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 […]

11 lessons the history of business can teach us about its future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Wichmann, Co-founder, Wichmann/Schmidt Contrary to received wisdom, the rate of change is not increasing in business and society as quickly as people think. It is true that from time to time change will occur at a higher […]

“A Junior Enterprise is run only by students.. there are no professors or managers that can help you solve your problems”

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Alex Lanaro, the Treasurer of JADE – European Confederation of Junior Enterprises (JADE). I can undoubtedly say that Junior Enterprises changed my life. I started my journey in the network back in May 2016, and my greatest fear was the common one: “Will I have time […]

Three ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping geopolitics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Engelke, Senior Fellow, Strategy, Foresight, and Risks Initiative, Brent Scowcroft C(…), The Atlantic Council The unprecedented technological transformation taking place today — a period of exponential change labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution — is not isolated from […]

Brexit: UK business fear of a no-deal scenario preparing for the worst

The Confederation of British Industry annual conference which took place last Monday in London was a chance for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask for more patience from the business world. Something though that seems to have been lost as negotiations show no significant progress and time presses both sides. A survey by the Chartered […]

Elections results: Austerity’s black to prevail in the new multicolored German government

During the past ten years, Germany has become a politically boring country and yesterday’s election is not going to change that, despite the loss of around one million votes for the Chancellor’s party. Angela Merkel’s win came to none’s surprise and the results permit her to embark on a fourth term in the top job. […]

COP21 Paris agreement: a non legally-binding climate pact won’t stop effectively global warming while EU’s Cañete throws hardest part to next Commission

Last Saturday the COP21 Paris agreement was unanimously signed by 195 countries in Le Bourget, France. Everyone voted in favor of the new attempt to reverse the downhill of our planet regarding temperature rise and agreed to take all the necessary actions to cut all fossil fuels subsidies by the end of this century. This is seen by […]

On Brexit: the outcome of UK elections next May to be based on false promises?

The British elections that will take place on 7 May will show whether UK’s relationship with the European Union is about to change dramatically or not. Britain has always been seeking to have a different and more privileged approach in comparison to the rest of the EU member states and now is even proposing to hold a referendum with […]

Eurozone: Inflation plunge to 0.4% in July may trigger cataclysmic developments

With inflation in Eurozone falling last month to crisis level nadir and a new business investments retreat, it is easily understandable why unemployment is still exploding at double-digit highs. As a matter of fact, at the end of last month Eurostat, the EU statistical service published its estimates for the above mentioned crucial variables, which […]

The EU Commission fails to draw the right conclusions about corruption

Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs presented yesterday the first EU Anti-Corruption Report. The Commission estimates that corruption costs €120 billion a year to the European economy. This could be a very low approximation of reality though, because the vast majority of EU citizens believe that among politicians at national, regional, local and EU […]

Banks promise easing of credit conditions in support of the real economy

According to European Central Bank’s quarterly bank lending survey, euro area lenders responded that during the fourth quarter of 2013 they plan a marked easing of credit standards on loans to enterprises (-5% after +5%), “which is the first such a positive expectation on record since the fourth quarter of 2009”. The ECB says that […]

Managers’ pay under fire

The European Parliament approved on Thursday 21 March, new rules capping fund manager bonuses. Undertakings for collective investments in transferable securities (UCITS), which gather assets from ordinary retail investors and pool them to buy bonds, shares or other financial products, must from now on operate under stricter rules, to protect investors in them properly, said […]