Climate change: Inadequate governmental response is causing climate anxiety in young people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA More than half of young people worry about the future of the planet, according to a new survey. 75% described the future as “frightening”. Despite the lack of action from global governments, […]

Closing the ‘say-do gap’: How businesses can help consumers build sustainable habits

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart De Smet, Chairman, Ageas Business can play a key role in helping consumers build sustainable habits, scaling change for billions. There remains a huge gap between what consumers saythey’d like to do and what they actuallydo, because […]

Gender Day gives rise to the forgotten energy providers in the climate conversation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA What emerged as a pivotal issue on Gender Day from the UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow was the need to give voice to the forgotten, disadvantaged women in the climate […]

We’re failing at the ethics of AI. Here’s how we make real impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA The global COVID-19 crisis has acted as a world-wide accelerator for the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. The ethics and governance of AI systems are unclear. We need to advance in […]

Carbon-neutral manufacturing is possible: here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA Engineering and manufacturing can make an essential contribution to achieving net zero. Engineers must focus their efforts on reducing carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency and improving customer relations. Plants such as innocent’s […]

As private satellites increase in number, what are the risks of the commercialization of space?

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 Around 11,000 satellites already orbit the Earth, together with tons of space junk. Life on the planet increasingly depends on space technology. As the risk of collisions grows, is it time to […]

3 reasons to eat more fruit and vegetables

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 Only one in 10 people in the EU are getting their recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. But eating more healthy foods can reduce the risk of non-communicable disease. […]

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asutosh Padhi, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company The decline of the United States’ manufacturing industry has driven inequality and hurt its global competitiveness. Revitalizing manufacturing could add 1.5 million well-paid jobs to the economy and reinvigorate […]

Commission proposes partial suspension of visa waiver agreement with Vanuatu to address risks linked to golden passport schemes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today a partial suspension of the application of the agreement with the Republic of Vanuatu allowing citizens of Vanuatu to travel to the EU without a visa for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-period. This is necessary […]

Commission proposes stronger mandate for EU Drugs Agency as illicit market proliferates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is proposing today to strengthen the mandate of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, transforming it into the European Union Drugs Agency. The proposed changes will ensure that the agency can play a more important role in identifying and […]

3 global risk areas that demand cosmic action: Space, the metaverse and Planet Earth

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolina Klint, Risk Management Leader, Europe, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) Space junk, cyber threats and terrestrial infrastructure failures require effective and responsive public-private action – on a cosmic scale. The global risks identified in this year’s Global […]

Reframing the role of educators: five ways to maintain childlike optimism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Asheesh Advani, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide Research shows optimism tends to peak in late youth before declining over most people’s lifetimes in some countries. Teaching young people skills such as reframing, taking action, gratitude and […]

Four ways universities can future-proof education

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Gast, President, Imperial College London The COVID-19 crisis accelerated changes that were on the horizon for universities, stepping up research and moving teaching online. Now they must hold on to the best of those changes, and forge […]

This is how businesses are driving digital inclusion and closing the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Insufficient internal skills” is a problem for employers trying to find digital expertise. A report by BT – a British multinational telecommunications company – has found that the skills gap in the […]

State aid: Commission invites comments on proposed revision of EU State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is inviting all interested parties to comment on proposed revised State aid rules for the agricultural, forestry and fishery sectors. The purpose of the proposed revision is to align the current rules with the current EU strategic priorities, in particular the Common […]

Financial literacy: Commission and OECD-INFE publish joint framework to improve individuals’ financial skills

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission and the OECD International Network on Financial Education (OECD-INFE) have today published the joint EU/OECD-INFE financial competence framework for adults. This framework aims to improve individuals’ financial skills so that they can make sound decisions regarding their personal finances. It will […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on the passing of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Check against delivery” È un giorno triste per l’Europa. Oggi la nostra Unione perde un convinto europeista, un sincero democratico, e un uomo buono. Today is a sad day for Europe. Our Union loses a passionate European, a sincere democrat and a good man. […]

COVID-19: from pandemic to endemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Teresa Leitão, a 3rd year Medical Student from NOVA Medical School, in Lisbon. 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 writer and do not necessarily […]

How road pricing is tackling congestion and pollution in cities like London and Singapore

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wolfgang Ketter, Professor of Information Systems for Sustainable Society, University of Cologne & Mary Loane, Lead, Global New Mobility Coalition, World Economic Forum LLC Private vehicle traffic is skyrocketing – bringing with it more traffic jams, longer travel […]

COVID-19: What do we know about Omicron in 2022?

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 World Health Organization has warned against calling the COVID-19 Omicron variant ‘mild’. A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping the globe, caused by the new Omicron variant. From symptoms to […]

Inequality is not confined to humans. Animals are divided by privilege, too

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 Inequality is a threat to our social fabric, but it’s not just a human problem. A new study shows the animal kingdom is riven by privilege and inequality. For some species, being […]

3 ways the MENA region can build a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and damage economies around the world. Establishing a trading bloc in the MENA region would unite countries around a shared desire for sustainable growth […]

How to harness the transformative potential of public-private partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY Businesses are under increasing pressure to address environmental and social issues. This shift towards stakeholder capitalism highlights the need for solid public-private partnerships. Collaboration can enable systemic change […]

€47 million fund to protect intellectual property of EU SMEs in their COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in […]

European Media Freedom Act: Commission launches public consultation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission publishes an open public consultation on the upcoming European Media Freedom Act, a landmark initiative announced by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union address to safeguard the pluralism and independence of the media in the EU […]

Conference on the Future of Europe: Panel on Climate change, environment / Health delivers recommendations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Citizens’ Panel on Climate change, environment and Health met for the third and final time on 7-9 January 2022. The College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw, Poland) hosted the work of the Panel, while its plenary meetings on Friday and Sunday were […]

COVID-19: When are we going to get rid of it once and for all?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alarice Francisco, a 5th year medical student from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 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 writer and do […]

The real value of carbon credits and why nature is more than a carbon sink

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anderson Tanoto, Managing Director, RGE Debates on carbon credits at COP26 highlighted how difficult it is to apply a global standard to complex regulatory and nature, especially physical landscapes across diverse geographies. When it comes to protecting nature, […]

Training a new generation of cybersecurity experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand globally and companies are struggling to find people with the right skills. The impact The World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and its partners have launched a set of initiatives to reduce the […]

Amazon’s tech training chief on keeping skills sharp in 2022

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 and Spotify. Meet The Leader is a fortnightly podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits […]

ESG is coming to venture capital. Here’s how startup founders can stay ahead of the curve

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shrinal Sheth, Knowledge Specialist, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum Geneva Venture capital is crucial in shaping the future of our people, planet and society. However, venture capital has been a laggard in considering environmental, social and governance aspects […]

3 ways Asia-Pacific healthcare can become patient-centric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lance Little, Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific, Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Personalized diagnostics can now put patients at the heart of healthcare. Large-scale data analytics will further the power of patient diagnostics. Public and private sector must collaborate […]

Mariana Mazzucato on rethinking the state to improve partnerships

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum & Thierry Malleret, Co-Founder, Monthly Barometer Mariana Mazzucato, Professor, University College London, has spent her career challenging policymakers to rethink how they partner with business leaders to cause meaningful […]