List of All Reports

 
  • #SystemTransformation
    #SystemTransformation
    In early 2015, GeSI issued a joint call to action with the ITU to call on policymakers to recognize the importance of ICT as an implementation means for the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following up on the call to action, GeSI launched a project to...

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  • GeSI Mobile Carbon Impact - How mobile communications technology is enabling carbon emissions reduction
    GeSI Mobile Carbon Impact - How mobile communications technology is enabling carbon emissions reduction
    Authored by the Carbon Trust, the report analyses the use of mobile technology in Europe and the US, finding that it enables savings of more than 180 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, an amount greater than the total annual emissions of the Netherlands and five times higher than mobile...

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  • #SMARTer2030 - ICT solutions for 21st century challenges
    #SMARTer2030 - ICT solutions for 21st century challenges
    “The ICT industry offers tremendous benefits: more resource and cost-efficient businesses that are less harmful to the environment, improvements in services with significant societal benefits and new sources of economic growth,” says Luis Neves, the GeSI Chairman. Back in 2008, GeSI lau...

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  • Human rights and the ICT Sector: a thought leadership agenda for Action
    Human rights and the ICT Sector: a thought leadership agenda for Action
    This paper reports on the process and outcomes of the work of GeSI in early 2014 to produce a thought leadership programme and action plan to provide leadership in addressing human rights issues in the ICT sector.  With the support of management consultants twentyfifty ltd., its preparation inv...

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  • #SMARTer2030 - ICT can help Germany reach its climate targets while delivering economic benefits
    #SMARTer2030 - ICT can help Germany reach its climate targets while delivering economic benefits
    On 17 February 2015, 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, a...

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  • ICT and sustainable development: a materiality assessment for the ICT industry
    ICT and sustainable development: a materiality assessment for the ICT industry
    The report builds on the landmark report “The Contribution the ICT Industry Can Make to Sustainable Development: A Materiality Assessment”, developed for GeSI by BSR in 2008. It provided the first comprehensive materiality analysis for the ICT industry as well as an assessment of its imp...

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  • The enabling technologies of a low-carbon economy: a focus on cloud computing
    The enabling technologies of a low-carbon economy: a focus on cloud computing
    According to GeSI’s SMART2020 report, applying ICT solutions to sectors such as energy, buildings, transport and commerce can enable global carbon reductions of up to 15%, save €600 billion and create 15 million green jobs globally by the year 2020. To build on this macro-level analysis o...

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  • Transformative solutions for 2015 and beyond
    Transformative solutions for 2015 and beyond
    As well as continuing to drive progress against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to 2015 and beyond, the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda needs to adopt a more integrated and comprehensive approach to development – and in this, ICT and broadband can make a major contribution. Th...

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  • Fixed network operator energy efficiency benchmark
    Fixed network operator energy efficiency benchmark
    Energy efficiency and carbon management are becoming increasingly important for ICT companies as they focus on driving down environmental footprint. Telecom operators need to be able to understand how they can improve their energy efficiency performance in relation to their peers. Unfortunately repo...

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  • Measuring the energy reduction impact of selected broadband-enabled activities within households
    Measuring the energy reduction impact of selected broadband-enabled activities within households
    The GeSI study examines the link between broadband usage and energy reduction in regard to simple and convenient online activities such as telecommuting, using the Internet as a primary news source, online banking, e-commerce and downloading music. Entitled “Measuring the Energy Reduction Impa...

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