For the third year in a row I had the privilege of taking part in the State of the Planet conference. The event gives a great snapshot of what the greatest global sustainable development challenges of our time are. This year the highlight was on progress to date around the Millennium Development Goals and the….
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), there are 43 million displaced people. In 2006, Ericsson began working with refugee issues, starting in camps in northern Uganda. In 2010, we joined forces with Refugees United, started by two Danish brothers. Together, we took their “matching” platform onto the mobile platform, and today….
Today, October 11, marks the first-ever UN International Day of the Girl, an initiative aimed at breaking down gender stereotypes and giving girls access to education. The goals of the UN effort are closely tied with the Social Good Summit, held in September in New York, during which I recently took part in a panel….
Today we celebrate UNESCO World Teachers’ Day, which aims to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by them. As a former teacher, I feel this is vital. It is something we take into consideration in the Connect To Learn initiative, and I would….
This year’s Social Good Summit has come to a close, but the power of these three days remains etched in my mind. People from around the world came together to focus on the potential that social media and technology have to make the world a better place.