How public-private partnerships could be the booster dose for India’s healthcare ecosystem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neelima Dwivedi, Executive Director, Public Policy, Communications & Market Access, MSD, Ruma Bhargava, Country Lead, Healthcare, World Economic Forum The two most prominent challenges in the sustained availability of equitable healthcare for all are affordability and accessibility. However, […]

This Indian state is overhauling its agriculture strategy — and innovation is at the forefront

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajit Kesari, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Jaskiran Warrik, Project Lead, Food Innovation Hub, World Economic Forum As the world population continues to grow and food prices rise, farming […]

How India can finance and scale digital innovations in agriculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arindom Datta, Executive Director & Head, Rural and Development Banking/Advisory, Rabobank India, Abhay Pareek, Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Agriculture, World Economic Forum, India India’s agriculture sector is expected to sustain income for 100 million smallholders while facing […]

How next-gen technology in agriculture can make food safer in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Taranjeet Bhamra, Co – Founder, AgNext Food adulteration in India is a persistent problem. The COVID-19 pandemic inadvertently put a spotlight on the importance of monitoring and addressing food safety issues, which were previously common in the value […]

How digital payments bring new economic opportunities for women in rural India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Managing Director, United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance In India, millions of women entrepreneurs living rurally, dealing solely in cash, were hard hit during the pandemic. Digital payments […]

This Indian project is helping women into tech

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 TechSaksham is a tech skills project for women college leavers in India run by software companies Microsoft and SAP. India has one of the world’s youngest workforces. But it also has skills […]

India invested record amounts in renewables last year – so what next for green power in the country?

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 & Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Investment in renewable energy hit a record level in India during the last financial year. We spoke with the author of a new report to uncover […]

Millions of India’s smallholder farmers could soon access carbon credits — that’s good for them and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dhruv Sawhney, COO and Business Head, nurture.farm Farming sustains half of India’s 1.4 billion population but is also a major contributor of greenhouse gases and pollution. Tech-fuelled initiatives are helping to sink and offset India’s sizeable carbon in […]

EU-India: Joint press release on launching the Trade and Technology Council

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, agreed to launch the EU-India Trade and Technology Council at their meeting in New Delhi on Monday. This strategic coordination mechanism will allow both partners to tackle challenges […]

These 13 innovative organizations are conserving and restoring India’s forest landscapes

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 In September 2021, UpLink and 1t.org launched the Trillion Trees Challenge in India, in collaboration with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Global Shapers Community. The initiative invited successful ecopreneurship […]

Here’s why forest restoration is key to India’s ambitious climate goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicole Schwab, Co-Head, Nature-Based Solutions; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Bhairavi Jani, Executive Director, SCA Group of Companies India has committed to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional […]

India could have a key role to play in building the metaverse. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ritwija Darbari, Community Specialist, Business Engagement, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum & Stefan Brambilla Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Geneva With its thriving tech sector and culture of entrepreneurship, India is […]

India’s mental health conversation is opening up. Better access to treatment is the next frontier

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anisha Padukone, Director, Live Love Laugh Foundation There is growing recognition of the importance of mental health in India. Meanwhile, its mental health sector remains severely under-resourced. India performs favourably worldwide for positive attitudes towards seeking mental health […]

How digitalization is making South and Southeast Asia engines of growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azaz Zaman, Assistant Professor, Bangladesh Army, International University of Science and Technology The burgeoning digital economy led the pandemic recovery in South and Southeast Asia. Heavy smartphone penetration is facilitating digitalization in these regions. Greater government support is […]

5 things to know about India’s 2022 budget speech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sriram Gutta, Deputy Head, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum, Viraj Mehta, Head of Regional Agenda – India and South Asia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Suchi Kedia, Community Specialist, Regional Agenda […]

50 ways India’s last-mile COVID-19 responders are leading the way to a just recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Industree Foundation & Jayesh […]

5 post-COVID trends from Indian entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Sreevas Sahasranamam, Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership, University of Strathclyde & Prof. Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship, King’s Business School, King’s College London & Dr. Przemyslaw Zbierowski, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, King’s Business School, […]

India can lead the world in solar-based growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvald Bjelland, Founder and President, Xynteo & Sanjiv Mehta, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever, and Executive Vice-President, Unilever South Asia, Unilever As India’s economy and population continue to grow, so too does its demand for […]

Here’s how one social entrepreneur became a first responder to the Indian COVID crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chetna Vijay Sinha, Founder, Mann Deshi Foundation, India Social purpose organization, Mann Deshi, is using its position on the frontlines of the pandemic to deliver critical COVID-19 relief. It also provides interest-free loans to businesswomen affected by COVID […]

How India can become a leader in sustainable aviation fuel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum, Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism, World Economic Forum & Sonum Gayatri Malhotra, Clean Skies India, Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum […]

India 2020: second worst hit country in the world

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Juwairiah Abdur Raheem is a 3rd year medical student studying in Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Telangana, India. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers […]

4 ways to scale up finance for India’s water sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Namita Vikas, Founder and Managing Partner, Auctus ESG, Sourajit Aiyer, Vice President, Sustainable Finance & ESG, AuctusESG & Cymroan Vikas, Research Associate, AuctusESG India is on track for a 50% shortfall in its water supply by 2030. There […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This project wants to bring broadband – and hope – to rural India

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 India has the second-largest online market in the world, but 50% of people living there have no access to the internet. Indian internet service provider AirJaldi has teamed up with Microsoft to provide […]

This project in India is turning PPE into mattresses

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 Bedrolls made from PPE scraps are cheap, hygienic and lightweight. Indian fashion designer Lakshmi Menon started braiding the scraps into mattresses after seeing children sleeping on the road. Now they are being […]

How a start-up in India is pioneering a way to tackle the global e-waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Electronic waste is one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental challenges – and opportunities. Currently the world is only processing 20% of e-waste appropriately. Indian start-up, Karo Sambhav, is helping to tackle the […]

Towards Responsible #AIforAll in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Roy Senior, Advisor, NITI Aayog, Government of India & Arunima Sarkar, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum NITI Aayog is developing an approach towards ensuring responsible usage of AI in India with the […]

COVID-19 has accelerated India’s digital reset

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankita Sharma, Senior researcher, Invest India & Hindol Sengupta, Vice-President, Invest India Coronavirus propelled the use of contactless digital technology across India. The digital-first reset has set the foundations for improving governance. Indian states have increased the use […]

Renewable energy can get India’s returned rural migrants back to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandeep Bhattacharya, India Projects Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative & Sourajit Aiyer, Consultant, South Asia Fast Track Sustainability Communications During India’s lockdown, many workers moved back to their rural villages from the cities – and many have stayed there. […]