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….
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….
Experts have long tried to understand whether the increased digitalization of societies will lead to drastically higher levels of energy consumption, with some arguing that the ICT industry’s environmental footprint is bound to increase at the same rate as the rapidly growing data volume. Happily, our growing body of research continues to show that this is….
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….
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the World Economic Forum for Latin America 2018 (WEF #la18) in São Paulo, Brazil, as part of a delegation led by Eduardo Ricotta, Head of Ericsson in Brazil, and Stella Medlicott, Head of Marketing, Communications, and Government and Industry Relations for Ericsson in Europe and Latin America. We had….
At the Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards during Mobile World Congress 2018, Ericsson received the award for Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations for our Ericsson Response mission in the Caribbean during 2017. Ericsson and our UN partner World Food Programme received the award from Mats Granryd, Director-General of the GSMA. The judges said:….
Anyone who has done as little farming as growing a few tomato plants on the balcony knows that there is a lot of guesswork that goes into a successful harvest, and a lot of variables that can get in the way. On a larger scale, those variables have a real impact on successful agriculture and….
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….
Photo credit: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on January 12, 2018, on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog. Our world is facing more humanitarian challenges than ever before. The UNHCR estimates that over 65 million people were displaced by conflict and persecution in 2015 alone. At the same time,….
December 10 is Human Rights Day – the 67th anniversary of the day that the UN General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard for all peoples and all nations. The Declaration states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. It also set out,….