These countries are pioneering hydrogen power

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 Renewable energy pioneers on the Scottish Orkney Islands are aiming to launch the world’s first seagoing ferries powered by hydrogen. The project represents just one application for a fuel that has the potential to […]

Pesticides: MEPs propose blueprint to improve EU approval procedure

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure of pesticides, by making it more transparent and accountable, were put forward by Parliament on Wednesday. MEPs agreed that the public should be granted access to the studies used in the procedure to authorise a […]

EU Elections: new rules to prevent breaches of data used to influence elections

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A proposal introducing penalties on European political parties deliberately breaching data protection to tamper with EU elections was informally agreed on Wednesday. The new provisions agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators are aimed at protecting the electoral process from online disinformation campaigns based on […]

My disability, my identity

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Susannah Rodgers, Paralympian and Director, Spirit of 2012 As human beings, in a complex world of divisions, boundaries and borders, it isn’t surprising that we try to make sense of things by putting everyone and everything into groups, […]

Anti-vaxxers are hurting vaccination campaigns. We need to fight back

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Mr. Jorge Félix Cardoso, a final year medical student at FMUP, Porto, and a MA in Political Philosophy candidate at UMinho, Braga. 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 […]

Why businesses are nothing without strong human rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bennett Freeman, Business Support for Civic Freedoms and Human Rights Defenders, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC & Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Michael Ineichen, Programme director , International Service for Human Rights Let’s start […]

How Abu Dhabi found a way to grow vegetables in 40-degree heat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Could you grow your lunch in an old shipping container? One that’s situated in 40-degree desert heat? A project underway in Abu Dhabi aims to encourage people to do just that – pairing old shipping containers […]

8 things we need to do to tackle humanitarian crises in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) In Timbuktu, Mali this month I met with families without food whose crops have failed and whose children have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IED). I couldn’t help […]

How telehealth can get healthcare to more people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vitor Rocha, CEO, Philips North America Growing up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, I saw firsthand that where you live is often the single greatest determinant of health and life expectancy. In Brazil, 75% of the population does not have […]

Why the ocean holds the key to sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway It is only 12 years until 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world has set itself an ambitious task. To reach the SDGs we will have […]

Women’s voices must be heard in the battle to save the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14 is focused on the effort to conserve and sustain the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources. It is an essential goal for the life […]

3 megatrends for the factories of the future

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 What will the factories of tomorrow look like? It’s a question that has no simple answer as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues apace and new technologies transform the manufacturing landscape. As with any revolution, […]

Accelerating a more sustainable industrial revolution with digital manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dion Weisler, President, CEO, HP Inc. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping up to be one of the most significant opportunities of our lifetime. We are already seeing jobs, policies, industries and entire economies shifting as our digital and […]

Who should be responsible for protecting our personal data?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Einaras von Gravrock, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CUJO AI Governments do not have the resources or the speed required to react to cybercrime. In most cases, businesses lack the incentives to focus on this topic. Consumers think they […]

Why a cash-free future might not be as close as you think

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 Millions of people in the developed world already live in a de facto cashless society. From the smart watch on your wrist to the contactless card in your wallet, being able to pay […]

Confronting neo-mercantilism: why regulation is critical to global trade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie The regulation of international trade is under the spotlight like never before. Trade tensions between the US and China, a fractious Brexit negotiation, the rewiring of NAFTA and a deadlocked World Trade Organization […]

How cultural understanding can help in the cultural shock

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Larissa Carneiro, a medical student of the sixth semester from 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 IFMSA’s view on the […]

What’s behind South Korea’s elderly crime wave?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Elderly crime is on the rise in South Korea. The number of crimes committed by senior citizens increased by 45% in the past five years, according to police and government statistics reported by the South […]

From rescue animals to electric buses, California is introducing bold new rules

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 Each year millions of pets across the United States end up in animal shelters, where many of them will remain for the rest of their lives. A new law in California aims to reverse […]

10 predictions for the global economy in 2019

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS Markit The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum faded and growth trends diverged. The US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus enacted early in the year, […]

An ageing workforce isn’t a burden. It’s an opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP Our world is changing constantly and at an increasingly rapid pace. We’re at a unique time in our history when increased longevity is converging with unprecedented technological innovation to disrupt ageing in ways previously […]

7 steps to becoming a ‘CEO Academy’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Any discussion of CEO succession planning has to start with a single fact: most companies do a good job of developing internal candidates. According to one recent analysis, more than eight in 10 executives […]

Eating less beef and more beans would cut deaths by 5-7%

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum What’s the story? We’ve known for some time that cows reared for beef or dairy products produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions – and with demand expected to double, […]

Forward Agenda: What can we expect from 2019?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hanley What are the biggest events looming on the global agenda? Building on our Agenda Weekly email update, each month I look ahead at the stories and trends that will have the most impact. This month: how […]

5 ways for business leaders to win in the 2020s

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miki Tsusaka, Senior Partner, Managing Director and Global Marketing Leader, Boston Consulting Group As a chief spokesperson on corporate diversity for Boston Consulting Group, I’m frustrated to find myself here – again – raising the issue when so little […]

3 ways to fix the way we fund humanitarian relief

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Lowcock, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Each year, humanitarian aid organizations save and protect tens of millions of people caught up in crises across the […]

6th Edition of India m2m + iot Forum to open its door on 14th January, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content New Delhi, January 02, 2019: India m2m + iot Forum 2019 (www.m2m2iotforum.com), the national forum on machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) is opening its door for one and all from the world of m2m and iot. The two-day forum will be held on Monday, 14th January 2019 and Tuesday, 15th January […]

Business should be joyful – just ask the sports world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney The practical power of joy is so clearly evident across most human endeavours, I wonder why business leaders have not made joy a pillar of their performance strategies? As a lifelong fan of team […]

Euro celebrates its 20th birthday

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The euro, Europe’s common currency, turns 20 on 1 January 2019. Exactly 20 years ago, on 1 January 1999, 11 EU countries launched a common currency, the euro, and introduced a shared monetary policy under the European Central Bank. The historic moment was a […]

The COP24 Agreement: Yes, it happened at last

On the first day of 2019 we choose to commence our unique media race with an exquisite iSting article written by one of our loyal contributors, Dr. Upadhyay. This article was exclusively written for the European Sting by one of our passionate readers Dr Animesh Upadhyay. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s […]

The European Sting’s 2018 in most critical review

“This is the EU & the world in 2018 as we stung it and you read the most”, The Sting’s Team addresses its fondest 2019 wishes to our most powerful reader, You. January Trump reshapes the Middle East at the expense of Europe Will the end of QE come along with ECB’s inflation target? Hungary and Ireland […]

These are 2018’s stats of the year

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 Low rates of plastic recycling capture the essence of the times we live in. That’s the conclusion of the Royal Statistical Society which has assessed 2018’s most attention-grabbing stats as part of its […]

Here’s what a Korean boy band can teach us about globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Media Lead, US and Industries, World Economic Forum For the readers of America’s TIME Magazine, it was clear: Korean boy band BTS should be 2018 Person of the Year. After a worldwide online poll, they held onto […]