How we can embrace the electrical vehicle transition by adopting smart charging

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne The age of the electric vehicle (EV) is dawning, with two million of them sold in 2018. Whether EV purchases are motivated by environmental concerns, lower operating […]

Joint OECD and World Bank report urges governments to improve resilience to disasters and related fiscal risks

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Rapid economic development and climate change are increasing our vulnerability to natural disasters, and a new joint OECD-World Bank report calls for pro-active management of the financial costs of those disasters before they strike. Released during the annual OECD Forum in Paris, Fiscal Resilience to Natural Disasters estimates that natural […]

This is what the world’s waste does to people in poorer countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum It’s contaminating our oceans. It’s clogging our drains and causing flooding. It’s transmitting diseases, causing respiratory infections, and harming animals. Welcome to the global trash heap. Our cities generate more than […]

Italy should boost spending and strengthen cooperation and integration of employment services to help more people into work

Mr Giuseppe CONTE, Italian Prime Minister. Copyright: European Union Event: Special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50) This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Italy should boost spending and cooperation at national and regional levels as part of broader efforts to help more people into work and reduce the country’s high unemployment […]

This credit card has a carbon-emission spending limit

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content From bananas and sausages to flights and fuel, we all like to keep a tally of what we spend. But whether we monitor the price in dollars, rupees or yuan, it’s unlikely we are also […]

In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner’s permission

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Beale In Sweden, you can walk, ride, cycle, ski and camp on any land you like, without the landowner’s permission. You can also forage, picking as many flowers, berries and mushrooms as you wish. And you can […]

What does global health translate into?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Felipe Leonardo a third-year medical student at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUCSP), in the city of Sorocaba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

A shocking new report reveals what we’ve done to the natural world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Knowles, Digital Media Specialist, World Economic Forum As a result of human activity, one million species of animal and plant species could disappear in the next few decades – the most that have ever been at risk […]

From DIY editing to matchmaking by DNA: how human genomics is changing society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarissa Rios Rojas, Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy Would you like to understand how your DNA, genes and genomics play a role in business? Would you like to know who the big players in this new field […]

Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerald Chirinda, Executive Director, Tapiwa Capital The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets, accounting for $4 […]

From social entrepreneurship to systems entrepreneurship: how to create lasting change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva The 20th anniversary of the Schwab Foundation in 2018 was a pivotal moment to reflect on how far social entrepreneurship has come in the past […]

Capital Markets Union: Making it easier for insurers to invest in the real economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission adopted today new rules to help insurers to invest in equity and private debt and to provide long-term capital financing. The insurance industry is well-equipped to provide long-term finance by investing in equity and private debt, including of small and medium […]

How can newspapers survive? By measuring their social impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1787 (“Letter to […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina: MEPs concerned by slow progress in EU-related reforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to proceed with constitutional, political and electoral reforms, to advance the EU integration process. In a report assessing the latest progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on the country’s road towards possible EU accession, […]

We could be sleepwalking into a new crisis. How should the business world prepare?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Martin, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Risks Report (GRR), which in particular highlights: – We will need to find new ways of practicing globalization that respond to […]