3 ways business can take action in the fight against climate change

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, Antonia Gawel, Head, Climate; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum As the impacts of climate change hit harder, a new realism is dawning about […]

How Can Medical Students Tackle Health Inequities around the World?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

The rise of ‘age-friendly’ jobs in the US 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daron Acemoğlu, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT, Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, Nicolaj Søndergaard Mühlbach, Analytics Associate, McKinsey & Company Promoting more ‘age-friendly’ jobs, for which older workers have a comparative preference or advantage, might […]

Mental illness: A ghost in a shell

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sadia Khalid, early-stage researcher (ESRs) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

5 key points from the Financial Stability Board’s review of crypto assets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Ho, Head of Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank, Arushi Goel, Specialist, Data Policy and Blockchain, World Economic Forum, C4IR India There’s been a recent wave of demonstrations across Iran with pictures and videos of the unrest […]

What happens when the internet shuts down? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum There’s been a recent wave of demonstrations across Iran with pictures and videos of the unrest flooding the internet, alongside calls for reform. Yet protesters quickly realized that communications were being […]

Governments need better data to guide green construction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tareq Emtairah, Director – Department of Energy, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Rana Ghoneim, Chief of the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) A growing number of consumer companies have developed “carbon […]

What’s new is old: how economic discontent triggered unrest in the past

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The French Revolution, a traumatic event that ultimately cost millions of lives and kickstarted modern Europe, was preceded by an estimated 55% rise in the cost of bread. That’s […]

Here’s how companies can truly improve employee happiness

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Gaston-Breton, Professor of marketing, ESCP Business School, Jérémy Lemoine, Lecturer at the University of East London, visiting lecturer at ESCP Business School, Benjamin Voyer, Professor of entrepreneurship, ESCP Business School, Minas Kastanakis, Professor of marketing, ESCP Business […]

Burkina Faso: MEPs demand immediate return to constitutional order

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs condemn the military coup in Burkina Faso and express concern about allegations of human rights violations. The military coup of 30 September 2022, the second one in a year, undermines the recent progress made towards an orderly […]

These two start-ups are making farming more sustainable. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content As the global population rapidly approaches 8 billion, more pressure than ever is on the agriculture industry to increase production. With climate change also posing a growing threat to the planet, feeding […]

Three laws will triple US climate change spending over the next decade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Technology at a very early stage of development – or maybe not even invented yet – will be vital for the world to combat climate change. In the United States, policy-makers have […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €76 million for a just climate transition in Austria

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has adopted the Territorial Just Transition Plans (TJTP) for Austria together with the first funding under the Just Transition Fund (JTF) worth €76 million. Austria will receive in total €136 million (in current prices) under the JTF to help make sure that the transition to climate neutrality does not leave anyone behind in the Austrian local […]

State aid: Commission approves €181.5 million Latvian schemes to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved two Latvian schemes with a total budget of €181.5 millionto support small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) and large companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis […]

New study reveals teaching methods that improve learning gains and economic prosperity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Omowale David-Ashiru, Africa Director, NewGlobe There is a clear link between economic growth and educational outcomes. New study reveals that following NewGlobe’s methods can deliver among the biggest learning gains ever measured Policy-makers must invest in programmes that […]

The 7 ways to successfully communicate sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Giorgia Ortolani, Vice-Curator, Milan Hub , Global Shapers Community While you’re figuring out the best way to make sure your business, idea, product or project has the best possible impact on the community around you or the world […]

Conception, Contraception & Public Perception: How the Healthcare Community Can Improve Adolescent Family Planning Facilities

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Madhu Shruti Mukherjee, a 2nd year medical student under the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Family planning education and its challenges

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Amina Israr, a second year student of Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

What is tuberculosis and why are deaths rising?

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 Deaths from tuberculosis (TB) have risen for the first time in a decade, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization estimates the number of people developing TB and dying from […]

Managing third-party risks? Here’s how a holistic approach can help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ali H. Asseri, Head, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Saudi Aramco, Mansur Abilkasimov, Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Schneider Electric, Dennis Frio, Managing Director, PwC, Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Supply chain attacks affect multiple global victims and […]

Motor Insurance: Commission welcomes European Parliament and Council agreement to update the Motor Insurance Directive

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes today’s agreement between the European Parliament and Council to update the 2009 Motor Insurance Directive. This Directive ensures that vehicles can freely circulate in the European Union while using the same compulsory insurance. It means that when accidents occur, injured […]

Global Europe: MEPs back EU external cooperation funding instrument worth €79.5 billion

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Global Europe fund will be used to support sustainable development in EU neighbourhood countries, Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Pacific and the Caribbean. Parliament gave the green light on Wednesday to the setup of the new Global Europe instrument (the Neighbourhood, Development and […]

How COVID-19 has affected our sleep

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 A new survey suggests the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our sleep. 70% of people have reported one or more new sleep challenges since the start of the pandemic. Sleep is vital for our […]

Humanitarian action: New outlook for EU’s global aid delivery challenged by COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission has proposed to strengthen the European Union’s global humanitarian impact in order to meet the substantially rising humanitarian needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Communication proposes a series of key actions to expedite the provision of humanitarian aid by expanding […]

State aid: Commission approves amended Estonian scheme worth €450 million to support production of electricity from renewable sources

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the modification of the existing aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources and efficient co-generation in Estonia. The measure will help Estonia reach its renewable energy targets and will contribute to the […]

Why 2020 will see the birth of the ‘trust economy’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bianca Ghose, Chief Storyteller, Wipro The effect of the pandemic on our working lives underscores the growing importance of trust. Successful remote working demands a greater level of trust, both in and between employees and employers. In the […]