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Tag: Sustainable Development Goals

Last June was the wettest on record in the Netherlands, with more than 200mm of rain. At the same time, it was also the hottest June ever globally. This is a clear sign of the changing climate. The average temperature on Earth is 1.3C higher than it was 30 years ago. And experts say that….

Today we are launching our 23rd Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report. One of our main themes is how we are turning intentions into impact. And this impact is perhaps best exemplified through our Technology for Good programs.

As part of Ericsson’s vision to be responsible and a relevant driver of positive change – after a successful pilot in India and Sweden – we are glad to extend the Technology for Good employee volunteer program to Latin America and a few countries in the Middle East and western and central Europe.

Last week was school vacation week in Sweden, and for different reasons, primarily because I have a dog, our family found ourselves in Germany last week. We wanted to go somewhere for a few days within driving distance of Sweden so that we could bring the puppy along. So Germany it was.

Fifteen years ago, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called for action to set up the UN Global Compact. Ericsson was a signatory from the beginning. The goal was to stimulate the private sector to do business responsibly and to take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals. Today, more than 8,000 companies have joined, which….

I recently returned from New York, where the UN General Assembly passed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the week, we met with every stakeholder group, including UN agencies, governments, NGOs, customers, investors, analysts and media and the Global Goals were on of the agenda. As a company, we have also engaged broadly when it….

Elaine Weidman Grunewald, Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson, reflects in a new video on UN Week, the #TellEveryone campaign and the passing of the Global Goals by the United Nations General Assembly. “For us, at Ericsson, that means making sure than information and communication technology is at the heart of all….

“Embedding the Global Goals in business strategy will make companies better.” – Hans Vestberg On Friday, our CEO Hans Vestberg and I joined the conversation on sustainable development with global leaders and executives at the SDG Business Forum, held in conjunction with the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The event brought together executives, world leaders, heads….

It isn’t often that my morning starts with a speech from a President. And by often I mean never. So when Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize winner, kicked off the 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Development (IC-SD) at Columbia University in New York City with….

End poverty in all its forms everywhere. This is the first of 17 global goals – known as Sustainable Development Goals – that will be adopted by 193 countries at the UN General Assembly later this month. The goal may seem audacious in its ambition, but it actually builds on great progress. Since 1990 the….