Here’s how sustainability can make you stand out from the crowd

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shalini Unnikrishnan, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group The COVID-19 crisis has heightened awareness of the importance of addressing environmental challenges. Companies are seeking to increase the environmental and social resilience of supply chains. To make the […]

NextGenerationEU: Commission presents next steps for €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility in 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has set out strategic guidance for the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility in its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS). The Facility is the key recovery instrument at the heart of NextGenerationEU which will help the EU emerge stronger […]

The technological revolution has changed the way of saving lives

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hyale Melo Lima, fourth period student of medicine at UNICEPLAC-Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos, 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 […]

There’s a single-use plastic you’ll throw away today without realising

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Hombersley CEO, Xampla Microplastics the size of a grain of sand are hidden in everyday products like laundry detergent and cosmetics. In the EU, 17 million tonnes of these particles are produced every year, many of which […]

Cambodia loses duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, 12 August, some of Cambodia’s typical export products such as garments, footwear and travel goods are subject to the European Union’s customs duties. The EU’s decision to partially withdraw Cambodia’s duty-free quota-free access to the EU market is now effective. The […]

COVID-19 creates a perfect storm for the extreme weather season

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Scott, Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich Insurance Group COVID-19 will hamper preparations for and responses to extreme weather events this year. Even a relatively small natural hazard event will place disproportionate stress on already overstretched systems. Agility […]

Post the pandemic: keeping our worlds turning

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hannah Vrolijk, a second-year medicine student (KU Leuven, Belgium) driven by mental health awareness. 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 […]

Mindfulness: a freedom we can still have in the pandemic

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Giovanna Freitas Munaretto, a Medical Student at Tiradentes University – UNIT / SE. Current President of the International Federation of Medical Students Association Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

Bangladesh faces a crisis in remittances amid COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amil Aneja, Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittances, United Nations Capital Development Fund & Sheikh Tanjeb Islam, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Asia Pacific, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for better cooperation over […]

How a 3-point plan could help rebuild business for the long-term

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bandar Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank Micro, small and medium enterprises were hit hard by COVID-19. Recovery will take a multi-prong effort that spans immediate and long-term needs. The scale of the COVID-19 outbreak reveals that we are […]

How to survive the COVID-19 lockdown with a newborn baby

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphanie Thomson, Writer, The 10-mile trip from our home in Brooklyn to our daughter’s ophthalmologist on the Upper East Side normally takes 90 minutes by car. Two weeks ago, it took us less than half that, as we […]

Which countries’ workers spend the longest (and shortest) in retirement?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content Retirement lengths vary by country. There are now more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of five. The World Economic Forum says pension savings must be […]

Energy: EU priority projects should be aligned with 2050 climate objectives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects so that the next EU list is in line with its climate policy, said the Energy Committee. The revision of the TEN-E guidelines, to be proposed by the European Commission later this year, […]

COVID-19 outbreak: Commission supports repatriation of EU citizens from cruise ship in Japan

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is co-financing the repatriation of EU citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, thanks to flights from Italy mobilised through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. “The outbreak of this epidemic is full of human stories. We must not […]

This German supermarket’s shelves are filled with food other stores won’t sell

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 A Berlin store sells expired, mislabelled and oddly shaped food at heavily discounted prices. Farms, wholesalers and retailers donate or sell their surplus food to the store. The store prevented 2,000 tonnes […]

Air Pollution: Responsibility of Technology and Medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gilbert Uriel Braga Fernandes, a member of IFMSA Brazil and of the national White Team. 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 […]

High-tech or ‘high-touch’: UK survey gives clues to the jobs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Pierce, Interactions and Programming Lead, Global Shapers Community, Foundations, World Economic Forum A UK report shows the 20 roles likely to be in high demand in the new decade. Routine-based roles will shrink as automation takes hold. […]

This is what different countries are doing to stop coronavirus from spreading

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 Wenzhou, more than 800km from the coronavirus epicentre in Wuhan, is the latest Chinese city to go into lockdown. Some countries are denying entry to foreign visitors who have been in China […]

How do we go about improving mental health in the community and reducing suicide rates in the 15-29 age group?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Natasha Sofia Dembrey, a final year Medical Student at the University of Nottingham in the UK. 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 […]

Why collective action is the key to saving our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum Individual actions by stakeholders have failed to halt deforestation. With collective action, we can reverse this catastrophic trend. The forests themselves have much to teach us about collaboration. […]

Global leaders must take responsibility for cybersecurity. Here’s why – and how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Sophie Müller, Programme and Engagement Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director and Head, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”, as the industrial pioneer Henry Ford […]

Less than half of EU travellers are aware of EU Passenger Rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today released the results of a Eurobarometer survey on passenger rights in the European Union (EU). According to the survey, 43% of EU citizens who have travelled by air, long-distance rail, coach, ship or ferry in the previous 12 months (‘travellers’) […]

What did we learn from COP25?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shahzada Ahmad, Ikerbasque Professor & European Research Council Principal Investigator & José Domínguez Abascal, Secretary of State for Energy, Government of Spain and member of the Academia Europaea It is the time of year when we celebrate the […]