Last week the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs arranged a meeting with several members of Teknikföretagen (the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries) to discuss the new EU regulations that apply to conflict minerals and provide a forum for knowledge sharing. I was at the meeting to represent Ericsson, listen to the other participants’ perspectives, and….
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….
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….
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,….
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….
Many people don’t realize it, but hunger and malnutrition are the #1 risk to human health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news, though, is that hunger is entirely solvable if we work together. As supporters of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we at Ericsson are firmly committed to doing our….
Clean and healthy water is a basic human right. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal No 6 is to improve the quality of water, so that everyone has access to clean water by 2030. To achieve this goal, we need to be able to measure and understand the quality of water and Ericsson is leading a….
“If you’re human, you have bias,” says Howard Ross. “Just like we breathe, we have bias.” Ross is talking in the teaser reel of Bias, filmmaker Robin Hauser’s new feature-length documentary about unconscious bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace, influencing the way we hire, pay and make funding decisions. (Hauser….
The International Labour Organization’s annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28th promotes the prevention of occupational incidents and illnesses globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem, and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce….
It feels so awkward and wrong to have to talk about slavery in 2017. But unfortunately it remains a reality for many people around the globe today. There are different figures estimating the number of women, children and men held in some form of slavery. The number is 21 million people, according to the International….