How turning retail stores into e-commerce centres can avoid massive emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thierry Gadou, Chief Executive Officer, SES-imagotag I find it surprising that retail is relatively absent from the core debate on net-zero even though it’s the largest economic sector and private employer in the world, with over 15% of […]

WTO 12th Ministerial Conference secures key outcomes on fisheries subsidies, pandemic response, WTO reform, food security and e-commerce

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes the successful results in key areas of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO concluded today, against a backdrop of heightened global trade tensions and a food security crisis caused by Russian’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Trade Ministers of the 164-member […]

Fake online reviews cost $152 billion a year. Here’s how e-commerce sites can stop them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Marciano, Director of Communications, CHEQ While there are well-intentioned valid users creating online reviews, there are also malicious users and bots. Translating this into economic impact, the direct influence of fake online reviews on global online spending […]

How women in developing countries can harness e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework, World Trade Organization • E-commerce has the potential to level the economic playing field for women in developing countries. • Government, the private sector, aid programmes and civil society need to […]

E-commerce is globalization’s shot at equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henadi Al-Saleh, Chairperson, Agility Small businesses have global potential thanks to e-commerce. SMEs active on the internet export more than traditional businesses. Heightened economic activity can especially benefit women. Globalization got a bad rap in part because, by […]

This is how Middle Eastern retailers can keep up with e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Abdellah Iftahy, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Franck Laizet, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Zaid Ghazaleh, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company Traditional bricks and mortar retail is under attack globally. Retailers have struggled to compete with the growing popularity […]

Five ways to increase trust in e-commerce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy, University College London & Kimberley Botwright, Community Lead, Global Trade and Investment SI, World Economic Forum Trust between consumers and suppliers is often a bigger issue online than it […]

Bitpay @ TheNextWeb 2014: Innovation’s Best Friend

  Written by Moe Levin, Director of European Business Development at BitPay Last week, I attended The Next Web conference in Amsterdam which celebrates the forefront of technology. I couldn’t help but be amazed at all of the ground-breaking innovation that’s changing how we think about the world. The technology being showcased emerged in the recent […]