The real cost of addiction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Judith Grisel, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Bucknell University I was twenty-two. I’d been on the good end of a bad drug deal. In the wee hours of some morning late in 1985, behind a nameless restaurant in […]

Why “de-learning” is equally important as reskilling in conversations about the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn De-learning has been overlooked in the discussion about the future of work. Employees must learn to forget the job description and past ways of working Traditional, purely finance-focused leadership is out […]

Mergers: Commission approves Synthomer’s acquisition of Omnova, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Omnova by Synthomer, both manufacturers of specialty chemicals. The approval is conditional on the divestment of a remedy package. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Specialty […]

Our indispensable problem: the paradox of modern plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Fitterling, Chief Executive Officer, Dow Plastics have brought enormous benefits along with enormous challenges. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the issue of plastic waste. To tackle it will require a multi-pronged, circular economy-based response. Here’s an […]

Medical deserts in the European Union: the practicalities of universal health coverage

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Cristina Doran, a 6th year medical student from Bucharest, Romania. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

15 years of risk: from economic collapse to planetary devastation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emilio Granados Franco, Head of Global Risks and Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Risk perception has shifted from the economy to the climate. Greater knowledge and experience of climate change prompted the shift. Short-termism could create blind spots […]

B-I-R-D: 4 digital technologies that can help supply chains take flight

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 The number of potentially disruptive technologies in logistics is daunting. This makes it difficult for supply chain businesses to know where to look. Blockchain, IoT, […]

Protecting the Treaties in the interest of all Europeans: the College takes solemn oath to serve the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “The words we have just said set the bar very high for each and every one of us. We are determined to meet this challenge. This Commission will comply with a code of conduct more demanding than ever”, the European Commission President Ursula von […]

This man is installing 100 trash barriers in Bali’s rivers to stop plastic pollution

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 Sungai Watch is the latest initiative from Gary and Sam Bencheghib, whose Make a Change platform promotes ocean plastic clean-up. Make a Change has partnered with German tech start-up Plastic Fischer to […]

The power of partnership: joining forces to fight financial crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content Financial crime is a complex and ever-evolving issue. 49% of global organisations victim of fraud or economic crime. Regulators, law enforcement and industry working together. We are living in a period of […]

Forget retail therapy – this is the age of the conscious consumer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philipp Rickenbacher, Chief Executive Officer, Bank Julius Baer Today’s younger generations are taking an ethical approach to shopping. Conscious consumption is having widespread and positive effects. Ethical consumers will next turn to their investment portfolios. Published in 2000, […]

Europe can be at the heart of tech with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Wehmeier, Partner and Head of Research, Atomico • Venture-backed, purpose-driven companies represented 12% of all capital invested in Europe in 2019. • Talent and consumers are both demanding start-ups display social commitment. • Only 1 in 5 […]

Can agroforestry save India’s rivers and the farms that depend on them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JV Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation The very origins of Indian civilization can be found on the banks of rivers such as the Sindhu, the Sutlej, and the long-lost Saraswati. In southern India, human societies flourished near the Krishna, […]

Is corporation tax good or bad for growth?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane McCormick, Partner; Global Head, Tax, KPMG & Christopher Morgan, Head of Global Tax Policy, KPMG Business requires a stable society to which it should contribute. Business pays taxes on production, people, property and environmental impact, as well […]

The benefits of a cashless society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mehul Desai, Group Chief Technology Officer, Finablr The first recognisable coins were produced in China more than 3,000 years ago. If you visit China today, however, there’s a strong chance you’ll see people paying for things using facial […]

To build cities fit for the future, we need to think differently

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steven J. Demetriou, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs Our ever-growing cities are responsible for the majority of carbon emissions It’s time to look at urban infrastructure in a new light With collaboration and collective vision, we can […]

How to make sure tech doesn’t leave people behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies Inspiring applications for tech include AI to detect eye problems in babies. Sophisticated technology is all around us – but it can leave people behind. 43% of people in the EU don’t […]

What wealth managers can learn from family dynamics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Viola Steinhoff Werner, Founder, Young Investors Organization; Head of Global Next Generation and Families, Credit Suisse The next generation of wealth management clients are disrupting the industry. Wealth managers must include the next generation early on to understand […]

Bacteria vs. humans: how to fight in this world war?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hala KHARMOUDI, a third-year medical student in Marrakech, Morocco. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

The future of energy is being shaped in Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francois Austin, Partner, Oliver Wyman A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to […]

Why leaders need to upgrade their operating systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Vernooij, Partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership A more complex world requires organizations to adopt systems approaches and systems leadership. To face the uncertainties of the future, leaders need to upgrade through different forms of mind, like […]

Nicaragua: MEPs demand an end to repression of political opponents

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs urge the Nicaraguan government to end the ongoing crackdown on opposition voices and call for dialogue between the country’s political forces to resume. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs urge the Nicaraguan government to end the persistent repression of dissent, torture and […]

Here’s how businesses can make the circular economy a reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Half of all existing plastic was manufactured in the last 13 years. Less than 10% of all plastic has been recycled. Corporations like Dell, PepsiCo, British Telecom and Majid Al […]

EuroLat: serious concern about migration and support to multilateral trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The worsening migration situation in Latin America and Europe worries parliamentarians in both regions, who also warn against increasing trade protectionism. In a joint declaration on the occasion of the twelfth plenary session of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), the two co-presidents of […]

Sydney is choking on record levels of smog – and the bushfire season is just getting started

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content New South Wales records worst-ever air pollution. A blanket of bushfire smoke over Sydney has triggered health warnings. The likelihood and intensity of wildfires have increased around the world, from Australia to […]

5 things fighting malaria can teach us about Universal Health Coverage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ben Sadek, Senior Advocacy Lead, Comic Relief & Samantha Johnson, Senior Manager, Global Health Policy and Advocacy, GSK Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – or all people having access to the health services they need without financial hardship – […]

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said: […]

Bacterial resistance: the significant worldwide problem

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ketelly Bueno Koch, 21, fifth semester medical student at the University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

EuroLat plenary in Panama: control of trade talks and fight against crime

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The scrutiny role of parliaments in trade talks and EU-Latin American cooperation against organised crime will be debated this week in Panama. The 150 members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean parliaments, […]

What do refugees really need from those who want to help? A refugee explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joelle Hangi, Director, Refugee Artists and Authors, Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya When I fled my home and sought shelter in Kakuma refugee camp, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. But not the lowest. […]

The importance of Yellow September and suicide prevention in Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ridson Guilherme Parente de Aguiar and Francisco Emanoel Albuquerque de Souza Júnior, medical students at Christus University Center (UNICHRISTUS). They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to […]

Public Health equality in a trench

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. WUNDE Njineck URBAINE, a medial student at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

How venture capital can transform global health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Nina Rawal, Founder and Managing Director, Emerging Health Ventures Venture capital can turn scientific discoveries into consumer products for patients in LMIC. It has transformed the market for rare disease medicines, bringing huge benefit to patients worldwide. […]