ESG Metrics for Mobile

The GSMA has launched ESG Metrics for Mobile, a first-of-its-kind mobile sector ESG reporting framework, developed alongside partners from EY, Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and a working group of 20 mobile operators representing 45% of the world’s mobile connections. The framework also draws on experience from key global industry and ESG stakeholders and who contributed to the project.

Featuring ten industry-specific KPIs, the framework covers a range of key material topics for the sector, from energy consumption and waste reduction to digital inclusion and data protection. The common metrics are designed to simplify and harmonise ESG disclosures and complement universal reporting, by adding a crucial industry-specific lens.

As operators adopt this new ESG framework, the metrics will provide stakeholders with a deeper understanding of the industry, and where its most material impacts and value are generated.

ESG Metrics for Mobile White Paper

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ESG Metrics for Mobile Overview


Monday 13 Jun 2022 |

For a high level overview of the ESG Metrics for Mobile Report, please download our ESG Metrics for Mobile Overview. This includes a summary of the current state of ESG, the GSMA-led industry ESG framework and metrics.

ESG Metrics for Mobile Webinar

Thursday, 7 July 2022

13:0014:00 BST

During this interactive and informative webinar, the GSMA and EY will share details of the framework and discuss its benefits. The session with feature an industry-focused panel discussion with mobile operators Vodafone and MTN, in addition to hearing from ESG investment experts from ESG Book (formerly Arabesque) and Refinitiv, who will explore topics such as the power of alignment for accelerating progress and fostering a more meaningful dialogue between investors and companies.

Join this webinar to learn how mobile operators are coming together to harness ESG in order to demonstrate and generate greater value for society.

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Open Consultation Survey

If you would like to take part in our open consultation for the ESG Metrics for Mobile, please provide your feedback to the proposed ESG Metrics for Mobile whitepaper released in June 2022. Deadline for comments is 30 September 2022.

If you would prefer to submit your response via email or as an attached file, rather than complete the survey, you can do so, including the subject header ‘ESG Consultation’, at:

ESG Consultation Survey

This initiative has been in part funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, and is supported by the GSMA and its members. Sida does not necessarily share the views expressed in this material. Responsibility for its contents rests entirely with the authors.