The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was launched in 2010 by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Ericsson is a founding member of the Broadband Commission and CEO Hans Vestberg is a Commissioner and leads the Climate Change working group.
Ericsson is a member of Business Call to Action (BCtA), which aims to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer potential for commercial success and development impact.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI gathers government officials, business leaders, and non-profit directors for collaboration, sharing ideas, and forging partnerships. Members devise practical solutions to global issues through specific and measurable Commitments to Action.
This forum brings together around 50 Chief Executives and Chairmen of major multinational companies of European parentage covering many industrial and technological sectors. As member, Ericsson signed a voluntary target to increase the number of women in decision-making roles and is also in the Energy and Climate Change Working Group.
Ericsson is a founding member of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), represented on the Board of Directors and co-chair of the Public Policy Work Group. GeSI aims to create an open and global forum for the improvement and promotion of products, services and access to ICT to benefit society and the environment. Sustainable sourcing and climate change are key issues on the agenda.
The New Cities Foundation is a non-profit Swiss institution founded in 2010 and dedicated to improving the quality of life and work in the 21st-century global city, with a particular focus on new cities in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. NCF sees cities as humanity’s most important source of innovation, creativity and wealth-creation. NCF believes that achieving the vision of building more sustainable and dynamic urban communities can only be done through innovative partnership. NCF serves a unique role in developing new models of collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors. Ericsson is a founding member of the New Cities Foundation.
SymbioCity is a network of Swedish companies and organizations. It was founded on the initiative of the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. SymbioCity is administrated by The Swedish Trade Council, with offices in more than 60 countries around the world. The headquarters is situated in Stockholm.
In 2012 we reported according to GC Advanced level. Ericsson was one of the first signatories of the UN Global Compact.
The network was formed in 2012 to mobilize scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector to support sustainabledevelopment problem solving at local, national, and global scales. Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is part of the Leadership Council.
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