Why protectionism spells trouble for global economic growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) It is sometimes alleged that for all the microeconomic distortions that protectionist policies inflict, there can be a silver lining in terms of macroeconomic gains: more jobs, more output and […]

This woman changed the world of work – and you’ve probably never heard of her

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 When you think of the big names in tech who have revolutionized the way we work, Evelyn Berezin probably doesn’t come to mind. Yet she developed the first computerized word processor, which […]

Scientists in Sweden are studying the climate-cooling effects of spruce forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Scientists are exploring whether coniferous trees might help to counter the effects of global warming. Deep in Sweden’s spruce forests researchers from Lund University are studying the cooling qualities of organic compounds called terpenes, […]

Health should be central to the conversation around climate change

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Aparajeya Shanker, a medical student studying in Medical University – Pleven, Bulgaria. He 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 […]

Where does our food come from? Here’s why we need to know

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saswati Bora, Head of Food Systems Innovation, World Economic Forum & Joshua Katz, Partner, Global Agriculture Practice, McKinsey & Company Despite the central role that food plays for humanity, we as consumers tend to know very little about it: […]

These are the world’s best countries to retire in, as of 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Retirement should be a time to kick back and forget the stress of the daily grind. While some people plan their post-work days down to the smallest detail, others may need a little help […]

How India’s globalized cities will change its future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Glenn Maguire, Principal Asia Pacific Economist, Visa Business and Economic Insights Consumer spending in India is on the cusp of remarkable transformational change over the next decade. The emerging middle class in Indian cities is at the forefront of […]

Chart of the day: These countries have the largest carbon footprints

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Bewicke, Formative Content How much CO₂ does your country emit per capita (person)? And how does it compare with the rest of the world? This chart by Statista highlights the enormous variations between the major world economies in […]