Mobile phones can empower health workers who are fighting the current outbreak of Ebola. Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, talks about how Ericsson is working in the Ebola crisis by supporting community health workers.
Ericsson is a leader in the ICT sector and active in 180 markets around the world. But being a leader also means taking responsibility. We understand the power of mobility, broadband and cloud solutions and what they can enable in society – but how can these help in humanitarian response?
REFUNITE, an online family reconnection platform, is a clear example of how Ericsson uses technology as a force for good. Ericsson provides REFUNITE with technical expertise and engages with mobile network operators and employees for on-the-ground support. By the end of September 2014, more than 350,000 forcibly displaced people had register on the family reconnection….
This Saturday I attended the UN Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Broadband and Gender in New York. You might wonder how this fits into the Ericsson strategy of growing our business in targeted and new areas. Well, to answer that question with a couple of words, I would say “competence pipeline.”
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.