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 […]

Why a cash-free future might not be as close as you think

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 Millions of people in the developed world already live in a de facto cashless society. From the smart watch on your wrist to the contactless card in your wallet, being able to pay […]

How to survive and thrive in our age of uncertainty

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 & Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford We are living through an era of intense turbulence, disillusionment and […]

The unique role of business in building social good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darryl White, CEO, BMO Financial Group Over the years, I have had many conversations with young people encouraging them to pursue careers in business. Consistently, they’ve shared a view held by many of their peers that the choice they’ve […]

Three ways to improve your corporate culture in the #MeToo era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barri Rafferty, Partner, President and CEO, Ketchum In the United States, 81% of women and 43% of men said they had experienced sexual harassment or assault, according to a recent national study. These numbers are higher than past research […]

How to outsmart bias when you’re recruiting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gina Badenoch, Founder and CEO, Capaxia Over 12 years of working with blind people, teaching them photography, it became clear to me that many sighted people suffer from “mental blindness”, created by their prejudices and stereotypes. We label people, […]

The experience economy is booming, but it must benefit everyone

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Jonathan Yaffe, Co-founder and CEO, AnyRoad & Andrew Moose, Head of Retail, Consumer Goods and Lifestyle Industries, World Economic Forum & Dana Marquardt, Community Lead – Retail, Consumer Goods & Lifestyle Industries, World Economic Forum In our overpopulated […]

One good reason to feel less blue about the future of our oceans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum What’s the story? We know our ocean is under unprecedented strain from warming, acidification, overfishing and plastic contamination, among other challenges. By applying the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution […]

What’s behind South Korea’s elderly crime wave?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Elderly crime is on the rise in South Korea. The number of crimes committed by senior citizens increased by 45% in the past five years, according to police and government statistics reported by the South […]

Eating less beef and more beans would cut deaths by 5-7%

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum What’s the story? We’ve known for some time that cows reared for beef or dairy products produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions – and with demand expected to double, […]

5 ways for business leaders to win in the 2020s

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miki Tsusaka, Senior Partner, Managing Director and Global Marketing Leader, Boston Consulting Group As a chief spokesperson on corporate diversity for Boston Consulting Group, I’m frustrated to find myself here – again – raising the issue when so little […]

The story of 2018, in 10 charts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer It was the year The Avengers topped the movie charts, France won the World Cup for the second time and Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. It was also the year of the strong jobs market and […]

The future of crypto-assets, from opportunities to policy implications

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Axel P. Lehmann, Group Chief Operating Officer, UBS Group AG Crypto-assets and cryptocurrencies have soared in popularity since 2008, with more than 1,000 of the latter in existence today. Recently, large gains followed by steep declines led to […]

South Asia can become an innovation hub. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting South Asia has the potential to become a hub of innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): with its young population well connected to new global technological developments; opportunities […]

These countries are ranked highest – and lowest – for human development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Inequality continues to blight the lives of millions, according to the 2018 United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), and it’s holding back development. The HDI ranks 189 countries according to their performance […]