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….
Last week I was in Paris to attend the third advisory board meeting for UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. Formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, the GEM Report is an editorially independent, authoritative and evidence-based annual report that monitors progress toward the education targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)….
Last week I had the pleasure of taking part in the Partnering for Change event in Stockholm arranged by Reach for Change and Tele2. The theme was Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnership for the Goals – a topic that is highly relevant for Ericsson as it is one of the cornerstones of our sustainability….
While the ICT sector has made some headway in terms of gender equality in the last decade or so, it continues to be male dominated, especially at senior levels. This is a serious problem, as our sector is facing a pressing need for new talent. For example, the European Commission has predicted a skills gap….
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….