China has announced ambitious plans to cut single-use plastic

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 China has announced a phased ban on various types of single-use plastic. It joins numerous other countries in introducing bans. The move to a circular economy is vital to reduce plastic pollution. The […]

The reskilling revolution can transform the future of work for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miki Tsusaka, Chief Marketing Officer, BCG Women will be disproportionately affected by digital transformation. They are also currently under-represented in STEM-related professions. Targeted reskilling could accelerate gender diversity. We know automation and technological disruption will alter the world […]

Why we need different generations in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Groupe Renault An ageing population and longer working lives are reshaping the labour market. Different generations working alongside each other can help transfer skills and experience. New generations are challenging […]

Why developing new antibiotics is a matter of life and death

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kasim Kutay, Chief Executive Officer, Novo Holdings Superbugs kill 700,000 people a year – a figure expected to rise to 10 million by 2050; New treatments to tackle this public health risk aren’t being created fast enough; Policy-makers […]

What young people can teach world leaders about mental health in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naeem Dalal, Global Shaper, Lusaka Hub & Jazz Thornton, Founder, The Voices of Hope With 75% of mental health challenges starting in adolescence, young people are leading the way in youth mental health treatment, services and support; Nationally […]

This is how we can help Australia organize the world’s generosity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Mina Guli, Founder and Chief Water Advocate, Thirst The world has rallied around Australia amid its bushfire crisis with countless offers of help and […]

How do we upskill a billion people by 2030? Leadership and collaboration will be key

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 Most CEOs are positive about the impact of tech on their day-to-day work. There is a clear correlation between economic optimism and upskilling. Although people may have fears about the future, they want […]

Air pollution: How to end the deaths of 7 million people per year

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sarah Ibershimi, a third year medical students, studying at ‘Universiteti i Mjekësisë Tiranë (UMT)’, in Albania. 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 […]

A new global platform to unleash entrepreneurs on the world’s toughest problems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content The World Economic Forum will soon launch UpLink, an open platform to scale up bright ideas the world needs, created with Salesforce, Deloitte and LinkedIn. The platform will help forge new approaches […]

Closing the trust gap: how responsible data use can accelerate a sustainable society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard Big data presents a huge opportunity to fuel the next century of innovation, but challenges remain surrounding data privacy. According to a recent survey by Mastercard, most people believe business needs to […]

3 charts that show how attitudes to climate science vary around the world

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 Indians are the most trusting of climate science, according to a survey on global attitudes to climate change. By region, almost a fifth of North American adults expressed little or no trust […]

Erasmus+ and its predecessors: a life-changing experience for 10 million young Europeans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The 2018 annual report on Erasmus+, published today,  shows that over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in what  turned out to be a life-changing experience for many of them. Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis […]

Q and A: This is how stakeholder capitalism can help heal the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Stakeholder capitalism is one of the key themes of Davos 2020. Business policies must take into account the health of our natural world and adopt a sustainable approach to using Earth’s resources, […]

Here’s what I learned at Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Huw van Steenis, Chair, Sustainable Finance Committee, UBS Climate change and its financial impact dominated conversations this year. Beneath the noise, I came away with even higher conviction that climate risk analysis of companies and portfolios is moving […]

A silver bullet won’t solve a green problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Mumenthaler, Group Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re Group, Switzerland The localized approach to climate change has been largely ineffective. We must take a methodical approach to every aspect of this challenge. Knowledge of the risks involved will […]

We need natural solutions to fight ocean and climate risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group For the first time, environmental concerns are the top five global risks in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report. The health of the ocean – or lack of it – is everywhere. […]

How AI and satellite imaging can stamp out modern slavery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum 40 million people are in slavery today, with SDG 8.7 pledging to reduce this number by 10,000 people every day Modern slavery is a market failure that can be addressed with the […]

These 2 teenagers have helped change the law on plastic pollution in Indonesia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Bali has introduced a plastic bag ban after Melati Wijsen’s campaign. Indonesia’s President has now promised to clean up the country’s rivers. The young generation is finding solutions to the world’s problems. […]

The best and worst parenting advice I’ve heard, by a leading psychologist

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum & Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum It’s time to put punishment on the naughty step, advises psychologist Adam Grant. Explaining the principle behind a rule is […]

Negotiations on Investment Facilitation at the WTO gain support at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Ministers at Davos announced negotiations between 99 economies on a new international framework on investment facilitation for development at the World Trade Organization (WTO), with the strong support of business and other key stakeholders. The framework is aimed at […]

This psychologist is using science and data to beat racism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff of the Center for Policing Equity analyses law enforcement data to help police forces eliminate racial bias. Businesses can tackle racism in marketing or recruiting by measuring […]

Cyber-Risk Assessments: the vaccine for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Joram Borenstein, General Manager, Cybersecurity Solutions, Microsoft Technology continues to play a critical role in shaping the global risks landscape for individuals, governments and businesses. According to […]

Universal Health Care: can it exist only in utopic society?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Mohammad Jamal Alsaqqaf, a 3rd year medical student from the Hadhramout University, Yemen. 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 […]

8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum Climate change was in the spotlight at Davos 2020. The future of capitalism, AI and jobs were also key areas. The meeting was the World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary. 1. […]

What we know about the Wuhan coronavirus and urgent plans to develop a vaccine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samantha Sault, Writer, Washington DC and Geneva The virus first appeared in a seafood market in Wuhan, China The virus is thought to have crossed to humans from bats Developing a vaccine is now a priority The spread […]

Humanitarian aid: EU steps up support in Nigeria for conflict victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As millions of people continue to be affected by the conflict in Nigeria’s Lake Chad region, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič has announced a first emergency aid package of €26.5 million for 2020 whilst visiting north-east Nigeria today. Speaking in north-east Nigeria, […]

A climate scientist explains what the melting Arctic means for the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum Since the 1970s, we have lost 75% of the volume of Arctic summer sea ice. The Arctic affects the jet stream, causing extreme weather all over the world. The Arctic used to […]

Why trust and technology go hand-in-hand

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bas Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Global Services, BT Group The pace of technological change can be bewildering. Business leaders can bring clarity, helping people make informed decisions. Lifelong learning – at work, as well as in education – […]

Trade: EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, in Davos Switzerland, the EU and Ministers from 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement that will allow the participating WTO members to preserve a functioning and two-step dispute settlement system at the WTO […]

Croatian Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ministers are outlining the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings. Croatia holds the Presidency of the Council until July 2020. The first series of hearings took place on 20, 21 and […]

People talk less now than during the Cold War, says Merkel at Davos

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content Angela Merkel talked about climate change, Germany’s plan to ditch coal and the breakdown in communication at Davos. “We intend by 2030 to have 65% generated by renewables,” she said. Germany’s Chancellor […]

This is the biggest risk we face with AI, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The combination of AI and Quantum will help solve the world’s problems. The biggest risk will be failing to grasp its potential for good. We will need quantum encryption to keep data […]

4 things ISPs can do to reduce the impact of cybercrime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy Jordan, Lead, Cybersecurity Delivery, World Economic Forum & Arwa Alhamad, Cybersecurity Enablement Director, Saudi Telecom Company ISPs are in a unique position on the frontline of cybercrime. A group of telecom companies has developed a set of […]