Why flexible working is good for workers and companies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gabi Thesing, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how we work and live. Many of those developments – such as fewer hours at our desks and more flexible working arrangements – not only benefit workers but […]

Davos: 6 leaders share their insights on Russia’s war in Ukraine

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amy White, Writer and Editor, Freelance, World Economic Forum, Kateryna Gordiychuk, Video Producer, World Economic Forum It’s almost one year since Russian forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Since that time nearly 8 million Ukranians have fled across […]

Davos 2023 Day 3: What to expect 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting takes place in Davos from 16-20 January 2023. Welcome to day three […]

Davos 2023 Day 1: What to expect

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gayle Markovitz, Business Editor, World Economic Forum, Beatrice Di Caro, Virtual Event and Social Media Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum Welcome to day one of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Each morning we’ll bring you […]

These are the most expensive cities in the world

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 New York and Singapore have topped the list of the most expensive cities in the world in 2022, as global prices soar by more than 8%, making the cost of living in […]

How to follow Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beatrice Di Caro, Virtual Event and Social Media Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum The world today is at a critical inflection point. The sheer number of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action. The Annual Meeting will bring […]

Here’s what you need to know about the global economy in 10 articles from the Forum

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Crowfoot, Senior Digital Marketing Apprentice, Formative Content 1. How to prepare for a new economic reality and protect the most vulnerable – experts explain The Forum’s latest Chief Economists Outlook Report suggests a global recession is “somewhat […]

What is a satellite-connected smartphone – and how can it help bridge the digital divide?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s a familiar and frustrating feeling: you need to make an urgent call or get online, but your smartphone has no bars. For some of us, connecting via satellite could soon be […]

How cloud computing is helping close the health equity gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maggie Carter, Global Lead, AWS Global Social Impact Team, Amazon Web Services The global need for health equity is rightly receiving increased attention as new evidence demonstrates a stark contrast in health outcomes between countries with varying levels […]

How to boost local economic, health and conservation outcomes through outdoor recreation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Brown, Vice President, Quantified Ventures, Jonas Epstein, Conservation Finance Project Specialist, United States Forest Service The wealth of natural resources in Southeast Ohio has supported industries and jobs dating back to the 1700s, including salt, timber, brick […]

Japan has the lowest inflation of all major economies but will continue feeling the pressure. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naoko Kutty, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has decided to stick to its monetary easing policy amid accelerating global inflation growth. Inflation in Japan is the lowest among major economies, with the Consumer […]

Here’s how the food industry can decarbonize

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content Food and farming may be responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to climate scientists. A leading supermarket chain says it can produce carbon-neutral eggs by feeding hens insects […]

Four ways retail investors can take control of their financial future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Meagan Andrews, Community Curator, Investors Industries, World Economic Forum, Sofia Eckrich, Project Fellow, Future of Capital Markets, World Economic Forum Global financial markets are experiencing a period of volatility, but that does not mean people should stop investing […]

Opinion: Why we need to shift towards a destination-based corporate tax system for a fairer world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nir Yaacobi, Lecturer in economics, Israel Academic College More than 130 countries have agreed to set a minimum global corporate tax rate of 15% from 2023, under the OECD’s global tax deal. But these rules are just further […]

3 ways online learning can narrow the higher education and workforce gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer, Coursera The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022 estimates it will take women 132 years to reach full parity with men in the workforce. Empowering women with education and skills to […]

Black communities in the US will be hardest hit by floods caused by climate change, say scientists

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 The risk of flooding in Black US neighbourhoods is predicted to rise at least 20% by 2050, experts are predicting. Scientists based their research on new flood risk maps that detail the […]

To save the ocean, Web3 needs more scientists

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linwood Pendleton, Executive Director, Ocean Knowledge Action Network International Project Office, Annie Brett, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Web3 tools, such as NFTs and DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), are being created to support ocean conservation and […]

From fiction bans to wartime books: The history of libraries and how they’ve shaped us

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 23 April is World Book and Copyright Day. In The Library: A Fragile History, two academics explore the mixed fortunes of book collections, from the ancient scrolls of Alexandria to the embattled […]

This is how to achieve a clean economic recovery that combats organized crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nadja Long, Senior Specialist, European Financial and Economic Crime Centre, Europol & Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing, (FFIS) research programme & Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime and Industry Affairs, Refinitiv & […]

Africans can fight COVID-19 with stakeholder capitalism

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Myriam Sidibe, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School & Carl Manlan, Chief Operating Officer, Ecobank Foundation Stakeholder capitalism will help companies rebuild their businesses faster after COVID-19. Africa can learn from other countries […]

Drought in Europe: the Commission offers further support to European farmers

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. European Commission is offering support to farmers faced with the waves of drought afflicting Europe. Firstly, farmers will be able to receive a higher percentage of their direct and rural development payments in advance. Secondly, to be able to feed their animals, they will […]

This Chinese megacity is building a giant waste-to-energy plant

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 The architects of what is set to be the world’s largest waste-to-energy plantdescribe their creation as simple, clean and iconic. It’s a mammoth structure which sits on the outskirts of the city of […]

10 reasons why today’s cyber leaders are tomorrow’s world leaders

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Francesca Bosco, Project Lead, Cyber-Resilience, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum & Rebekah Lewis, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum Throughout the world, unprecedented levels of innovation, interdependence and change call for strong and […]

Where will evolution take us in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juliana Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Wildtype Media Group & Benjamin Seet, Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore The study of evolution allows us to reconstruct the past and to understand how life evolved […]

Blue bonds: What they are, and how they can help the oceans

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maram Ahmed, Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Seventy-one percent of the Earth’s surface is ocean, and billions of people depend on the oceans for their livelihoods. Maritime transport remains an essential part […]

Biblioburro: The amazing donkey libraries of Colombia

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 Nestled on the banks of the Magdalena River in the heart of rural Colombia, around 600km north of Bogota, lies the small town of La Gloria. It has two main industries – fishing […]

3 ways activists are being targeted by cyberattacks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Friedhelm Weinberg, Executive Director, HURIDOCS When activists open their inboxes, they find more than the standard spam messages telling them they’ve finally won the lottery. Instead, they receive highly sophisticated emails that look like they are real, purport […]

6 charts that show how Japan’s economy stacks up as it enters a new era

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 Japan has entered a new era: following the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito, Emperor Naruhito has ascended to the throne. He may have no political power under the Japanese constitution, but […]

We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Gann, Vice President, Imperial College & Mark Dodgson, Professor of Innovation Studies, University of Queensland Innovation drives productivity, and productivity is what drives jobs growth and the wealth that pays for our health, education, defence and social security […]

These are the world’s most positive countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday? Almost three-quarters of the world did. The yes or no answers to this question, and four others about positive emotions from 151,000 adults in 143 countries, have […]

How civil society can adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvia Magnoni, Head of Civil Society Communities , World Economic Forum & Antony Declercq, Research Consultant, Pact It is a time of transformation for the civil society sector – and it should be perceived as such by those civil […]

The business case for diversity in the workplace is now overwhelming

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies We live in a complex, interconnected world where diversity, shaped by globalization and technological advance, forms the fabric of modern society. Notwithstanding this interconnectedness, there is also growing polarization – both […]

Transparency is key to inclusive employment and government integrity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvina Moschini, Co-founder, TransparentBusiness, Inc. Digital transformation, or more precisely The Fourth Industrial Revolution, has inspired tremendous advances in business and government, and has created significant advancement opportunities for both sectors. It is transforming every aspect of both the […]