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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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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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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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How ICT can reduce carbon emissions in Australia? An inside look of three sustainable days

Lee Stewart | June 2, 2016

Beginning of May, Fujitsu and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative were involved in a series of conferences in Australia.

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Digital solutions to achieve the SDGs

Malcolm Johnson | May 18, 2016

During this week’s WSIS Forum a special session presented a sneak preview of the much anticipated ‘System Transformation’ report which presents early research and new data on how digital solutions will drive progress towards the sustainable development goals. The full report, produced by GeSI and Accenture in cooperation with ITU, will receive its full global launch in June 2016.

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Empowering Consumers through AT&T Eco-Ratings

Roman Smith | March 31, 2016

Technology is moving at lightning speed. That means these are exciting times at AT&T and for the entire information and communication technologies (ICT) industry. Rapid advancements in technology have had – and continue to have – profound positive impacts on a consumer’s quality of life. Not only that, these advancements can impact the way that consumer cares for our planet.

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ICT can radically reshape the way we live

Luis Neves | February 22, 2016

Information and communications technology can not only lead us into a low-carbon future, it also provides economic and societal benefits

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The opportunity of ICT in the German efforts against climate change

Luis Neves | February 22, 2016

Germany is well known in Europe and in the world as one of the countries at the forefront of the fight to climate change. Since the 90s, the country has set very ambitious objectives to decrease greenhouse emissions and decarbonize its power supply. By 2050, the country wishes to have achieved reduction of greenhouse gas emission between a 80% to 95%compared to 1990 levels. To support the road to this important but not easy goal, mid-term targets were also put in place: a 40% decrease in emissions by 2020 and a 55% decrease by 2030.

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