India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital & Riad Hartani, Co-Founder, Xona Partners Half a century after humans first walked on the Moon, space is still as much about scientific discovery as it is about strategic competition. As […]

This lethal fungus is threatening to wipe out the world’s bananas

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content A deadly fungus almost killed off one of the world’s most popular varieties of banana in the middle of the last century. Now, a new strain is again devastating plantations across the globe. […]

How 5G can connect the affordable homes of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fanyu Lin, CEO, Fluxus LLC & Michael Gallagher, Business Innovation & Strategy Executive Advisor, Fluxus LLC “2019 will be a critical year in the evolution of 5G as global roll-out pilots will shape the landscape and specifications will start […]

The Japanese have a word to help them be less wasteful – ‘mottainai’

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 The Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

Indonesia is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit. And others in ASEAN aren’t far behind

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 The Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Event Updates for 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA”

Sponsored content August, 14, 2019, Atlanta: The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming MWC19 Los Angeles, including recently confirmed high-profile keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. MWC19 will take place October 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Event registration is now open. “This year’s MWC Los Angeles event […]

GSMA Mobile 360 – Digital Societies in Kuala Lumpur, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Mobile 360 – Digital Societies examines the components of a successful digital society and analyses what can be done to progress economies towards this goal. Focusing on the digital platforms enabling new and innovative services, the event focuses on the key metrics defining a digital society: digital citizenship, digital commerce, digital identity, digital lifestyle […]

This farmer is saving the jungle by growing food in it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content “My dream is to create a sustainable farm, this is my work.” Alexander Retana is a farmer with a different kind of farm. His – where he grows around 22 different crops from bananas […]

rescEU assets mobilised to help Greece fight devastating forest fires

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following a request for assistance from Greece on 13 August 2019, rescEU assets have been mobilised to tackle forest fires ravaging several areas of Greece. As an immediate response, the European Union has already helped to mobilise 3 forest fighting planes from rescEU reserve […]

Sustainable development funding is broken. Here’s how to fix it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an urgent call for action to end poverty and reduce inequality, while protecting our planet, […]

5 challenges for government adoption of AI

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julian Torres Santeli, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Manager at Deloitte Canada’s AI practice & Sabine Gerdon, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Fellow, World Economic Forum, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK’s Office for Artificial […]

The UN has a 17-point plan to save the world. So how’s it doing?

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 In 2015, the United Nations wrote a to-do list to address the world’s biggest problems – designed to tackle everything from poverty to the oceans – and lift people up by 2030 without […]

The world needs carbon-neutral flying. Here’s how to bring it one step closer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries, World Economic Forum & Nikolai Khlystov, Community Lead, Aerospace Industry; Co-Lead, Global Future Council on Space Technologies, World Economic Forum In the year when the Swedish word “flygskam” (flight-shaming) hit […]

July was the hottest month ever – what does that actually mean?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content If it seems like record-breaking temperatures are becoming an everyday occurrence it’s because, right now, they practically are. So far this year, every month has ranked among the four warmest for the month […]

Sustainable investment is on the rise – here’s how to connect the dots

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katherine Brown, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Initiatives, World Economic Forum Sustainable investing reportedly topped $30 trillion at the start of 2018. This is not only a large sum, but also a 34% increase in two years – […]

Portugal wants its emigrants back – so it’s paying them to return

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Chief Sub-Editor, Formative Content Portugal boasts pristine beaches, thousands of hours of annual sunshine and cuisine that includes little custard tarts that are enjoyed far beyond its borders. Despite these attractions, the percentage of its citizens living […]

6 ways least developed countries can participate in the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us. Drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and blockchain are all shaking up the world as we know […]

EU mobilises €9 million to tackle the food crisis in Haiti

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has released €9 million in humanitarian aid in response to the deteriorating food and nutrition situation in Haiti. The humanitarian aid will cover the basic food and nutritional needs of more than 130,000 people living in the worst affected areas. ‘For […]

Canada has the most comprehensive and elaborate migration system, but some challenges remain

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Canada has the largest and most comprehensive and elaborate skilled labour migration system in the OECD, according to a new OECD report. Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Canada 2019 finds that Canada admits the largest number of skilled labour migrants in the OECD. Additionally, Canada also has the […]

The glimmers of hope in the latest dire climate report

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Crawford, Scientific Director, Sustainable Systems Programme at Rothamsted Research Last week’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change captures the wide range of factors affecting how we use land and the […]

Climate change is exacerbating hunger in some of the world’s poorest countries. And those most at risk are the least to blame

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Our planet’s hungriest countries contribute the least to global warming, according to a new report by Christian Aid on the impact of climate change on global food security. The study, Hunger Strike: The climate and food vulnerability index, found […]

These are the countries with the highest inflation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content The rate of inflation has a big impact on your financial situation, affecting mortgage payments, savings and the cost of your weekly shopping. How the price of goods and services we regularly spend […]

Globalization is changing. Here’s how your business can adapt

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anna Tunkel, Head of global strategic initiatives and partnerships, APCO Worldwide Our world has moved from globalization euphoria in the early 1990s to a globalization backlash over the past decade. We are witnessing a profound transformation of globalization – […]

How Big Food is responding to the alternative protein boom

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aarti Ramachandran, Head of Research & Engagements, FAIRR Initiative On average, humans slaughter over 70 billion animals for food every year. That’s 130,000 animals every minute. This scale is only possible because we’ve transformed animal agriculture from a predominantly […]

Practicing healthcare through a global lens

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jasmine Hui, a third-year medical student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She 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 […]

3 lessons from running an AI-powered start-up in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jaco Maritz, Editor-in-chief, How we made it in Africa In Africa, like everywhere else in the world, artificial intelligence (AI) is moving up the agenda as companies, entrepreneurs and governments work out how to keep pace with the Fourth […]

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Louis Stewart, Chief innovation officer, City of Sacramento & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI & Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with […]

LGBTQ+: The social evolution of a minority

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anderson de Castro Remedio, a second-year medical student at the University Center of the Americas (FAM). 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 […]

The new assembly lines: Why AI needs low-skilled workers too

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicola Croce, Growth product manager, Deepen AI & Moh Musa, CEO, founder, Deepen AI Whether AI and automation will create, eliminate or modify jobs, and how much, is the central question of a never-ending debate. In 2013, the Oxford […]

The next talent opportunity for the digital workplace? Neurodiversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone When I first met my former colleague Alex he told me he had difficulty writing and reading owing to his dyslexia. As his manager, I searched the internet for […]

Why practicing medicine privately at home is still a (difficult) option?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Christos Tsagkaris, a fifth-year medical student at the University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, Heraklion, Greece. 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 […]

6 facts to know about EU alternative investment funds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Steffen Kern, Chief Economist, ESMA Have you ever wondered what financial market regulators were doing with all the market data they started to collect in the wake of the financial crisis? Here’s a great example of something that has […]

‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day. Transforming Education is the theme for this year, which comes at a […]