Now is the time for companies to act on sustainability reporting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY & Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Bill Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG International & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC Business leaders have […]

Valuing natural capital is key to the future of investment. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Hodgson, Co-head, Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson A multi-trillion-dollar annual investment gap needs to be filled to meet decarbonization goals and the transition to a circular economy. Decarbonization and circular economy transition pathways will change long-term […]

How an ‘Olympic Forest’ can help speed up Africa’s Great Green Wall

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Skirrow, CEO, TreeAid & Marie Sallois, Director of Corporate and Sustainable Development, International Olympic Committee The Great Green Wall is an African-led initiative which aims to grow a mosaic of trees, vegetation and fertile land across the […]

How to create a transparent digital economy and rebuild consumer trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lorenzo Miláns del Bosch, Partner, Communications, Media and Technology, Oliver Wyman (MMC) The digital economy in the US is expanding four times faster than the overall economy. Yet consumers remain concerned about the way data is collected and […]

Why financial inclusion is key to integrating and empowering refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Executive Director, RIO Global refugee numbers have risen from 42.5 million to 82.4 million people in the last decade. COVID-19 has exacerbated dire living conditions for refugees trapped in long-term camps and left them vulnerable […]

The secret of productivity growth is not technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Global Chief Economist, Boston Consulting Group & Paul Swartz, Director and Senior Economist, BCG Henderson Institute Technology fuels productivity growth but tight labour markets provide the spark for this growth because firms typically need to make […]

We urgently need to kickstart tourism’s recovery but crisis offers an opportunity to rethink it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD With vaccination advancing in most developed economies, we would have expected the tourism situation today to be significantly better than this time last year. Sadly, it is not. Less than 10 years away […]

How long until you retire? Across Europe, people’s working life is getting shorter

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 For the first time this century, the expected average duration of working life for Europeans has dropped. The pandemic is partly to blame, according to the European Commission. People are living longer […]

Why green bonds are beating all expectations in the post-pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content Green, social and sustainability bonds are growing rapidly in number, with a very strong uptick in the first half of 2021. Growth has surpassed even the most optimistic expectations. Europe leads the […]

Why the art of place-making can lift our cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Bradley, Chief Executive, Swire Properties • Place-making, to effectively contribute to urban development, depends on paying attention to small details. • Such fastidiousness makes the differences when designing for sustainability. • Stakeholder engagement is also crucial in […]

COVID-19 is accelerating stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James M. Loree, Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Black & Decker Stakeholder capitalism is a critical strategic shift needed for corporations to stay relevant and engaged in today’s world of accelerating ESG change. Companies proved their agility during the […]

6 stages for fostering and harnessing imagination in companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jack Fuller, Founder, Casati Health & Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group and Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute, Boston Consulting Group Every company now needs to be able to reimagine itself repeatedly if it is to prosper in […]

These are some of the spectacular additions to Unesco’s World Heritage sites

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content There are more than 1,000 sites of “outstanding universal value” on the World Heritage List. A UNESCO panel added 13 new sites in 2020-2021. Entry onto the list means important sites are given […]

3 lessons we can learn from marine protection in sub-Saharan Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oluwasooto Ajayi, Specialist, Communications and Engagement, World Economic Forum On 1 August South Africa celebrates Africa’s first Marine Protected Area Day, which it is hoped will become the global date to highlight the MPA benefits for people and […]

These urban water features make cities more climate-change resilient

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content Unprecedented levels of flooding have devastated parts of Germany, highlighting that the impact of climate change can strike anywhere. City leaders are realizing the need to adapt planning and construction to make […]

6 stages for fostering and harnessing imagination in companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group and Chairman, BCG Henderson Institute, Boston Consulting Group Every company now needs to be able to reimagine itself repeatedly if it is to prosper in the long run. While much has […]

How to back an inclusive post-COVID recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vineet Rai, Founder and Chairman, Aavishkaar Group & Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum The COVID-19 crisis has shown that philanthropic and grant capital is best placed to mobilize rapid relief. […]

The real economy is not a side event in the global decarbonization effort

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Faustine Delasalle, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and Director, Energy Transitions Commission & Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum The real economy needs to be at the centre […]

Is artificial intelligence ready for the great rehiring?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith E. Sonderling, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Companies looking to hire rapidly and in large numbers are turning to AI technology such as resume-screening programs. Unless used carefully, algorithms could multiply inequalities based on gender, […]

Why the unconscious is the path of least resistance to eradicating bias in your workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leslie Zane President, Triggers Brand Consulting • Efforts to consciously persuade people not to be biased are counterproductive. • The brand research concept of ‘connectomes’ can be applied to perceptions of groups too. • Exposing people to positive […]

World Day against Trafficking: Challenging misconceptions about it in migration pathways

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Céline Bauloz, Senior Research Officer, International Organization for Migration & Marika McAdam, Independent international law and policy adviser, There are no accurate estimates of the number of victims of trafficking worldwide, nor of the number of victims who […]

Creating zero-emission aviation with hydrogen and electric power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Timothy Reuter, Head of Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & David Hyde, Project Lead, Aerospace, Net Zero, World Economic Forum The path to zero emissions for the aviation sector by 2050 requires a combination of solutions where […]

Honeybees are transforming the lives of mangrove farmers in Viet Nam – here’s how

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 To close employment gaps, local farmers have been training as beekeepers since 2017. The project is supported by the United Nations Development Programme and aims to protect at least 129,000 people through […]

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, […]

We asked young people about work and skills. Here’s what they told us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadi Albino, Senior Advisor, Partnerships, Generation Unlimited & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC We polled 11,000 young people around the world and spoke to a small group of them about the future of work and skills. Almost […]

Innovating for nature: Unlocking carbon markets for people, climate and the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Betty Cremmins, Lead, Engagement, Nature-Based Solutions and 1t.org, World Economic Forum & Gabriela Martinez, Specialist, World Economic Forum & Silje Ditlefsen Zanni, Community Success Lead, Nature-Based Solutions, UpLink, World Economic Forum Natural Climate Solutions are a critical tool […]

Gymnast Simone Biles shines a light on athletes’ mental health

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 United States gymnast Simone Biles has put the spotlight on athletes’ mental health at the Tokyo Olympics. The multi-gold medalist has withdrawn from events, saying she needs to focus on her mental health. […]

More than 1 in 6 young adults in the EU were not in education or work in 2020

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 More than one in six young adults in the European Union were not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2020, Eurostat data shows. Young women were more affected than men. The […]

How can the world end viral hepatitis by 2030? 5 experts explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Matthew Oliver, Consultant, World Economic Forum World Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2021. More than 1 million people die from hepatitis B and C every year. We asked four experts for their proposals to eliminate hepatitis. More than […]

What’s the difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming?

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 The risks to our climate of a rise in global temperatures of 2C over pre-industrial levels could make life unbearable for millions of people. While limiting global warming to 1.5C could, for […]

Will clean air become a new global currency?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Duong, Director, Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change, Harvard Medical School & Neha Rana, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Riya Master, Undergraduate Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School The growing clean air crisis is […]

Why we need new rules and tools for cryptocurrencies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simi Siwisa, Head, Group Public Policy, Absa Group Ltd & Steffen Kern, Chief Economist and Head of Risk Analysis, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA Cryptocurrencies can make international payments more efficient, convenient and secure, while removing the […]

7 ways to boost cyber resilience in the smart building industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henning Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Building Products, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG & Alina Matyukhina, Cybersecurity Manager, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG Smart buildings are an important tool in bringing down energy consumption. The technology smart buildings use is vulnerable […]