Make no mistake: the purpose of business is to serve society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement – Latin America, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum In advance of the UN Climate Summit in September, 87 large companies from around the world ­– including three Brazilian companies – […]

Industrial policy: recommendations to support Europe’s leadership in six strategic business areas

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes recommendations by a group of experts, the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest, to boost Europe’s competitiveness and global leadership in six strategic and future-oriented industrial sectors: Connected, clean and autonomous vehicles; Hydrogen technologies and systems; Smart […]

Altruism can be good for business, as these companies show

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isaac Getz, Author and professor, ESCP Europe Business School & Laurent Marbacher, Author and consultant Despite all the benefits that capitalism has brought to society, we have reached the moment when its downsides – social and environmental – have begun […]

6 innovative technologies about to transform our infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum Stewing in a traffic jam, huffing over a late train or waiting out a delayed flight at an overburdened airport, one can be forgiven for feeling frustrated by […]

How to build an entrepreneurial university

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci Eisenberg, Head of Academic Engagement, World Economic Forum & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva Universities and industry have a lot to learn from one another – […]

Africa’s future is innovation rather than industrialization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney Africa has taken three significant steps in recent months on its journey to a stronger economic future. In March, the African Union launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This landmark agreement […]

Cleantech innovation is being stifled. Here’s how to unlock it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schniering, Founder, Future Cleantech Architects An overwhelming majority of climate scientists are calling for immediate action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But progress is way too slow, considering the short time that remains to avoid catastrophic […]

How businesses can navigate a global economic slowdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, CEO, AlixPartners Warning signs of a potential slowdown in the global economy are multiplying. These include the sustained inversion of the US Treasury yield curve and declines in manufacturing in Germany, Japan, and the United States, among […]

3 reasons why business leaders can’t afford to ignore diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders Much has been written about the importance and value of diversity. Diversity provides multiple perspectives and experiences (gender, ethnicity, cultural background and various acquired skills are some ways in which diversity […]

5 ways CEOs can renew their businesses for the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torrance, Managing Director, FoundersLane As they are catapulted into the digital era, many businesses are crash-landing in a world they no longer recognize. At their helms are CEOs who have navigated choppy waters for decades and taken […]

Why your next work meeting should be a ‘walk-and-talk’

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 If you’ve worked in an office environment, you’ll probably be aware of how easily just a few meetings can eat into your time. Some meetings are important, of course. If you need […]

7 ways business can be agents for peace

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 last decade has shown a steady decline in the level of peace around the world, as civil wars, terrorism and rising violence become increasingly prominent. The costs of this are huge, with the […]

Corporations must help shape a better world – or risk being left behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Andvig, Project Specialist, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, World Economic Forum Corporations are powerful actors in society. They have the opportunity to shape the world around them and to influence global agendas. They have a responsibility not just […]

7 skills every leader needs in times of disruption

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners In our current times of great change, people are questioning what it means to be a leader and rethinking what we expect from those chosen to lead. There are certain qualities that leaders […]

5 leadership lessons I learned from doing my own ‘undercover boss’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Earl Valencia, Founding Adviser, QBO, the National Innovation Center of the Philippines When was the last time you saw your CEO or vice president shadow the call centre or the factory floor? When was the last time your managing […]

Concorde is a reminder that the only way for innovation is up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners I do not think I have ever met a child who is not fascinated with flying. When an airplane passes overhead and my own children look up at the sky, I can remember […]

Office workers in these economies clock up the most extra hours

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 Most people will have stayed late at work to finish urgent tasks or might even have pulled an all-nighter to hit a really tight deadline. When those occasions are the exception rather than […]

Most leaders are missing this crucial character trait

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Director, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College Many of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs are not known for their grace. Our culture associates a certain type of “robust” personality […]

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 […]

SMEs are the most valuable partners. Here’s why

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Tarek Sultan Al Essa, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board, Agility In recent years, large global companies have come to understand the need to innovate and evolve more rapidly to stay competitive and relevant. That recognition […]

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 […]

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, […]

Here are three ways organizations can prepare for tomorrow’s world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Managing Partner – Client Service, Ernst & Young What will the world look like in 2030? In 2050? No one can predict the future exactly, but if you can imagine it, you can help shape it. […]

5 rules for making employers and employees trust each other again

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The debate about the future of work has largely focused on jobs – what they will look like, the decline of well-paid jobs for lower skilled workers, and how jobs will […]

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 […]

Business should be joyful – just ask the sports world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney The practical power of joy is so clearly evident across most human endeavours, I wonder why business leaders have not made joy a pillar of their performance strategies? As a lifelong fan of team […]

From glass ceiling to glass cliff: women are not a leadership quick-fix

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice-Chair, Public Policy, EY What do you need to innovate in the Transformative Age? You need diversity. You need men. And you need women. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but it […]

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 are the top risks for doing business around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Unemployment and underemployment represent the biggest risk for doing business around the world. That is the view of more than 12,000 business people across 140 […]

What is inclusive capitalism, and why does it matter?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miguel Milano, President, Salesforce The concept of building shareholder value has been a driving force of business since companies began to go public. Yet as businesses and governments adjust to the new realities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, […]

Open-plan offices make workers less collaborative, Harvard study finds

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Open-plan offices allow employees to see and hear their colleagues all day long, so you might think all this transparency would encourage them to work more collaboratively. But according to new Harvard research, […]

These Asian economies invested in their people – and it paid off

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Automation and malnutrition could create a global underclass and provoke unrest on a par with the Arab Spring. This isn’t the opening sentence of a dystopian novel, it’s the bleak picture painted […]

Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Terri Toyota, Deputy Head of Centre for Global Public Goods, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum “Can I afford to buy organic, go sustainable or shop Fair Trade?” We have all often stood in front of […]