Materiality Assessment Review and Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals
GeSI has a long tradition of running materiality assessments. It started in 2008 with the first ever assessment that was ran for our sector and given the fast pace of change in our industry, we carried out again the exercise in 2014.
ICT Sector Guidance built on the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard
In 2013 GeSI started a collaboration with WRI, WBCSD, and the Carbon Trust, for the development of a guidance document for the calculation of life-cycle GHG emissions for ICT (Information and Communication Technology) products with a focus on ICT services.
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 network own emissions.
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).
#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.
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.
#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.