At Ericsson, we have been a leading voice from the private sector for many years on the power of public-private partnerships in advocating for a more sustainable future. Partnerships take many shapes but fill critical roles in driving sustainability advocacy. Continue reading
In my previous post, I discussed the rise of the Millennial Generation as a driver for change: a change towards positive impacts and societal development. Millennials believe that corporations should create economic value for society and shareholders simultaneously. They’re more likely to purchase from a company that supports a social cause they care about because they think more highly of them. Millennials are also willing to show their leadership skills. They fully embrace the movement for redefining capitalism, initiated by leading thinkers and economists all over the world. Continue reading
For the past three months I’ve been based in Yangon, Myanmar where Ericsson is working with operators to bring connectivity to the country. This assignment has been a great opportunity to meet firsthand the challenges of working in the field but above all, it has provided me with the amazing pleasure of truly understanding, and foreseeing, the potential positive impact Ericsson and the ICT industry could have on Myanmar’s society. Continue reading
Ericsson’s Executive Media Summit took place this past weekend in Båstad, Sweden, in conjunction with the Swedish Open Tennis tournament. Executives from the media and broadcast industry gathered for 2 days to discuss the latest trends and industry developments, as well as business opportunities and challenges. Speakers and thought leaders included Martin Lorentzon, Co-Founder of Spotify, Robert Blair, Warner Bros, and Ralph Rivera, BBC, Peter Bale, CNN. Continue reading
Smartphones, smart watches, smart cars, smart grids – everything is smart nowadays, even water! Continue reading
Almedalen Week is one of Sweden’s most important political gatherings, a week filled with more than 3500 events and seminars. Sustainability was is one of the main focus areas for this year’s Almedalen.
Late 2012, the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) founded the Youth Peacemaker Network (YPN) project in South Sudan. At the time, the country was in great need of community-building activities – a need that I would say is even greater today.
Technology has helped to empower and inform a generation of millennials. As a result, they are in a unique position to help meet some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
We recently visited the Hope North school to launch new technology, and plan future work to bring the benefits of Technology for Good to young victims of Uganda’s civil war.
How do we define the “Green City” and what role can ICT play in creating them? The New Cities Summit got me thinking about the opportunities – and the challenges – ICT faces in the context of new cities.