This is how you should be social distancing – depending on where you are and what you’re doing

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 Current COVID-19 social distancing rules are too rigid and need to reflect real-life risks better, say Oxford and MIT researchers. They have broken-down situations into high- and low-risk categories – including speaking […]

Why it’s time to take central banks’ digital currencies seriously

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohit Joshi, President; Head, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Infosys Limited & Dixit Joshi, Group Treasurer, Deutsche Bank The introduction of central bank digital currencies could upend the global economic order. This technology could bring multiple […]

COVID-19 underlines the importance of fintech in emerging markets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bassim Haidar, Founder and CEO, Channel VAS Financial inclusion in developing markets has become even more important during the pandemic. Mobile solutions are proving to be a lifeline in emerging economies. Fintech firms can use this opportunity to […]

Why remote working doesn’t have to mean alienated employees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shelley Osborne, Vice-President, learning, Udemy • Increased remote working means a greater need for clear communication. • Misunderstandings arise from a lack of face-to-face contact. • Implementing a ‘culture of feedback’ helps establish the protocol for better conversations. […]

Want to shop more sustainably and recycle better? This app could help

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 Imagine you’re in a tech store, shopping for a new laptop. Value for money is on your wish-list, but so is low environmental impact. Luckily, there is an app for that! A […]

Cobalt mining is a global scandal. We must build an ethical battery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Pienaar, Global Vice-President, Corporate and Government Affairs, International Justice Mission (IJM) The thirst for green batteries is fuelling exploition in countries like the DRC. Exploitation is deeply rooted in the cobalt industry, but it is not inevitable. […]

How powering food storage could end hunger

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development, European Commission & Olivier Dubois, Senior Natural Resources Officer, Energy programme, Food and Agriculture Organization More than 250 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in developing countries. Increased access to […]