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Category: Millennium Development Goals

  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….

This week the 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) took place in beautiful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. WUF is the world’s premier conference on urban issues, established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies,….

Photo caption: Self-driving shuttle bus transporting passengers in Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) – just one example of an IoT solution that contributes to sustainable development. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published a white paper based on an analysis of more than 640 Internet of Things (IoT) deployments worldwide that suggests it is possible to maximize….

Gender diversity in the workplace – especially in the technology industry – continues to be a central focus for Ericsson, and our commitment to having at least a 30 percent female employee demographic by 2020 holds steady. We are also committed to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education, particularly through our Connect….

On September 14th UN Women launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a unique new alliance of 22 partners from the private sector, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions committed to contributing toward the fulfillment of SDG #5 – achieving gender equality by 2030. More specifically, over the next two years the GICC members have….

The calls for help from those suffering from natural and manmade disasters all around the world are becoming increasingly urgent and desperate. It is now estimated that more than 65 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes and 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. While the private sector definitely….

When the Global Goals were launched in 2015, Ericsson was there, leading our industry in embracing the goals as a common framework for measuring impact on society. Our thought-lead report on the role of ICT in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs outlined the potential. Since its inception in 2010 we have played an active….