The Swedish ICT giant has aligned its progress on corporate responsibility with the 17 SDGs

With 20 new mobile broadband subscriptions activated every second, a connected society is fast becoming a reality. And if you are wondering what that society might look like, Ericsson’s 2015 sustainability and corporate responsibility report, which maps its performance against the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), is a good place to start.

Or better, go to its website. There you can find out how information and communications technology (ICT) is driving progress to meet the SDGs and Ericsson’s efforts to bring the benefits of mobile technology to everyone. Ericsson has a big contribution to make, as 40% of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson-made networks, supporting more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

Ericsson’s vision of a networked society comes to life thanks to punchy language, animated videos on key data and handy statistics on global trends. The website links to stories covering initiatives such as using connectivity to manage water usage and connecting disaster-struck countries to those providing aid. You can also listen to a podcast of the company’s sustainability experts discussing their achievements.  

Embracing the SDGs

The PDF report is well-designed. With the numbers at the end of chapters, each section stays focused on the narrative, drawing the reader...

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