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Category: Sustainable Development Goals

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 skills will be critical in the future workplace

For a number of years now Ericsson has been supporting Universeum in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the Digital Lab program – a dedicated technology program for kids. A visit to Universeum is a wonderful experience for kids and adults alike. It’s Scandinavia’s largest science center, with 9,000 cubic meters of adventure spread over seven floors. Visitors….

Comments Off on Global goals need global solutions

At Ericsson, we believe that access to communication is a basic human need and that technology is a driver to improve people’s lives. We’re deeply committed to using our technology and expertise to empower communities and drive sustainable change. It was only natural, then, that we were early supporters and adopters of the Sustainable Development….

Comments Off on Ericsson@World Water Week – showing how the IoT solves real-world issues

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues, closely aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6 (Water). Experts, practitioners, decision makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing….

Comments Off on Bolstering corporate social responsibility in Chile

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to get involved in a very important initiative in Chile driven by Business Sweden and the Swedish Embassy known as Sustainability Program. A variety of the Program’s activities – including a number of local workshops, debates and presentations – took place during the first half of 2018, with the….

Comments Off on Smart Africa: Leveling the playing field with ICT

All around the world, digital transformation is becoming a critical factor in long-term, sustainable economic development, and Africa is no exception. Since 2013, the Smart Africa Alliance has played an increasingly important role in helping both national governments and cities across Africa deepen their understanding about the concrete steps they can take to increase Africa’s….

Comments Off on Protein-folding and digital solutions for Sustainable Development Goals – a summer in the labs

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on July 13, 2018, on the Ericsson Research Blog. Meet Kaspian Jakobsson and follow his journey on what started as an internship leading to an extended experience for life; from developing a database explorer, interesting events, Ericsson’s CEO Börje Ekholm and a UI containing sustainable ICT solutions. Students from….

Comments Off on Promoting the Carbon Law at the “Davos of Sweden”

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….

Comments Off on SDGs generate new business opportunities

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….