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 Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to identify the materiality of key sustainability issues and prioritize the relative risks and opportunities. The results of BSR’s investigation are captured in this report titled, “The Contribution the ICT Industry Can Make to Sustainable Development.”
This report determines the sustainability issues that are of highest consequence to the ICT industry and creates a guide that allows GeSI to design our future strategy to address the issues of greatest significance to the ICT sector. This information will also inform decision making and strategy development in GeSI member companies and highlight opportunities for ulti-stakeholder collaboration. Additionally, these findings can enhance investment analysts’ understanding of the ICT sector and support their engagement with ICT companies.