European Citizens’ Initiative: European Commission replies to ‘Minority Safepack’ initiative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission responded to the European Citizens’ Initiative ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’, the fifth successful Initiative supported by over 1 million citizens across the EU. The Initiative aims to improve the protection of persons belonging to national […]

The zero that every investment portfolio needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Günther Thallinger Member of the Board of Management, Investment Management, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Allianz To address climate change effectively, investors must steer their entire portfolios towards climate neutrality. Portfolios that do not evolve in the right […]

Developed and developing financial markets are more similar than you think. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel J. Barker, Director for Research, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth & Carlos Monteverde, Manager, Product Management, Mastercard As the economic divide grows between developed and developing markets, so do the opportunities for learning from one another. While […]

Work is on the brink of a revolution – we need office buildings to match

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Coen van Oostrom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EDGE, OVG Real Estate COVID is ushering in a new era of flexible working; it is an opportunity to rethink office design. • Smart facilities in buildings are currently poorly […]

SRHR and Ending HIV : Can one be achieved without the other ?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Babu Chaudhary, a student at Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

COVID-19 showed the importance of 5G for the economy and the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Börje Ekholm, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Through COVID-19, connectivity has become an even bigger part of critical infrastructure, helping people in an unprecedented way work, study and socialize online. Looking forward, governments need to do more […]

New EU-UK agreement is welcome but thorough scrutiny remains, insist lead MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Foreign Affairs and Trade MEPs welcome the new EU-UK agreement as a good deal but demand proper parliamentary scrutiny powers and thorough access to information. On Thursday morning, members on the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committees held a first joint meeting on the […]

EU files WTO panel request against illegal export restrictions by Indonesia on raw materials for stainless steel

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU has requested the establishment of a panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to seek the elimination of unlawful export restrictions imposed by Indonesia on raw materials necessary for the production of stainless steel, notably nickel ore and iron ore. The […]

Agriculture must rethink carbon to deliver natural climate solutions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Office, Nutrien Agricultural industry is well positioned to make a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Huge green investment opportunity set to propel innovation through unlocking carbon financing solutions. […]

It is impossible to end HIV without SRHR

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Ahmet Kayhan KORKUSUZ, a first-year medical student at Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey. 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 do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

This is what emerging technologies mean for the future of infrastructure

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Blair Chalmers, Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage & Lawrence Slade, CEO, Global Infrastructure Investor Association The emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting traditional infrastructure markets and creating new ones; This change coupled with the impact […]

4 ways family businesses can lead the pandemic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jiawei Ye, Community Lead, Family Business Community, World Economic Forum COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an intergenerational crisis and urgent need for a better model of capitalism. With its long-term vision, stewardship and values-driven strategy, the family business model […]

Pandemic fuels culture of institutional mistrust

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Edelman, President, Edelman 2020 was the year of two equally destructive viruses: the pandemic and the infodemic. Global report highlights that government and media, the usual sources of verifiable information in a crisis, have failed to meet […]

3 priorities to shape the post-pandemic financial system

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer, UBS & Alice Law Shing-Mui, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund Authority COVID-19 has sharpened the understanding that climate change could upend the financial […]

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Refinitiv by London Stock Exchange Group, 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 acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange Group (‘LSEG’). The approval is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by LSEG. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, […]

‘Trickle-down’ tax cuts don’t work, study says

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A study claims that taxing the richest less doesn’t strengthen economies and worsens inequality. London-based academics have analysed 50 years of growth, income and employment data covering 18 countries. The study comes as governments are considering raising taxes to repair the economic damage of […]

Bosses perform better when they are appreciated by their staff, according to a new study

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 Managers were surveyed over 10 days about how much they felt appreciated, for a study by the University of Central Florida. Feeling more appreciated led to more energy, which translated into higher […]

COVID-19 vaccines: MEPs call for more clarity and transparency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Lack of transparency has recently fuelled uncertainty and disinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccination in Europe, say MEPs. On Tuesday, members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety quizzed Sandra Gallina, the EU’s lead negotiator on COVID-19 vaccine contracts, on the latest developments […]

Trade MEPs promise thorough scrutiny of the EU-UK agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Trade MEPs on Monday welcomed the achievements of the agreement between the EU and the UK but promised detailed scrutiny of the deal before a consent decision. At the first discussion of the EU-UK trade and partnership agreement concluded on 24 December 2020, MEPs […]

I created a class to teach zero waste. It turned into so much more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sage Lenier, Student, UC Berkeley This activist created and teaches a course at UC Berkeley about how to achieve zero waste. In an interview with the Forum, she discusses the course and its aims – and her hopes […]

Questions & Answers on vaccine negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. For months, the European Commission has been building a portfolio of several vaccines, based on different technologies, at a fair price. A common, diversified portfolio of vaccines maximises our chances of securing them at the scale needed and as quickly as possible. Choosing several […]

SRHR and ending HIV: Can one be achieved without the other?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Agilandiswari Arumuga Jothi, currently a 3rd year medical student at the University of Glasgow. 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 […]

Social enterprises can change entire industries. This is how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas van Abel, Founder & Board Member, Fairphone & Wineke Haagsma, Director Corporate Sustainability, PwC & Stefan Panhuijsen, Director Social Enterprise NL, Board member Euclid Social enterprises have the potential to change entire industries. An example from the […]

Coronavirus: rescEU medical stockpile expands in four Member States

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, Belgium, the Netherlands and Slovenia will become new host countries for rescEU medical supplies. In addition, a second medical reserve will be hosted by Germany – already a rescEU host country. In total, there are now nine countries hosting the common […]

Thinking throughout HIV: changing a perspective

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Adrian Goss, a second-year medical student at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland. 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 do not necessarily […]

How the power of sport can bring us together and drive social justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum & Ahmed Medien, Project Fellow, Media, Entertainment and Information Industries, World Economic Forum Sports have brought people together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many leagues have adopted […]

Being blinded by labels stops social change. Art helps us see a better future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gina Badenoch, Founder, Ojos que Sienten AC & Capaxia UK, Capaxia UK • Cultural leaders and social entrepreneurs should collaborate to effect social change. • Art and storytelling help people to write their own narratives and connect beyond […]

Fall asleep in Vienna, wake up in Paris – Europe’s night trains make a comeback

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria bring back routes for night trains. Traveling by rail emits much less carbon per kilometre than going by air or road. 2021 is set to be designated […]

How a start-up in India is pioneering a way to tackle the global e-waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Electronic waste is one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental challenges – and opportunities. Currently the world is only processing 20% of e-waste appropriately. Indian start-up, Karo Sambhav, is helping to tackle the […]

Vaccine nationalism – and how it could affect us all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content The richest nations have secured billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines, while developing economies struggle to access supplies. Vaccine nationalism – where countries push to get first access – could slow the […]

Think you’re safe at home? Think again. 5 household demons to be mindful about

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare With more than half of working adults experiencing anxiety relating to their jobs and home-working patterns, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director at Aster DM Healthcare, identifies five specific dangers of […]

Closing the gaps in accelerating women’s rights: the role of medical students

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vandana Kumari, a 24 year-old, final year MBBS Student in krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University Karad, Maharashtra, India. 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 […]

How COVID-19 accelerated the shift towards TradeTech

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pavitra Raja, Community Specialist, Social Entrepreneurs – Europe and the Americas, World Economic Forum Visibility and data-sharing are critical for 21st century supply chain and logistics management. Trading restrictions caused by COVID-19 create opportunities for start-ups. 3D-printing, robotics […]