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As a member of the sustainability research team at Ericsson for the past several years, I have become increasingly aware of the fact that certain characteristics of my home country, Sweden, make it a great place to explore the role of ICT in moving societies towards a more sustainable future. Sweden scores well in terms….

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I recently attended the High Level Sustainable Development Goals Business Conference in Sarajevo, which focused on the topic of how businesses can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. The conference was organized by the UN Office and the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ericsson was one of a few Swedish companies invited….

  Together with Future Earth, the UK Science and Innovation Network, TNO, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and inno4sd.net, Ericsson co-hosted a two-day workshop in Stockholm last week on the topic of exponential climate action for cities. The purpose was to bring leading researchers, tech companies, innovators, international organizations (including the World Bank) and….

Ericsson is one of several partners that have been working together with the Swedish city of Gothenburg for the past 15 months on the Fossil-free Energy Districts (FED) project. The purpose of the project is to develop an innovative district-level energy system that integrates electric power, heating and cooling in an effort to reduce overall energy….

It’s been a year since the last Earth Hour and now the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is encouraging everyone to share their stories about how to address climate action using the hashtag #connect2earth. So far, I’ve read several amazing personal examples that illustrate what each and every one of us can do. But….

Jan Eliasson, the former Deputy Secretary General of the UN, spoke in Stockholm recently about the Sustainable Development agenda, saying that no single entity can tackle global challenges alone, whether it’s a company, government or international organization. He added that the Global Goals help to galvanize collective action, and partnership is the new leadership. I’ve….

Last week I attended COP 23, the international climate meeting convened annually by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the main concerns this year was the fact that the latest studies show that after several years of stable, flat development, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions recently rose by 2 percentage points…..

For the third time Ericsson-sponsored Solar Team Eindhoven has won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, a 3,000 km race from Darwin to Adelaide. Their solar car Stella Vie won the title as the most energy-efficient “cruiser class” car. Ericsson is a proud sponsor of Solar Team Eindhoven because we strongly believe that our….

This is the third year that Ericsson participated in World Water Week (WWW), the world’s largest recurrent global water conference, which is arranged every year in the Swedish capital by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year’s theme was “Water and waste: reduce and reuse” and I was there to listen, learn and share Ericsson’s perspective on….

  From left to right: Cecilia Nord (Electrolux), Matilda Gennvi Gustafsson (Ericsson), Andreas Foller (Scania), Helene Siberg Wendin (EY), Jan Eliasson (4th Deputy Secretary-General of the UN 2012-16) and Rebecca Rhen (EY) Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending Almedalsveckan (Almedalen Week) – a free annual event that is open to the public….