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Monthly: October 2015

You and I are not the same. That’s a good thing. In fact, I would venture to say that it’s a great thing because our differences make us better as a collective. Ericsson knows this and, accordingly, diversity has always been a fundamental objective for us. So much so that we have set a global….

Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a post from Candice Taylor that originally appeared on the Ericsson Careers blog. Candice is a Program Manager for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and takes care of the Technology for Good projects in the region of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates: We recently launched the Arabic version of….

Fifteen years ago, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for action to set up the UN Global Compact. Ericsson was a signatory from the beginning. The goal was to stimulate the private sector to do business responsibly and to take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals. Today, more than 8,000 companies have joined, which….

Exactly one year ago to the day – on the International Day of the Girl Child – Ericsson Sri Lanka announced the launch of the Connect to Learn initiative in Colombo, in collaboration with the Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel and the Commonwealth of Learning. The program aimed to empower teenage….

I recently returned from New York, where the UN General Assembly passed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the week, we met with every stakeholder group, including UN agencies, governments, NGOs, customers, investors, analysts and media and the Global Goals were on of the agenda. As a company, we have also engaged broadly when it….

On September 25 and 26, UN-Habitat, Ericsson, and Nairobi’s Strathmore University arranged an “urban hackday” at Strathmore University in Nairobi. Youth from around Kenya – together with mentors from local government and technology companies – gathered at Strathmore University’s @iBizAfrica business incubator to develop technological solutions that can used to improve city life. Participants explored….

Elaine Weidman Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, reflects in a new video on UN Week, the #TellEveryone campaign and the passing of the Global Goals by the United Nations General Assembly. “For us, at Ericsson, that means making sure than information and communication technology is at the heart of all….

This year we are celebrating 15 years of Ericsson Response. When I sit down and really think about all we have done in those 15 years, I swell with pride over how much we have been able to support people in the direst of circumstances. Just this year alone, we have been involved with humanitarian….