Sea level rise: everything you need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Lost homes, lives and livelihoods are among the worst impacts of rising sea levels. And by 2100, up to 410 million people could be at risk from coastal flooding as the warming […]

How the German car industry became more sustainable and what to learn from it 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Wissuwa, PhD candidate, Research Assistant, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School, Christian F. Durach, Full Professor, Chair of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Berlin campus of ESCP Business School Numerous […]

Here’s how to tailor employee benefits to a diverse workforce

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaclyn Chen, CEO & Co-Founder, Benepass Workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become central to modern talent attraction and recruitment. The turbulent political climate and rising social unrest of the past few years have shed new light […]

Circular economy: Commission takes action to reduce waste from single-use plastics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is today taking legal steps against 11 Member States, calling on them to step up the implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive in order to reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment and on human health. Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, […]

Ukraine needs heavy armoury, Europe must be able to take the next step

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Addressing ‘Night of European Ideas’ in Berlin, President Metsola called for further support to Ukraine. “Tanks are needed. We must be able to take that next step.” Night of European Ideas, Berlin, 28th September 2022 – Speech by the President of the European Parliament […]

Different types of technologies and how they improve workflow

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimra Ishfaq, a 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 topic, nor […]

What we can learn about the future of digital assets regulation from recent US government reports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum, Brynly Llyr, Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, CISA, World Economic Forum On 16 September the White […]

How digitalization kept aid coming to flood-hit Pakistanis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zarrar Sehgal, Co-Chairman, Pathfinder Group Recent flooding in Pakistan has upturned the lives of close to 70 million people, affecting 16 million families. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, who has been monitoring the relief efforts, has termed […]

How the advertising industry can drive demand for a low-carbon lifestyle

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Lungley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dentsu International / This year’s Climate Week comes at a time of turmoil – a year which has seen communities ravaged by devastating droughts, forest fires and floods, a war in Ukraine, rocketing […]

These two start-ups are making farming more sustainable. Here’s how

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 As the global population rapidly approaches 8 billion, more pressure than ever is on the agriculture industry to increase production. With climate change also posing a growing threat to the planet, feeding […]

Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Initiative: over 120 companies implement the ESG reporting metrics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. The impact of aligning ESG frameworks. Global challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues even more pressing for policymakers, boards and executives. To promote alignment among existing ESG frameworks, the World Economic […]

Technology and the Future of Healthcare

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Fatima Farooq, a 4th 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 […]

We need to reuse, not just recycle. These reusability metrics show how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Thom Almeida, Platform Curator, Platform for Shaping the Future of Consumption, World Economic Forum, Afonso de Brito Canelas, Project Fellow, Consumers Beyond Waste, World Economic Forum We can no longer rely on recycling alone to solve the plastic […]

Here’s why companies need to bridge the skills gap to benefit both business and society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC The labour market has always been a friendlier place for highly-skilled workers, and in today’s slowing economy, this is even more the case. Companies are embracing growth strategies that drive them to compete […]

Commission moves to ban products made with forced labour on the EU market

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has today proposed to prohibit products made with forced labour on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries. This comprehensive approach […]

How trackless trams could help revitalize city suburbs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University, Lisa Chamberlain, Communication Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum, Marie Verschuer, Research Fellow, Curtin University Cities and transport have always evolved together. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, railways and […]

Statement from Commission on the co-legislators’ Roadmap on the New pact on migration and asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement between the co-legislators on a Joint Roadmap on the Common European Asylum System and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. This confirms the joint commitment to take all necessary steps towards the adoption of the legislative proposals […]

Carbon offsets – how do they work, and who sets the rules?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Could carbon offsets help reduce emissions? Or are they just one more tool for greenwashing? Carbon offsets occur when a polluting company buys a carbon credit to make up for the […]

World Humanitarian Day: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Our world continues to be shaken by violent conflicts and destructive natural disasters that often push local communities into humanitarian crises. Ahead of the World Humanitarian Day 2022, we honour all those working on the frontlines, who constantly put their own lives at risk […]

Crime in the metaverse is very real. But how do we police a world with no borders or bodies?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 25% of people are expected to spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026 — but this opens them up to a myriad of crimes. Children […]

8 endangered species that are being reintroduced around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Conservation projects around the world are helping to bring back endangered and extinct wildlife species. Not only is this important for the species themselves – preserving wildlife has positive impacts on human […]

A crisis is coming – 4 steps to address Africa’s urgent financing needs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Senior Fellow, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) Amid social unrest, economic crises and political conflicts, 23 African countries are at high risk of – or already in – debt distress. Of the IMF’s $650 billion […]

Ukraine: 1,000 Ukrainian patients transferred to European hospitals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, the EU has successfully coordinated 1,000 medical evacuations of Ukrainian patients via its Civil Protection Mechanism to provide them with specialised healthcare in hospitals across Europe. As the number of wounded people in Ukraine increases day by day, local hospitals are […]

Georgia’s EU bid: chasing a solution to domestic issues?

This article was written for The European Sting by the political correspondent Ms. Katarzyna Rybarczyk. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Since the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia began in 2009, Georgia has come a long way in terms of preparing to […]

Mergers: Commission approves D’Ieteren’s acquisition of PHE, subject to conditions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, D’Ieteren’s acquisition of PHE. The approval is conditional on full compliance with commitments offered by D’Ieteren. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “More than 90% of French motorists buy glass […]

To build financial resilience, we need to promote savings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Many people worldwide don’t have the ability to cope with a financial emergency such as a sudden loss of income or an unexpected expense. According to the Global Findex Database, 55% of adults in developing economies could reliably access emergency money in a one-month […]

Could hydrogen-fuelled flights be a reality by 2035?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Hyde, Project Lead, Aerospace, Net Zero, World Economic Forum A new report by the World Economic Forum and University of Cambridge’s Aviation Impact Accelerator explores how aviation can achieve a true zero climate impact. Industry leaders are […]

How to innovate and avoid problem-solving traps: Philips’ innovation chief Shez Partovi

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 Subscribe to Meet The Leader on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Meet The Leader is the podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits and […]

EIB Board, supported by the EU Commission, approves €1.59 billion of EU financial assistance for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EIB, the EU bank, is providing €1.59 billion, supported by guarantees from the EU budget, to help Ukraine repair the most essential damaged infrastructure and resume critically important projects addressing the urgent needs of Ukrainian people. This is the second package of support for […]

Ukraine: EU report notes important steps taken in the implementation of the reform agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the EU-Ukraine Association Council planned to take place on 5 September, the European Union today published its annual Association Implementation Report on Ukraine. The report outlines Ukraine’s implementation of reforms under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement covering the period since the latest report published on 1 […]

Non-transposition of EU legislation: Commission takes action to ensure complete and timely transposition of EU directives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission is adopting a package of infringement decisions due to the absence of communication by Member States of measures taken to transpose EU directives into national law (referred to as ‘non-communication infringements’). The Commission is sending a letter of formal notice to […]

How can organizations accelerate their resilience journey?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andre Belelieu, Head of Insurance, Asset Management, and Institutional Investors, World Economic Forum The global risk landscape is more complex and unpredictable than ever. Business leaders must adapt and prepare their operations for future shocks. A new framework […]

EU and Azerbaijan enhance bilateral relations, including energy cooperation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in Baku, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson met with President Ilham Aliyev and Azeri Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov to strengthen the existing cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan. The two Presidents signed a new Memorandum of […]