Systems leadership can change the world – but what exactly is it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lisa Dreier, Senior Program Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Responsibility Initiative, David Nabarro, Director, 4SD & Jane Nelson. Director, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government As world leaders and activists gather in New York this week to […]

Record-breaking heatwaves killed about 1,500 people in France

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content In late July, a heatwave engulfed Europe, breaking temperature records in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. It was the second episode of extreme heat to hit the continent since June. […]

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 […]

This company helps women to become solar entrepreneurs

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 The southern highlands of Tanzania are blessed with fertile soil and good weather. But some areas are also known for extreme poverty and a lack of infrastructure. Solar power has the potential to […]

5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

Family-friendly policies benefit all of us. Here are 4 ways to boost them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Family friendly policies are everybody’s business. They not only benefit children, parents and families — they represent one of the best investments governments and businesses can make. Science tells […]

These 5 industries can drive digital financial inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Salazar, Director, Mastercard & Carlos Monteverde, Product Manager, Mastercard What good is a hammer without a nail – or, for that matter, without a piece of wood? A hammer can be a powerful tool, but alone, it’s just […]

An open letter to Europe’s leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic & Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of Economics, University of Mainz 2019 is a critical year for Europe. The rise of populist, nationalistic […]

Investors have a role in securing our shared digital future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & Martina Cheung, President, S&P Global Market Intelligence Cyberattacks have almost doubled in the past five years with no sign of slowing down. Due to the increasing number of cyber breaches, […]

10 reasons why today’s cyber leaders are tomorrow’s world leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francesca Bosco, Project Lead, Cyber-Resilience, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Throughout the world, unprecedented levels of innovation, interdependence and change call for strong and […]

Inspired by orange peel, this ‘plastic’ packaging is totally compostable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content What do you think of when you think of orange peel? Probably not a lot – it keeps the inside safe and juicy, right? Well, exactly. TIPA, a new World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, […]

These are the 5 most exciting cycling projects in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Have you ever cycled through a lake or ridden a bike through tree tops 10 metres above the ground? For most cyclists, the answer is ‘no’, but that could be about to […]

The blackened white coat of the doctors

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sahiba Maniar, a 6th Semester Medical student from India, who is extremely passionate about human rights. 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 do not necessarily […]

5 facts you should know about the world’s refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations led to a record high of 70.8 million people being displaced by the end of 2018. The latest data from the UN Refugee Agency represents an […]

Retirees will outlive their savings by a decade

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 good news for many of the world’s major economies is that people are living longer. But with longevity comes challenges – and a new report suggests retirees around the globe will […]

Europe plans to send satellites into space to monitor CO2 emissions

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 The world’s first constellation of CO2-monitoring satellites is being planned by the European Space Agency (ESA). Once in orbit, they will track CO2 hotspots across the world, making it possible to determine the […]

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

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 Environmentalists in the UK want to return a quarter of the country to the wild, in a bid to absorb carbon dioxide to help combat climate change. The proposal is in is […]

7 ways business can be agents for peace

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 last decade has shown a steady decline in the level of peace around the world, as civil wars, terrorism and rising violence become increasingly prominent. The costs of this are huge, with the […]

More than 30 years of US trade with China, in one chart

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content The ongoing US-China trade dispute has put into sharp focus one of the world’s most consequential trade relationships – and the impact any disruption can have on the global economy. The relationship itself […]

The EU parliamentary elections, explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content In the wake of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the union and the rise of anti-EU populism, the upcoming European Parliamentary elections come at a critical time for the European Union. […]

How to get young people in Europe to swipe right on voting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Media Relations Specialist, World Economic Forum Young people by definition have the most at stake in the future. But in Europe as elsewhere, Millennials are all too often failing to vote. As crunch European Parliament elections approach […]

The British are the most positive in Europe on the benefits of immigration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Do the costs of immigration outweigh the benefits? Not for many British people, who recent research shows are the most positive in Europe about the impact of newcomers arriving in their country. Almost […]

We must help developing countries escape commodity dependence

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Commodities are the basic products that underpin both our material progress and our everyday lives. – from the cereals at your table, […]

We need to deep clean the oceans. Here’s how to pay for it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ingrid van Wees, Vice-President for Finance and Risk Management, Asian Development Bank The world’s oceans are running out of breath. In the past 50 years, we have lost nearly half our coral reefs and mangrove forests and the […]

Europeans are living beyond Earth’s means

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If everyone consumed at the same rate as the average European, we would need a planet three times the size of Earth. EU residents are using the world’s resources faster than it can replenish them. […]

AI-assisted recruitment is biased. Here’s how to make it more fair

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julius Schulte, Research and Analysis Specialist, Future of Digital Economy and Society, World Economic Forum Chances are that you have sent hundreds or even thousands of resumes and cover letters over the years to potential employers. This observation […]

We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland Innovation drives productivity, and productivity is what drives jobs growth and the wealth that pays for our health, education, defence and social security […]

EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities – prosperity, democracy, resilience and effective global governance – for common future. The vision for a stronger and modernised bi-regional partnership focused on trade, […]

Fostering defence innovation through the European Defence Fund

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament on Thursday adopted the partial agreement on the EU Defence Fund for 2021-2027, aiming for a more ‘European’ approach to defence. 328 MEPs voted in favour of the partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against, and 19 abstaining. The EU […]

Global warming: our responsibility

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Batista dos Santos is a third year medicine student and works as a Local Exchange Officer at IFMSA Brazil Unicesumar. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong to the writer and […]

Which countries get the most sleep – and how much do we really need?

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 Do you lie awake at night worrying you’re not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone – some countries are in the middle of a sleeplessness epidemic which has the potential to damage people’s […]

What if Trump wins the November election and Renzi loses the December referendum?

After the Brexit, it became apparent that a large or probably the largest part of citizens/voters in the western world are questioning, if not strongly protesting against globalization, having felt its onerous consequences. The free movement of people, goods and capital is not any more a perceptibly good thing for the average man in the […]