At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the digital revolution was in focus, as was the basic financial state of the world. But the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and humanitarian issues are fast climbing in importance in the discussions and sessions in Davos. Below I reflect on a few of the sessions I….
All eyes were on Phyo* as she took to the stage to accept a scholarship certificate from Mats H Olsson, SVP and Head of Asia Pacific, Ericsson. She kept her head down as she walked, and I felt how nervous she was to be in front of so many people that morning. But then she….
Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud Last night I was honored to accept the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Hunger Hero Award on Ericsson’s behalf. This award recognizes the pioneering work done by our company to provide telecommunications solutions in support of humanitarian response. The bulk of that work comes from our Ericsson Response program, which recently….
If asked, could you draw a comparison between New York and Rwanda? For many in the Western world, they see no similarities, no connections. As for me – I sell the same ICT infrastructure and services to New York as I sell to Rwanda. And I see the same opportunities for development and enablement via….
In 2009 I was sitting in a conference room at Ericsson headquarters in Kista, just outside of Stockholm. That was by no means an unusual activity for me – but this meeting was special. We left this meeting with a new remit to answer a question that has been instrumental to us as a company….
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of a post originally published by the World Economic Forum in preparation for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 20-23: “So what do you do?” It’s a question that most of us have asked – or been asked – at some point. We often use it as an….
From a sustainability perspective, 2015 was a historic year, and two main developments stand out on the macro level: the passage of the Global Goals in September and the global climate agreement in December, both of which should surely steer the world on a more sustainable pathway. And according to the World Bank, for the….
In celebration of 15 years of disaster relief work with Ericsson Response, we spoke with Martin Falebrand, an experienced Ericsson Response volunteer who has undertaken numerous humanitarian crisis missions around the world. On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people and leaving many more injured or without a home…..
Editor’s note: Today we are featuring an interview with Mark Armstrong, who leads the Ericsson WIDER support team, about his work with Ericsson Response. When disaster strikes, people from around the world come together to help those in need. Ericsson Response is a way for Ericsson employees to answer the call, and bring their unique….