8 things you need to know about AI this month

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum 1. Google steps up AI activities Google is launching an AI chatbot called Bard and increasing use of artificial intelligence in its […]

This is how many animals in the US are at risk of extinction, and the other climate crisis stories you need to read this week

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Top climate crisis stories to read this week A leading conservation research group says that 40% of animals and 34% of plants in the United States are at risk […]

Soil health is crucial for food production – here’s how to better protect it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Biodiversity is crucial to the global economy. More than half (55%) of global GDP is dependent on the healthy function of the natural world, equating to $41.7 trillion, according to the Swiss Re […]

Why the cloud is a game changer for Indian businesses

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ajay Gupta, Partner, Oliver Wyman The shared digital infrastructure we call the cloud is no longer just a discussion for tech teams – it is now an urgent matter that the entire C-suite needs to prioritise. Miss this wave […]

Over $1 trillion invested in green energy in 2022. Here’s what you need to know about how the energy transition is powering up despite the crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roberto Bocca, Head of Shaping the Future of Energy and Materials; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content 1. News in brief: Energy stories from around the world Worldwide investment in the […]

What are the top 5 things people want from work? New report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Around the world, workers are faced with a series of unexpected challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, swiftly followed by an economic downturn and soaring inflation has created an uncertain and volatile work environment,” says […]

Digital workers: MEPs ready for talks on new law to improve working conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament approved the decision to start negotiations on new measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms. 376 MEPs voted in favour of the mandate for talks with member states, 212 voted against and 15 abstained. Negotiations on the new […]

3 ways technology is helping the world adapt to climate change

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 It’s now inevitable that we will have to learn to live with the effects of climate change. Despite the agreements made at the recent COP 27 summit, we are too far down the […]

MEPS urge the EU to deliver a credible migration and asylum policy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a plenary discussion with the Swedish Presidency and President von der Leyen, MEPs presented their views on how to deal with the migratory challenges facing Europe. On behalf of the Presidency of the Council, Swedish Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall noted that […]

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Commission presents first Country Cancer Profiles under the European Cancer Inequalities Registry

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) present the first Country Cancer Profilesunder theEuropean Cancer Inequalities Registry for all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. The Profiles show that EU countries […]

4 ways to store renewable energy that don’t involve batteries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Giant bricks are not what most people think of when they hear the words “energy storage”, but they are a key element of a gravity-based system that could help the world manage an […]

Terrorist content online: Commission takes action to protect people from the risk of online radicalisation and recruitment by extremists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has decided today to send letters of formal notice to 22 Member States – Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia,  Finland and Sweden for failing to comply with […]

Ukraine: Donor Coordination Platform in support of Ukraine’s repair, recovery and reconstruction kick-starts work

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine’s repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today. It will allow for close coordination among international donors and international financial organisations and will ensure that support is provided in a coherent, transparent, and accountable manner. […]

The Great Resignation continues. Why are US workers continuing to quit their jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you’ve quit your job in the last year or two, then you’re part of what’s become known as the Great Resignation. It’s the term coined in 2021 to describe the record number […]

Davos: 6 leaders share their insights on Russia’s war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy White, Writer and Editor, Freelance, World Economic Forum, Kateryna Gordiychuk, Video Producer, World Economic Forum It’s almost one year since Russian forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Since that time nearly 8 million Ukranians have fled across […]

Food security and ecosystem resilience: Commission boosts action on pollinators

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is presenting ‘A New Deal for Pollinators’ to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe, revising the 2018 EU Pollinators Initiative. Citizens have been increasingly calling for decisive action against pollinator loss, also through the recent successful European […]

European Commission raises €5 billion to fund Europe’s priorities in its first syndicated transaction of the year

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today raised €5 billion in its first syndicated transaction for 2023, via a tap of its 30-year bond due on 4 March 2053. The transaction was the first syndication under the EU’s unified funding approach that the Commission introduced as its […]

How we’ll achieve sustainable health equity in rural and refugee communities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group, Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Philips In 2022, the world saw more than 100 million displaced people on record for the first time, a “staggering milestone,” as the United Nations described […]

Why digital public infrastructure can be a gamechanger for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chris Larsson, Chief Information Officer, UNICEF, Fui Meng Liew, Chief Digital Centre of Excellence, UNICEF, Carolin Frankenhauser, Technology for Development Officer, UNICEF In many parts of the world, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be over and […]

Why hunting down the carbon in buildings is crucial to fighting climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alan Belfield, Chairman, Arup Group Fast forward in your mind to this time next week. In that short space of time the number of buildings that will have completed construction around the world will cover an area equivalent to […]

Davos 2023 Day 5: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to the final day of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. All week, we’ve brought […]

Protecting gamers and encouraging growth in the video games sector

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Wednesday, Parliament called for gamers to be better protected from addiction and other manipulative practices, while emphasising the potential of this innovative sector. Specific measures to protect children The report – adopted with 577 votes in favour, 56 against and 15 abstentions – […]

Corruption allegations: Parliament has to seize the moment, MEPs say

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. One month after the allegations and charges against some MEPs, Parliament took stock of developments and demanded concrete action to close loopholes. Opening the debate on behalf of the European Commission, Commissioner Ylva Johansson decried the “few who had put at risk the good […]

3 critical steps leaders must take to halt biodiversity loss and tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mads Nipper, Chief Executive Officer, Ørsted 2022 was a big year for the ocean and biodiversity, two subjects that are catching up with climate change on the political agenda. There was a day dedicated to the ocean and biodiversity […]

The renewable energy transition is creating a green jobs boom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content The energy crisis is impacting billions of people around the world, as soaring prices have made it more expensive to power homes and businesses. However, the current crisis has also accelerated the rush […]

Data analytics can help protect the Amazon Basin. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: lona Szabó de Carvalho, Co-founder and President, Igarape Institute The Amazon is approaching a dangerous tipping point of emitting more carbon dioxide than it absorbs. The resulting feedback loops could irreversibly transform the world’s largest tropical rainforest into dry […]

Europeans concerned by cost of living crisis and expect additional EU measures

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The rising cost of living is the most pressing worry for 93% of Europeans, finds the latest European Parliament Eurobarometer survey, released today in full. Meanwhile, support for the EU remains stable at a high level and citizens expect the EU to continue working […]

Now is the time to double down, not slow down, on transforming industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara Frei, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG Throughout the 20th century, science fiction books and film and TV spinoffs have imagined what the future would look like. Isaac Asimov’s robot stories talked […]

State aid: Commission approves €1.1 billion Danish scheme to support roll-out of carbon capture and storage technologies

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €1.1 billion Danish scheme to support the roll-out of carbon capture and storage (‘CCS’) technologies. The measure contributes to the achievement of Denmark’s climate targets and the EU’s strategic objectives under the European […]

Why big business must support SMEs to achieve economic growth and get to net zero

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 As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, policymakers and corporate leaders have arrived at a long overdue conclusion: small business really matters. There’s a consensus that smaller enterprises are critical to the world’s two most pressing challenges. […]

Does the future of science lie in ‘bioconvergence’?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Belen Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck Public confidence in science and trust in scientists has rarely been higher than it is today. Worldwide, most people believe science is the best path toward a […]

What are ‘good work’ goals and why should organizations care? 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Bravery, Global Advisory and Insight Leader, Mercer (Marsh McLennan), Dirk Joubert, Project Fellow – Good Work, World Economic Forum, Ravin Jesuthasan, Senior Partner and Global Leader for Transformation Services, Mercer (MMC) Talent shortages, labour market tensions, rampant inflation […]

European Single Market is turning 30

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. This year, the EU celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Single Market – one of the major achievements of European integration, and one of its key drivers. Established on 1 January 1993, the European Single Market allows goods, services, people and capital to move […]