Universities need strategic leadership. Here’s what it looks like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland & David Gann, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College Universities are remarkably robust. The average age of the top 20 European universities is 345 years. They are not […]

EU supports Yemen with €79 million to sustain public services and generate job opportunities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has today adopted a €79 million package to support Yemen, where violent conflict has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and devastated livelihoods since 2015. This support will help to sustain public services, such as health and education, and to develop livelihood […]

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by 2030, up […]

COP25: MEPs push for CO2 neutrality by 2050

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should commit to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference and step up its emissions’ reduction ambition for 2030, said the Environment Committee on Wednesday. Ahead of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December, the Environment, Public […]

Is mental health really ‘health’?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Unsa Athar, a graduate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. 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 topic, […]

3 ways India can tackle its human-waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Corporation & Subhashini Chandran, Managing Director, Xynteo India The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to ensure availability of clean water and sanitation for all. The two are deeply interconnected issues: […]

Privatization and public health: a question of Human Rights

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Caroline Dourado, a first-year medical student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, 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 […]

Failure to open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia is a mistake

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a resolution adopted on Thursday, the European Parliament stresses that both countries meet the requirements to start negotiations. Parliament expresses deep disappointment over the failure to agree on opening EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia at the EU summit on 17-18 […]

Greenhouse gas emissions have already peaked in 30 major cities

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 Greenhouse gas emissions have already peaked, and are continuing to fall, in 30 major cities including New York, London and Paris. Austin, Athens, Lisbon and Venice are the latest places to hit that […]

This is Amsterdam’s ambitious plan to turn its transport electric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Formative Content Amsterdam has nearly 900,000 bicycles and almost 60% of its teenagers and adults cycle daily. But as green as it is, the Dutch capital still has some way to go. Nine of its main streets […]

Listen to the future – how 26 youth-led organizations are supercharging the UN’s Global Goals

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lysa John, Secretary-General, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation From gun control marches in the United States to impassioned climate change speeches on the global stage of the UN, youth are leading the charge to hold governments accountable and […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA Dubai on 26-27 November 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Now is the most exciting time for digital transformation: traditional brands are re-evaluating their competitive edge, start-ups are redefining the economics of business, providers are innovating at an unprecedented rate, and the consumer wants everything faster. This is the dawn of the intelligently connected society. Mobile 360 – MENA is the place to […]

Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mario Greco, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in Japan, wildfires in the US, to a massive earthquake and tsunami […]

How privacy tech is redefining the data economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: CV Madhukar, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network As the tech reckoning continues, governments, journalists and citizens alike are sounding the alarm on the many ways technology – and our personal data – can be used for harm. Every day, billions […]

Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-hosting the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Jean-Claude […]

Record-breaking heatwaves killed about 1,500 people in France

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 In late July, a heatwave engulfed Europe, breaking temperature records in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. It was the second episode of extreme heat to hit the continent since June. […]

Three ideas for leaders to be more successful in the 21st century

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: François Ortalo-Magné, Dean, London Business School A confusing, overwhelming, fragmented, unstructured deluge. This is how business leaders often described their context. Yet, as the top executives of their organisations, they understand the importance of remaining informed and vigilant about […]

Boardroom warriors: how CEOs are becoming champions of change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Linn Teigland, Managing Partner Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, EY Around the world, the search for answers to complex issues has given rise to a new model of corporate leadership. But the question around what it takes […]

Cleantech innovation is being stifled. Here’s how to unlock it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Schniering, Founder, Future Cleantech Architects An overwhelming majority of climate scientists are calling for immediate action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But progress is way too slow, considering the short time that remains to avoid catastrophic […]

How 5G can connect the affordable homes of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Michael Gallagher, Business Innovation & Strategy Executive Advisor, Fluxus LLC “2019 will be a critical year in the evolution of 5G as global roll-out pilots will shape the landscape and specifications will start […]

The new assembly lines: Why AI needs low-skilled workers too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI Whether AI and automation will create, eliminate or modify jobs, and how much, is the central question of a never-ending debate. In 2013, the Oxford […]

We don’t know how autonomous vehicles will depreciate – and that’s a problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michelle Avary, Head of Autonomous and Urban Mobility , World Economic Forum LLC Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have different depreciation patterns than current light passenger vehicles and that pattern is, as yet, unknown. The industry knows with decent […]

Meet Cipta: the comic book hero using her powers to tackle bullying in schools

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Cipta is a 15-year-old girl with remarkable powers. A talented artist, she has a knack for bringing her creations to life, literally – turning her drawings into objects she uses to help […]

They have more than 30 words for “apple core”, and other things you didn’t know about Switzerland

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Micol Lucchi, Specialist, Swiss Public Affairs, World Economic Forum Geneva If it’s 1 August, it must be … Swiss National Day. As the Swiss celebrate the occasion as they have since 1891, here are some surprising facts about […]

Why the way of loving closes doors of health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna C. Nichelatti, a 2nd year medical student at the University of Blumenau (FURB) in 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 […]

Antitrust: Commission fines Sanrio €6.2 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products featuring Hello Kitty characters

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has fined Sanrio €6.2 million for banning traders from selling licensed merchandise to other countries within the EEA. This restriction concerned products featuring Hello Kitty or other characters owned by Sanrio. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said:“Today’s decision confirms […]

What makes a great CEO? The people they surround themselves with

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content What does it take to be a stellar chief executive? Well, according to new research from Glassdoor, the best CEOs are those who surround themselves with a strong senior leadership team. Across five different countries […]

5 ways CEOs can renew their businesses for the digital age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torrance, Managing Director, FoundersLane As they are catapulted into the digital era, many businesses are crash-landing in a world they no longer recognize. At their helms are CEOs who have navigated choppy waters for decades and taken […]

AI will drive the societies of the future. Will the governed consent?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Mayernick, Co-founder, Spinnakr Western democracies are confronted with collapsing trust in their governments and surging nationalist movements. These phenomena have a particularly cruel timing, occurring contemporaneously with the rise of complex, global problems that urgently require coordinated, […]

Larger species are more at risk of extinction than smaller ones – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content A cruel evolutionary logic is at work among the world’s wildlife. Charles Darwin said the ability to adapt to change determined which species survived. Today, change is so fast, many of our larger […]

Commission’s report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States’ performance

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is releasing the results of the 2019 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which monitors Europe’s overall digital performance and tracks the progress of EU countries with respect to their digital competitiveness.  Countries that have set up ambitious targets in line with […]

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum Geneva & Dilip Guna, Manager, PwC (Project Collaborator, Cities, World Economic Forum) The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. A recent survey revealed […]

Connected Claims Europe on 18-19 September 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Insurers are made or broken by a successful claims function. Those willing to invest in serving their customers now will be the success stories tomorrow. Connected Claims Europe reveals how European leaders are transforming claims, from connecting and digitising the supply chain, to driving efficiency, accuracy and greater analytical insights. Featuring proven business […]