Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content Sweden is on target to meet one of its renewable energy targets years ahead of schedule, and it’s thanks in part to wind turbines. In 2012, Norway and Sweden reached a joint agreement to […]

Cultural diversity can drive economies. Here are lessons from India and South Asia

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dietrich Reetz, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Political Science, South Asia, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient In times when globalization seems to challenge local certainties, people often rediscover their emotional, cultural and religious identities, and project them onto […]

Why today’s leaders need to know about the power of narratives

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tomas Casas Klett, Professor for International Business and Director China Competence Center, University of St.Gallen & Sebastian BuckupHead of Programming, Global Programming Group, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva When Jack Ma, China’s iconic business […]

Pakistan has just planted over a billion trees

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content Pakistan hit its billion tree goal in August 2017 – months ahead of schedule. Now, the hills of the country’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are alive with newly planted saplings. The massive reforestation […]

From drones to health data, how Japan can power ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeff Merritt, Project Head, Internet of Things, World Economic Forum LLC, Genya Dana, Project Head, Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum LLC, Timothy Reuter, Project Head, Civil Drones, World Economic Forum LLC, Jenny Soffel, Digital Lead, Centre for the […]

The city of Quito just made commuting quicker and safer

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito, Municipality of Quito In November 2019, the people of Quito will start travelling on the city’s first metro line, three years after construction started. The line will be expected to support at […]

These are the most desirable cities for overseas workers

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content London is where overseas workers want to be, according to a new survey. More than one-fifth (22%) of respondents said that the UK capital was their preferred destination. New York came in second with […]

How tomorrow’s buildings will make you – and the planet – healthier

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO, Gensler The smart building concept is one of the most radical innovations to come to building design in generations. But smart buildings are just emerging, and we still don’t have a single, shared definition. Within […]

Supermarket supply chains are driving poverty and inequality. We can do better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International The global food chain is a modern marvel. It employs hundreds of millions of people, an eclectic fusion of different cultures from all corners of the world brought together through the wonders […]

Hot air behind your cold fridge? Why the future of cooling must be sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jürgen Fischer, President, Danfoss Cooling Picture this: you live in a hot and humid climate, and you get access to energy. What’s the first thing you buy to stay cool? An air conditioner (AC). As incomes and standards […]

How storytelling can be a force for social change

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Garth Japhet, CEO, Heartlines & Warren Feek, CEO, Communication Initiative Did Harriet Beecher Stowe imagine in 1852 when she wrote her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin that her story would be a spark that contributed to the abolition of […]

IQ scores have been falling for decades, new study finds

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Formative Content It’s official, we are getting dumber. IQ levels are falling, and have been for decades, according to a new study. The paper, co-authored by Bernt Bratsberg and Ole Rogeberg of the Ragnar Frisch Centre […]

Drone regulation is necessary to democratize the sky for humanity

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Civil Drones for Tomorrow’s Commerce, World Economic Forum LLC The future of the skies is being defined this week in Zurich, Switzerland, as the most progressive government and industry leaders dedicate themselves to advancing […]

Here are three ways blockchain can change refugees’ lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmad Sufian Bayram, Middle East and Africa Regional Manager, Techstars Blockchain has the potential to disrupt a large number of industries and change the lives of many. Its technology could help millions of refugees, by solving some of […]

5 amazing people fighting to save the oceans

  Author: Emma Charlton, Writer The ocean supplies more than half of the oxygen we breathe, at least one-ninth of global livelihoods and a carbon absorption system that has thus far regulated climate change. While only 5% of the ocean has been explored, evidence suggests its entire ecosystem is seriously under threat. The number of fish […]

Chart of the day: This is what violence does to a nation’s GDP

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 War and violence doesn’t just cost lives. It has an economic impact too. According to the latest edition of the Global Peace Index, the economic impact of violence on the global economy in 2017 […]

How to have a good Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michele Wucker, Chief Executive Officer, Gray Rhino & Company To encourage people to examine the impact of technology on our lives, the artist Lauren McCarthy decided to try to become a human version of amazon.com’s smart home intelligence […]