Why the Agricultural Sector Roadmap to 1.5°C is encouraging

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Petra Tanos, Head, Strategic Partnerships, Tropical Forest Alliance, Jack Hurd, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum COP27 is described as the implementation COP. This means following up on pledges made in […]

Africa’s businesses are its secret weapon against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Collen Dlamini, Group Corporate Affairs Executive, MultiChoice Despite accounting for just 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, climate change disproportionately hurts Africa. It poses a considerable threat to human well-being and development on the continent. Many African countries […]

Here are 3 skills leaders need to navigate uncertainty, according to LinkedIn

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Graff, Managing Director, EMEA & LATAM & VP Global Enterprise, LinkedIn The global pandemic caused the greatest workplace upheaval in a generation, with unprecedented movement in the labour market and a significant change in our working patterns. […]

3 ways CEOs can take sustainability programmes to the next level

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carsten Linz, CEO and Founder, Bluegain, Igor Rikalo, President, Chief Operating Officer, o9 Solutions We are entering a post-greenwashing era with the necessary shift from talking and measuring to acting for serious impact. In response, many firms have […]

Air pollution: The lawsuits that are holding governments to account 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roderick Weller, Project Lead, Clean Air, World Economic Forum, Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Geneva In Europe’s most industrialized nation, a recent court case based on a newly minted human right could […]

3 ways your business can build a community economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tiffany Xingyu Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenWeb The way we interact online is undergoing a massive shift, away from an emphasis on creator-led content and towards more community-driven connection. Web3 is the next iteration of the internet, in […]

Why post-pandemic leadership fatigue puts extreme pressure on the C-suite 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharon Sands, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Over recent years, the responsibilities of executive leaders have evolved and expanded far beyond functional and technical competencies. In quiet, off-the-record conversations, would-be leaders are expressing concern over how responsibilities have developed […]

What happens to an organization when it has no security culture?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacqueline Jayne, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4 Let’s begin by looking at what culture is and why it matters. Culture is tacit and elusive in its very nature. It is often unspoken, based on behaviours, hidden in the thoughts […]

What does a post-growth economy look like? One social entrepreneur explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lukas Bester, Freelance Researcher and Writer – World Economic Forum, Sustainable Development Consultant in Emerging Markets With global sustainability deadlines edging closer, social entrepreneurs and climate activists are looking to alternative and unexpected sources for solutions. Tariq Al-Olaimy, […]

Riding the lion of social entrepreneurship means knowing the terrain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Horoszowski, CEO and Co-Founder, MovingWorlds, Jennifer Beason, Global Program Director, SAP Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP, Peter Liu, Managing Director, Deloitte There’s a joke about social entrepreneurship, comparing it to riding a lion. Others may look on and […]

5 ways organizations can create sustainable workforces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aidan Manktelow, Insights Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum There is a growing focus on whether organizations are managing their people in a sustainable way – one that that satisfies material needs, does not detract from physical health […]

How turning retail stores into e-commerce centres can avoid massive emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry Gadou, Chief Executive Officer, SES-imagotag I find it surprising that retail is relatively absent from the core debate on net-zero even though it’s the largest economic sector and private employer in the world, with over 15% of […]

Here’s why companies need to bridge the skills gap to benefit both business and society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC The labour market has always been a friendlier place for highly-skilled workers, and in today’s slowing economy, this is even more the case. Companies are embracing growth strategies that drive them to compete […]

Building resilience and youth entrepreneurship in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Grégory Renand, Head, Z Zurich Foundation, Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Africa is blossoming with entrepreneurial potential and now boasts seven unicorns, up from zero in 2015. But as other continents have been fostering […]

4 ways to incorporate cyber resilience in your business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC US Cybersecurity is a major concern for all organizations and collaboration is key to effectively tackle this threat. A report on Cyber Governance by the World Economic Forum, PwC, […]

How technology and entrepreneurship can quench our parched world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paddy Padmanathan, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ACWA Power The climate crisis and population growth are putting ever more strain on the world’s water supplies. Desalination offers an unlimited resource – but it has a significant environmental impact. […]

How business can hardwire change to deliver on racial justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberly Bennett, Lead, Racial Justice in Business, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, GHR Foundation Tens of organizations joined the Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative helmed by the World Economic Forum […]

8 technology trends for innovative leaders in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: James Forsyth, Community Lead South Asia/ASEAN and Member Relations, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum COVID-19 has profoundly altered the way we live and work, and the way we consume. These changes have led to an explosion of […]

6 trends in global entrepreneurship

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sreevas Sahasranamam, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Strathclyde, Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Executive Director and a GEM 2021/2022 Global Report author, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor & Stephen Hill, Professor Emeritus and Lead Author of the GEM 2021/2022 Global […]

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed merger between Cargotec and Konecranes. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of certain businesses.

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Cargotec and Konecranes are two global leaders of container and cargo handling equipment. Port terminal operators, logistics companies and a wide range of industrial players in Europe depend on this equipment to lift and […]

Gender gap at education level is shrinking, but women are still under-represented in research and innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The number of female students and graduates at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels has grown steadily over the last years. However, women are still under-represented in research and innovation careers. These are some of the key findings of the European Commission’s She Figures 2021 […]

The planet is in peril and business is ready to do its part

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content COP26 offers an opportunity for the public and private sectors to come together for climate action. The World Economic Forum and US Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry launched […]

Business travel won’t be more sustainable post-COVID unless companies take action

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Friedrichsen CEO, Emburse Employee travel is one of the greatest contributors to corporate carbon emissions, yet research shows most firms aren’t taking real action to make such programs any greener. For many companies, sustainability programmes just feel […]

People who speak more are more likely to be considered leaders

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 US scientists found that quantity, rather than quality, of talking determines who is perceived as a leader in small groups. The ‘babble hypothesis’ was tested on university students working together on a task. […]

To make it cybersecure, CEOs must truly get to know their business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Joyce, Principal, Global and US Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Leader, PwC US & Joe Nocera, Cyber and Privacy Innovation Institute Leader, PwC US & Richard Horne, Cyber Security Chair, Risk and Quality Partner , PwC UK • […]

This start-up is using blockchain to help smallholder farmers prosper

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 Many workers in emerging economies are unbanked because they can’t prove their existence in the supply chain. A US-based start-up wants to help by using blockchain to give everyone access to their work […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes findings of evaluation on the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today the Evaluation Report and Staff Working Document summarising the findings of its evaluation of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation. The aim of the evaluation was to gather evidence on the functioning of the rules applicable to vertical […]

5 inspirational women with important lessons for success in business

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 For International Women’s Day, we asked World Economic Forum Managing Director Sarita Nayyar to share the lessons she learned from some of the women who have inspired her throughout her career. […]

5 ways for businesses to walk the talk on gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Bravery, Partner and Head of Advisory Solutions & Insights, Mercer It’s time to take action on collective responsibility for gender equity via openness to digital ways of working and opportunities that arise from flexible work arrangements. A […]

Rude work emails are bad for your health and on the rise – here’s what you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Researchers have found that rude emails can impact wellbeing, causing insomnia. Increased digital communication due to COVID-19 restrictions is worsening workplace rudeness, studies suggest. 98% of people say they have experienced uncivil […]

Building back business: Avoiding a trade-off between resilience and growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Alessi, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum “The question is: how do we achieve resilience in a new global environment, including a pandemic-prone global environment, as well as growth – how do we avoid a sharp trade-off between […]

COVID-19 has ushered in the age of the ‘intangible company’. Here are 4 ways it will change business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Taylor, Executive Director, Ethical Systems, Stern School of Business, New York University • The recent switch to remote working consolidates a longer transition towards the ‘intangible company’ • Business leaders are obliged to pay more attention to […]

Reset or perish: A guide to adaptive leadership

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nisha Ramchandani, Axilor Ventures Certain ambidextrous leaders or start-ups in India have pivoted quickly during the crisis, helping them to adapt. Start-ups need to remember to adapt more than corporates, and individuals need to become as adaptive as […]