Why we need to fix the world’s freshwater algae problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yousef Yousef, CEO, LG Sonic While we experience terrible drought and flooding events more frequently due to climate change, another significant hazard is hidden beneath the surface. To be more precise, the surface of our freshwater supplies. Accessible […]

What happens to an organization when it has no security culture?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacqueline Jayne, Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4 Let’s begin by looking at what culture is and why it matters. Culture is tacit and elusive in its very nature. It is often unspoken, based on behaviours, hidden in the thoughts […]

International Day of Sign Languages: how business can make a difference

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisabeth Pipic, Specialist, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, World Economic Forum According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 billion people (nearly 20% of the global population) currently live with hearing loss and 430 million of […]

What on Earth is the value of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat Global Have people lost sight of the value of space and its role in their daily lives? Do they view it more as science-fiction than science? As CEO of the leading global […]

Engaging the Public; A Panacea to Abortion Restrictions

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gauri Parvathy, a medical graduate from Tbilisi Medical University, Georgia. 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 […]

Commission proposes full suspension of Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, HERA, the Commission’s Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, has secured an additional 170,920 doses of Bavarian Nordic’s 3rd generation vaccine to respond to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak and to meet the more immediate needs. This brings the total number of doses directly purchased by […]

What is quiet quitting?

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 Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok, and the video-sharing app is ablaze with the term. It’s throwing new light on the world of work for young professionals and has opened up a […]

Using stuff longer: Does the shift to a circular economy have a simple solution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mo Chatterji, Manager, Kearney Hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste end up in landfills yearly – actual wastelands of everything from mattresses to electrical equipment to unworn clothes, determined to be worthless and no longer needed. Extending […]

Five ways that organizations can invest in digital trust and safety for children

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek E. Baird, Chief Youth Officer, BeMe Health, Sam Dorison, Head of Partnerships and Special Initiatives, BeMe Health More organizations than ever before are confronting how to prioritize child and youth digital trust and safety. Organizations that sustainably […]

How India can finance and scale digital innovations in agriculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arindom Datta, Executive Director & Head, Rural and Development Banking/Advisory, Rabobank India, Abhay Pareek, Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution for Agriculture, World Economic Forum, India India’s agriculture sector is expected to sustain income for 100 million smallholders while facing […]

EU Cohesion Policy: €9 billion for Croatia’s economic, social, and territorial cohesion, green and digital transition in 2021-2027

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Croatia will receive a total of €9 billion from Cohesion Policy in 2021-2027 in the framework of its Partnership Agreement with the Commission to promote the economic, social and territorial cohesion of its regions and its green and digital transitions. These investments will help reduce […]

Businesses have a role to play in achieving global food security. This is what they can do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative Almost half of the world’s calorie intake is derived from essential crops, such as maize, rice and wheat. Ukraine and Russia account for 29% of global wheat exports and […]

This is how long people across Europe can expect to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Working lives are getting longer, with Europeans now predicted to spend an average of 36 years in the workplace. Years spent at work vary between countries, with Dutch people having longer careers […]

5 technologies that will transform our lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karthik Krishnan, Venture Chair, Redesign Health Technology is developing rapidly and innovations that were once the stuff of science fiction are now an everyday reality. AI, VR, gene-editing, blockchain and nanotechnology are the five foundational technologies that will […]

It’s time for healthcare to accelerate its climate journey

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kavitha Hariharan, Director, Healthy Societies, Marsh McLennan Advantage, Adrienne Cernigoi.Research Manager, Marsh McLennan Advantage, Claudio Saffioti, Research Manager, Marsh McLennan Advantage, Cheryl Cosslett, Research Analyst, Marsh McLennan Advantage Climate change impacts on healthcare have created a crisis through […]

State aid: Commission approves modifications to Polish scheme, including €5.1 billion budget increase, to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved modifications, including a budget increase of €5.1 billion (PLN 24.5 billion), to an existing Polish scheme to support companies across sectors in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The amendments were approved under the Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted […]

How successful leaders will take ESG further: BlackRock’s alternative investment chief Pam Chan

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 the podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits and […]

Indigenous peoples teach the world First Nations wisdom through technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mikaela Jade, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Indigital Augmented reality and other technologies can amplify Indigenous storytelling. Harnessing technology plays a role in cultural connection and provides digital skills for the 21st century. Today, 476 million Indigenous people […]

Can parametric insurance mitigate Africa’s climate risk?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd In Africa, 490 million people (40% of the population) are living in extreme poverty. As a result, communities are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, which are increasing in […]

Four ways retail investors can take control of their financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Sofia Eckrich, Project Fellow, Future of Capital Markets, World Economic Forum Global financial markets are experiencing a period of volatility, but that does not mean people should stop investing […]

European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Statement by President von der Leyen, Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Dalli

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, stated: “On the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, we commemorate the hundreds of thousands of […]

European Commission disburses first tranche of the new €1 billion macro-financial assistance for Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed the first half (€500 million) of a new €1 billion macro-financial assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine. The second tranche (another €500 million) will be disbursed tomorrow, 2 August. The decision about this new […]

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 […]

Eliminating the Risks of Substance Use: Harm Reduction Approach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laveeza Fatima, a 19 years old medical student at Allama Iqbal Medical College, 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 […]

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 […]

Amid global economic woes, unicorns continue to thrive

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Spencer Feingold, Digital Editor, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum Coined in 2013, the term unicorn refers to a venture capital-backed company valued at $1 billion or more. So far this year, over 200 new unicorns have emerged. Unicorns, […]

‘Reduce, remove and repair’ – the 3 Rs needed to fight climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David King, Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, University of Cambridge Arctic changes are at or beyond a tipping point due to global warming. The Arctic links into global weather systems in many ways. A […]

Somalia: EU send Humanitarian Air Bridge to deliver life-saving aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Due to the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Somalia, the EU is launching a Humanitarian Air Bridge, to delivering emergency supplies to hard-to-reach areas which are no longer accessible by road. This will be a major logistics operation, with an estimated 50 to 70 […]

Grant EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova without delay, MEPs demand

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU leaders must live up to their historical responsibility and give a clear political signal to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, confirming their European perspective. With 529 votes to 45 and 14 abstentions, Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution calling on the Heads of State […]

30th Lorenzo Natali Media Prize: Winners announced

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At a Ceremony held at the 2022 European Development Days in Brussels, Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, announced today the winners of this year’s Lorenzo Natali Prize: Ritwika Mitra for uncovering human trafficking activities in India, Rémi Carton and Paul Boyer for exposing […]

State aid: Commission approves 500 million Finnish scheme to support companies in context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has approved an €500 million scheme to support companies active in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022, based on Article 107(3)(b) […]

‘Journalism is under attack’: Experts explain why it needs defending

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Gray Calvo, Media Relations and Public Affairs Specialist, World Economic Forum In panel discussions at Davos 2022, leading human rights experts and prominent Ukrainian reporters discussed media freedom and safety of journalists in today’s increasingly challenging global […]

EU strengthens partnership with WHO to boost local manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are strengthening their partnership to improve equitable access to safe, effective, and quality-assured vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced today […]