London Could Feel as Hot as Barcelona by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharina Buchholz, Data Journalist, Statista Climate change could push temperatures 7.6°C higher in the Austrian capital Vienna by 2050, according to new research. London’s weather could come to resemble that of Barcelona, with stretches of severe drought along […]

Why the UN Ocean Conference is a key step on the road to recovering ocean health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair, Friends of Ocean Action A healthy ocean is critical to all life on Earth, and the UN Ocean Conference is a step in this direction. However, the […]

What the G7 Summit could mean for the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nathan Cooper, Lead, Partnerships and Engagement Strategy, Climate Action Platform, World Economic Forum, Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets G7 leaders are meeting in Germany to discuss the […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

Decarbonizing industry: if industrial clusters win, we all win

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Industrial clusters, on their path to net zero, can leverage the proximity of industrial assets to share infrastructure, financial and operational risks, and natural […]

How local banking can help champion decarbonization in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Milagros Rivas Saiz, Chief of Advisory Services, Interamerican Development Bank Group, Ayla Majid, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Planetive & Michael Hayes, Global Head, Renewables, KPMG Emerging markets need $1 trillion a year to transition to net-zero. Clean-energy […]

Why the global energy transition must be just and equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wole Hammond, Global Shaper, Abuja Hub Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) held its 5th annual energy forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the event focused on driving forward bold action for a people-centred energy transition. Developing countries […]

Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

These 7 simple habits could halve your risk of dementia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content More than 55 million people live with dementia, and it is one of the biggest causes of death and disability worldwide. Research shows a healthy lifestyle can cut the chances of getting […]

How to make data-enabled healthcare a reality in Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Elhusseiny, Area Head of Asia-Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals Asia-Pacific is the most densely populated region of the world and continues to grow – and age – at a rapid pace. COVID-19 brought us to an inflection point in […]

More people are forcibly displaced than ever before. These are the 5 things refugees need to help them find safety

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The number of people forced to flee their homes due to violence or persecution was at an all-time high at the end of 2021, the UN says. But this figure has since […]

Living on purpose: Finding personal and professional meaning in the pursuit of well-being

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liz Hilton Segel, Global Leader, Client Service and Industry Practices, McKinsey & Company McKinsey research shows COVID-19 caused nearly two-thirds of employees to reflect on their purpose in life – a vital, yet often overlooked, element of well-being. […]

Violence against women is a shadow pandemic – we must take action to stop it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bincheng Mao, Global Shaper, New York Hub Violence against women around the world has increased amidst COVID-19. Recent data shows that nearly 1/4 of all girls have faced gender-based violence by the age of 19. We must take […]

3 anti-corruption takeaways from the war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, Nicola Bonucci, Partner, Investigations & Compliance, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker Rachel Davidson Raycraft, Judicial Law Clerk, US District Courts The war in Ukraine has shown how financial markets and anti-corruption are […]

3 ways to build a sustainable and digital Asia-Pacific

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baifeng Lin, President, Huawei Asia Pacific Region, Huawei Technologies Many countries in Asia-Pacific have released national digitalization strategies. Cloud and computing technologies are the cornerstone of the digital frontier. For digital economies to thrive they must adopt an […]

4 experts on how leaders can best respond to a changing global landscape

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kulé Galma, Community Engagement Specialist, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum, Greta Ruffino, Early Careers Programme – Digital Community Engagement, Foundations, World Economic Forum & Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor in Organisation Theory, Deputy Director of the MBA Programme, […]

Degrowth – what’s behind the economic theory and why does it matter right now?

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 Degrowth is a radical economic theory born in the 1970s. It broadly means shrinking rather than growing economies, to use less of the world’s dwindling resources. Detractors of degrowth say economic growth […]

Hyper-networked supply chains: how a collaborative way of working can benefit retailers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall Murphy, Co-founder and CEO, EVRYTHNG Retailers can often need to choose between the costly privilege of supply chain independence, or heavy dependence on retail giants. However, opening up supply chains for co-operative capacity and infrastructure sharing promises […]

Get the reporting right and sustainability will follow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier M. Schwab, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Expectations of the purpose of business, as well as how companies operate and deliver is evolving. The Forum understands the challenges they face and supports progress on convergent sustainability reporting […]

California’s road map to net-zero can be a blueprint for other regions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pedro J. Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, and a Vice Chairman, Edison Electric Institute Climate warnings from the IPCC highlight the urgent need to cut global emissions. The US state of California is making great […]

How climate change is causing an insurance crisis in Australia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Climate change is leading to worsening wildfires and floods in Australia. A new report says insurance will become increasingly unaffordable or unavailable in large parts of the country due to extreme weather. […]

VCs alone can not solve climate change. We need global and purpose-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Illai Gescheit, Partner, Siemens Energy Ventures, Siemens The planet is facing one of its most important challenges to get to net-zero emissions by 2050. Start-ups and Venture Capitalists (VCs) are adapting their missions towards planet-positive goals. Rather than […]

There’s a desperate need for housing, so why isn’t more being built?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum & Minji Sung, Data Visuals and Content Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Housing shortages are often the result of a self-defeating tendency to block new development. Impacts of […]

What is hyperinflation and should we be worried?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content Hyperinflation has been around since the French Revolution. But with high inflation around the world, should we be worried about it in 2022? Inflation is at a 40-year-peak in the US and […]

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content This weekly COVID-19 news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. […]

What is World Ocean Day?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Carbon emissions from human activity are causing ocean warming, acidification and oxygen loss, the UN reports. World Ocean Day encourages action throughout the year to protect the planet. It’s part of a […]

‘Journalism is under attack’: Experts explain why it needs defending

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Gray Calvo, Media Relations and Public Affairs Specialist, World Economic Forum In panel discussions at Davos 2022, leading human rights experts and prominent Ukrainian reporters discussed media freedom and safety of journalists in today’s increasingly challenging global […]

What is the metaverse, and who will run it? Meta’s Nick Clegg talks to Radio Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Nick Clegg explains his role as president of global affairs at Meta. And he sets out his vision of the metaverse and why we must ensure that people can travel in […]

Is globalization dead? Author and columnist Thomas Friedman in conversation at Davos 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Listen to some of the best discussions at the World Economic Forum on the Agenda Dialogues podcast. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts here. On this episode, author and columnist Thomas Friedman talks to the Forum’s Adrian Monck about […]

6 themes at Davos 2022 that will define what happens next

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. World leaders came together in Davos for the 2022 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, against a backdrop of deepening global frictions and fractures. It was the first time the event has taken place in-person since January 2020 – when the coronavirus emerged and rapidly […]

How public and private leaders can build a social economy by working with impactful businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Schmid, Chief sustainability officer, SAP SE, François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum, Marcos Neto, Director Sustainable Finance Hub, UNDP & Cheryl L. Dorsey, President, Echoing Green Social innovators have […]

Business leadership during crisis: Here’s how to succeed

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners In an increasingly uncertain world, leaders have to learn how to navigate simultaneous crises. Excelling in turbulent times requires business leaders to prioritize, work at pace and provide a clear and compelling […]

This is why the US dollar is a potent sanctions weapon… for now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The US dollar has long wielded outsized influence around the world. Some think the currency’s role in sanctioning Russia portends the end of that dominance. But a clear alternative […]