Gender parity can boost economic growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley From the #MeToo movement to policy initiatives aimed at uncovering gender gaps in the economy and reducing gender pay inequality, the global […]

It’s time to fulfil the promises made to women 25 years ago

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund International Women’s Day 2019 coincides with the 25th anniversary of a revolution that is unfinished – a revolution that symbolises not only all the aspirations of Women’s Day year after […]

How young people are turning the tide against corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Blair Glencorse, Founder and Executive Director, The Accountability Lab & Friday Odeh, Country Director, Accountability Lab Nigeria A deluge of corruption-related news and scandals has recently rocked the world. The President of Guatemala has expelled a key United Nations […]

Four ways Europe can become a global innovation leader

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martina Larkin, Head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva & Jacques Bughin, Director, Brussels office, McKinsey & Company & Jan Mischke, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute At a time […]

What we need is more (and better) multilateralism, not less

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Discontent with globalization is a key factor behind the temptation to advance policy goals through unilateral actions rather than by working together. Notwithstanding the major net positive impact of economic […]

3 steps to making multistakeholder partnerships a powerful force

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Magesvaran Suranjan, President, P&G APAC and P&G IMEA As the world’s population continues to grow, we observe stark increases in the disparity between the privileged and underprivileged in terms of access to basic needs, like education and hygiene. Serving […]

Companies can help build a more inclusive world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adaire Fox-Martin, Executive board member, SAP We live in a world of smart, connected ovens, but one in which 795 million people do not have enough food to eat. We are witnessing exponential growth, but also great inequality. Addressing […]

Here are three ways the private sector can act as a sustainability catalyst for Globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard The problems of the world are too big to be solved by traditional philanthropy. Writing cheques alone can’t end poverty, solve climate change, reduce inequality or surmount barriers to exclusion. […]

Violent disorder is on the rise. Is inequality to blame?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Clionadh Raleigh, Professor of Political Geography and Conflict, University of Sussex Is the world becoming less violent? The answer is yes and no. The world is less deadly, but more […]

How cultural understanding can help in the cultural shock

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Larissa Carneiro, a medical student of the sixth semester from Brazil. She 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 not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

To hope or doubt? The state of women’s progress in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders I often invoke the words of United States abolitionist Frederick Douglass when asked about the state of women’s progress globally: “there is no progress without struggle”. More than 110 diverse women, […]

90% of European Jews say antisemitism is getting worse

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 Almost one-in-three Jewish people across Europe have been directly targeted by antisemitic harassment. From online abuse to being harassed in public, thousands of people told the European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) […]

Globalization 4.0 must build a better world for working people

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Globalization is no longer assured as the world’s people circle the wagons. They’re looking for cover, looking for protection, getting ready to defend themselves from corporate and authoritarian power. […]

Why the UN is investigating poverty in the United Kingdom

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors: John McKenna, Formative Content For the past 12 days Philip Alston, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has been investigating the poverty of a nation in 2018. But the country he is investigating […]

What is inclusive capitalism, and why does it matter?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miguel Milano, President, Salesforce The concept of building shareholder value has been a driving force of business since companies began to go public. Yet as businesses and governments adjust to the new realities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, […]

Immigrants make good entrepreneurs. This study proves it

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Immigrants are good for business, according to research analyzing entrepreneur trends in the US. Not only do immigrants to the US establish proportionally more businesses than native-born entrepreneurs, their companies are also more […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

In the future of work it’s jobs, not people, that will become redundant

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever I am likely stating the obvious but it needs to be stated as often as possible – the world is changing and it is changing fast. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is blurring […]

Why cities hold the key to safe, orderly migration

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harald Bauder, Professor of Geography and the Director of the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University, Toronto & Loren Landau, South African Research Chair for Mobility & the Politics of Difference, African Centre for Migration […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution can close the digital divide. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Julian VercruysseInfrastructure Resilience Researcher, Fergus ReidStrategy Consulting Analyst The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is fast approaching, and with it comes one of the greatest celebrations of technological innovation, for which information and communication technology (ICT) is […]

The megatrend that will shape our working future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Lee, Regional Head, APAC, The Adecco Group You may be a talented public relations consultant looking for new clients to build a freelancing business, or a senior manager at a multinational company, dealing with complex budgets, deadlines […]

Supermarket supply chains are driving poverty and inequality. We can do better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International The global food chain is a modern marvel. It employs hundreds of millions of people, an eclectic fusion of different cultures from all corners of the world brought together through the wonders […]

The secret to ending war? It’s too easy: more women in peace negotiations

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Misrahi, Community Lead, Aviation, Travel & Tourism Industries, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum LLC We’re all aware of the gender imbalance in boardrooms, Hollywood studios and politics. But what about global peace talks? Only 4% of […]

Chart of the day: When do young Europeans leave home?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content The age at which you leave home depends a lot on where you live, according to data from the European Union’s statistical arm Eurostat. In most northern and western EU member states, on average […]

Girls still being treated as aliens in medicine in the 21st century

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Unsa Athar, a final year M.B, B.S. student at King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. Ms Athar is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

A health of all and for all based on the Ecuadorian reality

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Damary S. Jaramillo, a 2nd year student of Medicine and Surgery Career in Faculty of Medical Science in Universidad de Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador. Ms Jaramillo is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

How young entrepreneurs should be supported: what assistance should governments provide?

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Nikita Polukeev is a final year student at the University of Westminster. Mr Polukeev is affiliated to the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). JADE is a cordial partner of The European Sting. The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily […]

European Junior Enterprises to address the significant skills mismatch in the EU between school and employment

On June 10th this year the European Commission launched the new Skills Agenda for Europe, to which we participated providing our expertise concerning entrepreneurial skills. Europe faces today a number of challenges: on one hand, more and more students every year acquire a degree in secondary and tertiary education; on the other hand we face rising youth unemployment; at the […]

Unemployment and exclusion brings EU cities to boiling point

Last Tuesday Eurostat, the EU statistical service release its latest estimates about the April unemployment rate and May inflation in Eurozone, which unfortunately didn’t diverge markedly from the gloomy predictions of analysts. This week however, the same source published a very interesting survey about the labor market situation in EU. It’s a special report about […]

Has the treacherous theory about the ‘French patient’ finally prevailed?

The overwhelming labor reforms that the French government is currently finding very difficult to introduce, are also posing a crucial dilemma for the entire Eurozone. The ‘liberalization’ of the labor market has already traumatized Italy and the rest of the south European countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal. The northerners have already ‘solved’ this problem, […]

Tackling youth unemployment through the eyes of a European entrepreneur

Exclusively written for the Sting by Davide Giordano, President of Junior Enterprise Torino Politecnico (J.E.To.P), member of JADE. Nowadays youth unemployment has become a major issue for many european countries, young graduates, with bachelor or master degrees struggle to find their way to work even if they possess good qualifications and skills. In Europe the average youth […]

Real EU unemployment rate at 10.2%+4.1%+4.7%: Eurostat Update

This newspaper has been closely following the evolution of real unemployment over the past few years, on the base of Eurostat statistics. It has proved that real unemployment is much higher than the official rates. In January 2014 the European Sting, using Eurostat data, found that, in the third quarter of 2013 real unemployment was […]

Why do overwhelming proportions of EU’s youth feel excluded?

The Eurobarometer, the public opinion analysis tool of the European Commission, interviewed 10,294 Europeans aged between 16 and 30 in the 28 EU member states between 9 and 25 April 2016, and found that most of them feel economically and socially marginalized by the crisis. Of course, there are incredible differences among the member state countries, […]