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. […]

As India’s lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashwin Naik, Healthcare Entrepreneur and Author, The Healthcare Gamechangers Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with […]

6 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

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 Six of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India. New Delhi has the worst air pollution of any capital city. Air pollution kills 1.25 million people in India every year. […]

India and the US: 5 ways the countries compare

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 President Trump and Prime Minister Modi met during the US President’s first official visit to India. India and the US are the world’s two largest democracies. From gender equality to GDP, this is […]

India is now the world’s 5th largest economy

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 Forecast data from the IMF shows India has risen to become the world’s fifth largest economy. India has leapfrogged the GDPs of France and the UK. Despite its growth, challenges remain, from sustainability […]

Can agroforestry save India’s rivers and the farms that depend on them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JV Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation The very origins of Indian civilization can be found on the banks of rivers such as the Sindhu, the Sutlej, and the long-lost Saraswati. In southern India, human societies flourished near the Krishna, […]

Here’s how to help India’s rural population go digital

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Finance Improved access to credit and new income streams are driving consumption in rural India. Digital technologies, such as AI and blockchain, are being used to offer products in rural […]

How Kolkata is tackling its air pollution with public transportation

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 Kolkata is pioneering greener commutes citywide – and thanks to an innovative project to deploy more electric buses and ferries, the city now ranks fifth on a list of places that are reducing […]

The dark side of Diwali, festival of lights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: TP Chopra, Founder and CEO, Bharat Light & Power If you are in Delhi during Diwali, the city buzzes with celebrations. It is a time of giving, of adorning your home with beautiful lights to entice the Goddess Lakshmi […]

3 ways India can tackle its human-waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Corporation & Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to ensure availability of clean water and sanitation for all. The two are deeply interconnected issues: […]

How India’s government can build better contracts with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Shukla, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, C4IR India According to Milton Friedman, the 1976 Nobel Laureate for economics, the three primary functions of a government are law and order, defence, and contract enforcement. […]

What India’s route to universal health coverage can teach the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) as stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the most significant commitments to equitable […]

These are India’s cleanest cities

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 Indore is officially India’s cleanest city, topping a national survey for the third consecutive year. It’s a remarkable achievement – just a few years ago, it ranked a lowly 25th. The Swachh Survekshan […]

This is why retail is such a sore point in India-US trade relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content The relationship between India and the United States has been described as one of the most important of the 21st century. India is predicted to be the world’s second-largest economy by 2030, with […]

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Vignesh Santhanam, India lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum What will it take for drones and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop into flourishing, future-oriented […]

Why India can show us how to achieve growth with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saurine Doshi, Head of Asia Pacific, A.T. Kearney As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage – and its ambitions are high. The Modi government aims to turn the Indian […]