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.
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 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.
#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.
GeSI SMARTer2020: the role of ICT in driving a sustainable future
GeSI's SMARTer2020 report demonstrates how the increased use of information and communication technology (ICT) such as video conferencing and smart building management could cut the projected 2020 global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16.5%, amounting to $1.9 trillion in gross energy and fuel savings and a reduction of 9.1 Gigatonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) of greenhouse gases. This is equivalent to more than seven times the ICT sector’s emissions in the same period.
SMART 2020 Enabling the low-carbon economy in the information age
GeSI published “SMART 2020 Enabling the low-carbon economy in the information age” in June 2008 – the first major study identifying the significant contribution the ICT industry can make to creating a low-carbon economy.
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.