How firewood became the latest economic indicator 

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 president of a country supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and weaponization of energy no longer being supplied to Europe, recently had himself filmed chopping firewood. “Europeans won’t be […]

Opinion: What is metawork and can it benefit us?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief , ReHack.com The metaverse isn’t just a flashy virtual-reality tool for entertainment and communication. With more people taking remote positions daily, it has many potential uses in the modern workplace and beyond. So, how beneficial […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost to automation in the coming years, but the real impact depends on how we manage the transition. It has the potential […]

CETA turns 5: a privileged partnership for sustainable growth and secure supplies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is a central pillar of the political, trade and economic partnership between the EU and Canada. The agreement has helped boost EU trade with Canada […]

Business leaders are tackling air pollution — for our health and the planet. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shannon Engstrom, Specialist, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum Geneva Air pollution harms our health, economies and the planet. As co-chairs of the Alliance for Clean Air, the first global corporate initiative to bring together leading […]

International Democracy Day: Commission launches Youth Participation Cohort to promote democracy worldwide

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Marking the International Day of Democracy and the European Year of Youth, the European Commission launched today the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort to support young people in promoting democracy locally and globally. The European Commission is one of the co-leaders of the […]

Ethereum Merge: what it means for the crypto-currency industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Evin Cheikosman, Policy Analyst, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum With the crypto-currency market under pressure in recent months, a long-awaited software upgrade to one of the most popular crypto platforms, Ethereum, was made public last […]

Sustainability isn’t holding back innovation, it’s accelerating it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joni Rautavuori, Chief Executive Officer, Tharsus Group Faced with the most severe supply chain crisis in decades, compounding factors such as inflation and the energy crisis are putting businesses at existential risk. Simultaneously, the drive toward greater productivity […]

Commission proposes full suspension of Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, HERA, the Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, has secured an additional 170,920 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s 3rd generation vaccine to respond to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and to meet the more immediate needs. This brings the total number of doses directly purchased by […]

No child left behind: This social entrepreneur has served nine million meals to children in need

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 Wawira Njiru is a Kenyan entrepreneur, nutritionist and the founder and executive director of Food for Education. She grew up in Ruiru, […]

Devastating floods hit Pakistan – and other environment stories you need to read this week

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 This weekly round-up brings you key environment stories from the past seven days. Top stories: Devastating floods hit Pakistan; Europe facing worst drought in 500 years; US government to spend more than […]

Five ways that organizations can invest in digital trust and safety for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health, Sam Dorison, Head of Partnerships and Special Initiatives, BeMe Health More organizations than ever before are confronting how to prioritize child and youth digital trust and safety. Organizations that sustainably […]

What puzzling effect did COVID-19 have on the US labour market? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rand Ghayad, Head of Economics and Global Labor Markets, LinkedIn Research from LinkedIn suggests that most people chose to remain within their own industry during the pandemic, seeking better jobs rather than moving to new industries. Although the […]

How India can finance and scale digital innovations in agriculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arindom Datta, Executive Director & Head, Rural and Development Banking/Advisory, Rabobank India, Abhay Pareek, Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Agriculture, World Economic Forum, India India’s agriculture sector is expected to sustain income for 100 million smallholders while facing […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €9 billion for Croatia’s economic, social, and territorial cohesion, green and digital transition in 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Croatia will receive a total of €9 billion from Cohesion Policy in 2021-2027 in the framework of its Partnership Agreement with the Commission to promote the economic, social and territorial cohesion of its regions and its green and digital transitions. These investments will help reduce […]

Commission decides to register new European Citizens’ Initiative on tobacco

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Call to achieve a tobacco-free environment and the first European tobacco-free generation by 2030′. The organisers of the initiative call on the Commission to propose legislation to save new generations from falling […]

Which countries have the highest minimum wages in the OECD?

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 Japan has become the latest OECD country to put forward plans to raise its national minimum wage, by a record 3.3%. Luxembourg, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Germany pay some of […]

5 innovators adding value to plastic waste and improving working conditions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seruni Putri Soewondo, Senior Communications Associate, The Incubation Network Plastic waste pollution in Southeast Asia is at alarming levels and thus calls for urgent solutions. Increased collection and aggregation of plastic waste, alongside improved operations and working conditions […]

How long can Europeans expect to work for? 5 economic stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly round-up brings you key economic stories from the past seven days. Top stories: European retirement ages; Return to cash; Gig economy gender pay gap; Interest rates reducing house […]

How female-led start-ups can transform Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime Women make up 58% of Africa’s self-employed population and contribute around 13% of the continent’s GDP. Until gender parity is improved throughout the African continent, female entrepreneurs will remain under-earning compared with their male counterparts. Governments […]

These emerging economies are poised to lead shipping’s net-zero transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum, Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum The International Maritime Organization is set to revise its target related […]

More children are having to migrate because of climate change: Here are 9 principles the UN proposes for protecting them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Millions of children have already been forced to migrate because of climate change. Half the world’s young people now live in regions at high risk from the impacts of global warming, the United […]

A multilateral approach to global health is the only way to manage pandemics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare, World Economic Forum The global COVID-19 response, particularly the development of vaccines, highlighted the importance of working together to deal with the crisis. However, the ensuing inequitable global distribution of vaccines […]

State aid: Commission approves €2.98 billion German scheme to promote green district heating

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. / The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €2.98 billion German scheme to promote green district heating based on renewable energy and waste heat. The measure will contribute to the implementation of Germany‘s National Energy and Climate Plan and to […]

Fed raises rates again: What you need to know about the global economy this week

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 This weekly wrapper brings you the latest stories from the world of economics and finance. Top economy stories: US raises interest rates again; IMF cuts global growth forecasts; Australian inflation hits 21-year high. […]

How hot is Earth today compared to when you were born? 5 climate change stories to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content This weekly roundup brings you some key climate change stories from the past seven days. Top stories this week: Earth’s warming, visualized; Aviation turns to hydrogen for sustainability; Heatwaves across […]

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Latvia’s request for €201 million disbursement under Recovery and Resilience Facility

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today published the 2021 Annual Burden Survey, which presents concrete examples of simplification of EU rules in areas such as agriculture and rural development, competition, communications, health and food safety, transport and mobility, and the single market. The 2021 Annual […]

From electric ferries to wind-powered boats: here’s how the shipping industry can decarbonize

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 An electric ferry described as the world’s fastest is being trialled in Stockholm, Sweden. Called the Candela P-12, the ferry flies above the water using carbon fibre wings and runs on a […]

How self-care leads to healthier communities and a healthier planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Van Ongevalle, Executive Vice President, Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi Moving from a sick care to a self-care approach can have a major positive impact on people, communities, and the planet. Various forward-thinking initiatives are bringing a more self-care […]

Remote work fuels major diversity boost at Meta

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold. Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum This week, Meta announced that it beat is previously stated diversity goals by two years. The company cited the increasing prevalence of remote jobs. Research shows that underrepresented groups […]

Ukraine crisis: How can the private sector be a force for good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Director Emeritus, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) The war in Ukraine has displaced nearly two-thirds of the country’s children. International cooperation is critical to protect and children and their families. The private sector can […]

The metaverse paradox: Why the industry needs standardization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rolf Illenberger, Chief Executive Officer, VRdirect The metaverse will define the next technological era, characterized by more intuitive ways to interact with technology such as through virtual reality. However, advancements in metaverse technology are largely being driven by […]

What is NATO and what happened at the NATO summit?

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 In the end, it took a well-timed coffee break to smooth the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO. Since May 2022, when Türkiye had held up the Nordic countries’ plans, […]