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 […]

Want a Sustainable Earth? Bring on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications When I became CEO of Verizon back in August, one of my commitments was to accelerate our company’s progress in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, drawing upon our longstanding role as a […]

To keep track of the SDGs, we need a data revolution

(Unsplash, 2019) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steve MacFeelyChief Statistician, UNCTAD In March 2015, presidents and prime ministers around the world signed up to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That agenda is the most ambitious development plan ever conceived by the […]

Leaders need hard data to make the hard decisions about sustainability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Debra Walton, Chief Customer Proposition Officer, Refinitiv Balancing short-term performance pressures with the need to invest in a long-term future is one of the most important tasks a modern leader faces. Those that achieve it will contribute to a […]

Here are three ways the private sector can act as a sustainability catalyst for Globalization 4.0

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard The problems of the world are too big to be solved by traditional philanthropy. Writing cheques alone can’t end poverty, solve climate change, reduce inequality or surmount barriers to exclusion. […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Regulators and the shipping industry collaborating for a sustainable future”, written by the Secretary General of IMO

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer.   I am often asked about my vision for the future of the shipping industry, especially at a time of so much change. As a Secretary-General […]

Sustainability is now mission critical for businesses. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Terri Toyota, Deputy Head of Centre for Global Public Goods, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum “Can I afford to buy organic, go sustainable or shop Fair Trade?” We have all often stood in front of […]

The secret weapon in the fight for sustainability? The humble barcode

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Niall MurphyCo-founder and CEO, EVRYTHNG About four trillion physical consumer products are made and sold around the world annually. With more than a hundred million different types of product, from cans of soda to designer shirts, and bike […]

How can we measure real progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author: Christian Kroll, Scientific Co-Director, SDG Index and Dashboards The UN Agenda 2030, with its 17 historic Global Goals, was signed into action by governments – but these historic targets also hold unique opportunities for investors and businesses. Also […]