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 […]

Want a sustainable business? Hire in talent

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Few companies have embraced sustainability in their hiring processes. Businesses should learn from the digital shift and hire in talent with new skills. The way companies select leaders will have a lasting impact […]

These Dutch tomatoes can teach the world about sustainable agriculture

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content To feed 10 billion people by 2050 at the current level of food production efficiency, we’d have to clear most of the world’s forests. The Netherlands is a leader in efficient and […]

This digital currency could build a more sustainable global economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Liu, chief product officer, Fusion Foundation & Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital Whether we are talking about trade and investment or banking and payments, stablecoins and the technology underlying them will be the building […]

Coldplay stop touring to save the world: is pop music going sustainable?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum Coldplay will stop touring for the foreseeable future in an effort to be more environmentally sustainable. Rock concerts and music festivals generate waste and carbon emissions. Fans traveling to concerts generate one-third […]

Why the answer to a more sustainable future could lie within the platform economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com There is growing public urgency on issues such as climate change and calls for more sustainable solutions to secure a more positive future. Whilst legislators are mired in considerations of political practicality, sometimes unable to […]

Banking on sustainability – what’s next?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Derek Baraldi, Head of Banking, World Economic Forum In recent years, leaders of public and private organizations, regardless of sector, have started to prioritize sustainability. And now, banking is starting to see sustainability as a priority, as well. Leaders […]

The future of sustainability: recycling carbon through the power of the sun

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bart Kolodziejczyk, Research Fellow, Monash University & Tyra Horngren, PhD candidate, University of Melbourne In August last year, the Trump administration proposed the weakening of vehicle emission regulations, causing concern for climate advocates. This follows its decision to withdraw […]

We can solve climate change – if we involve women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vaishali Sinha, Chief Communication & Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power With the 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals approaching, the fight against climate change intensifies each year, with governments pumping resources into achieving them. One of the most […]

How do we build a #sustainableworld?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henry Taylor, Lead, Innovation and Product Development, World Economic Forum Delivering on the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement is no easy task. The global risks highlighted by these agendas will need […]

Reusable packaging: 6 benefits beyond sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Zara Ingilizian, Head of Future of Consumption, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Sara Wingstrand, Innovation Lead, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation & Annette Lendal, Senior Research Analyst, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Converting […]

New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, following the approval by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019, the Council has formally adopted a new Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain. This new Regulation is based on aEuropean Commission’s proposal tabled […]

How young people are shaping the future of sustainable fashion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Media Relations Specialist, World Economic Forum Young people around the world are working to clean up a dirty fashion industry. The $2 trillion industry is responsible for 10% of the global carbon footprint, negative environmental effects including […]

How digital remittances can help drive sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marco Nicoli, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank & Usman Ahmed, Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal More people in the world have access to financial accounts and tools than ever before. With this access, new products and services […]

The road ahead to building a more sustainable world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) “The Garden of Eden is no more”, Sir David Attenborough told Davos 2019 as he delivered his verdict on the destruction that humanity has inflicted on the natural world. Sir David […]

The good news on pensions: sustainable equals profitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Parrado, Professor, ESE Business School & Enric Sala, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society Would you be interested in investing in companies that produce nuclear weapons? Or companies that damage the environment, pollute our seas or violate human rights? Or […]

Egypt is building one of the world’s largest solar parks

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 At a site in the Western Desert, some 650 km south of Cairo, one of the world’s largest and most ambitious solar energy projects is underway. The Benban Solar Park will produce enough […]

We can feed the world in a sustainable way, but we need to act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lyu Jun, Chairman, COFCO To feed almost 10 billion people by 2050, while at the same time preserving the natural resources that sustain food production, is possibly the greatest challenge that human civilization has ever faced. When we add […]