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Monthly: September 2015

“Embedding the Global Goals in business strategy will make companies better.” – Hans Vestberg On Friday, our CEO Hans Vestberg and I joined the conversation on sustainable development with global leaders and executives at the SDG Business Forum, held in conjunction with the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The event brought together executives, world leaders, heads….

Traffic is bad. New York City traffic is worse. New York City traffic during UN Week, hours before the Pope is set to arrive…well I believe the term is “fughetaboutit”. Yes, the commute to the First Annual New York Climate Week Industry and Technology Forum was challenging and somewhat ironic. Ironic because solving problems with….

Connecting to the internet can make a huge impact on the life of a child, whether through expanded access to education or being treated by a doctor in another city or making friends halfway around the world. Yet children and young people are also especially vulnerable if they do not have the understanding and capacity….

It isn’t often that my morning starts with a speech from a President. And by often I mean never. So when Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize winner, kicked off the 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Development (IC-SD) at Columbia University in New York City with….

End poverty in all its forms everywhere. This is the first of 17 global goals – known as Sustainable Development Goals – that will be adopted by 193 countries at the UN General Assembly later this month. The goal may seem audacious in its ambition, but it actually builds on great progress. Since 1990 the….

15 years ago, a group of Ericsson employees realized the potential of mobile communications to assist in major disasters. And since then, we’ve seen a transformational shift in how organizations, governments and the private sector see ICT as central to getting devastated communities back on their feet, and getting the cadre of humanitarian teams that….

A joint research paper between UN-Habitat and Ericsson focusing on securing access to safe and secure water for people living in informal settlements won the Best Paper award at the third international ICT4S Conference.