How industrial clusters can help the US reach its net-zero targets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melissa Stark, Global Lead for Energy Transition and Net Zero Transition Services, Accenture, Joanna Kolomanska-Van Iperen, Lead, Energy, Materials Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum Geneva Industrial emissions account for almost a quarter of total emissions in the US. […]

The rise of ‘age-friendly’ jobs in the US 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daron Acemoğlu, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT, Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, Nicolaj Søndergaard Mühlbach, Analytics Associate, McKinsey & Company Promoting more ‘age-friendly’ jobs, for which older workers have a comparative preference or advantage, might […]

Understanding the US ‘AI Bill of Rights’ – and how it can help keep AI Accountable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Karen Silverman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cantellus Group, Benjamin Larsen, Project Lead, World Economic Forum Last week, the US […]

Global Gateway: EU and US boost cooperation on green energy in Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union and United States of America agreed today to increase their collaboration to boost sustainable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, by unlocking more of the continent’s abundant renewable power generation potential and improving local access to affordable green energy. Commissioner for International Partnerships, […]

What we can learn about the future of digital assets regulation from recent US government reports

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Waliczek, Blockchain and Digital Assets, World Economic Forum, Aiden Slavin, Project Lead, Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator, World Economic Forum, Brynly Llyr, Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, CISA, World Economic Forum On 16 September the White […]

Three laws will triple US climate change spending over the next decade

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 Technology at a very early stage of development – or maybe not even invented yet – will be vital for the world to combat climate change. In the United States, policy-makers have […]

Half of US teens use the internet ‘almost constantly’. But where are they spending their time online?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content Almost half of US teenagers aged 13-17 say they are online “almost constantly”, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The most popular social media platforms among this age group are […]

How city and state diplomacy can strengthen US foreign policy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erin Bromaghim, Visiting Senior Fellow for City and State Diplomacy, Truman Center for National Policy City and state diplomacy is an important part of international cooperation, but right now it has no link to US foreign policy – […]

If the Pelosis of this world don’t chill asap, a war between China and the US could make Ukraine look like peekaboo

So, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had planned her summer break in the Indo-Pacific by stopping by traditional American friends and bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. The US press release hadn’t mentioned any other stops, which really made sense as those are the countries in the region that watch “Friends” […]

European Commission and United States sign cooperation arrangement on preparedness and response to public health threats

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Following the statement by President Ursula von der Leyen and U.S. President Joe Biden marking the second Global COVID-19 Summit, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have signed an arrangement to strengthen cooperation on preparedness and response to […]

How cancer affects disadvantaged groups in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content The risk of dying from cancer in the US has fallen, but there is a disparity in health outcomes. This is caused by socioeconomic disadvantage and persistent structural racism, the American Cancer […]

Robot workers are being hired at record rates in US companies – here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content US companies ordered more robots than ever before in the first nine months of 2021, as they struggled to recruit staff. Economic disruption caused by COVID-19 and increased remote working has accelerated […]

2030 SDGs: The change must come from the US

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 5th year medical  student currently studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. 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 not necessarily […]

What is the US infrastructure bill? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Senate has passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ‘historic’ bill promises vital investment in areas from roads, bridges and trains to broadband access and clean drinking […]

This is how the US energy market is shifting

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content Use of coal in the US has dropped by half. Natural gas is now 38% of the US energy mix. Clean energy solutions are favoured by Biden. Global leaders hope to […]

10 ways American workers view their future economic opportunities

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 Identity, childcare and financial instability are among the reported barriers to future prosperity. Black respondents were 4.5 times more likely than white respondents to say their race was a barrier to future […]

The US pipeline attack shows the energy sector must act now on cybersecurity. Here are 6 ways how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum • The recent ransomware attack on a major US pipeline owner outlines the vulnerability […]

Joint European Union-United States Statement on addressing global steel and aluminum capacity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo today announced the start of discussions to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity. During a virtual meeting last week, the leaders acknowledged the […]

Statement by President von der Leyen following her phone call with President of the United States Joe Biden

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. I was glad to speak to President Biden this afternoon – the first of many exchanges and the start of a good personal partnership. As a symbol of this fresh start, President Biden and I agreed to suspend all our tariffs imposed in the […]

The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin & Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines & Florian Krampe, Programme Director, Stockholm International […]

The US is building a bike trail that runs coast-to-coast across 12 states

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 The Great American Rail-Trail will be almost 6,000km when complete, and will serve 50 million people within 80km of the route. Trails have proved invaluable for recreation and transport during lockdown. Cycling and […]

It’s 100 years since US women got the right to vote, but how has gender equality changed?

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 This year marks the 100th anniversary of US women getting the right to vote. But data from the Global Gender Report shows there’s still a long way to go to reach gender parity […]

How has policy affected employment in small businesses in the US?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahu Yildirmaz, Head, ADP Research Institute; Labour Economist, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) The US government allocated $700 billion for the Paycheck Protection Programme (PPP) aimed at small businesses. Employment ended up around 2% higher in firms that were […]

After John Lewis: 21 civil rights leaders who are shaping America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content Civil rights leader John Lewis is survived by a generation of changemakers, ready to take up the baton. Twenty-one are listed here, representing intersections of civil rights causes including policing, LGBTQ rights […]

George Floyd: these are the injustices that led to the protests in the United States

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum George Floyd’s death followed several widely publicized incidents that exposed the deep racial fissures in American society. The current demonstrations are the result of a series of […]

Why infrastructure is the only way to fight a COVID-19 recession in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a recession in the US. Infrastructure projects create economic growth; The US infrastructure industry is 30 years behind its global counterparts but a new centralized and […]

How the US should react to the pandemic, according to Bill Gates

“Everybody should have taken notice back in January,” the Microsoft co-founder told TED founder Chris Anderson during a TED Connects event streamed online. “There’s the period between where we realized it was transmitting and now, where we should’ve done more.” What is the World Economic Forum doing about the coronavirus outbreak? A new strain of […]

Here’s how the US can get the best out of 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners The global economic impact of 5G is estimated to exceed $12 trillion dollars in the next 15 years. The US risks being left behind in […]

This man ran across the USA to raise awareness of plastic pollution

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 He’s run thousands of kilometres to raise awareness of marine pollution. The plastic waste on his home of Bali inspired him to take action. 8 million tonnes of plastic waste end up […]

The ‘American Dream’ can be best achieved in the Nordic nations, says Finland’s PM

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood,  Senior Writer, Formative Content People in Finland and other Nordic nations have a better chance of realizing the American Dream, according to Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Citizens from any background can succeed and achieve positions […]

How to turn a traditional business into a platform-based success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauro F. Guillén, Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA & Srikar Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sonata Software Limited and Sonata Information Technology Limited The experiences of successful digital businesses […]

Paid paternity leave should be the norm in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cara Brennan Allamano, Senior Vice-President, HR, Udemy There’s no question the United States is far behind other countries when it comes to supporting new mothers, but the idea of maternity leave, at least, is normalized in our culture. […]

34 million Americans know someone who died after being unable to pay for medical treatment

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 More than 13% of American adults say they have at least one friend or family member who died in the last five years after being unable to afford medical care. People of […]