This Indigenous principle could transform how we invest in nature

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum, David Sangokoya, Head, Civil Society Impact, World Economic Forum, Professor Deen Sanders OAM, Integrity Lead and Indigenous Leader, Deloitte, Guy Williams, Asia Pacific and Global Nature Lead, Deloitte, Alice Bell, Integrity […]

Averting an energy crisis requires bold investment in renewable energy — particularly in developing economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mili Fomicov, Researcher, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London, Olivia Zeydler, Programme Analyst, Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum A spate of disturbing geo-political events and the growing frequency of adverse climate events have […]

Taking big leaps in value chain resilience: adaptation and transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Memia Fendri, Initiatives and Community Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, World Economic Forum, Markus Vejvar, Project Fellow, Navigating Global Value Chain Disruption, World Economic Forum & Kearney […]

What on Earth is the value of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Global Have people lost sight of the value of space and its role in their daily lives? Do they view it more as science-fiction than science? As CEO of the leading global […]

Joint press release: Ukraine Recovery and Reconstruction Needs Estimated $349 Billion (€349 Billion)

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission published the third Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a key reporting tool that supports environmental enforcement and raises awareness about the importance of implementing environmental rules. Bridging the gap between what is decided at Union level and what is implemented on the […]

How to fight the next threat to our world: air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, BreatheLife Champion and Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation A global threat has taken hold. It’s almost impossible to escape. It lurks in […]

Former NASA CTO on how to think ‘mission first’ and what’s next for a free space economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Astra began – like so many companies – in a garage. But it stands apart as a member of the $400 billion space economy sector. This space tech company isn’t looking […]

Abortion is healthcare: what role can we play?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bisma Naveed, a fourth year medical student from Pakistan. 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Which countries have the highest minimum wages in the OECD?

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 Japan has become the latest OECD country to put forward plans to raise its national minimum wage, by a record 3.3%. Luxembourg, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Germany pay some of […]

How female-led start-ups can transform Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime Women make up 58% of Africa’s self-employed population and contribute around 13% of the continent’s GDP. Until gender parity is improved throughout the African continent, female entrepreneurs will remain under-earning compared with their male counterparts. Governments […]

These emerging economies are poised to lead shipping’s net-zero transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum, Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum The International Maritime Organization is set to revise its target related […]

Men make 48% more than women in the gig economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content The gender pay gap is far worse for women who freelance than for those in full-time employment, a US study shows. Men working in the gig economy charge an average of 48% […]

A multilateral approach to global health is the only way to manage pandemics. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare, World Economic Forum The global COVID-19 response, particularly the development of vaccines, highlighted the importance of working together to deal with the crisis. However, the ensuing inequitable global distribution of vaccines […]

EU wins WTO case against Turkey’s discriminatory practices on pharmaceuticals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU welcomes today’s appeal arbitration award by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the case the EU brought against Turkey on pharmaceutical products. The appeal award confirms the Panel’s ruling and finds that the localisation measure discriminates against foreign pharmaceutical products, as it […]

Save Gas for a Safe Winter: Commission proposes gas demand reduction plan to prepare EU for supply cuts

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union faces the risk of further gas supply cuts from Russia, due to the Kremlin’s weaponisation of gas exports, with almost half of our Member States already affected by reduced deliveries.  Taking action now can reduce both the risk and the costs […]

Amid global economic woes, unicorns continue to thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Coined in 2013, the term unicorn refers to a venture capital-backed company valued at $1 billion or more. So far this year, over 200 new unicorns have emerged. Unicorns, […]

Data could fix our COVID-stricken health systems, but it must be done right

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems and Global Board Member, Harvard University and Movement Health 2030 Health systems worldwide are in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed their capacity and resilience to the limit. As we look […]

How organisations can use vulnerability to create cyber resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Rohrs, Senior Manager, Security, Accenture, Andreas Wolf, Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Organizations that will emerge as market leaders in the digital economy will have leaders […]

Inflation is the world’s biggest worry, according to a new poll

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 A new Ipsos survey shows that inflation is the biggest concern facing people in 27 countries. Worry about inflation has risen for 11 straight months and is joined by other economic concerns at […]

Montenegro: political tensions slow progress of EU-related reforms

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament says Montenegro should advance its electoral and judicial reforms and its fight against organised crime and corruption. MEPs welcome Montenegro’s continued commitment to European integration, repeating their position that the country’s progress in the accession process continues to depend on meeting the conditions […]

Role of Technology and Academicism in combating Low Adherence to the Covid Vaccine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Thiago Gurgel Regis and Ms. Ana Carolina Alves de Oliveira, two second-year medical students at the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), in Mossoró, Brazil. They is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

What is World Ocean Day?

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 Carbon emissions from human activity are causing ocean warming, acidification and oxygen loss, the UN reports. World Ocean Day encourages action throughout the year to protect the planet. It’s part of a […]

3 ways to revolutionize workplace learning in the post-COVID economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer, Degreed Half of all employees worldwide will need to be reskilled by 2025 and that’s not including those out of employment. Organizations should join the learning and development revolution in order […]

These 9 diverse innovations are paving the way for climate justice

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Huber, Community Success Specialist, UpLink, World Economic Forum Climate change has disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities. The Climate Justice Challenge on UpLink sourced innovative ideas from communities most affected by climate disasters. The selected 9 UpLink Top […]

Toy safety: Parliament wants stronger EU rules to protect children

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want to strengthen current rules and market surveillance to ensure that all toys sold on the EU market, including from non-EU countries and online, are safe. Parliament stresses that, while the Toy Safety Directive (TSD) provides children with a high level of safety, […]

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 […]

Space: EU initiates a satellite-based connectivity system and boosts action on management of space traffic for a more digital and resilient Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the EU is acting on its space ambitions by tabling two initiatives – a proposal for a Regulation on a space-based secure connectivity and a Joint Communication on an EU approach on Space Traffic Management (STM). Space technology is essential for facilitating our […]

How our economy could become more ‘nature-positive’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility and Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute A new World Economic Forum white paper sets out how our economies stand to gain from nature-positive […]

What’s the best way to tackle COVID and climate change? Anthropology, says the woman who predicted the global financial crisis

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 This is an edited version of an interview with Gillian Tett for the Book Club Podcast. Financial Times journalist and author Gillian Tett discusses her new book, Anthro-Vision: How Anthropology Can Explain […]

If Omicron is less severe, why are COVID-19 deaths rising?

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 US Omicron death toll has now surpassed the highest seven-day average of the more severe Delta variant. Omicron has been found to spread much more quickly than Delta. Hospitals have struggled […]

Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively. Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement reached with the Council last year on increasing the powers of the EU’s medicines regulator with 655 votes […]

Putting capital markets into stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura M. Cha, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) Capital markets have a key role to play in building a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economic system. ESG assets under management reached $35 trillion in 2020 and […]

Carbon credits give conservation and climate action a fighting chance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeanethe Falvey, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Bluesource With most large landowners focused on revenue from aggressive timber harvests, cropland or development, conservationists have not been able to compete. Revenue from carbon offsets offers an answer—and in […]