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Monthly: May 2015

At the upcoming World Economic Forum Regional Summit this week, the Syrian refugee crisis will certainly play a key role in the discussions. The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that there are more than 50 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. And while predictions around the….

Two years ago I had an amazing opportunity to visit one of my favorite Ericsson Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility projects: the Amazon Connection. Since 2009, when the first 3G site in Belterra in Brazil was established, the project – a collaboration between the Brazilian telecom operator Vivo, local non-governmental organization Saúde e Alegria and Ericsson….

Editor’s note: Today we are proud to feature a dispatch from Ericsson Response volunteer Daniel Figueiredo. He writes from the Vanuatu archipelago, which was devastated by Cyclone Pam in early March. I’m writing this from Tanna Island in the Vanuatu archipelago. I arrived in Port Vila on April 14, where I met my colleague Mike….

Today we are featuring a guest post from John Yazlle, Ericsson’s Head of Strategy & Marketing, Latin America & Caribbean. John attended the World Economic Forum on Latin America last week and came away with these insights: Based on the conversations I heard and participated in at the World Economic Forum WEF) on Latin America,….

I’ve spent the past weekend in Chiapas, in southern Mexico, with 30+ young people who, on top of their studies in college or their full-time jobs, are dedicating their energy to building lasting peace in their communities. The young people were there thanks to the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, along with Ericsson and other….

On April 22, a delegation from Ericsson attended the opening event of the official celebration of Girls in ICT Day 2015 in Germany. But the real highlight of the week was one day before, when, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited 24 11- to 13-year-old girls to the Federal Chancellery in Berlin to meet different technology….

Editor’s note: Today we are honored to introduce guest blogger Jose Luis Serrato, head of Operations in Region Latin America and Caribbean as well as President of Ericsson Mexico. He’s on his way to the World Economic Forum on Latin America as a delegate and submits a few thoughts here: I’ve been an Ericsson employee….

On approach to the airport last night, you would never suspect that anything in particular had recently happened in Kathmandu. Electricity has been restored throughout most of the city as was demonstrated by the well-lit streets and buildings. Once on the ground however, the frenzy of activity was more apparent. Flights full of relief goods,….

The current Pope, Pope Francis, is delighting and amazing many religious leaders, as well as the general public, with his proactive agenda on many topics. It doesn’t matter whether one is religious or not, or what God they believe in. The fact is that if the Vatican and other world religious leaders take a stance….

Earlier this year, Ericsson and Vodafone in the Netherlands released the first radio site in the Netherlands powered with a hydrogen fuel cell. The majority of the Vodafone network is powered by green energy, but some of the company’s radio sites are not connected to the electricity grid and usually need to be powered by….