• #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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  • #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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  • Tracing a path forward: a study of the challenges of the supply chain for target metals used in electronics
    Tracing a path forward: a study of the challenges of the supply chain for target metals used in electronics
    Seeking greater understanding of the challenges and potential pathways to greater transparency in their product supply chains, GeSI and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) asked RESOLVE to research the supply chain for electronics products starting with three metals: tin, tantalum,...

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  • Social and environmental responsibility in metals supply to the electronic industry
    Social and environmental responsibility in metals supply to the electronic industry
    The report was commissioned by GeSI and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to help these organisations understand how aluminum, cobalt, copper, gold, palladium and tin are mined, recycled, purchased and where they are used in electronics products. Based on the study’s finding...

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  • The contribution the ICT industry can make to sustainable development
    The contribution the ICT industry can make to sustainable development
    In response to rapid advances in communications technology and the rise of new and complex international marketplaces, GeSI organized a series of stakeholder workshops to discuss Technology Convergence and Sustainability in the Fall of 2005. Subsequent to this effort, in 2007, GeSI commissioned Busi...

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  • Coltan mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo: how tantalum-using industries can commit to the reconstruction of the DRC
    Coltan mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo: how tantalum-using industries can commit to the reconstruction of the DRC
    This report gives a factual background to the extraction of coltan, its refining to tantalum metal and its ultimate use in many different types of equipment. The report had been researched and written by Fauna& Flora International (FFI)/ We chose not to take the easy approach of supporting...

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