Around 1.3 million people are killed each year on our roads. A further 20-50 million are injured. As is well reported in the media, a number of these crashes are caused by drivers being distracted by information technology. What isn’t as well reported is that mobile technology can play a major role in reducing the number of road accidents. Continue reading
Last week, on April 25, was Girls in ICT Day. Thinking back to my pre-teen days, I was focused on making money and getting a job. The best-paying job I could get was a morning paper route. Continue reading
Growing up in Boston, I always went with my family and friends to the Boston Marathon, every year. Sometimes it was spring weather, sometimes we were battling the cold, but we would always make it. This was the kick-off to spring and the summer. Continue reading
On April 8, I participated in the Ericsson Response open house event at Ericsson’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, a day where Ericsson Response volunteers demonstrated different technology solutions that could be applied in disaster-relief efforts to support the work of the humanitarian community. Continue reading
Over the past 12 years, the world has made such great progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals. But the world still faces immense challenges, which is why the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was launched under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, last year to work towards finding solutions to pressing environmental, social and economic issues. Continue reading
Last week I was in Myanmar, where Ericsson hosted a seminar with Dr. Myo Myint, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Education in Myanmar. Continue reading
Today we reached another milestone with the launch of our 20th Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, documenting our efforts and performance for 2012, but also setting our vision for the coming years. Continue reading
Last Saturday, March 23, in almost every corner of the world, people switched off their lights for one hour as a symbolic message about saving energy.
At Ericsson, an internal campaign within our Region Middle East helped raise awareness about saving energy and also reducing, reusing and recycling. In most of our offices, we switched off the lights for at least one hour every day for the whole week leading up to Earth Hour.
On Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 08.30pm, Earth Hour will inspire millions of people in thousands of towns and cities in 152 countries to switch off the lights. This is the world’s largest environmental campaign – uniting people to protect the planet. Continue reading