Here’s a simple way to convince people to eat less meat

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Meat and dairy accounts for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization. A new study found that meat-eaters can be “nudged” into making healthier […]

This is how the metaverse might be monetized

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Brambilla Hall, Project Lead, Media, Entertainment and Sport, World Economic Forum Geneva, Cathy Li, Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport, Industries, World Economic Forum Experts believe the metaverse will signify the next step in our digital evolution, […]

The world is drowning in data. Why don’t we trade it like on a stock exchange?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dimitri Zabelin, Policy Analyst, Data Policy, World Economic Forum LLC & Tomonori Yuyama, Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, World Economic Forum & Tomoaki Nakanishi, Project Fellow, Data for Common Purpose Initiative, World Economic Forum Data […]

Overseas Countries and Territories: Stepping up cooperation for green prosperity and improved learning and skills

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission is reinforcing its partnership with Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), which have constitutional links to Denmark, France and The Netherlands, based on jointly agreed priority areas. To underpin this cooperation, the Commission has adopted a financial contribution of €385.4 million for the […]

Stakeholder Capitalism: A brief history of GDP – and what could come next

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Vanham, Head of Communications, Chairman’s Office, World Economic Forum As the World Economic Forum launches the video-podcast Stakeholder Capitalism, host and author Peter Vanham looks at GDP, the focus of episode 1. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is […]

5 ways Palestinian startups are shaping their society

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Teresa Belardo, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Europe, World Economic Forum The Middle East and North Africa are home to a vibrant and dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and are increasingly drawing attention from international investors. Young Palestinians are exploring innovative […]

Is working from home harming women’s careers?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content As a result of working from home, 51% of women are less optimistic about their career prospects than they were pre-pandemic, according to a survey. Difficulties accessing childcare and COVID-19 disruptions to […]

Frances Haugen to MEPs: EU digital rules can be a game changer for the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU’s future Digital Services Act can set the global standards in transparency, oversight and enforcement, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told MEPs. The Digital Services Act (DSA) has the potential to be a “global gold standard” and inspire other countries to “pursue new rules […]

Code of Practice on disinformation: Commission welcomes new prospective signatories and calls for strong and timely revision

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The topic of disinformation remains high on the Commission’s agenda. Eight new prospective signatories joined the revision process of the Code of Practice on disinformation during the latest signatories Assembly meeting yesterday. They expressed their willingness to take commitments under the strengthened version. The […]

Sustainability metrics: why it’s time investors look in the mirror

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Keohane Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, FCLT Global Investors look for sustainability and non-traditional metrics from companies they invest in, but what if they held themselves accountable in the same way? Focusing the sustainability lens inward will allow […]

Safety, Survival and battles with COVID 19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Prarthana RK Mahale, a second year medical student at GMERS Medical College, Valsad in Gujarat (India). She 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 the writer and do […]

The interface between palliative care and dementia

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Danielle Correia Furtado and Fernanda Clara da Silva are both second year medical students at Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) in Mossoró, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions […]

European Green Deal: Commission presents actions to boost organic production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its overall aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products, to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, as well as to increase organic aquaculture […]

Von der Leyen announces the start of HERA Incubator to anticipate the threat of coronavirus variants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To prepare Europe for an increased threat of coronavirus variants, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced today the start of European bio-defence preparedness plan called “HERA Incubator”. The Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) Incubator will bring together […]

Coronavirus: Commission boosts urgently needed research and innovation with additional €122 million

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has mobilised another €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The new call for expressions of interest contributes to the Commission’s €1.4 billion pledge to the Coronavirus Global Response initiative, launched by […]

Sweden is fighting loneliness by housing older and younger generations together

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 This refurbished apartment block brings 72 people of mixed ages and backgrounds together. There are shared kitchens and recreation areas to help them socialize. Six in 10 Swedes sometimes feel lonely, and […]

The economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world

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 China’s economic growth expected to slow to 4.5% in the first quarter of 2020 – the slowest pace since the financial crisis, according to a Reuters poll of economists. “Global oil demand […]

At the age of 50, is Davos going through a midlife crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The Annual Meeting in Davos remains as vital as ever. In the next decade there will be a massive transfer of economic […]

Dignified and non-discriminatory heath care: does anyone even know what it means?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Andrew Suguru Sato, a medical student. He 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, nor The European Sting’s […]

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so important?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Knowledge Networks and Analysis, World Economic Forum When Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz on July 20, it further escalated an ugly geopolitical standoff – and underlined […]