A supercomputer is helping to reduce traffic jams, saving time and money. Here’s how

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 A supercomputer has pinpointed and eased congestion in the US city of Chattanooga. This has resulted in a 16% decrease in fuel use. The technology could reduce fuel consumption across the US […]

Business success depends on mindset. This study of African entrepreneurs explains why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, Chief Executive Officer, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Most entrepreneurs in Africa are women – yet their businesses are less profitable. The reasons might be linked to mindset. For entrepreneurs in Africa, success can depend largely on […]

3 reasons why consumer demand matters for the post-COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute & Victor Fabius, Partner, McKinsey & Company The COVID-19 recession is dominated by the collapse in consumer spending making the consumer more important than ever to economic recovery; The uneven impact of […]

Having a baby during COVID-19 gave me new respect for the job ‘mom’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum Mothers have been among the hardest hit by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Women lost almost twice as many jobs around the world as men, largely as a result of […]

Balancing data rights is about protecting human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ania Calderon, Executive Director, Open Data Charter • Striking a balance between data access and privacy is tricky. • Different approaches to the problem can either reinforce or redress existing power imbalances. • Discussions are progressing about the […]

Industrial clusters using green hydrogen can drive clean energy transition in Europe and China

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kevin Tu, Senior Advisor China , Agora Energiewende, Matthias Deutsch, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende & Gniewomir Flis, Senior Advisor Hydrogen, Agora Energiewende Hydrogen produced with renewable resources will become cheaper than fossil fuels by 2030 across a range […]

International cooperation and the era of digital currency growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashley Lannquist, Project Lead, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum & Mai Santamaria, Head of Financial Advisory Team, Department of Finance of Ireland There has been a shift toward digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. There […]

The rise and rise of media on your mobile phone – in one chart

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aran Ali, Author, Visual Capitalist Since 2011, media consumption for U.S. adults is up 20% across all categories. An average of 4 hours and 12 minutes is spent on mobile devices. There are a wide array of apps […]

5 innovators making the electric vehicle battery more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) could reach 245 million units by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. While EVs emit less CO2, their batteries are tough to recycle. Made from cobalt, […]

This innovative project fuses journalism and music to highlight lawlessness at sea

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Urbina, Investigative Reporter and Director, The Outlaw Ocean Project Environmental crimes and human rights abuses are rife at sea and their offshore status means they’re largely hidden from the world. The Outlaw Ocean Project is a journalistic […]

Investing in handwashing facilities to protect communities and kickstart economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 40% of the world’s population do not have access to handwashing facilities. Hand hygiene should be universally available to protect us from current and future pandemics. UNICEF […]

How technology can help unbanked access e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirill Evstratov, Chief Executive Officer, Unlimint The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global trend away from cash towards digital payments. Worldwide, 1.7 billion adults do not have access to a bank account – placing them at a disadvantage […]

What is the ‘Green List’ and how can it help protect the world’s natural wonders?

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 The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas aims to raise standards for nature conservation. 16 countries worldwide have currently made the list, with 50 more hoping to make the grade. […]

10 surprising things that rely on artificial intelligence

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 Artificial intelligence (AI) played a key role in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But you may not realize how many day-to-day things rely on it. From filtering out spam emails to helping trains run […]

Why businesses must drive the next evolution in global connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Mottram, Senior Vice-President, Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Deployment of 5G networks is resource-intensive will require support from businesses. Businesses stand to benefit significantly from 5G innovation and will be the driving force behind adoption. To […]

Independent journalism is a public good. We must work together to protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Antonio Zappulla, CEO , Thomson Reuters Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic has eroded media freedom around the world and led to a decline in independent journalism. The pandemic has forced news organisations to adapt to changes to news consumption, […]

Which green actions really reduce climate emissions?

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 Poll finds people have the wrong priorities for tackling climate change. Most people overestimate the impact of less effective green actions. We also underestimate the proportion of people displaced by climate and […]

How central banks are tackling climate change risks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Anna Ainio, Policy Officer, European Commission Central banks have an increasingly critical role in tackling climate change policy objectives. Incorporating climate-related risks into regulatory frameworks remains challenging but central banks are starting to lead the way. The […]

As the world’s waste mounts, technology is helping communities reduce, reuse and recycle

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-based Recykal is using cloud-based web and mobile applications to track waste and promote recycling. The initiative wants to reduce the amount of recyclable material that ends up burned, dumped or in landfill. […]

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 […]

Supply chains are on the cusp of a data-fed revolution. Here’s how businesses can succeed.

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management , North Carolina State University Poole College of Management & Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flextronics Supply chains are about to face great […]

11 ways to align global economic governance with green new deal

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thomas Hale, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford The clock is ticking to achieve global climate targets amid a devastating pandemic and financial crisis. To aid recovery and the transition to a […]

3 projects that show we can deliver on the pledge to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests On Arbor Day 2021, the US Chapter of 1t.org is celebrating a dramatic surge in new pledges that deliver on the 1t.org vision to simultaneously empower action at all levels. Pledges […]

Here’s how to build better public transport after COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vinod Bijlani, AI and IoT Practice Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Commuters are wary of returning to public transport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic; Technologies such as AI and the Internet of Things can help detect an […]

3 reasons manufacturing in 2021 will focus on connecting workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable The COVID-19 pandemic has shown industrial businesses the importance of a healthy workforce and the need to create positive work environments physically and virtually. The sector is facing a lack of digital tools and […]

How to build public trust in a sustainable energy future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture & Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Total Delivering the transition rests on inspiring public trust – and this will be good for the bottom line, too. To […]

What the EU is doing to foster human-centric AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saverio Puddu, Managing Associate, Linklaters The EU’s first draft Regulation on AI is part of a wider effort to develop human-centric AI by eliminating mistakes and biases to ensure it is safe and trustworthy. The regulation includes requirements […]

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 […]

These are 2021’s most innovative companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Formative Content Three-quarters of companies say innovation is a priority, according to new research. But only 20% of businesses are ready and equipped to innovate. Innovative companies, from Apple to Walmart, are recovering more quickly from […]

How to ensure vaccine equity, build trust and strength global health systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Economic Forum held an Issue Briefing to mark World Immunization Week. Experts from around the globe discussed how can we ensure vaccine equity, build trust in COVID-19 vaccines and strengthen […]

Why women have an essential role in biodiversity conservation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Razan Al Mubarak, Managing Director, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) The world is suffering a biodiversity crisis – approximately 10,000 species are lost to extinction every year. Women in indigenous communities are uniquely positioned to take action on […]

Data will allow us to predict the future if we let it. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bret Greenstein, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Data, Cognizant A global competition has encouraged powerful predictions for what should happen to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Teams used AI to predict the impact on COVID-19 […]

AI governance’s time has come. 6 ways to act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Global AI Council Member, CEO and Founder, The Cantellus Group & Navrina Singh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Credo AI The reasons cited for not tackling AI governance don’t hold up. AI governance is a strategic […]