Technology is the key to transforming least developed countries. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. About the author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) & Taffere Tesfachew, Acting Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries Limited use of technology is inhibiting LDCs’ path towards structural transformation. These countries can implement […]

Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA More than half of young people worry about the future of the planet, according to a new survey. 75% described the future as “frightening”. Despite the lack of action from global governments, […]

Closing the ‘say-do gap’: How businesses can help consumers build sustainable habits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart De Smet, Chairman, Ageas Business can play a key role in helping consumers build sustainable habits, scaling change for billions. There remains a huge gap between what consumers saythey’d like to do and what they actuallydo, because […]

Gender Day gives rise to the forgotten energy providers in the climate conversation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA What emerged as a pivotal issue on Gender Day from the UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow was the need to give voice to the forgotten, disadvantaged women in the climate […]

We’re failing at the ethics of AI. Here’s how we make real impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA The global COVID-19 crisis has acted as a world-wide accelerator for the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. The ethics and governance of AI systems are unclear. We need to advance in […]

Carbon-neutral manufacturing is possible: here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA Engineering and manufacturing can make an essential contribution to achieving net zero. Engineers must focus their efforts on reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and improving customer relations. Plants such as innocent’s […]

As private satellites increase in number, what are the risks of the commercialization of space?

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 Around 11,000 satellites already orbit the Earth, together with tons of space junk. Life on the planet increasingly depends on space technology. As the risk of collisions grows, is it time to […]

In 2022, make your working life healthier, happier and more creative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Sanders Author, The Ian Sanders Co. We can improve our working lives by making small adjustments, and challenging our own perceptions of what is doable. Writing things down, taking exercise and rest, and being curious about the […]

3 reasons to eat more fruit and vegetables

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 Only one in 10 people in the EU are getting their recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. But eating more healthy foods can reduce the risk of non-communicable disease. […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

For a better future for children and young people, we need to innovate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Years of progress towards Sustainable Development goals has been dramatically interrupted by COVID-19. We need to work with children and young people to improve mental health and the […]

3 global risk areas that demand cosmic action: Space, the metaverse and Planet Earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolina Klint, Risk Management Leader, Europe, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Space junk, cyber threats and terrestrial infrastructure failures require effective and responsive public-private action – on a cosmic scale. The global risks identified in this year’s Global […]

Reframing the role of educators: five ways to maintain childlike optimism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries. Teaching young people skills such as reframing, taking action, gratitude and […]

Four ways universities can future-proof education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London The COVID-19 crisis accelerated changes that were on the horizon for universities, stepping up research and moving teaching online. Now they must hold on to the best of those changes, and forge […]

Booming e-waste and how repair incentives can help keep goods out of landfills

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world is predicted to produce 75 million metric tonnes of e-waste by 2030. It’s often considered cheaper to replace a product rather than repair it. As awareness increases free repair cafes […]

This is how businesses are driving digital inclusion and closing the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Insufficient internal skills” is a problem for employers trying to find digital expertise. A report by BT – a British multinational telecommunications company – has found that the skills gap in the […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne & Mary Loane, Lead, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum LLC Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel […]

COVID-19: What do we know about Omicron in 2022?

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 Health Organization has warned against calling the COVID-19 Omicron variant ‘mild’. A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new Omicron variant. From symptoms to […]

Inequality is not confined to humans. Animals are divided by privilege, too

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 Inequality is a threat to our social fabric, but it’s not just a human problem. A new study shows the animal kingdom is riven by privilege and inequality. For some species, being […]

3 ways the MENA region can build a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and damage economies around the world. Establishing a trading bloc in the MENA region would unite countries around a shared desire for sustainable growth […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

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 Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]

The real value of carbon credits and why nature is more than a carbon sink

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director, RGE Debates on carbon credits at COP26 highlighted how difficult it is to apply a global standard to complex regulatory and nature, especially physical landscapes across diverse geographies. When it comes to protecting nature, […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

Amazon’s tech training chief on keeping skills sharp in 2022

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

ESG is coming to venture capital. Here’s how startup founders can stay ahead of the curve

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shrinal Sheth, Knowledge Specialist, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum Geneva Venture capital is crucial in shaping the future of our people, planet and society. However, venture capital has been a laggard in considering environmental, social and governance aspects […]

Mariana Mazzucato on rethinking the state to improve partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Thierry Malleret, Co-Founder, Monthly Barometer Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, University College London, has spent her career challenging policymakers to rethink how they partner with business leaders to cause meaningful […]

3 ways Asia-Pacific healthcare can become patient-centric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lance Little, Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Personalized diagnostics can now put patients at the heart of healthcare. Large-scale data analytics will further the power of patient diagnostics. Public and private sector must collaborate […]

The storytellers behind conservation awareness

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 A birdsong album featuring endangered species was a chart hit in Australia. It’s just one of the innovative ways in which conservationists are raising awareness. From dance projects to swimming feats, human […]

We are at our most creative just before we fall asleep, scientists say

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 phase before we fully fall asleep is hugely creative for our brains, new research shows. Inventor Thomas Edison used partial naps to plunder this rich seam of inspiration, known as hypnagogia, […]

These are the digital skills companies need to succeed in a changing economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content No job is exempt from digitalization, says the Industry Skills report from online learning platform Coursera. Companies with “cutting edge” skills proficiencies saw better returns on their stock in 2020 than those […]

Putting capital markets into stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura M. Cha, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) Capital markets have a key role to play in building a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economic system. ESG assets under management reached $35 trillion in 2020 and […]

How investing in social impact networks can spur innovation and change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rana Dajani, Founder, We Love Reading, Jordan & Hashemite University, Jordan, and President of the Society for Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab world & Maria Gallo, Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin & Ján Michalko, […]

At work for 60 years – is this what living longer means for our kids?

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 By 2050, up to half of today’s five-year-olds can expect to live for 100 years. This might mean that 60-year careers become standard, according to new research. Policies and institutions must change […]