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Report shows broadband vital for sustainability

Saturday was a busy day for the Broadband Commission, issuing three reports ahead of the opening of the UN General Assembly. We have been particularly involved in one, Transformative Solutions for 2015 and Beyond.

Here is how we’re making a difference

Today we reached another milestone with the launch of our, Ericsson’s, 20th Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, documenting our efforts and performance for 2012, but also setting our vision for the coming years.
Today, in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, our CEO Hans Vestberg said throughout [...]

ICT can play a key role in fostering peace

Today, September 21, is being observed around the world as the International Day of Peace. The United Nations is recognizing the day by holding a series of high-level debates on the connection between sustainable development and sustainable peace. The role of ICT in addressing the Millennium Development Goals is increasingly recognized. I would also argue, however, that [...]

Digital. Global. Action – Social Good Summit 2012

We have been supporting Technology for Good and the use of social media to spread the word on the importance of sustainability issues for some time now and we continue to develop new opportunities for engagement. One of the greatest engagement platforms is the Social Good Summit. We are pleased to partner again this year [...]

Ready for Rio

The theme of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, is “Commit to the future we want.”

Technology for Good and the transformational power of ICT

Many of you have followed my posts on this blog and commented on how technology can be used for good in the Networked Society. I’ve covered a range of issues that vary from climate change to the refugee cause. Due to the increasing interest in these topics, I’m pleased to announce that the Sustainability and [...]

Internet freedom in the Networked Society

By 2015, almost the whole world will be connected – and that will be a driving force for change.
2011 will be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. The political unrest and the mass protests started by people in the Middle East shared one common element: the use of mobile communications and social media [...]

Linking ICT with climate action for a low-carbon economy

I have been working on a report with the Broadband Commission called The Broadband Bridge, Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low-Carbon Economy, and we published it today.
The purpose of the report is to raise awareness about the important role that broadband can play in shaping the low-carbon economy of the future. The report [...]

International Women’s Day: Empowering women around the world

Today is International Women’s Day 2012, a day for countries around the world to celebrate and recognize women’s economic, political and social achievements.
This year the UN theme is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty. And in the industry and field that I work, which is to explore the use of Technology for Good, this [...]

Thinking Cities: ICT is changing the game

In the latest Networked Society film, I discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century city together with various leading city-thinkers. We also discuss how ICT is helping achieve sustainable solutions.