Technology for Good report 2013

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President, Sustainability and CR, introduces Ericsson’s Technology for Good report 2013

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iSchool initiative goes live in Bhutan


It was a great day for all involved when the new iSchool initiative formally went live at an opening ceremony in the Bhutan capital of Thimphu. After an initial pilot phase it is expected that the project will be extended to cover 200 remote areas across the country.

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Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility support the bottom line

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (S&CR) is firmly established in the strategy of most major business organizations. Some questions though remain about the real impact of S&CR in terms its influence on various stakeholders.

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Broadband Commission reaffirms crucial role in development

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At the 9th meeting of the Broadband Commission for digital development, discussion centered around how to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

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Mobile World Congress – a view from the compass point

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This week my colleague Joe Battikh and I have met a variety of visitors at the Ericsson stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The theme this year was “Your guide to the Networked Society” and we were stationed in the center of it all at the “compass point.”

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“Connecting the Unconnected”. Ericsson recognized by the ICT industry

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At the annual awards ceremony on Monday, Ericsson received an award in the Connecting the Unconnected category for its contribution to the Millennium Villages Project and Connect to Learn initiative.
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Partnership milestone with Refugees United to reconnect Syrian families

People displaced by the crisis in Syria will now have the possibility to reconnect with family members as the service is brought into Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
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The many faces of the Internet of Things


Last week, I was invited to speak at a seminar about the “Internet of Things (IoT)”. The seminar was a great opportunity to share ideas and perspectives, and reminded me what IoT is ultimately all about.

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Can companies help where governments can’t?


At a lively gathering in Washington, D.C., Alice Korngold, author and noted expert on corporate social responsibility, kicked off her book tour for “A Better World Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems… Where Governments Cannot.”

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Looking forward to leading Connect To Learn program for Ericsson

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The Education for All Global Monitoring Report for 2013 was published a few days ago. The report is an independent annual publication, facilitated and supported by UNESCO. It provides an update on the progress that countries are making to ensure education opportunities are available for all children.

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