Experts put forward recommendations on how to harness the power of culture for sustainable development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Ahead of UNESCO’s World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development,  MONDIACULT 2022, taking place in Mexico from 28 to 30 September 2022, experts have issued a new report entitled “Stormy Times. Nature and humans: Cultural courage for change”, which focuses on the important […]

Using the sun to keep agricultural produce cool? How Ghana’s farmers are benefiting from solar-powered cold storage

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 Finding ways to store freshly harvested fruit and vegetables is a big problem for smallholder farmers in Ghana in West Africa. Produce can rot quickly in outdoor temperatures, and transporting it to […]

5 ways organizations can create sustainable workforces

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aidan Manktelow, Insights Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum There is a growing focus on whether organizations are managing their people in a sustainable way – one that that satisfies material needs, does not detract from physical health […]

Sustainability isn’t holding back innovation, it’s accelerating it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joni Rautavuori, Chief Executive Officer, Tharsus Group Faced with the most severe supply chain crisis in decades, compounding factors such as inflation and the energy crisis are putting businesses at existential risk. Simultaneously, the drive toward greater productivity […]

The 7 ways to successfully communicate sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Giorgia Ortolani, Vice-Curator, Milan Hub , Global Shapers Community While you’re figuring out the best way to make sure your business, idea, product or project has the best possible impact on the community around you or the world […]

Get the reporting right and sustainability will follow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier M. Schwab, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Expectations of the purpose of business, as well as how companies operate and deliver is evolving. The Forum understands the challenges they face and supports progress on convergent sustainability reporting […]

Why collaboration is key for a sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Managing Board, Royal DSM Profit, of course, is important, but we do believe it should go together with creating value for our planet and people. Knowing demand for […]

Five ‘Monday morning priorities’ for private equity investors looking to progress on sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shrinal Sheth, Project Lead, Financial Innovation, World Economic Forum, Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Vinay Shandal, Managing Partner and Director, Principal Investors and Private Equity in Canada, Boston Consulting Group, Greg Fischer, Partner and […]

How stakeholder alignment on sustainability unlocks a competitive advantage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture, Peter Lacy, Global Sustainability Services Lead and Chief Responsibility Officer, Accenture, Cyrus Suntook, Strategy Senior Manager, Responsible Leadership Fellow, Accenture & Jill Rademacher, Head of the Forum Foundations, World […]

Commission calls for environmental sustainability to be at the core of EU education and training systems

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission published today a proposal for a Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability. The aim of the proposal is to support Member States, schools, higher education institutions, non-governmental organisations and all education providers in equipping learners with understanding and skills on sustainability, […]

3 ways the MENA region can build a sustainable economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and damage economies around the world. Establishing a trading bloc in the MENA region would unite countries around a shared desire for sustainable growth […]

China’s new carbon market aims to  substantially reduce its emissions. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Yang, Graduate student, Public Policy Program, Stanford University & Lawrence Goulder, Shuzo Nishihara Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Stanford University and Director, Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center In July, China launched the world’s largest […]

Future healthcare professionals: the roadmap to global progress and sustainability

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Yashas BP, a 20 years old, a 2nd Year medical student at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences from Karnataka, India. He 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 […]

Sustainability is the CFO’s new best friend. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sanda Ojiambo, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Demands are growing from all sides for companies to take sustainability seriously. There is growing evidence that strong ESG credentials can boost a company’s bottom line […]

How personalizing sustainable investments can shape the future of finance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Smiles Former Group Managing Director, UBS Wealth Management & Rodrigo Tavares Founder and President, Granito Group Despite retail investors being interested in sustainability issues, few are investing money with this in mind. Principal barriers to investment in […]

This African company is producing cashew nuts sustainably. Here’s how

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 The global trade in cashews is booming, more than doubling from 2000 to 2018. But farmers often miss out on the earnings from this crop. Tolaro Global, a West African company, uses […]

Now is the time for companies to act on sustainability reporting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY & Punit Renjen, Global Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Bill Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG International & Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC Business leaders have […]

What can the wine industry teach us about sustainability?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalya Guseva, Head of Investors Cluster, Engagement Management, World Economic Forum Winemaking is a low-emitting sector – but it’s under particular threat from climate change. Many winemakers today are putting sustainability at the heart of what they do, […]

This is the most sustainable way to use fashion – and it’s not renting clothes

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 Researchers in Finland analyzed the life cycle of a pair of jeans. They discovered that out of five options, including discarding and recycling, renting clothes contributed the most carbon emissions. Owning fewer […]

Gender equality, sustainability and social justice: A roadmap for recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Turquet, Policy Advisor and Deputy Chief of Research and Data, UN Women The pandemic has exacerbated gender inequalities, left women more vulnerable to jobs losses and increased their unpaid care work. According to UN Women’s projections 47 […]

The global eco-wakening: how consumers are driving sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cristianne Close, Global Markets Practice Leader, WWF International • New research shows support for sustainable business is growing in both developed and developing economies. • Many consumers believe brands bear as much responsibility for positive change as governments. […]

European Green Deal: Commission adopts strategic guidelines for sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission adopted new strategic guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture. The guidelines offer a common vision for the Commission, Member States and stakeholders to develop the sector in a way that contributes directly to the European Green Deal and in […]

5 innovators making the electric vehicle battery more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) could reach 245 million units by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. While EVs emit less CO2, their batteries are tough to recycle. Made from cobalt, […]

How to build public trust in a sustainable energy future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture & Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Total Delivering the transition rests on inspiring public trust – and this will be good for the bottom line, too. To […]

How data is driving sustainability in food retail

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tuuli Sarvilinna, Senior VP, Electronic Controllers & Services, Danfoss Climate Solutions, Danfoss Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are helping food retailers to maintain the quality and safety of our food using the least amount of energy possible. IoT […]

European businesses must balance digital with sustainability. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe Companies need to weave digital transformation and sustainability into their DNA in order to survive. There is an urgency for European companies to step up their efforts to recover from COVID-19. Digital […]

Companies must focus on resiliency, profitability and sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christian Klein, Chief Executive Officer, SAP SE Resiliency is the foundation for all business models. We need to see profitability in terms of social wellbeing, not only shareholder value. Tech as applied to sustainability can help companies measure […]

Commission launches initiative for more sustainable cocoa production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today kicks off an initiative to improve sustainability in the cocoa sector. A new multi-stakeholder dialogue brings together representatives of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana – the two main cocoa producing countries accounting for 70% of global cocoa production – as well […]

Here’s how sustainability can make you stand out from the crowd

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shalini Unnikrishnan, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group The COVID-19 crisis has heightened awareness of the importance of addressing environmental challenges. Companies are seeking to increase the environmental and social resilience of supply chains. To make the […]

The great sustainable reset: The new world of work after the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson Business-model resilience will take on a new urgency in the post-pandemic world world of work. For changes to incorporate resilience and be sustainable, flexibility and a portfolio-based […]

4 ways the way we make things can change for a sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ric Fulop, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Desktop Metal Industry must work to mitigate its impact on stakeholders and the environment. New technologies like 3D printing can make the additive manufacturing industry more sustainable. The World Economic Forum’s […]

4 eco-friendly products put sustainable spins on classic practices, from teacups to hankies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Many environmentally-friendly products are just a return to old ways. Big companies are looking to move away from disposable packaging. Consumers want to cut waste and environmental harm. Imagine a world where your coffee cup can be used again […]

This is how we make cancer care sustainable and available for all

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Susanne Schaffert Phd, President, Novartis Oncology Income equality and disparities in care fuel cancer’s prevalence – by 2030 there will be more than 24 million new cancer cases; While some countries invest heavily, others under-invest in cancer research […]