3 ways technology is helping the world adapt to climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s now inevitable that we will have to learn to live with the effects of climate change. Despite the agreements made at the recent COP 27 summit, we are too far down the […]

3 things the world is doing to prepare for the next pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s now three years since the first reports emerged of a previously unknown respiratory virus circulating in China. As we settled into the New Year of 2020, few people could even imagine the […]

How working patterns are changing around the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad Around the world, workers are faced with a series of unexpected challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic, swiftly followed by an economic downturn and soaring inflation has created an uncertain and volatile work environment. Many […]

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 Can Medical Students Tackle Health Inequities around the World?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Anthony Collins, a fourth year Medical Student from UWI Mona in Kingston, Jamaica. He 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 writers and do not necessarily reflect […]

How to fight the next threat to our world: air pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, BreatheLife Champion and Founder, Ella Roberta Family Foundation A global threat has taken hold. It’s almost impossible to escape. It lurks in […]

Bahrain women in tech are leading the way. What can the world learn?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nada AlSaeed, Executive Director, Bahrain Economic Development Board Diversity and inclusion in tech are no longer a nice-to-have but a critical policy that has become an industry standard. A recent ranking by Meta and the Economist Internet Inclusive […]

8 climate change records the world smashed in 2021

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 A new report from the World Meteorological Organization details how climate change broke new records in 2021. There were record-breaking heat waves, droughts and hurricanes. Sea levels globally reached a new record […]

8 ways women will re-shape the post-COVID-19 world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ana Kreacic, Chief Operating Officer of the Oliver Wyman Forum and Chief Knowledge Officer, Oliver Wyman Women have been hit hard by the harsh conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic causing them to adapt to new realities. A survey […]

What worries the world in 2022?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kayleigh Bateman, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Omicron variant has pushed COVID-19 back to the top of the world’s worry list, latest Ipsos data reveals. 63% of the 28 countries surveyed claim their country is heading in the […]

Balancing the manufacturing ecosystem in a globalized world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex, Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex COVID-19 disruptions forced seismic changes to global supply chains. Rebalanced value chains can improve resilience and sustainability while reducing costs and creating jobs. Public-private partnerships will […]

Future of Europe: Panel recommendations on EU in the world and migration

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The final meeting of the fourth European Citizens’ Panel took place on 11-13 February 2022 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. On Sunday, the European Citizens’ Panel on ‘EU in the world / Migration‘ voted through its 40 recommendations for the Conference on the Future of […]

One Health: The world needs a healing

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Joshua Chesco Mwalongo is a second year medical student at the Kilimanjaro Medical University in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. He 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 […]

Global Gateway: up to €300 billion for the European Union’s strategy to boost sustainable links around the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy launch the Global Gateway, the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world. […]

Three ways to encourage the world’s teachers to innovate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Azwa Nayeem, Founder & Chairperson, Alokito Teachers, Alokito Hridoy Foundation & GM Rakibul Islam, Assistant Professor & Chairman (Acting), Department of Educational Administration, Noakhali Science and Technology University Some teachers found that the pandemic allowed them more agency, […]

Emerging technology: 10 years of top tech trends and how they’ve changed the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greta Keenan, Programme Specialist, Science and Society, World Economic Forum & Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The 10th Anniversary edition of the World Economic Forum’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies Report launches on November 16. In the run-up […]

5 insights to guide ASEAN’s digital generation in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head, Regional Agenda – Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Santitarn Sathirathai, Group Chief Economist, Sea We surveyed 86,000 people from six ASEAN countries about their views for a post-pandemic world. The […]

In which countries do people exercise most around the world – and what stops them doing more?

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 An Ipsos survey asked 21,000 adults about exercise habits. People in the Netherlands are the most physically active, spending more than 12 hours a week exercising or playing sport. More than half […]

What is integrated aquaculture and how can it help feed the world?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, Group Manager, Business Innovation, Fisheries Development Oman Integrated aquaculture means linking two or more farming activities, where at least one is a fish-farming activity. It offers a sustainable, resilient solution to increase food security. Read […]

Thinking like global citizens can usher in a fairer world. Here are 6 ways to start

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bhushan Sethi, Joint Global Leader, People and Organisation, PwC US & Lady Mariéme Jamme, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iamtheCODE • Fostering a sense of common humanity is essential to reversing current inequalities and polarized communities. • The […]

Why the world needs to rethink primary healthcare after the pandemic

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 The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many primary healthcare systems to breaking point. The rise of noncommunicable diseases and increasing life expectancy is adding to the pressure. Encouraging more robust primary healthcare for all […]

India can lead the world in solar-based growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvald Bjelland, Founder and President, Xynteo & Sanjiv Mehta, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever, and Executive Vice-President, Unilever South Asia, Unilever As India’s economy and population continue to grow, so too does its demand for […]

5 ways AI is doing good in the world right now

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 With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges. Artificial intelligence is being used to help crack down on illegal activities. It is helping to tackle […]

Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new Eurobarometer survey published today shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of […]

The challenge for G7 leaders: vaccinate the world and be bolder on climate

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Polman, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting. The business community stands ready to […]

These are the breakthroughs we need to achieve a net-zero world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Anthony Robert Hobley, Co-Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnership and an Executive Fellow, WEF, World Economic Forum & Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26 High Level Climate Champions Most net-zero commitments are due by the 2040s but the […]

3 ways to protect LGBTI rights across the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Melisande Schifter, Project Lead, Inclusive Business, World Economic Forum May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. The theme of the day is “Together, we Resist, Support and Heal.” Here are three ways to tackle […]

As the world’s waste mounts, technology is helping communities reduce, reuse and recycle

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content India-based Recykal is using cloud-based web and mobile applications to track waste and promote recycling. The initiative wants to reduce the amount of recyclable material that ends up burned, dumped or in landfill. […]

Our world is in the grip of a mental health crisis – here’s what we can do to help

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 A 2020 survey reveals that more than a quarter of respondents were found to be at risk of clinical-level mental health problems. Of eight countries surveyed, Singapore ranked highest for mental health […]

WTO deal is within reach to remove harmful fishing subsidies and halt global fish meltdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gemma Parkes, Communications Lead, Ocean Action Agenda, World Economic Forum Every year, governments around the world pump $22 billion of public money into efforts that encourage overfishing. SDG 14 has explicit target to eliminate such harmful fisheries subsidies […]

Coronavirus and sourdough – this is what we searched for online in 2020

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 Billions of Google searches show some topics had a surge of interest in 2020. Many searches reflect global impact of the COVID pandemic. Kobe Bryant, Joe Biden, Zoom, dalgona coffee and fostering […]

Switzerland has the most highly skilled workers in the world. This is why

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 For a country that fits into the state of California 10 times, Switzerland punches above its weight when it comes to global competitiveness. In the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report, it […]

The world is facing more disasters. This is how data can help us reduce that risk

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexandra Bilak, Director, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Risk is an everyday feature of our lives. How we react to it, who pays and who benefits, reveals much about our societies and their values. The risk of disaster can never […]