Destroying nuclear waste to create clean energy? It can be done

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Franklin Servan-Schreiber, Senior Associate, Earthmind If not for long-term radioactive waste, then nuclear power would be the ultimate “green” energy. The alternative to uranium is thorium, a radioactive ore whose natural decay is responsible for half of our […]

Don’t dismiss start-ups founded by millennials. This is how they succeed

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: John McKenna, Formative Content To maximize your chances of building a successful start-up, you should wait until your 42nd birthday to become an entrepreneur, advises a recent MIT study. Unsurprisingly, younger founders are often less experienced and consequently […]

Innovation is the key to the pay-TV industry’s long-term growth

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Jacques-Edouard Guillemot, Senior Vice-President, Executive Affairs, Kudelski Group In the world of pay-TV there is now only one constant we can rely on – change. Consumers are constantly demanding more for less, while increasing competition from new entrants […]

Human rights breaches in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs deplore government crackdowns on the media, political opposition and human rights defenders in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, Cuba and Vietnam. Bangladesh must end crackdown on the […]

MEPs vote for upgrade to rail passenger rights

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Updated rail passengers’ rights should include higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to people with reduced mobility. MEPs backed changes to the 2009 rules that aim to ensure better assistance to people with reduced mobility, better access for cyclists, and clearer complaints-handling […]

4 ways 3D printing can revolutionize manufacturing

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Hugo Da Silva, Vice-president of additive manufacturing, DSM These are exciting times in additive manufacturing (AM) – the process of building objects by 3D printing – as the industry moves from prototyping and design towards production at scale. […]

Globalization 4.0 means harnessing the power of the group

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar, Senior Director of Impact, StriveTogether How might we prepare global residents for the future of work? Past waves of globalization offer lessons on what it will take to more effectively weather the transition. As leaders consider […]

Deep fakes could threaten democracy. What are they and what can be done?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting Will deep-fake technology destroy democracy, asked the New York Times. While some of us are just learning the jargon, others expect that we’ll enter this brave new post-fact world […]

Why the UN is investigating poverty in the United Kingdom

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors: John McKenna, Formative Content For the past 12 days Philip Alston, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has been investigating the poverty of a nation in 2018. But the country he is investigating […]

How our food system is eating away at nature, and our future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Author:  Joao Campari Global food practice leader , WWF International As you eat your next meal, ask yourself if you really know what you’re eating – not just the ingredients or where they came from, but what has […]

Every year, South Korea comes to a standstill for an exam marathon

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silence. No hammering from construction sites. No planes taking off. Even the banks stay shut on the most important day of the year for South Korea’s students. But crowds cheered and beat […]

This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Technology is revolutionizing the work we do and how we do it. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are taking over menial and repetitive tasks, leaving humans to concentrate on work that requires […]

These refugee children have danced in the snow for the first time

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Authors: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The smiles on their faces and squeals of excitement said it all – a young brother and sister from Eritrea were seeing snow for the first time ever, in their adoptive new […]

Long-term EU budget: MEPs lay down funding priorities for post-2020 budget

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a vote on Wednesday, MEPs confirmed their position on the next EU long-term budget, including a precise breakdown of the amounts for each EU programme. Parliament underlines its “unity and readiness” for the upcoming multiannual financial framework (MFF 2021-2027) negotiations with EU Ministers […]

Europe’s poor investment in digital is threatening prosperity. Here’s what its start-ups need

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors:  Felix Staeritz, Founding Partner and CEO, Michael Stephanblome, Founding Partner and CSO and Andreas von Oettingen Founding Partner and CTO, FACTOR10 Europe is one of the biggest economic regions in the world. The European Union’s impressive $17 trillion […]

Merkel: Nationalism and egoism must never have a chance again in Europe

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. German Chancellor Angela Merkel debated the future of Europe with MEPs and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Tuesday. “Tolerance is the soul of Europe and an essential basic value of the European idea”, Mrs Merkel said. This soul has been […]

European Parliament backs CO2 emissions cuts for trucks

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Today, the European Parliament has backed plans for lorries to cut CO2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new lorries to reduce the EU´s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% […]

3 lessons from India in creating equal access to vaccines

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Keith Klugman, Director of the Pneumonia programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation When I completed my medical degree in South Africa in 1981, the country had one of the highest burdens of infectious disease in the world. Nine […]

Why are wildfires getting worse?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John McKenna, Formative Content California is currently in the grips of its deadliest wildfire while two others rage, in what has been its worst wildfire year on record. The Camp wildfire in the north of the US state […]

Finland has giant supermarkets that only stock second-hand goods

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit Would you shop in a second-hand supermarket? In Finland, seven non-profit “reuse centres” called Kierrätyskeskus have popped up around Helsinki, offering preloved furniture, clothes, toys, books, sports gear and cookware. Sounds […]

Why social working cultures are happier and more productive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace Today’s workers are more engaged and stay with their companies longer if they have stronger team relationships. Work has become highly decentralized, with more employees telecommuting and collaborative tools surpassing face-to-face […]

Energy: new ambitious targets on renewables and energy efficiency

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament approves binding 2030 target for renewables (32%) and an indicative target on energy efficiency (32.5%) that will play a crucial role in meeting the EU’s climate goals. Parliament on Tuesday confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council in June on energy efficiency […]

Here are three key ways that data analytics can improve the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PricewaterhouseCoopers US The nature of work is evolving rapidly. While new technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration, are generally seen as the […]

Forget GDP – for the 21st century we need a modern growth measure

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pushpam Kumar, Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit It is critically important we monitor societal progress and design responsive policies to 21s- century challenges, such as climate change, the marginalization of more than a billion people, resource depletion and […]

OECD, BSR and Danone launch 3-year initiative to strengthen inclusive growth through public-private collaboration

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Business and government should work more closely together to reduce inequality and foster inclusive growth. To help achieve this, at the Paris Peace Forum, Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff, G7/G20 Sherpa and leader of the OECD’s Inclusive Growth Initiative, and Emmanuel Faber, Chairman & CEO […]

These are the top risks for doing business around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aengus Collins, Head of Global Risks and the Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum Unemployment and underemployment represent the biggest risk for doing business around the world. That is the view of more than 12,000 business people across 140 […]

How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Irene Arias, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Lab, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, Inter-American Development Bank; Jens Martin Skibsted, Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps; Lien De Cuyper, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurship, ETH Zurich; Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Cities, […]

What is inclusive capitalism, and why does it matter?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miguel Milano, President, Salesforce The concept of building shareholder value has been a driving force of business since companies began to go public. Yet as businesses and governments adjust to the new realities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, […]

We need to rethink neuroscience. And you can help us

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Rommelfanger, Director, Neuroethics Program, Emory University & Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, SharpBrains What will neurotechnology look like just one or two decades ahead? Will it be about a new generation of portable brain scanners that can […]

Why Sweden’s cashless society is no longer a utopia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cecilia Skingsley, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) The Swedish retail payment market is rapidly moving away from using cash. The outstanding value of cash in circulation has dropped to 1% of Swedish GDP. This development […]