How Africa’s entrepreneurs are changing the direction of globalization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rapelang Rabana, Founder & CEO, Rekindle Learning Africa has not been spared from the impact of globalization as the world’s economies and societies have become more and more integrated. There has however, been more movement of ideas, technology and […]

How leaders can use ‘agile governance’ to drive tech and win trust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susannah Rodgers, Paralympian and Director, Spirit of 2012 Technologies are disrupting markets all over the world. The way people use transportation, leisure and entertainment have changed with Uber, Airbnb and Netflix, and more is to come with the wider […]

When did globalization begin? The answer might surprise you

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanshica Kant, Young Professional, United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UNRC) “Globalization” is the 21st century’s favourite buzzword. It is part of our current zeitgeist: we are witnessing an unparalleled compression of time and space, as goods, services, people and […]

We need to talk about failure in the social sector

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Rohini Nilekani, Philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and writer A lot of ink is spilled and awards are bestowed celebrating the success of the social sector – and there is much […]

These countries are pioneering hydrogen power

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 Renewable energy pioneers on the Scottish Orkney Islands are aiming to launch the world’s first seagoing ferries powered by hydrogen. The project represents just one application for a fuel that has the potential to […]

The world’s coastal cities are going under. Here’s how some are fighting back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group The warning signs are increasingly hard to ignore. Sea-level rise is real, displacing thousands of people, destroying millions of acres of land and generating billions of dollars in losses. Due to […]

We can end TB right now. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson In 2014, the world experienced the first-ever major Ebola epidemic. Over the following two years, nearly 30,000 Ebola cases were reported. More than 11,000 […]

Are we sleepwalking into a new global crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Could the world be sleepwalking into a crisis? Global risks are intensifying but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking. Instead, divisions are […]

Why the world is not as globalized as you think

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Post DHL Recent years have called into question the idea of an interconnected, open world in which goods, capital, people and ideas can move across borders, seeking more choice and opportunities, and faster […]

How Abu Dhabi found a way to grow vegetables in 40-degree heat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could you grow your lunch in an old shipping container? One that’s situated in 40-degree desert heat? A project underway in Abu Dhabi aims to encourage people to do just that – pairing old shipping containers […]

Is your business model fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torrance, Venture Partner, Factor10 & Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Factor10 As the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes ever more pervasive, we have good and bad news for leaders of incumbent businesses in all sectors and all geographies. […]

Why sustainable packaging is good for profits as well as the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director Growth, Strategy & Sustainability, Accenture & Wesley SpindlerCirculars Project Manager, Accenture Although sustainability is increasingly a priority for consumers when making purchasing decisions, with packaging often central to a product’s visual appeal for purchasers […]

How telehealth can get healthcare to more people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America Growing up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, I saw firsthand that where you live is often the single greatest determinant of health and life expectancy. In Brazil, 75% of the population does not have […]

How the diaspora is helping Venezuela’s migration crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Winkler Osorio, Deputy mayor, El Hatillo Municipality Huge migration crises are typically caused by war or natural disaster, as we have tragically seen in Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar and South Sudan. But the largest migration crisis in Latin American […]

Why the ocean holds the key to sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway It is only 12 years until 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world has set itself an ambitious task. To reach the SDGs we will have […]

AI can wreak havoc if left unchecked by humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sylvain Duranton, Senior Partner & Managing Director, BCG Gamma In the 16th Century, according to legend, the wife of the spiritual leader of Prague summoned a magical creature made of clay – a golem – to relieve the city […]

Financial inclusion in India is soaring. Here’s what must happen next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ramesh Iyer, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Finance “Poverty is the deprivation of opportunity”, said economist Dr. Amartya Sen. Financial inclusion gives the financially weak the chance to change their economic circumstances and lead better lives. Why does […]

Denmark plans ‘Silicon Valley’ on 9 artificial islands off Copenhagen

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 Danish government wants to embark on a huge land-reclamation project that will see the creation of nine new islands, 10km south of Copenhagen. Islands are nothing new to the Danes, of course […]

Leaders need hard data to make the hard decisions about sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Debra Walton, Chief Customer Proposition Officer, Refinitiv Balancing short-term performance pressures with the need to invest in a long-term future is one of the most important tasks a modern leader faces. Those that achieve it will contribute to a […]

Here’s how tech is revolutionising transport for low-income communities in urban Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cindy Helfer, Engagement Manager, Pegasys The transport and mobility sector have undergone significant change in recent years. Disruptive technology and the sharing economy have completely transformed the mobility space, creating new markets with a more on-demand, consumer-centric model. Taxi […]

The Dead Sea is drying up, and these two countries have a plan to save it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Can you pump water out of one sea to fill another? It may sound crazy, but plans are afoot to make it a reality. While the World Bank has called the plan to fill the Dead […]

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical. We’re […]

Modern society has reached its limits. Society 5.0 will liberate us

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman, Keidanren The world is now facing a great tide of change. The trend of digital transformation cannot be stopped and is drastically changing many aspects of society, including public administration, industrial structure, employment and people’s private […]

The impact of mobile and rapid digital adoption on how India consumes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Adarkar, Managing Director and Country Head, Ipsos India India is well-known as the world’s largest democracy, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and a young nation set to reap demographic dividends over the next few decades. What is […]

Why the 21st century’s biggest health challenge is our shared responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Group Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the 21st century’s major health and development challenges, both in terms of human suffering and the damage they cause to a country’s socioeconomic fabric. NCDs carry […]

Prisons are failing. It’s time to find an alternative

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Baillie Aaron, Founder & CEO, Spark Inside In recent years, the use of imprisonment as a response to crime and violence has risen steadily across the globe. More than 10 million people around the world are currently behind bars. […]

We must stop choking the ocean with plastic waste. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fitterling, Chief Executive Officer, Dow Chemical Company The ocean can’t take any more. For centuries we have dumped our unwanted waste into the seas, creating a crisis that threatens not only marine life, but everything that depends on […]

Violent disorder is on the rise. Is inequality to blame?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & Clionadh Raleigh, Professor of Political Geography and Conflict, University of Sussex Is the world becoming less violent? The answer is yes and no. The world is less deadly, but more […]

These are the world’s best countries to retire in, as of 2019

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 Retirement should be a time to kick back and forget the stress of the daily grind. While some people plan their post-work days down to the smallest detail, others may need a little help […]

The time for cities to get smart is now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Howard Elias, President, Services and Digital, Dell Technologies Unprecedented urbanization is compelling cities to fundamentally reimagine and transform for the future – and fast. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, roughly half of the world’s population […]

Millions of young people need better job skills. Here’s how businesses can help

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) Globalization, technology, expanding webs of trade and commerce, automation and the rise of artificial intelligence are changing labour markets at a rapid, uneven pace around the world. As a […]

Who should be responsible for protecting our personal data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Governments do not have the resources or the speed required to react to cybercrime. In most cases, businesses lack the incentives to focus on this topic. Consumers think they […]

Is this a turning point in the fight against slavery?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation When Apple won the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Award in November, the business world took notice. Arguably the most famous brand in the world, Apple had not only publicly taken steps to […]