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GSMA leads digital gender equality agenda at W20 Summit

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On 13 July GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer John Giusti participated at the Women 20 (W20) Summit hosted by the G20 Italian Presidency in Rome. Established in 2015, the W20 is an official G20 engagement group and it aims to ensure due consideration is given to gender issues ...

Mobile and sustainability: Focusing on the issues that matter

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The mobile industry’s purpose is to “Intelligently connect everyone and everything to a better future”. As a sector with more than five billion unique mobile subscribers and more than 8 billion mobile connections, the scope of the mobile sector to influence sustainability is ...

GSMA Makes Bold Commitments at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris

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The GSMA has made bold commitments on behalf of the mobile industry to tackle the mobile gender gap and promote digital inclusion for women and girls at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. The forum was convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and ...

Driving Sustainability in the Mobile Sector – Training Course

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Training Course Operating in a responsible and sustainable way is not just about doing the right thing for society or the environment—it also makes business sense in today’s commercial environment. This course looks at why operating responsibly is so important for companies ...

Human Rights for the Mobile Sector Series

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Following the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 and subsequent national and regional regulatory initiatives, there has been increasing focus on the roles and responsibilities of businesses with regards to human rights. Human rights ...

Building back better from COVID-19: What does it mean for mobile?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst health crisis in a century, triggering health and economic impacts unmatched in recent times. Despite positive developments with vaccines, restrictions and lockdowns are still widespread and all signs point to these impacts continuing deep ...

AI4I Series (6) From theory to application: How governments are accelerating their COVID-19 response using Mobile Big Data Analytics.

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Following regulatory approvals in several countries, we start the New Year with positive progress regarding COVID-19 vaccine deployment. However, it will still be some time before the majority of people will be able to receive and therefore fully benefit from the protection ...

Sustainability framework assessment results: A spotlight on the path to net zero

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Through mitigating their emissions and advancing mobile technology innovations, the mobile sector will play a central role in addressing global climate change and stimulate the shift towards a low carbon economy. Following the Paris Agreement, governments worldwide committed ...

AI for Impact Series: (5) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Ecosystem Stakeholders and Contributions

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Eight months ago the WHO declared a global pandemic. Now, COVID-19 continues to challenge citizens, governments and economies around the world, with many countries now approaching, or currently experiencing, a second wave of infections.  The GSMA AI for Impact (AI4I) Mobile ...

Sustainability assessment results show year on year improvement

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The mobile industry is positioned at the centre of many of today’s global sustainability challenges. Its products and services play a critical role in society, improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. Responding to global sustainability challenges means being ...

AI for Impact Series: (4) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Sustainability & Funding

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Mobile networks are used by over five billion people globally and generate huge volumes of data about people’s geographic locations, movement patterns, communications and connectivity. This mobile ‘big data’ – when aggregated, anonymised and analysed – can provide ...

Human Rights for the Mobile Sector Webinar Series

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Since the publication of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, there has been increasing focus on the roles and responsibilities of businesses with regards to human rights. For mobile operators, human rights issues range from the treatment and ...

AI for Impact Series: (3) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Technical Delivery and Adoption

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Mobile networks and communication play a central role in the lives of people around the world. Because the technology is so pivotal and integrated into daily behaviours, the dashboards, reports and decision making tools that mobile operators are now developing can reveal ...

Protect, Respect and Remedy: Understanding Human Rights in the Mobile Sector

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Protect, Respect and Remedy:  Understanding Human Rights in the Mobile Sector It’s almost ten years since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were launched defining businesses’ responsibilities concerning human rights. Known as the Ruggie Principles, they ...

AI for Impact Series : (2) Mobile Big Data Analytics – Privacy & Policy Considerations

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As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in many parts of the world, governments and NGOs seek to utilise products and services mobile operators have developed, to aid decision making and help save lives. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are increasingly able to deliver ...

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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 ...