Memberships and Affiliations
Broadband Commission for Digital Development
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.
Business Call to Action – UNDP
Ericsson is a member of Business Call to Action (BCtA), which aims to accelerate progress toward the Millennium DevelopmentGoals by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer potential for commercial success and development impact.
Clinton Global Initiative
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.
European Roundtable of Industrialists
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.
Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
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.
Ericsson is a co-founder of Internet.org, a global partnership with the goal to make Internet access available to the next 5 billion users. Launched jointly by Facebook, Ericsson, Samsung, Qualcomm, Nokia, Opera and MediaTek, the aim is to develop technical solutions and new business models to make mobile connectivity more affordable.
New Cities Foundation
The New Cities Foundation (NCF) partnership continues. The joint report “Online and underground” was published in May 2014, detailing the extent of internet connectivity in major cities' underground transport networks.
At the New Cities Summit in Dallas June 2014, an Expert Group Meeting was held organized by UN-Habitat and Ericsson in which focus was placed on the opportunities of ICTs to support transformative changes in society in addition to simply improving management practices and increasing efficiency. The result will be used in joint UN-Habitat and Ericsson reports
Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development
Ericsson is a member of the Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development, a network of 20 leading companies within Swedish industry, coordinated by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Members have issued a joint statement outlining four priority areas: creation of jobs with decent working conditions; reduction of corruption and unethical behavior; reduction of negative environmental impacts and maximization of resource efficiency, and integration of sustainable development into core business models and activities.
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.
United Nations Global Compact
In 2012 we reported according to GC Advanced level. Ericsson was one of the first signatories of the UN Global Compact.
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
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.
World Economic Forum Partnership Against Corruption Initiative (PACI)
Ericsson is a signatory of The World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), a global, multi-industry, multi-stakeholder anti-corruption initiative set up to raise business standards and to contribute to a competitive, transparent, accountable and ethical business society. Members sign a set of principles committed to a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption and agreeing to establish an internal anti-corruption program.