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AI for Impact : Mobile Big Data Analytics to combat challenges including COVID-19

Using Mobile Big Data Analytics to combat global challenges including COVID-19 With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe, it’s becoming clear that few can avoid its reach, posing severe challenges to health services and having a range of related social and ...

Closing the Digital Gender Gap by Increasing Female Leadership

This year marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted: the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. In the past 25 years, huge strides have been made and women have more opportunities and access to technology than ...

Building digital skills will help women and girls benefit from connectivity and enable them to fully participate in the digital economy

As we face the global challenges of 2020, we must ensure women have the skills and confidence to reap the benefits of mobile connectivity. They must also be equipped with more advanced digital skills to enable them to participate equally in ICT related industries. Of the ...

A new era of tax transparency – is your company ready?

Stakeholder interest in tax is without a doubt growing at pace. We are witnessing a new era of tax transparency as companies respond to these concerns, with regulatory changes and reporting frameworks for disclosing tax strategies and taxes paid emerging. Why is tax ...

Greater Access to Mobile will help to close the Digital Gender Gap

In 2020, connectivity is more important than ever. Internet access is a gateway to critical information, services and opportunities available to many people for the first time. Growth in internet access has been remarkable in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where ...

Empowering People to Thrive Online

As the cost of mobile connectivity falls, and coverage improves, more and more people can access the internet. But to take full advantage of digital services, individuals need the right skills, relevant content and the know-how to stay safe online. A lack of fundamental ...

Unlocking the Business Value in Total Societal Impact

“The coming decade affords mobile network operators a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity. Because of their unique combination of core business, customer base, and capabilities, telcos can capitalise on broadening societal expectations for corporate purpose and performance to ...

Improving the affordability and accessibility of the mobile internet

For the impoverished, the displaced, the homeless and other vulnerable groups, digital services can be a lifeline, providing access to valuable information, welfare programmes, jobs, healthcare and financial services. But to get online, people need affordable handsets and ...

Bringing Mobile Internet to Remote Communities

Each year, the mobile industry connects hundreds of millions of people to the internet for the first time. Yet, about half of the world’s population remains unconnected, effectively excluding them from the fast-growing digital economy and a host of life-enriching services. ...

The Rise of Purpose-Driven Partnerships

No one government or industry can single-handedly tackle the gravest global challenges. All kinds of expertise need to be tapped, knowledge and insights widely shared, and economies of scale and scope prioritised. Innovation is a must. To that end, the mobile industry is ...

Leading for the Long Term

The days in which businesses were judged only on the profits they deliver to investors are fading fast. Far-sighted companies now pursue a triple bottom line, in which profits sit alongside people and the planet. The mobile industry is in the vanguard of this profound shift ...

Taking Transparency and Inclusivity to the Next Level

Across the world, public trust in institutions, including businesses, has been deteriorating. The causes are complex and multi-faceted. But the mobile industry is taking concrete steps to reverse this trend. For mobile operators and their partners, one of the priorities is ...

How progressive leaders of the mobile industry are taking climate action

The landscape of modern-day leadership is evolving. A progressive and innovative approach is essential for tackling the immeasurable global challenges, such as climate change, the planet is facing. The mobile industry is the sector at the forefront of innovation and ...

How the mobile industry is building stronger communities resilient to climatic extremes

As the earth’s temperature continues to rise, extreme weather patterns and cataclysmic natural disasters are becoming more frequent around the world. Increasingly violent and turbulent weather conditions are emblematic of the severity of climate change. Weather-related ...

How mobile will be a leading enabler for reduced emissions across wider sectors

The mobile industry is one of many key sectors playing a crucial role addressing the challenge of climate change. It is committed to reducing its own emissions in line with the Paris Agreement through the industry-wide climate action roadmap, to achieve net-zero greenhouse ...

The mobile industry: cutting toxic emissions to save the planet

The planet is in the grip of the climate change epidemic, largely due to the fog of dangerous emissions clouding the earth’s atmosphere. Millennial environmental activists have the ear of world leaders; their criticism towards international governments for their ...

Transforming societies: harnessing mobile connectivity across Africa

Mobile connectivity is the most effective vehicle to support a digitally inclusive world. With mobile networks spanning the globe and serving more than 5 billion people, the mobile industry’s leaders are united in their commitment to ensure formerly excluded members of ...

Giving an identity to the world’s invisible children

The World Bank has estimated a billion people globally, are not legally recognised as having an identity. Children under the age of 18, represent around 40% of this demographic. The ramifications of not being registered at birth are abundant; people are immediately excluded ...

Doing the Right Thing: How industry leaders are taking personal responsibility for delivering the SDGs

This article is part of the Forum Network series on International Co-operation and will feed into upcoming discussions at OECD Forum 2019. Industry is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but it’s important to remember that companies are ...

Blog: Applying the SDGs: Delivering value with purpose

Organisations with strong sustainability strategies are using the Sustainable Development Goals to sharpen their focus and clarify their contribution to tackling our biggest challenges In September 2018, Oxfam published a discussion paper ‘Walking the Talk’, suggesting that ...