The Green Deal Industrial Plan: putting Europe’s net-zero industry in the lead

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe’s net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality. The Plan aims to provide a more supportive environment for the scaling up of the EU’s manufacturing capacity for […]

Now is the time to double down, not slow down, on transforming industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barbara Frei, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Switzerland AG Throughout the 20th century, science fiction books and film and TV spinoffs have imagined what the future would look like. Isaac Asimov’s robot stories talked […]

What is regenerative agriculture and how can it help us get to net-zero food systems? 3 industry leaders explain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tania Strauss, Head, Strategy and Global Projects, Food Systems Initiative, World Economic Forum, Pooja Chhabria, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum Food systems are linked to many global challenges – from hunger to deforestation to being the world’s second-largest emitter […]

REPowerEU: New industrial Alliance to boost the EU’s solar power and energy security

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission together with industrial actors, research institutes, associations and other relevant parties launched the European Solar PV Industry Alliance. The alliance will help mitigating supply risk by securing diversification of supplies through more diverse imports and scaled up solar PV manufacturing of […]

6 ways the pharmaceutical industry can reduce its climate impact

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jayasree K. Iyer, CEO, Access to Medicine Foundation Health and climate are inextricably linked, from the impact of extreme weather on food security to air pollution due to wildfires or the growing spread of infectious diseases. Wherever we […]

The chemical industry can wean itself off fossil raw materials. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlie Tan, Lead, Low Carbon Emitting Technologies (LCET) initiative, World Economic Forum, Holger Vegelan, Managing Director, Chemicals and Natural Resources, Accenture The chemical industry is a cornerstone of the global economy and is essential for all goods-manufacturing industrial […]

How industry networks are sharing emissions data to tackle climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sebastian Steinhauser, Chief Strategy Officer, SAP Sustainability transformations hinge on data transparency. The availability and management of accurate, verifiable data are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals. Companies must not only use tools to […]

How to build climate resilience into the construction industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ommid Saberi, Senior Industry Specialist – Global lead for Building Resilience Index programme, IFC, World Bank Group & Naz Beykan, Climate Resilience Consultant, IFC Natural disasters are estimated to have caused $210 billion worth of damage worldwide in […]

COP26: 5 leaders from tough-to-decarbonize industries explain how to get to net-zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Partnerships Editor, World Economic Forum Energy and power providers, infrastructure, chemicals and cement are some of the toughest sectors to decarbonize – but they are critical to meeting Paris Agreement targets. The use of green technology […]

How digitization can make the fashion industry more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ankiti Bose, Co-founder & CEO, Zilingo The fashion industry is rightfully vilified for being environmentally unsustainable. It takes over 4,000 litres of water to make a pair of jeans and most of that water is not recycled. The […]

How big data can help the shipping industry get to net zero

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ami Daniel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Windward & Lord John Browne, Chairman, BeyondNetZero, and Chairman, Windward Pressure is mounting on the shipping industry to reduce its considerable environmental impact. The first step in reducing carbon emissions in […]

Investing in nature gives industry and business a competitive advantage. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman, Roche, Switzerland & Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, Hoffmann Institute, INSEAD On the agenda at the IUCN Congress in Marseille is awareness that investment in a vibrant natural world opens the door to sustainable and […]

A robust cybersecurity culture is critical to the energy industry’s resilience. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Øyvind Eriksen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aker & John Markus Lervik, Chief Executive Officer, Cognite & Karl Johnny Hersvik, Chief Executive Officer, Aker BP ASA The scale and impact of cyber attacks is rising exponentially due to […]

Why decarbonising industry is a team sport

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Faustine Delasalle, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and Director, Energy Transitions Commission & Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum We already have the tools to tackle global emissions, […]

How industrialisation could future-proof MENA’s Gulf economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandre Raffoul, Head of Business Engagement, Middle East and Africa, World Economic Forum & Fatima Al Zahra Hewaidi, Community Lead, Business Engagement, MEA, World Economic Forum Encouraging industrial innovation has bolstered recent efforts to diversify the economies of […]

5 ways to unlock a zero-carbon future for heavy industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christiana Figueres, Former Head of UN Climate Change Convention, Co-founder of Global Optimism Ltd., co-author of The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, Global Optimism & Warren East, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Plc Heavy industry accounts for […]

How industrial clusters can become net-zero carbon exemplars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sylvie Ouziel, International President, Envision Digital, Envision Group 2021 represents a pivotal moment in the mission to tackle global emissions. New report by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, has highlighted the role industrial clusters have […]

This surprising change can help the auto industry tackle emissions goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Hannon, Partner, McKinsey & Company & Bernd Heid, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company & Christoph Wolff, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, World Economic Forum To reach emissions goals, the automotive industry must make large-scale changes. […]

How the textile industry can help countries recover from COVID-19

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 The textiles and apparel sector can create jobs and spur further industrialization in countries recovering from COVID-19. To make the most of this opportunity, however, countries will need to embrace new partnerships […]

European Defence Fund: €205 million to boost the EU’s strategic autonomy and industrial competitiveness

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission announced today 16 pan-European defence industrial projects and three disruptive technology projects that will benefit from €205 million financing through the two precursor programmes of a fully-fledged European Defence Fund: the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and the European Defence Industrial […]

How Gen Z and Millennials can learn to love manufacturing jobs for real

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lawrence Whittle, CEO, Parsable Industrial companies face several challenges that make closing the talent gap more difficult than for other sectors. Yet, in the next 10 years, jobs in the industrial world may ironically be some of the […]

Using CO2 as an industrial feedstock could change the world. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Volker Sick, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan Using recovered CO2 as a feedstock can boost growth and lower emissions The market could be worth trillions of dollars Governments and business leaders can […]

Africa’s future is innovation rather than industrialization

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 Africa has taken three significant steps in recent months on its journey to a stronger economic future. In March, the African Union launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This landmark agreement […]

3 ways to nurture collaboration between universities and industry

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaci EisenbergLead, Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and University Engagement & David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum Geneva Collaborations between universities and industry have given life to many […]

People, not technology, shape the future of manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Torbjørn Netland, Chair of production and operations management, ETH Zurich & Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich These are exciting times for manufacturing. A plethora of recent technological developments creates radically new opportunities for how we develop, manufacture, and […]

US-China trade war: Washington now wants control of the renminbi-yuan

The US- China trade war is now taking new dimensions, touching the very financial heart of the most populous country on earth. The Washington administration has already more or less ordered Beijing to perform unbelievable structural changes of American liking in the economy. Now they say monetary issues have to be inserted in the trade […]

In the future of work it’s jobs, not people, that will become redundant

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever I am likely stating the obvious but it needs to be stated as often as possible – the world is changing and it is changing fast. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is blurring […]

New study shows close link between GVCs participation and economic development

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs) can play an important role in a country’s development, however countries must reach a certain threshold in industrial competitiveness to be able to integrate GVCs. This is a key finding of a new report titled “The Global Value […]

Medical Doctors in Industry 4.0: pure science fiction

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Jasson Oscullo. The writer is an Ecuadorian medical student. He is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one. Last century´s “science fiction” […]

Changing for the change: Medicine in Industry 4.0

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Maria Khan. The writer is a student of third year MBBS at Army medical college and a proud member of AMSA and IFMSA-Pakistan for the past three years. She is also affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Conflicting statistics and bad banks haunt the Eurozone

Last week, Eurostat, the EU statistical service, released its flash estimate of the GDP of the first quarter of 2016, finding it, in both the Eurozone and the EU28, to be 0.5% bigger in comparison to the previous period. In the fourth quarter of 2015, GDP had also grown by 0.3% and 0.4% respectively. Does […]

No hard drivers in sight to remodel the stagnating affairs of the EU

It’s a tautological statement to say that the euro area is an economy which barely moves ahead, towards producing more jobs and incomes for the tens of millions of the unemployed and materially deprived. However, it seems that it’s worse than that. Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, said it plainly in […]

Why is Merkel’s Germany so liberal with the refugees? Did the last elections change that?

There are many lessons to be learned from last Sunday’s elections in Germany. For one thing, the widely expected electoral setback that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) experienced last Sunday doesn’t seem to constitute a major blow to her dominant political status. She continues to be the central […]