Why India can show us how to achieve growth with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saurine Doshi, Head of Asia Pacific, A.T. Kearney As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage – and its ambitions are high. The Modi government aims to turn the Indian […]

3 reasons why data is not the new oil – and why this matters to India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The 1970s saw heated debates in the international community with regard to the ownership of natural resources, centered on the methods and institutions that would manage their price and supply, and the strategic […]

This brewery is ditching plastic six-pack rings to save marine life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Fancy a beer? If you’re picking up a six-pack, stop and look at the packaging. About 100,000 marine creatures die every year after becoming entangled in ocean plastic waste, according to the WWF. […]

Why the answer to a more sustainable future could lie within the platform economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com There is growing public urgency on issues such as climate change and calls for more sustainable solutions to secure a more positive future. Whilst legislators are mired in considerations of political practicality, sometimes unable to […]

The secret to Bangladesh’s economic success? The Sheikh Hasina factor

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Salman Fazlur Rahman, Private industry and investment adviser , Prime Minister of Bangladesh’s office Nobody disputes the economic credentials of Sheikh Hasina’s government – the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the latest member of a growing list of international […]

How to build a digital infrastructure that benefits emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sunil Bharti Mittal,  Founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises Digital connectivity is increasingly a pivotal force in the evolution of society and the economy. The momentum of the broader economy in developed countries is now acutely dependent on their digital […]

AI is transforming cybercrime. Here’s how we can fight back

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer, Equifax In March 2019, the CEO of a large energy firm sanctioned the urgent transfer of €220,000 to what he believed […]

More efforts needed to boost trust in business and finance

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Policy makers should step up their efforts to bolster public trust in finance to reduce the risks of contagion if economic growth and financial returns continue to fall, according to a new OECD report. The 2008 global financial crisis marked a turning point in the way […]

A giant marine heatwave has descended on Alaska

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 An area of unusually warm water is growing off the west coast of North America, stretching from Alaska and Canada to California. It’s the second largest marine heatwave of its kind, according to […]

South African women’s fury at gender-based attacks spills onto the streets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Protests have erupted across South Africa against gender-based violence in the country. People have taken to the streets to voice their anger that not enough is being done to protect women. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the parliament in […]

This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Carnivores are in the firing line, with nations including Germany, Denmark and Sweden considering a tax on meat. Advocates of such a plan say the environmental impact, health ramifications and concerns about animal […]

Telemedicine in medical practices and its contribution to quality and accessibility to care

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nubia Bethânia de Freitas, from Goiás, Brazil, a medical student at Uniderp, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso 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 […]

OK computer: why the machine age still needs humans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prasad Akella, Founder and CEO, Drishti Tony has worked in the same automotive plant in north-west Ohio, US, for nearly two decades. During that time, he moved from a part-time line associate on the third shift to a line […]

Toni Morrison: 10 quotes you should know

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 The world is paying tribute to literary great Toni Morrison, who passed away in New York after a short illness earlier this week. The author received numerous accolades over the course of […]

Why gin made from peas helps the environment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elaine Thelen, Writer, Formative Content There are many theories about how to make the perfect G&T. But traditional recipes don’t normally take greenhouse gas emissions into account. Now a new study shows how using fermented peas instead of […]

If airlines were a country they’d be one of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Greta Thunberg’s mum has stopped taking flights. The teenage climate activist’s mother is one of a growing number of Swedes keeping their feet on the ground in a bid to help the planet. They even […]