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Luis Neves

Luis Neves

GeSI Chairman/Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Deutsche Telekom

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Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

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Matilda Gennvi-Gustafsson

Matilda Gennvi-Gustafsson

Sustainability Director, Ericsson

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Toni Townes-Whitley

Toni Townes-Whitley

Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft

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After COP22, what now? Let’s seize the opportunity to unlock ICT opportunities on climate action

Gabrielle Giner | November 24, 2016

Much hope has been pinned on global leaders attending this year’s COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh. The theme is a simple one: action. The historic agreement made in Paris last year needs to be matched with deeds, from governments and business alike. The pressure is on to show leadership.

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After COP22, what now? Let’s seize the opportunity to unlock ICT opportunities on climate action

Gabrielle Giner | November 24, 2016

Much hope has been pinned on global leaders attending this year’s COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh. The theme is a simple one: action. The historic agreement made in Paris last year needs to be matched with deeds, from governments and business alike. The pressure is on to show leadership.

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Telefónica commits to contribute to the Paris Agreement with new energy and emissions reduction targets

Geert Paemen | November 23, 2016

Telefónica announces its global objectives in Energy and Climate Change for 2020, in which its commitment to renewable energy as a sustainable source for business is highlighted. It undertakes that 50% of the electricity used in its operations will come from clean sources by 2020 and 100% by 2030.

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ITU Telecom World and COP22: bringing ICT solutions to the forefront of the climate change discussion

GeSI Staff | November 9, 2016

It is a busy month for GeSI. With two major events planned this November, we will have another great opportunity to put ICT in the spotlight.

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The New Urban Agenda has been adopted with ICT integrated as enabler to sustainable urbanization!

Matilda Gennvi-Gustafsson | October 24, 2016

Between 18 and 21 October, Habitat III – the third UN conference on urban settlement took place in Quito, Ecuador, and on its opening day, the Habitat III Conference welcomed 30,000 people.

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Turning the spotlight on the 2016 Momentum for Change ICT Lighthouse Activities

GeSI Staff | October 14, 2016

On 29 September, the UNFCCC announced the winners of this year’s Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities awards. It was back in 2013 that GeSI first partnered with the UNFCCC on the initiative, which has since steadily grown to reach impressive results.

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Embracing ICT for a brighter future

Luis Neves | September 16, 2016

On 14 September, GeSI participated in a plenary session on ICT solutions for the 21st Century Challenges on the opening day of the Humboldt University annual CSR Conference.

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Digital transformation for global sustainability, PCI DSS 3.2 and cyber espionage

Gráinne Colgan | July 27, 2016

Did you know that an estimated 720,000 human lives could be saved from road traffic accidents by connected cars, by 2030? Or that 1.6 billion people could be connected to e-health services by 2030, radically improving access to health?

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#SystemTransformation through digital innovation

Luis Neves | July 20, 2016

The digital revolution, whose overall implications we have not yet fully understood, can be the answer to the global challenges the world is facing today. Deutsche Telekom is and will continue to be at the forefront of digitization. As the European leading telco, Deutsche Telekom will harness different opportunities to drive sustainable digital transformation.

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CEOs say ICTs critical to sustainable business

International Telecommunication Union | July 12, 2016

Innovation in new digital technologies and business models has been identified by CEOs as a critical requirement to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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#SystemTransformation report says digital solutions can unlock new opprtunities to meet sustainable develoment goals

Toni Townes-Whitley | June 23, 2016

On 14 June, hosted at the Microsoft Center for Innovation and Policy in Washington D.C., GeSI published a report prepared by Accenture Strategy that shows how digital solutions can pave the way in helping the world to achieve the objectives of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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