Here’s how data can help us fix the climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sherry Madera, Chief Industry and Government Affairs Officer, Refinitiv Inadequate data holds back the allocation of funds to sustainable projects. Regulators can cooperate with data providers and industry to identify data gaps. Sustainability experts and data scientists are […]

Companies must focus on resiliency, profitability and sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP SE Resiliency is the foundation for all business models. We need to see profitability in terms of social wellbeing, not only shareholder value. Tech as applied to sustainability can help companies measure […]

3 ways ASEAN can build a stronger future post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head of International Organizations, World Economic Forum Geneva Before COVID-19, ASEAN was on track to become the fourth-largest economy in the world. Here’s how the region can come together for sustainable, resilient growth. Key priorities include […]

‘Right to disconnect’ should be an EU-wide fundamental right, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament calls for an EU law that grants workers the right to digitally disconnect from work without facing negative repercussions. In their legislative initiative that passed with 472 votes in favour, 126 against and 83 abstentions, MEPs call on the Commission to propose a […]

MEPs: Access to adequate housing should be a fundamental European right

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the EU to recognise access to decent and affordable housing as an enforceable human right and to push for measures to eradicate homelessness. The resolution – adopted by352 votes in favour, 179 against and 152 abstentions on Thursday – states that […]

MEPs: Juan Guaidó is the legitimate interim President of Venezuela

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the Council to unequivocally recognise Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim President of Venezuela, and welcome the recent extension of EU sanctions. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 391 votes for, 114 against and 177 abstentions, MEPs state that they […]

12 trade tasks to prioritize in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Doherty, Head, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum & Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, Global Trade and Investment SI, World Economic Forum The new director-general at the WTO will have a raft of challenges on their desk […]

The business of media in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Hall Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Culture, World Economic Forum While global entertainment and media revenue in 2020 fell 6% and location-based jobs were impacted due to COVID-19, digital consumption grew. New platforms provide the tools of […]

COVID-19 lets us see the world through a different lens

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group COVID-19 has illuminated many underlying inequalities. The speed and scale of the response highlighted the power political leaders can wield when they are convinced the challenge demands it. Support packages […]

How to ensure fair AI throughout the supply chain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Brayan, Chief Executive Officer, Appen We need to go back to basics as we navigate the hype to make AI fair. Basic fairness applies to all levels of the immense AI development lifecycle. The fair treatment of […]

Commission welcomes agreement on additional financial support for the most deprived under REACT-EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Parliament has voted through the political agreement reached by the co-legislators on the Commission’s proposal to provide more funds to support the most deprived in Europe in the recovery phase. EU Member States can soon use money from the Recovery Assistance for […]

State aid: Commission approves €325 million public support to provide schools in Italy with very high internet speeds

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €325 million of public support to connect 12,000 schools in Italy to very high-speed internet. The schools that will benefit from the measure are located in areas with insufficient connectivity in Italy, in line […]

Raising the Scope of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Vulnerable Populations

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Esther Bueno, a sixth-year medical student and Dr. Nediza Zacarías, a recent medical graduate from O&M Medical School (O&MED) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

How to close the digital gap for the elderly

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ella Kidron, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.com & Vivian Yang, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Affairs, JD.COM China’s ageing population makes it important the country digitally enables the elderly. Globally, tech companies are trying to train the elderly […]

Digital was our lifeline in 2020, and we are more positive about it since

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Cooper, Global Head, Strategic Communications, Dentsu In 2020, there was an increase in our trust of how governments handle our personal data. More people report their digital skills being used more effectively utilised in the workplace. However, […]

How companies can lead purposeful action in the skilling revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services COVID-19 has further exacerbated societal inequities, and widened skill gaps. Cross-sector commitments and learning agility can help bridge the gap. Now is the time to bridge the skills […]

MEPs adopt Technical Support Instrument to speed up post-COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Technical Support Instrument will help EU countries prepare the recovery plans needed to access funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The regulation adopted by Plenary on Tuesday, with 540 votes in favour, 75 against and 77 abstentions outlines how the Technical Support […]

Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform Learn more Most Popular Vaccines may soon allow international travel to take off again. But will it ever return to normal?Joseph M. […]

Reimagining the future of the tax system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Barton, Global Vice Chair – Tax, EY Tax authorities are fast becoming the data centres of government, with all the associated risks and responsibilities. They can use enhanced digital capabilities to improve the taxpayer’s experience and increase […]

UK and EU27 citizens in the UK to remain part of EP Communication programmes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament reaffirms its will to continue to engage with young generations of UK citizens and EU27 citizens resident in the UK. Following its decision in February 2019 to maintain the European Parliament’s presence in the UK, notably through its London Office, the […]

State aid: Commission approves €300 million Austrian scheme to support organisers of events affected by coronavirus outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €300 million Austrian scheme to support organisers of events affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Today’s decision confirms the agreement in principle reached in […]

COVID-19 vaccines: EU must respond with unity and solidarity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs expressed broad support for the common EU approach to fighting the pandemic and called for complete transparency regarding contracts and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. In the plenary debate on Tuesday, MEPs exchanged views with Ana Paula Zacarias, Portuguese Secretary of State for European […]

Building trust: Here’s what you need to know about The Davos Agenda 2021

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 From 25 – 29 January, world leaders will meet virtually for a week of high-level talks hosted by the World Economic Forum. The Davos Agenda 2021 will center on the theme of […]

Rapid growth in China post-COVID makes it ripe for investment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman, Investcorp In January 2020 as the world began to learn of COVID-19, many market observers predicted a challenging year for Asia. While there continue to be headwinds from the health and economic crisis, Asia, […]

State aid: Commission approves Greek public funding for construction and operation of North section of E65 motorway

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Greek public funding of €442 million for the construction of the North section of the Central Greece Motorway (E65). The Commission also approved support estimated at €38 million to cover the operating and maintenance […]

New European Bauhaus: Commission launches design phase

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission launched the design phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative, announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address. The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, […]

Can we automate our way out of the savings crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Martha King, Chief Client Officer, Executive Vice-President and Head of the Infosys Retirement Services Center of Excellence, Infosys Limited & Mohit Joshi, President, Infosys Ltd • The world is facing a pensions crisis by 2050. • AI-assisted technology […]

SRHR and HIV: is maternity a right?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Beatriz Rocha Cuzzuol is a 2nd year medical student at Federal University of Bahia, Vitória da Conquista – BA, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

European Citizens’ Initiative: European Commission replies to ‘Minority Safepack’ initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission responded to the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’, the fifth successful Initiative supported by over 1 million citizens across the EU. The Initiative aims to improve the protection of persons belonging to national […]

The zero that every investment portfolio needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Günther Thallinger Member of the Board of Management, Investment Management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Allianz To address climate change effectively, investors must steer their entire portfolios towards climate neutrality. Portfolios that do not evolve in the right […]

Developed and developing financial markets are more similar than you think. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel J. Barker, Director for Research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & Carlos Monteverde, Manager, Product Management, Mastercard As the economic divide grows between developed and developing markets, so do the opportunities for learning from one another. While […]

Work is on the brink of a revolution – we need office buildings to match

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Coen van Oostrom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EDGE, OVG Real Estate COVID is ushering in a new era of flexible working; it is an opportunity to rethink office design. • Smart facilities in buildings are currently poorly […]

SRHR and Ending HIV : Can one be achieved without the other ?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Babu Chaudhary, a student at Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]