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Monthly: October 2018

Comments Off on Mission-critical communication for UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeepers work in some of the toughest and most dangerous places in the world, going where others cannot or will not go. The purpose of UN Peacekeeping is to help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. The UN is currently running 14 ongoing missions around the world with over 100,000….

Comments Off on Enabling responsible e-waste management in Lebanon

Discarded electrical equipment (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world in terms of volume. According to the report ’Global E-waste Monitor 2017’ from ITU/UNU, the amount of e-waste reached 44.7 million tonnes in 2016, estimated to continue growing to reach 52.2 million tonnes in 2021. Failing to recycle e-waste is….

Comments Off on Ericsson Safety Day – reinforcing our commitment

October 10th is Ericsson Safety Day! The purpose of this annual event is to raise awareness about the critical importance of workplace safety and put a spotlight on how all of us, both within Ericsson and across our supply chain, must work together to achieve the vision of zero major incidents. Ericsson is committed to….

Comments Off on ICT impact on CO2 emissions – a macro perspective

The threat of climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. To reach the Paris Agreement targets, PWC estimates that the world economy must reduce its carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per dollar of income by 6.3% per year until year 2100. At the same time, ICT has drastically changed the way….

Comments Off on Mobile broadband as a platform of possibility for sustainable development

Ten years have passed since Ericsson’s former CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg addressed the UN General Assembly – a rare intervention from the private sector at that time. His remarks focused on Ericsson’s conviction that communication technology and connectivity in particular could play a significant role in helping to reach the Millennium Development Goals – the predecessors….

Comments Off on The Millennium Villages Project: 10+ years of poverty reduction

Ericsson was one of the pioneers of what is today referred to as “ICT for development” – with some of our main efforts dating back to the mid-2000s. Back when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set in 2000, broadband was still in its infancy, with just 750 million mobile subscriptions worldwide. Since that time,….

Comments Off on Digital inclusion for refugees: Technology for Good @ Roraima

The Technology for Good @ Roraima project was first conceived in 2017 after a request from the Brazilian government for Ericsson to implement a technological solution that could enhance their response to the Venezuelan migration situation for the benefit of both the migrants and the local population in the state of Roraima.