In 2016, GeSI decided to make the Sustainable Development Goals its overall framework for action up to 2030, and agreed on the need to adapt its internal structure to better manage its new projects and collaborations.
13 Jul 17
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) are pleased to announce two milestones in the progress of the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) Program: the first tin smelter has been found compliant with the CFS protocol, and the first tantalum smelter processing materials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) also has been found compliant. With these achievements, the CFS Program continues to demonstrate its leadership to enable responsible sourcing across multiple metals and global sourcing regions.
21 May 12
Adaptive practices for the ICT sector will become part of the ‘new normal’ as climate change impacts increase. This is a key conclusion of a new report produced by ITU along with UNFCCC and UNESCO with support from Deutsche Telekom.
19 May 14
Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can nominate their game-changing projects for a United Nations award.
30 Jan 17
The SMARTer2030 Action Coalition was officially launched on 17 November during COP22 in Marrakesh. The Coalition, which will start operations in 2017, is open to any organization that understands and commits to its mission, goals and principles. To apply or simply to learn more, please fill our contact form here.
30 Nov 16
The event featured a showcasing segment with representatives from the five 2016 Momentum for Change: ICT Solutions Lighthouse Activity winners. Activity representatives will share best practices and lessons learned in their efforts to address climate change.
17 Nov 16
From 14 November to 17 November, the ITU Telecom World was held in Bangkok, Thailand. It was an excellent opportunity for GeSI to communicate about the ICT impact on the Sustainable Development Goals.
15 Nov 16
Few days after the Paris Agremment has entered into force, COP22, the COP of action, is starting in Marrakesh today and will last until Friday 18 November. During those days, GeSI will be active showing ICTenabled solutions to tackle climate change and make the vision brought by the Paris Agreement a reality.
08 Nov 16
The Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) was organised by the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei to create a platform for communications between carriers, content providers, consumer electronics vendors, Internet service providers, and regulatory agencies worldwide.
26 Oct 16
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is pleased to announce the second annual ICT Leadership Index to recognize exceptional performance by top suppliers of its members in the field of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. The ICT Leadership Index identifies best-in-class companies across four ICT super-sectors (Tertiary services, Telecom & infrastructure, Manufacturing of electronic components, and Manufacture & assembly of ICT equipment) based on their CSR performance rating.
12 Sep 16
On July 15th, the ITU, GSMA and GeSI organized a session on ICT as a catalyst for sustainable development, on the closing day of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. This event was well received and supported with persons from UNDP, the EU, Members of the Group of 77, UN Women, Congo, CEB and other NGOs and stakeholders.
19 Jul 16
The GeSI Chairman Luis Neves has participated today in the conference Green transformation - The digital society of the future, organized in Oslo by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
10 May 16
On Monday 2 May, GeSI held an Information Session at the WSIS Forum 2016 (Geneva, 2-6 May). The session was the occasion to present a preview of the key findings of the latest GeSI work, #System Transformation - How digital solutions will drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
02 May 16
Today, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is pleased to welcome Taiwan Mobile amongst its membership of leading companies and organizations from the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) sector. As Taiwan's leading telecommunications provider, offering "Quadruple Play" services covering mobile, fixed-line, cable TV and broadband, Taiwan Mobile fully recognizes the crucial role of ICT in addressing societal challenges such as climate change, and shares GeSI's vision of creating a sustainable world through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation.
15 Mar 16
The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat is looking for shining examples of innovative and transformative climate action to be recognized as part of its 2016 Momentum for Change Awards.
19 Feb 16
On 17 February, GeSI and Deutsche Telekom partnered with the NGO Germanwatch to launch a report on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can help Germany reach its climate targets while delivering economic benefits. The study, which builds on the GeSI #SMARTer2030 report, analyzes the German climate targets and the contribution ICT can give to their achievement. A detailed overview of the scope of work and key findings can be found in the below blog from the GeSI Chairman and Deutsche Telekom Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Luis Neves.
18 Feb 16
The Momentum for Change ICT Solutions event took place today in the Blue Zone at COP21. The event was the occasion to bring together ICT thought leaders to reflect on the contribution given by the sector in tackling climate change, and to share stories from the winners of the 2015 Momentum for Change ICT Solutions Lighthouse Activities, which were announced at the end of October.
09 Dec 15
GeSI moves the bar higher by releasing a new software tool (www.gesicloudimpact.org) that allows everyone for the first time dynamically to explore the energy savings, cost savings and GHG abatement potential of moving from on-site computing to cloud computing, across 11 different countries. The new tool features three distinct levels of detail aimed at providing a user experience from the quick, simple and powerful infographic results view, to the in-depth equations and data view showing how the outcomes are calculated.
13 Oct 15
Today, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Through the MoU, the two organizations will work together with a first focus on COP21, building momentum for the transition to a low-carbon economy.
29 Sep 15
Global E-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is pleased to announce the first annual ICT Leadership Index to recognize outstanding performance by top suppliers of its members in the field of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. Leveraging the CSR performance rating, the ICT Leadership Index identifies best-in-class companies across four ICT super sectors (Tertiary services, Telecom & infrastructure, Manufacturing of electronic components, and Manufacture & assembly of ICT equipment) on their commitment to CSR.
11 Aug 15
The Joint Audit Cooperation, known in short as JAC, is an industry initiative made up of 10 telecom operators (Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Orange, Proximus, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Verizon, Vodafone) with the common objective of raising social, environmental and ethical standards within the ICT supply chain. The initiative continues to monitor and improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of common supply chains of the telecom operators and demonstrates that industry can put aside its differences to raise supply chain standards for people and the wider environment.
24 Jul 15
A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change.
09 Jun 15
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and World Green Building Council (WGBC) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to combat climate change and promote sustainable development.
19 Jun 15
Back in 2008, GeSI launched the first report of the SMART series, the SMART2020, followed by SMARTer2020 in 2012. Now in 2015, the #SMARTer2030 report has been launched with the aim to extend our horizon to 2030 and to look at ICT-enabled sustainability from a holistic point of view.
09 Jun 15
In this new post, Luis Neves, the GeSI Chairman, is showing how digital technologies are fundamental to a sustainable future. Showcasing the new SMARTer2030 report that will be launch in Bonn on 9 June, this post is the opportunity to present the first result of this report and to demonstrate the role of ICT as a key catalyst for sustainable development.
26 May 15
GeSI is pleased to announce the first release of the ICT Leadership Index at the GeSI General Assembly (Bonn, 10 June 2015). The ICT Leadership Index will showcase and recognize best-in-class companies across four ICT sub-sectors on their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. The Index is based on company ratings from E- TASC powered by EcoVadis and will be announced bi-annually.
13 May 15
The third instalment in the GeSI's groundbreaking SMART series, SMARTer2030, will be officially launched on June 9 in the course of a joint event co-organized by GeSI with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
04 May 15
On April 21, GeSI and the ITU hosted a side event to the ‘Means of Implementation and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development’ Post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations which will be held in New York from 20 – 24 April 2015 .
22 Apr 15
Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can nominate their game-changing projects for a prestigious United Nations award.
21 Jan 15
On December 2, GeSI Chairman Luis Neves announced the establishment of GeSI’s first office in the Americas. The new Washington Office will advance GeSI’s mission to become the recognized thought leader, partner of choice, and proactive driver of the information and communications technology (ICT) sustainability agenda.
12 Dec 14
Thought leaders and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders gathered at a side event at COP20 in Lima to discuss the critical role of ICT in tackling climate change. Sectors like transportation or power are already deploying ICT-based solutions to reduce energy use, cut greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to the effects of climate change.
11 Dec 14
On November 20, the new GeSI Board of Directors took office. Deutsche Telekom, Verizon, and ETNO representatives were elected Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer respectively. BT, Ericsson, Orange, Microsoft, the ITU, and Swisscom, and were also officially inducted at the Board meeting which took place at AT&T’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
20 Nov 14
GeSI and BSR’s Center for Technology and Sustainability organized a joint dinner conversation at the annual BSR Conference. The event, which brought together a group of ICT companies and leaders from key sectors such as transport, energy and healthcare, was the occasion to officially present the 2014 GeSI Materiality Report.
06 Nov 14
The ITU 19th Plenipotentiary Conference has concluded with the election of the organization’s new Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.
Houlin Zhao of China was elected as new Secretary-General. Mr Zhao previously served as ITU’s Deputy Secretary-General and Director of the ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.
Malcolm Johnson of UK was elected as new Deputy Secretary-General. Mr Johnson served as the ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau Director since 2006. He is also a member of the GeSI Board since 2010
27 Oct 14
The World Resources Forum Association (WRFA) has elected Luis Neves, Chair of the Global eSustainability Inititiave (GeSI), as a Board member. The World Resources Forum Association is a partner organization of GeSI and provides a platform to promote innovation in resource productivity by bringing together a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, industry, policymakers, and civil society.
12 Jun 14
The UNFCCC has released today its 2013 activity report on the Momentum for Change initiative. The initiative aims at highlighting examples of successful projects addressing both climate change and social and environmental challenges.
10 Jun 14
A new guide was published today on the business case for supply chain sustainability, a collaboration amongst the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®), the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and EcoVadis. The publication includes case studies and an implementation guide that provide a review of challenges and field-tested solutions designed to help companies overcome barriers and improve their triple bottom line. It is designed particularly for supplier-level companies new to sustainability.
28 May 14
GeSI is pleased to be a supporting partner with the Financial Times and share that the Financial Times and IFC, the largest global development institution focused on the private sector, are bringing together the world’s leading thinkers and decision-makers from the private and public sectors for a focused discussion on innovations that can address the challenges of urbanisation — in ways that can strengthen economic growth and improve lives for generations to come.
19 May 14
I am pleased to announce that GeSI has successfully concluded the recruitment of the new Director. The recruitment process was conducted by a London based professional agency on behalf of GeSI. Around 50 qualified professionals applied for the job. Out of those, the Agency selected a short list of 6 for a final Interview with the GeSI Chairman
25 Mar 14
The Joint Audit Co-operation known in short as JAC is an industry initiative made up of 10 telecom operators (Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Orange, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Verizon, Vodafone,) with the common objective of raising social, environmental and ethical standards within the ICT supply chain. The initiative continues to monitor and improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of common supply chains of the telecom operators and demonstrates that industry can put aside its differences to raise supply chain standards for people and the wider environment.
19 Feb 14
The Deutsche Telekom Board of Management has decided on an ambitious climate protection target. CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 20 percent across the Group by the year 2020. This means that the Group will reduce these emissions by around 430,000 tons of CO2 per year. This amount is equivalent to the emissions of about 1.1 billion passenger kilometers in air traffic, or about 28,000 flights around the world.
11 Feb 14
A new collaboration between the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC) makes it easier for companies to source conflict-free tungsten. Through the joint development of a specialized framework, members of the TI-CMC may now choose to become validated as Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) conflict-free tungsten smelters under the CFSI’s Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP). This breakthrough marks the first time the CFSI and TI-CMC can provide information about conflict-free tungsten smelters – just in time for U.S. reporting requirements on conflict minerals in 2014.
26 Nov 13
The UN Climate Change secretariat launched a new partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) today to underscore the critical role Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays in tackling climate change.
21 Nov 13
Bringing together nearly 200 representatives from global industry, government and civil society to discuss and debate current resources and future challenges on conflict minerals in the supply chain, the 12th Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Workshop concluded Thursday evening in Washington, D.C. Key topics covered included forthcoming European Union legislation on conflict minerals, whether or not to source conflict minerals from the Great Lakes region and updates on best practices on data collection, reporting and auditing for conflict-free minerals.
19 Sep 13
Increased use of cloud computing services will reduce the dependence on energy and help reduce global environmental damage with savings of over US$2.2 billion (€1.65 billion) and is 95% more efficient where 1 tonne of greenhouse gas (GHG) created by cloud leads to 20 tonnes abated from customers according to the findings of a study released today by a research team from Harvard University, Imperial College and Reading University, sponsored by Microsoft Europe and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).
26 Jun 13
This week the European Commission will release the Guidance for the Information and Communication Technologies (“ICT”) Sector on Implementing The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This is a paramount step in advancing Human Rights practices throughout the ICT industry. This Communication is the last of a series of initiatives and regulations launched in Europe and North America to tackle environmental, human rights and ethical issues in the supply chain.
17 Jun 13
The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) held its eleventh Conflict-Free Minerals Supply Chain Workshop on 8 and 9 May in Hong Kong. This event, the CFSI’s first workshop in China, expanded outreach to smelters and refiners, provided an update on global regulatory developments, and discussed ongoing in-region activities. The workshop also hosted panels and breakout sessions on initiatives and tools that support conflict-free sourcing, reporting, and due diligence.
17 Jun 13
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are pleased to announce the launch of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). The CFSI replaces the name “EICC-GeSI Extractives Work Group” as the initiative grows and becomes more inclusive of stakeholders and a wide range of industry sectors supporting the sourcing of conflict-free minerals.
30 Apr 13
GeSI and EICC will sponsor a Worker-Management Communication Training session on April 10-12, 2013 in Shenzhen. The "train the trainer" course will help member companies and their suppliers implement effective worker-management communication systems. It will also help raise employee awareness of their rights and responsibilities.
10 Apr 13
The World Resources Forum (WRF), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), GeSI and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are jointly organising the workshop ICT solutions for sustainable lifestyles to be held within the framework of the ICT4S conference on 13 February 2013 in Zürich, Switzerland
13 Feb 13
Increased use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as video conferencing and smart building management could cut global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5% by 2020, amounting to $1.9 trillion in gross energy and fuel savings. SMARTer2020, a new study unveiled today, shows that concerted action by policy-makers to encourage the use of ICT can save 9.1 Gigatonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) of harmful greenhouse gases from being emitted.
03 Dec 12
The increased use of cloud computing services by businesses in China can reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 2 mega tonnes, according to the preliminary findings of a study released today by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). This is equivalent to the removal of over 700,000 cars from Chinese roads and would create nation-wide savings in energy bills of almost 900 million Yuan.
16 Oct 12
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) held their tenth Conflict-Free Minerals Supply Chain Workshop on 17 and 18 September in Brussels. The objective of the event was to provide participants with an update on regulatory developments in Europe and the United States, and their impact on supply chain initiatives. The workshop also hosted panels and breakout sessions on initiatives and tools that support conflict-free sourcing, reporting, and due diligence.
11 Oct 12
A staggering 320 tons of gold and more than 7,500 tons of silver are now used annually to make PCs, cell phones, tablet computers and other new electronic and electrical products worldwide, adding more than $21 billion in value each year to the rich fortunes in metals eventually available through “urban mining” of e-waste, experts say.
12 Jul 12
Increased use of simple and convenient online activities like teleworking and online shopping can reduce carbon emissions by millions of metric tons and deliver significant energy savings, according to a report issued today by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) with the support of BT, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Verizon.
19 Jun 12
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition© (EICC©) recently held the ninth conflict-free minerals supply chain workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The event focused on various mechanisms to assure the responsible sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold.
30 May 12
On 2 April 2012 the Broadband Commission launched a new report entitled “The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICTs with climate action for a low-carbon economy”, which identifies how investments in broadband can be leveraged from an environmental perspective to address climate change, and illustrates the potential of broadband as a solution to the problem.
02 Apr 12
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative announce that they have joined the US State Department’s Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), a joint initiative between industry, governmental agencies, and civil society formed to support the development of supply chain solutions for sourcing responsibly-mined, conflict-free minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region (GLR).
18 Nov 11
The GreenTouch™ Consortium, a global research initiative dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000, and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an international strategic partnership committed to creating and promoting technologies and practices that foster economic, environmental, and social sustainability, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
16 Nov 11
Today, Bakrie Telecom hosted ICT for Green Asia at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Jakarta. This high level international summit was supported by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, the world’s leading industry consortium focused on green IT and ICT, and was co-organized by Malk Sustainability Partners.
02 Nov 11
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) have launched the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training Program, a series of modules that aim to assist facility managers in controlling workplace hazards and in promoting workplace health and safety.
02 Nov 11
Today, at ITU Telecom World 2011 in Geneva, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) launched a new benchmark and web-portal that for the first time make it possible to compare national approaches to the adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for climate change.
26 Oct 11
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition ® (EICC®) recently hosted the seventh extractives supply chain workshop in Brussels. The event focused on various mechanisms to assure the responsible sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, and included a facilitated stakeholder dialogue on ways to support the implementation of those mechanisms.
11 Oct 11
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) recently held the sixth extractives supply chain workshop in Washington, D.C. to continue the ongoing dialog regarding responsible sourcing of tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.
07 Jul 11
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) are pleased to announce the first publication of the list of smelters (“List”) that are compliant with the Conflict-Free Smelter (“CFS”) program. The List can be accessed here.
01 Jun 11
Today, six months before the start of the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17), to be held in Durban, South Africa, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) presents the first findings of its research into low-carbon Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) leadership amongst governments.
23 May 11
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), a strategic partnership of the ICT sector and international organisations committed to a creating a sustainable world through ICT-enabled transformation, welcomes the recent breakthrough in the adoption of ITU Recommendation L.1000 on the Universal Charger.
17 May 11
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) announce an update to the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) protocol relating to smelter due diligence requirements. The CFS is a voluntary program that aims to enable responsible mineral sourcing through evaluating the source and conflict-free status of minerals that are processed by smelters.
22 Apr 11
Today the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative celebrate Earth Day by announcing a partnership to address the global challenge of electronic waste. This partnership highlights key 21st century aspects of Earth Day’s four decade long focus on accelerating a green economy and promoting environmental awareness.
22 Apr 11
ICT companies and their customers will soon have common approaches and methodologies to calculate the carbon footprints of ICT products and services thanks to industry guidance due to be published at the end of the year.
08 Mar 11
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) are pleased to announce the launch of their Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program and completion of the first tantalum smelter assessment.
10 Dec 10
A group of key ministers and business executives, under the leadership of the Mexican government, met today at the Cancun Messe to present and discuss the "Guadalajara ICT Declaration (PDF) for Transformative Low Carbon Solutions," in conjunction with the 16th Conference of the Parties, where the global climate negotiations are ongoing. The Declaration is supported by more than 40 companies and organizations, representing more than 1 trillion USD in turnover in 2009, from more than 20 countries. The declaration will be supported by the establishment of a public-private work stream with focus on transformative low-carbon ICT solutions (PDF), which will be carried forward to COP-17.
10 Dec 10
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Eletronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) recently held the fifth tantalum and tin supply chain workshop in Washington D.C. to continue the ongoing dialog regarding responsible sourcing of these minerals.
07 Dec 10
A report launched today by ITU and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) on Using ICTs in tackling climate change. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are of fundamental importance in reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, as well as in helping countries everywhere adapt to climate change and to deal with its sometimes catastrophic effects.
06 Dec 10
GeSI Chair Luis Neves attended the Hijau untuk Negeri launch event to represent the initiative and introduce the Indonesian audience to SMART 2020 and explore the implications of ICT enablement in Indonesia.
04 Nov 10
In a major drive for a more energy efficient ICT sector, GeSI member companies signed Codes of Conduct on energy consumption of broadband equipment and data centres, in the presence of Commissioner Kroes. These voluntary commitments from the ICT sector will lead to savings of up to 25TWh per year in relation to the provision of broadband equipment, and also to significant reductions in the energy consumed by data centres. These savings will help achieve Europe’s climate targets, but consumers will also feel the benefit in their pocket, since they have the greatest share of ICT energy consumption.
28 Oct 10
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is extremely concerned about poor social and environmental practices in some mine sites and within portions of the metals supply chains which supply raw materials to the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Mining activities that fuel conflict are unacceptable.
03 Sep 10
GeSI Members have identified the Universal Mobile Charger as a key standardisation topic. More than one billion new handsets are marketed each year and most of them are replacing older models. Most of the old power supplies need to be destroyed even if still operational since they are not compatible with the new devices.
17 Jun 10
GeSI’s contribution to the e-Skills Manifesto shows how e-skills and ICT go hand in hand to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy. In a chapter entitled “Green Matters”, GeSI outlines the carbon-reducing potential of ICT with practical examples such as smart grids, and reviews efforts to put ICT on the global climate agenda through stakeholder engagement.
08 Jun 10
Imagine you lived a sustainable life this weekend, what would it be like? What role would ICT play in reducing your ecological footprint? And in what ways would ICT solutions support you in “one planet living”- living and working within a fair share of the earth’s resources?
09 May 12
GeSI, the World Resources Forum, the International Telecommunication Union and Hewlett-Packard jointly organised a workshop entitled ICT solutions for sustainable lifestyles within the framework of the ICT4S conference on 13 February 2013 in Zürich, Switzerland.
13 Feb 13
Madrid, 2 June 2017 - The Global E-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is pleased to announce the third annual ICT Leadership Index to recognize exceptional performance by top suppliers of its members in the field of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. The vision of GeSI is to promote leadership in sustainability and recognizes that sustainability in the ICT industry supply chain is a strategic issue for its members.
02 Jun 17
Marrakesh, 17 November 2016 – The launch of the SMARTer2030 Action Coalition was officially announced today during COP22 by the Government of Morocco and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).
17 Nov 16