It’s time for global businesses to accept local responsibility

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lochbihler, Global head of public affairs, Booking.com The term ‘globalization’ has become increasingly divisive in the recent past. It is high time to redefine it and make globalization a term that emphasizes local opportunities on a global scale, […]

We must learn and change after Haiti sexual abuse scandal -Oxfam chief

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Roger Donnet, Chief Executive, Generali The truth isn’t always easy. When good journalists in February 2018 exposed the appalling behaviour – let’s call it what it is: sexual abuse – by some Oxfam employees in Haiti in 2011, […]

Ethical education as an obligatory course in medical curriculum

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimisha Ramesh is a second year medical student studying in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India. 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 reflect […]

How tech companies compare at protecting your digital rights

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 Microsoft has edged past Google to reach the top of a ranking that grades the world’s tech giants on their respect for internet users’ rights. The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Index evaluates 24 […]

A quarter of Americans have no retirement savings

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content A quarter of non-retired adult Americans have no retirement savings or pension at all. Only 36% think their savings are on track. While financial preparedness increases with age, a new report from the US Federal Reserve […]

Costa Rica has doubled its tropical rainforests in just a few decades. Here’s how

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 Years of unchecked logging laid waste to two-thirds of Costa Rica’s tree canopy, leaving its tropical rainforests facing an uncertain future. But the trees have returned and the resurrected forests support a […]

Ebola: EU releases additional €3.5 million to tackle epidemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues, with the first cases emerging in neighbouring Uganda this week, the EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda and €1 million for […]

New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, following the approval by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019, the Council has formally adopted a new Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain. This new Regulation is based on aEuropean Commission’s proposal tabled […]

EU budget 2021-2027: Commission calls on leaders to set out a roadmap towards an autumn agreement

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the European Council meeting on 20 and 21 June, the European Commission is calling on leaders to make a push in advancing the negotiations on the EU’s next long-term budget 2021-2027 so that an agreement can be reached by autumn. An agreement […]

How fintech is setting Southeast Asia’s SMEs free

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedict Carandang, Vice President, First Circle Around 1.7 billion people globally are still unbanked – either having no proper savings or access to credit – according to the 2017 Global Findex Database. In Southeast Asia, only 27% of adults […]

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 […]

3 ways to fight short-termism and relaunch Europe

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Philippe Roger Donnet, Chief Executive, Generali Short-termism is the excessive focus of decision-makers on short-term goals at the expense of longer-term objectives. Short-termism often has negative consequences: recent research confirms that corporate executives would delay or sacrifice projects creating […]

European Labour Authority ready to start working in October as decision is taken on new seat

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, just ahead of the meeting of the Council on Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers in which Ministers are to formally adopt the Regulation establishing the European Labour Authority, Member States decided that Bratislava will host the seat of the European Labour Authority. […]

Data Protection Regulation one year on: 73% of Europeans have heard of at least one of their rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the occasion of a stock-taking event to mark the first year of application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission is publishing the results of a special Eurobarometer survey on data protection. The results show that Europeans are relatively […]

Sweden must urgently implement reforms to boost fight against foreign bribery

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The OECD Working Group on Bribery has since 2012 repeatedly urged Sweden to reform its laws to ensure the investigation and prosecution of companies that bribe foreign public officials to obtain advantages in international business. Sweden’s legal provisions to hold companies liable for foreign bribery do […]

Banking Union: Non-performing loans in the EU continue to decline

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Efforts to reduce risks in the EU banking sector are bearing fruit, according to new figures released by the European Commission today. In its fourth progress report on the reduction of non-performing loans (NPLs), the Commission today confirms that NPL levels are continuing their […]

Deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union: Commission takes stock of progress

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the Euro Summit on 21 June 2019, the European Commission today takes stock of the progress made to deepen Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union since the Five Presidents’ Report and calls on Member States to take further concrete steps. In the four […]

Raj Kumar’s new book offers a strategy for transforming the global aid industry. Here’s an excerpt

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex This excerpt is from Raj Kumar’s book, “The Business of Changing the World”. The book was chosen as the World Economic Forum Book Club’s monthly book for June. Each month, a new […]

Review on ethics and technological development

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Larissa Helena dos Santos, medical student from the University of the Region of Joinville, Brazil. 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 reflect […]

These technologies are playing a major role at the Cricket World Cup

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 great cricketing nations are currently slugging it out in a series of one-day international matches at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Steeped in history and tradition, today the game takes […]

Time to make a fundamental choice about the future of healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Peters, Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London For the first time in human history, infections do not head the WHO list of biggest killers in the world. Long-term conditions – such as diabetes, […]

This Danish scheme is offering free kayak rides… for picking up trash

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 On some European waterways a fleet of kayaks has been fitted with an unusual accessory… a trash can. These bright green boats are free to rent, but volunteers are required to work […]

Where America’s refugees came from in 2018

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 Historically, the United States has resettled more refugees than any other country. Since the creation of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in 1980, it has taken in 3 million of the […]

How voice technology will change your life

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robb Henzi, Vice President NY, sparks & honey, Omnicom Group & Oliver Wright, Managing Director, Strategy, Consumer Goods and Services, Accenture The consumer world is being overhauled, from how we access products, services, content and education to how we […]

Hydrogen isn’t the fuel of the future. It’s already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute When the leaders of the world’s economic powerhouses meet at this year’s G20 in Japan, two important decarbonization options are expected to finally garner the attention they deserve: carbon capture and hydrogen. The […]

GSMA Reveals Shortlist For 2019 Asia Mobile Awards

Sponsored content The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards). Winners of the AMO Awards will be honoured at MWC19 Shanghai during the AMO Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception which takes place Thursday, 27 June on the Leaders Stage, Hall N5 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). […]

There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and […]

Can medical students be prepared for Global Health ethical issues?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giorgia Soldà, newly graduated doctor from Turin, Italy. 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 reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European […]

Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed merger between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has prohibited the creation of a joint venture by Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would have reduced competition and increased prices for different types of steel. The parties did not offer adequate remedies to address these concerns. Commissioner […]

Localized microfactories – the new face of globalized manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines The way products have been manufactured has evolved significantly over the past decades. Today, most are built in large factories in low-cost regions, primarily in Asia but also increasingly in eastern Europe and […]

Commission’s report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States’ performance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is releasing the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.  Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with […]

The ethical dilemmas of medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Unsa Athar graduated from King Edward Medical University, Lahore in 2018. 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 reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Tech companies are changing, for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing partner, Flourish Ventures For a long time, social impact was an add-on, or nice to have. In the 1990s and 2000s, it seemed enough for a company to have a corporate social responsibility program and […]