The global food system is in crisis, here’s how we can stop a humanitarian disaster

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ertharin Cousin, Chief Executive Officer and President, Food Systems for the Future & Rodrigo Santos, Member of the Board of Management; President, Crop Science Division, Bayer The war in Ukraine has knocked the global food system off its […]

How data, digital platforms and collaboration can create systemic resilience

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Veronica Scotti, Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re Management Ltd Climate change, the war in Ukraine and COVID-19 show us how systemic risks need a coordinated global response. Data richness and digital platforms are vital tools in building […]

COVID-19 has equipped us with a toolbox to tackle future pandemics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn Misinformation and misunderstanding have been rampant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, causing unequal vaccine uptake and prolonging the outbreak. But two years of managing the virus has equipped us with the knowledge […]

Why doesn’t the EU notice the new double digit growth of EU-China trade?

Recently the results of the EU-China trade for the first quarter of 2022 came out and scored an impressive 10.2% growth and yet the EU media and policy makers remained mute. Why is that so? Obviously, the world economy has been hit hard by an explosive mix of the war in Ukraine coupled with the […]

Community batteries are helping neighbours in Australia share energy – here’s how

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 In Australia, neighbourhoods are using community batteries to store solar energy locally. This helps reduce their bills and eases pressure on the electricity grid at peak times. Wind and solar energy isn’t […]

Ukraine: debate on the humanitarian situation in the country

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Development Committee MEPs will debate with Mykyta Poturayev, the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has sparked a humanitarian crisis in the country. In this context, the Committee on Development has invited […]

5 things companies and staff need to learn about hybrid work

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 Hybrid working will be part of future work patterns, but some companies and employees are struggling to adapt, a new Microsoft report says. Half of business leaders say their company plans to […]

Humanitarian aid: EU releases €48.4 million to support people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has announced today €48.4 million in humanitarian aid to address the most pressing needs of people in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the region facing displacement, the consequences of protracted conflict and the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis. This humanitarian funding consists of €24 […]

These 17 innovators are helping accelerate the transition to a global circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wesley Spindler, Senior Manager & Circulars Program Director, Accenture Strategy & Emmeline Cardozo, Business Strategy Consultant, Accenture The Circulars Accelerator launched its applications for its second year on UpLink, the World Economic Forum’s open innovation platform. The Circulars […]

Poor dental health costs employers $54 billion a year. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Deeptha Khanna, Chief Business Leader, Personal Health; Executive Vice-President and Member of the Executive Committee, Royal Philips An estimated 3.5 billion people globally suffer from oral diseases – many of which are preventable. The economic impact of unmanaged […]

Gen Z cares about sustainability more than anyone else – and is starting to make others feel the same

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 Generation Z cares more about sustainable buying decisions than brand names, a new survey shows. This first generation of “digital natives” is inspiring other age groups to act more sustainably. The main reasons […]

Capital Markets Union: Commission proposes simpler rules to make settlement in EU financial markets safer and more efficient

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today proposed changes to the Central Securities Depositories Regulation to enhance the efficiency of the EU’s settlement markets, while safeguarding financial stability. Today’s proposal is a key component of the 2020 Capital Markets Union Action Plan. Central Securities Depositories operate […]

This is how TikTok helped propel book sales to a bestselling year

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content #BookTok is helping drive up sales of print books, according to an industry analyst. Readers bought over 825 million print books in the US in 2021, more than in any year since […]

What is women’s ‘bodily autonomy’ and why does it matter for everyone?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Roughly half of all women reportedly lack the ability to freely make choices about their own bodies. In some places they face growing threats to their bodily autonomy. Women’s […]

Rule of Law conditionality: Commission must immediately initiate proceedings

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Commission must take urgent action and immediately apply the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism by notifying the member states concerned in writing. In a resolution adopted on Thursday by 478 votes to 155 and 29 abstentions, MEPs welcomed the European Court of […]

Ukraine: Commission proposes temporary protection for people fleeing war in Ukraine and guidelines for border checks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is proposing to activate the Temporary Protection Directive  to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. Under this proposal, those fleeing the war will be granted temporary protection in the EU, meaning that they will be […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the war in Ukraine rages on, and Ukrainians fight bravely for their country, the European Union steps up once more its support for Ukraine and the sanctions against the aggressor – Putin’s Russia. For the first time ever, the European Union will finance […]

Here’s how much waste people in the EU produced in 2020

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 People in the EU generated an average of 505 kilogrammes of waste in 2020, up nearly 10% since 1995. Denmark and Luxembourg created the most municipal rubbish. Only seven member states produced […]

Statement on Ukraine by European Parliament’s leaders

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament’s President and group leaders adopted the following statement on Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, and announced an extraordinary plenary session for next Tuesday. The European Parliament Conference of Presidents was convened by President Roberta Metsola this morning to discuss our response to Russia’s […]

Green Deal: EU invests over €110 million in LIFE projects for environment and climate in 11 EU countries

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is announcing an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020. The funding will support new major environmental and climate projects in 11 EU […]

Parliament updates the composition of its committees and subcommittees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, MEPs updated the number of members in Parliament’s 20 committees and 3 sub-committees, and the political groups determined who will sit in each committee. Following a plenary vote on the proposal by Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (673 for, 17 against, 5 abstentions), […]

EU invests over €1 billion in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is investing over €1.1 billion into seven large-scale innovative projects under the Innovation Fund. The grants will support projects aiming to bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, carbon capture, use and storage, and renewable energy. The projects […]

How a great plankton migration could pose a ‘serious threat’ to ocean ecosystems and the planet

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 Plankton are a source of food for marine life up to and including blue whales. They also absorb carbon through photosynthesis, so help to cool the planet. But a warming ocean is […]

U.S. President Biden, European Commission President von der Leyen and UK Prime minister Johnson announce Commitment to addressing climate crisis through infrastructure development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Building on the June 2021 commitment of G7 Leaders to launch a values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure partnership to meet global infrastructure development needs, U.S. President Biden and European Commission President von der Leyen hosted a discussion on the margins of COP26 with UK […]

As the world gathers for COP26, here’s how leaders can dispel ESG confusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Colas, Partner; Vice-Chairman, Financial Services, Americas, Oliver Wyman Group (MMC) The true litmus test of net-zero proposals at COP26 will be the degree to which the public and private sectors commit to agree on priorities and determine […]

Moldova: EU highlights the need for continued implementation of the reform agenda

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Union has published a report on the Association Implementation of the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agreement. The report is published ahead of the 6th EU-Moldova Association Council on 28 October. It concludes that, while the second half of 2020 saw Moldova […]

Sakharov Prize 2021: introducing the finalists

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Afghan women, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Áñez were shortlisted for the 2021 Sakharov Prize on Thursday. Following a joint vote by Members on the Foreign Affairs and Development committees on Thursday 14 October, the finalists for the […]

European Innovation Council announces new wave of start-up champions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission’s European Innovation Council has selected 65 innovative start-ups and SMEs to receive €363 million of funding for breakthrough innovations. Each company will receive a combination of grant financing and equity investment of up to €17 million to develop and scale up […]

4 ways media and entertainment could be more equitable and diverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hesham Zafar, Community Curator, Media, Entertainment, and Information Industries, World Economic Forum There are examples of media, entertainment and sports brands that are bringing their diversity commitments to life. Others can learn from their successes to implement their […]

Risks to kids online are growing. Here’s what we can do 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Farah Lalani, Community Lead, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum Apple delayed its rollout of child safety features, and Instagram delayed Instagram for Kids. Facing accusations that its platforms harm children, Facebook says it will introduce […]

EU-Ukraine Summit: Moving Forward Together

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the 23rd EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv, the European Union and Ukraine reaffirmed their strong partnership and commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union. European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President, Charles […]

Zero pollution: Commission report shows more needs to be done against water pollution from nitrates

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The latest Commission Report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive (based on data for 2016-2019) warns that nitrates are still causing harmful pollution to water in the EU. Excessive nitrates in water are harmful to both human health and ecosystems, causing oxygen depletion […]

When corporations and social enterprises work together, they can change the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Yasmina Zaidman, Chief Partnerships Officer, Acumen & Åsa Skogström Feldt, Manager, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, Inter IKEA Group & Saskia Bruysten, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Yunus Social Business There is an untapped opportunity for corporations and social enterprises […]