Fund Significant progress – albeit short-lived – was made to improving air quality in Beijing during the lead up […]

6 reasons why Africa’s new free trade area is a global game changer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Senior Fellow, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) • AfCFTA, the largest global free trade area by countries participating, could transform the continent’s economic prospects. • It aims to be a model of cross-border cooperation in […]