How 4 Chinese enterprises are taking action on sustainable development 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Liming Chen, Chair of Greater China, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Beijing Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are becoming increasingly important for companies looking to create long-term value. The World Economic Forum has championed stakeholder […]

Four ways to make 2023 count in the pursuit of resilient and sustainable food systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Berry Marttin, Member of the Executive Board, Rabobank, Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA Food security and our food systems are under threat. COVID-19, conflict, disruptions to global trade, climate change and the energy and inflation crises are threatening the supply […]

Antitrust: Commission invites comments on draft Guidelines for sustainability agreements in agriculture

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today launched a public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on its draft proposal for Guidelines on how to design sustainability agreements in the field of agriculture (‘Guidelines’) using the novel exclusion from EU competition rules introduced during the recent […]

What the US’ wasted truck space taught me about profitable sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oren Zaslansky, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flock Freight Business objectives beyond shareholder value—commonly packaged as ESG goals— typically elicit something between healthy skepticism and outright cynicism in C-Suites. As companies weigh their response and responsibility to the climate […]

Uruguay is a sustainability success story – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, known for its impressive coastline, high standard of living, low poverty rates and a football team that tends to punch above its weight. It’s also […]

ManpowerGroup: Setting common standards for reporting on sustainability performance

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonas Prising, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ManpowerGroup How can companies apply universal environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics to drive positive change? Jonas Prising, CEO and Chairman at ManpowerGroup, values the public-private collaboration driven by the World Economic […]

How to develop sustainable travel products customers want

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jesko Neuenburg, Managing Director, Global Travel & Aviation Sustainability Lead, Accenture, David Walfisch, Principal Director, Travel Sustainability, Accenture, Natalie Nehme, Manager, Travel Sustainability, Accenture, Maksim Soshkin, Research and Analysis Specialist, World Economic Forum Travel and tourism companies are […]

How market-based sustainability standards can help protect the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Wickerham, Engagement Manager, ISEAL Alliance, Pengyu Li, China Specialist, 1t.org China Action/Tropical Forest Alliance, World Economic Forum Beijing Ninety percent of tropical deforestation is linked to agriculture, driven largely by palm oil, timber, beef and soy trade. […]

3 ways CEOs can take sustainability programmes to the next level

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carsten Linz, CEO and Founder, Bluegain, Igor Rikalo, President, Chief Operating Officer, o9 Solutions We are entering a post-greenwashing era with the necessary shift from talking and measuring to acting for serious impact. In response, many firms have […]

5 leaders on how Latin America is driving sustainability across its value chains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Felipe Bezamat, Head of Advanced Manufacturing Industry, World Economic Forum, Thales Panza de Paula, Acting Head, Regional Business Engagement, Latin America, World Economic Forum Global Value Chains (GVCs) have been one of the primary driving forces behind the […]

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, […]