Pfizer commits to providing patent-protected medicines in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Gray Calvo, Media Relations and Public Affairs Specialist, World Economic Forum A high-level panel including Paul Kagame and Lazarus Chakwera, presidents of Rwanda and Malawi, and Bill Gates joined Pfizer in call to bridge global health equity […]

Why collaboration through platforms is important for tackling the climate challenge

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kimberly Bennett, Lead, Racial Justice in Business, World Economic Forum & Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, GHR Foundation Tens of organizations joined the Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative helmed by the World Economic Forum […]

Cryptocurrencies in the EU: new rules to boost benefits and curb threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs agreed on draft rules on supervision, consumer protection and environmental sustainability of crypto-assets, including cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins. On Monday evening, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee adopted, with 31 votes to 4 and 23 abstentions, its negotiating position on new rules on […]

Rule of Law conditionality: Commission must immediately initiate proceedings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission must take urgent action and immediately apply the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism by notifying the member states concerned in writing. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 478 votes to 155 and 29 abstentions, MEPs welcomed the European Court of […]

6 trends in global entrepreneurship

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sreevas Sahasranamam, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Strathclyde, Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Executive Director and a GEM 2021/2022 Global Report author, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor & Stephen Hill, Professor Emeritus and Lead Author of the GEM 2021/2022 Global […]

EU delivers emergency civil protection assistance to Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request from the Government of Ukraine for emergency assistance due to the threat of further escalation, the European Commission is coordinating the delivery of essential supplies to support the civilian population via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. This is to support Ukraine`s […]

The EU must speak with one voice on foreign policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call for a more effective EU foreign and security policy and a stronger defence capability to respond to threats, in two reports adopted on Thursday. With growing instability in the world, the rise of authoritarianism and disinformation, the EU should take the lead […]

Refugee crisis: we are all human beings

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Chiara Ercolini attending the 4th grade in medical school from Udine, Italy. She is affiliated with 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 […]

How “dig once” can democratize digital connectivity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Corey Glickman, Global Head, Sustainability and Design Consulting Services, Infosys Reliable access to digital services should not be viewed as a privilege, but a necessity for social and economic well-being. Boosting digital connectivity requires governments, citizens, utilities and […]

Colombia: Duque calls for reinforced EU-Latin America relations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In his address to MEPs, Colombian President Iván Duque welcomed EU support for the country’s peace process and for hosting displaced Venezuelans. Speaking at the start of Parliament’s session, EP President Roberta Metsola conveyed her solidarity with the victims of Colombia’s decades-long conflict. President […]

How trade facilitation can support supply chain diversity in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation; ExCom Member, World Economic Forum The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. Developing economies have been hardest hit by this disruption. Public-private efforts can help deliver trade […]

An expert explains: How to talk to children about mental health

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 facing a mental health crisis for children and adolescents, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and historic underfunding. One in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, according to the World […]

Restoring trust by restoring soil

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yara International We will not solve the biggest crisis humanity has faced, the climate emergency, unless we take agriculture into account. The solution is in the soil and here are […]

5 reasons why eating insects could reduce climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amrou Awaysheh, Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Executive Director, Indiana University Business Sustainability and Innovation Lab Kelley School of Business Indiana University, Christine J. Picard, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis […]

How the digital HQ is changing work, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cal Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Slack Post-pandemic presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reshape everything about how we work. Digital-first is and will be a key foundation for most successful businesses going forward, and the […]

How supporting social innovators can help drive racial equity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cheryl L. Dorsey, President, Echoing Green, Amy Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair, GHR Foundation & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; Head, Social Innovation, World Economic Forum Systemic and structural barriers have long denied access […]

Energy efficiency is the world’s ‘first fuel’ – and the main route to net zero, says IEA chief

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 Improving energy efficiency is an essential element of the transition to net zero. The International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Fatih Birol, called it “the first fuel” at a Davos Agenda session. Here, […]

This is why the private sector should support equitable vaccine R&D and manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, President, Open Society Foundations There are pressing questions about where we go next, and about the role of private companies in addressing the underlying inequities we are struggling with. The Open Society and others have […]

3 areas of progress on climate change can help combat anxiety

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karn Manhas, Founder, Terramera Many people are experiencing a sense of doom about the climate crisis. Being optimistic is hard when we’re faced with some pretty stark outcomes. Solutions bound by nature offer a positive focus in the […]

Antitrust: Commission publishes final report on consumer Internet of Things sector inquiry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has published today the findings of its competition sector inquiry into the consumer Internet of Things (IoT). The final report and its accompanying staff working document identify potential competition concerns in the rapidly growing markets for IoT related products and services […]

How female inventors can fix STEM’s gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cynthia Tregillis, Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Western Digital & Sabra Truesdale, Associate General Counsel, Western Digital Just as a gender gap exists in the STEM workforce, a gender gap also exists in patenting activity. Increasing women’s […]

3 ways the MENA region can build a sustainable economic recovery

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 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and damage economies around the world. Establishing a trading bloc in the MENA region would unite countries around a shared desire for sustainable growth […]

Year in review: 2021’s key global health moments, according to the WHO

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 pandemic might have dominated health headlines this year, but there have been lots of other stories on the World Health Organization’s global health agenda. From COVID-19 and malaria vaccines to falling […]

New job? This is what people are looking for from their next career move

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our attitudes to work, according to a LinkedIn report. People looking for a new job are changing their priorities. Work-life balance is the biggest priority for candidates […]

3 ways to accelerate the biomanufacturing revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Prakash Iyer, Project Fellow, Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum and Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum Advances in synthetic biology are spurring a biomanufacturing revolution. It can […]

European Health Union: An empowered HERA in future health emergencies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council reached a political agreement on the Regulation allowing for the activation of urgent and targeted medical countermeasures by the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) during public health emergencies in the EU. These measures include the procurement and purchase […]

COVID-19’s impact on jobs and education: using data to cushion the blow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jerica Isabel L. Reyes, Global Shapers, Manila Hub, Philippines, Veronica Renee Carlos, Global Shapers, Manila Hub, Philippines, Johnathan Watkins, PILAR Research Network, London, United Kingdom, & Jimuel Celeste Jr., Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman […]

The European year of rail: Why rail can transport us to a greener future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christoph Wolff, Lecturer, University of Cologne, Oliver Martin, Partner, Oaktree and Jiten Vyakarnam, Platform Curator, Supply Chain & Transport Industries, World Economic Forum Recent disruptions to transport and its affect on supply chains has brought renewed attention to […]

COVID-19 pandemic and one health approach: learning from humanity’s past mistakes

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Liber Ramírez Bustamante, a med student currently one year away from graduating at the National School of Medicine and Homeopathy in Mexico City. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

How a complete AI architecture can transform business

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Umesh Sachdev, Chief Executive Officer, Uniphore Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enrich customer experiences and enhance conversations with customers – both crucial to the success of a business. The next phase for businesses is to build a multi-layered AI […]

Violence against women in APAC: Robust data reveals the extent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jane Parry, Public health analyst and writer, Hamilton, Canada The prevalence of violence against women, as with many other areas of life, has been affected by COVID-19’s impact on researchers’ ability to gather data. Researchers involved in the […]

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr Ruth Mottram, Climate Scientist, Danish Meteorological Institute, Dr Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI,Prof Jason Box, Ice Climatologist , Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Dr Kenneth D Mankoff, Senior Scientist, GEUS & Dr Andreas Ahlstrøm, Senior […]

Gender-based cyberviolence: MEPs demand harmonised sanctions and victim support

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Tuesday, the committees on Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights demanded legislation to fight gender-based cyber violence. The draft legislative initiative report, approved with 76 votes in favour, 8 against and 8 abstentions, restates the EU’s lack of a legal framework to combat gender-based […]