Every year, South Korea comes to a standstill for an exam marathon

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silence. No hammering from construction sites. No planes taking off. Even the banks stay shut on the most important day of the year for South Korea’s students. But crowds cheered and beat […]

This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Technology is revolutionizing the work we do and how we do it. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are taking over menial and repetitive tasks, leaving humans to concentrate on work that requires […]

These refugee children have danced in the snow for the first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The smiles on their faces and squeals of excitement said it all – a young brother and sister from Eritrea were seeing snow for the first time ever, in their adoptive new […]

3 lessons from India in creating equal access to vaccines

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Klugman, Director of the Pneumonia programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation When I completed my medical degree in South Africa in 1981, the country had one of the highest burdens of infectious disease in the world. Nine […]

Why are wildfires getting worse?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content California is currently in the grips of its deadliest wildfire while two others rage, in what has been its worst wildfire year on record. The Camp wildfire in the north of the US state […]

Finland has giant supermarkets that only stock second-hand goods

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit Would you shop in a second-hand supermarket? In Finland, seven non-profit “reuse centres” called Kierrätyskeskus have popped up around Helsinki, offering preloved furniture, clothes, toys, books, sports gear and cookware. Sounds […]

China will be the world’s top tourist destination by 2030

Mr Li KEQIANG, Prime Minister of China. Copyright: European Union Event: ASEM Summit 2018 This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit Forget the Loire Valley and Eiffel Tower – by 2030, the Yellow Mountains and Shanghai Tower will be […]

These patients are sharing their data to improve healthcare standards

Aerial view photography of person holding arm while pressing blood pressure machine (Unsplash, 2018) This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit We’ve all heard about donating blood, but how about donating data? Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, […]

Why social working cultures are happier and more productive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace Today’s workers are more engaged and stay with their companies longer if they have stronger team relationships. Work has become highly decentralized, with more employees telecommuting and collaborative tools surpassing face-to-face […]

Here are three key ways that data analytics can improve the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The nature of work is evolving rapidly. While new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, are generally seen as the […]

Forget GDP – for the 21st century we need a modern growth measure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit It is critically important we monitor societal progress and design responsive policies to 21s- century challenges, such as climate change, the marginalization of more than a billion people, resource depletion and […]

These are the top risks for doing business around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Unemployment and underemployment represent the biggest risk for doing business around the world. That is the view of more than 12,000 business people across 140 […]

How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Irene Arias, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Lab, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, Inter-American Development Bank; Jens Martin Skibsted, Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps; Lien De Cuyper, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurship, ETH Zurich; Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Cities, […]

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, […]

We need to rethink neuroscience. And you can help us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Rommelfanger, Director, Neuroethics Program, Emory University & Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains What will neurotechnology look like just one or two decades ahead? Will it be about a new generation of portable brain scanners that can […]

Why Sweden’s cashless society is no longer a utopia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) The Swedish retail payment market is rapidly moving away from using cash. The outstanding value of cash in circulation has dropped to 1% of Swedish GDP. This development […]

This mobile laundry gives homeless people free showers and washes their clothes

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A charitable organization that offers mobile laundry and shower facilities to homeless people in Australia has begun to expand internationally following an a rapid increase in demand for its services. Set up […]

Inclusion and diversity isn’t just good for employees – it’s good for the bottom line

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Smilla Yuan, Head of Greater China, Willis Towers Watson & Chad O’Reilly, Member of the Asia I&D Council, Willis Towers Watson There’s no standard definition or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to inclusion and diversity (I&D). Yet increasingly, […]

How do we build an ethical framework for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilary Sutcliffe, Director, SocietyInside & Anne-Marie Allgrove, Head, Global Information Technology and Communications Industry, Baker McKenzie The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming society and reshaping our future. While these technologies offer extraordinary opportunities, they pose […]

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Superbug infections could cost the lives of around 2.4 million people in Europe, North America and Australia over the next 30 years unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance. Yet, three out of four deaths could be averted by spending just USD 2 per person […]

Christine Lagarde: This is what we can still learn from the Great War

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF). This article was initially blog IMF. Mark Twain once said that “History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” As heads of state gather in Paris this week to […]

Superconductors: the miracle materials powering an energy revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Suchitra Sebastian, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge Imagine a world where ultra-fast levitating trains zip between destinations, where wind energy from the North Sea and solar energy from the Sahara power the electric […]

How to end overfishing in the global South

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rupert Howes, Chief executive, Marine Stewardship Council The global leaders who gathered Bali for the annual Our Ocean Conference had much to discuss, and even more to do. Our ocean has never been more vital, nor so threatened. […]

3 natural mysteries that could be explained by quantum physics

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 Have you ever wondered how birds instinctively find their way across thousands of miles of open sky during migration? Or pondered photosynthesis, or how the human sense of smell works? Despite our best […]

8 fascinating and fearsome frontiers of science you should know about

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gleicher, Head of Science and Society, World Economic Forum A range of technologies are coming of age all around us, transforming our world in complex ways that are hard to predict. Anticipating what’s to come requires paying […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving Globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Derek O’Halloran, Head, Future of Digital Economy and Society, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Globalization and technology are intimately […]

This woman solved one of the biggest problems facing green energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Most of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to come on when we flip a switch, to boil the kettle, and to charge our phones whenever we need. But while power failures […]

Here are five ways we can make mental healthcare better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum & Rihana Diabo, Project Specialist, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum One in four people in the world will be affected by mental ill […]

Here are three ways Africa’s youth are defeating corruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jen Hyatt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, troo.ai The cost of corruption in Africa is higher than the total combined amount of development aid that the continent receives from foreign donors, according to estimates by the African Development […]

What the Amazon rain forest tells us about globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum Can globalization and the fight against climate change co-exist? Or is the environment doomed to suffer as people fly, goods are shipped, and agriculture and industry tap international […]