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GSMA Climate Policy

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Thursday 23 Jul 2020 |

This policy paper sets out what the mobile industry is doing and what we are calling on governments to do to a reach net zero carbon economy.

AI4I Webinar Series : Using mobile big data analytics to combat global challenges inc. COVID-19

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Wednesday 24 Jun 2020 | #BetterFuture | AI for Impact |

Background With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe, governments are seeking innovative and dynamic solutions to make the right decisions at the right time, both to save lives and minimise the long-term ...

An Introduction to Human Rights for the Mobile Sector

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Tuesday 21 Apr 2020 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

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 ...

Setting Climate Targets: how to apply the guidance webinars

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Thursday 18 Jun 2020 | Climate Action |

The GSMA, in partnership with the CDP, hosted a series of webinars across different time zones for mobile operators on how to set science-based targets (SBTs). The webinars explained how to apply the

Human Rights Guidance for the Mobile Industry

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Monday 15 Jun 2020 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

This document provides an introduction for companies to consider the relevance of the seven major human rights issues for their operations, as well as inspiration and resources to begin to formalise their management of human rights. ...

The Role of AI for Impact in the Fight against COVID-19

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Monday 11 May 2020 | AI for Impact |

Mobile Big Data Solutions to support decision makers It is difficult to overstate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families, industries, and governments across the globe. The disease has caused widespread illness and ...

2019 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals – Climate Action Deep Dive

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Tuesday 24 Sep 2019 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

Compared to many other sectors, the mobile industry is not the largest contributor of carbon emissions, but as we increasingly enter a digitised world, it can be part of the solution. Collaboration is needed to limit the industry’s own ...

COVID-19 Crisis Response: Digital Development Joint Action Plan and Call for Action

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Friday 24 Apr 2020 | #BetterFuture |

COVID-19 Crisis Response: Digital Development Joint Action Plan and Call for Action

An Introduction to Human Rights for the Mobile Sector

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Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

Human rights risks are present throughout mobile operators’ value chains. These range from the treatment and conditions of people working in the supply chain to how operators’ own employees are treated and how the human rights of ...

Setting Climate Targets

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Monday 23 Mar 2020 | Climate Action |

A step by step guide for mobile network operators to set science based targets An ICT sectoral target-setting approach was recently developed through a collaboration between the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative ...

GSMA We Care Initiative Overview Flyer

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Monday 9 Mar 2020 | We Care |

The GSMA We Care initiative supports the mobile industry commitment to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Digital Declaration, allowing operators to drive impact at a local level.

The Future of Mobile Report

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Monday 2 Mar 2020 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

How Telcos can Unlock New Value Though Total Societal Impact A new paradigm is taking shape for business—faster than many anticipated. The defining expectation is this: good companies will deliver competitive financial ...

Guidance for ICT Companies Setting Science Based Targets

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Thursday 27 Feb 2020 | Climate Action |

This document supports information and communication technology (ICTs) companies in setting science based targets for greenhouse gases (GHGs) according to a set of new decarbonisation pathways. Currently the guide focuses exclusively ...

The GSMA Sustainability Assessment 2019 Results

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Monday 3 Feb 2020 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

The GSMA has developed a Sustainability Assessment Framework to better understand the landscape of operator efforts in social and environmental sustainability. The Framework, designed in collaboration with Yale University, is intended ...

The Enablement Effect

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Wednesday 11 Dec 2019 | Climate Action |

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 however, its greatest contribution to combating climate change is reducing ...

Mobile Big Data Solutions for a Better Future Report

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2019 | #BetterFuture |

The Mobile Big Data Solutions for a Better Future: A world of opportunity report was created to inspire the global community to harness the power of mobile big data (MBD), offering insight into the potential impact that could be ...

2019 Mobile Industry Report: Sustainable Development Report

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Tuesday 24 Sep 2019 | #BetterFuture | Climate Action | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

The ongoing uptake of mobile and mobile-enabled services around the world has seen the mobile industry increase its contribution to all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the last year. The industry has continued to ...

Utilising real-time mobile analytics to aid in the rescue of missing persons

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Tuesday 8 Oct 2019 | AI for Impact |

In Russia, 70,000 to 100,000 individuals go missing each year. Of those that go missing, each year 20,000 to 25,000 are never found. To decrease this number, timely action is essential. When searches for missing persons ...

Mobile Big Data Analytics and AI for a Better Future: AI Ethics Principles

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Monday 9 Sep 2019 | AI for Impact |

Discover the principles recommended by the GSMA and its members for adoption by MNOs using AI for social good.

Mobile Economic Impact Reports

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Monday 12 Aug 2019 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

Operators are using socio-economic impact assessments to better understand and demonstrate the broader impact that they have on society and economies. Here we have reports which detail the economic contribution of the mobile sector at ...

International Relations Handbook

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Wednesday 24 Jul 2019 | #BetterFuture |

The GSMA engages with a wide range of international organisations, seeking to leverage their influence and public platforms to amplify mobile industry messaging, and engaging with their committees and working groups to represent mobile ...

Using Socio-Economic Impact Assessments

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Friday 10 May 2019 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

Download the 'Using Socio-Economic Impact Assessments'.

Digital Declaration Overview

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Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 | Digital Declaration |

The Digital Declaration is a framework for responsible leadership focused on solving the problems challenging the communities we serve. It commits us to act ethically and for the good of people, the planet, as well as profit. It is a ...

Utilising real-time mobile analytics to inform emergency disaster response in Turkey

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Thursday 14 Feb 2019 | #BetterFuture | AI for Impact |

Due to its location, and geological structure, Turkey is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. More than 95% of the country lies on one of the most active earthquake and landslide regions in the world. To help support the ...

Big Data for Social Good Toolkit Flyer

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Thursday 21 Feb 2019 | AI for Impact |

Discover how you can benefit from powerful solutions, driven by mobile big data analytics, with our brand new digital toolkit.

Responding quickly to natural disasters in Japan

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Monday 4 Feb 2019 | AI for Impact |

Japan is especially prone to experiencing natural disasters due to its location. It is located within the Pacific Ocean's ring of fire; an area which sees more earthquakes and natural disasters than anywhere else in the world. To ...

2018 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals

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Monday 5 Nov 2018 | #BetterFuture | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

The mobile industry is having a profound impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The third edition of the Mobile Industry Impact Report assesses our industry’s progress towards the SDGs and our shared vision: Intelligently ...

Big Data for Social Good

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Monday 24 Sep 2018 | AI for Impact |

Visual explanation of Big Data for Social Good for UNGA 2018

The Journey to Responsible and Sustainable Leadership – A Guide to Operating Responsibly

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Monday 14 Jan 2019 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

The Guide to Operating Responsibly supports the GSMA’s goal to advance responsible business models across the mobile communications industry. The guide, following on from

2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals

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Friday 30 Sep 2016 | #BetterFuture | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

This first-of-its-kind report offers critical insights into the transformative impact of the mobile industry on individuals, societies and economies around the world, in developed and developing markets. Importantly, it establishes a ...

An interview with Mohamed Dabbour, CEO, Millicom Africa

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Tuesday 8 Aug 2017 | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

Only 16 per cent of Tanzanian children under the age of five are registered at birth, and only half of those registered receive a birth certificate. In 2011 the Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) of Tanzania ...

2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals

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Monday 25 Sep 2017 | #BetterFuture | Sustainable and Responsible Leadership |

The mobile industry is having a profound impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The second edition of the Mobile Industry Impact Report assesses our industry’s progress towards the SDGs and our shared vision: Connecting ...

Big Data for Social Good: Overview Flyer

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Sunday 25 Feb 2018 | AI for Impact |

The Big Data for Social Good initiative aims to harness the power of mobile big data to help public agencies and NGOs tackle epidemics, natural disasters and environmental impacts.

Creating a #BetterFuture: The 360 Video Dome Experience

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Friday 20 Apr 2018 | #BetterFuture | #CaseForChange |

For the first time, the GSMA introduced the #BetterFuture Dome: an immersive 360 video experience at Mobile World Congress.

Creating a #BetterFuture: How the mobile industry is building better businesses

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Monday 4 Jun 2018 | #BetterFuture |

At Mobile World Congress 2018, mobile industry leaders came together to share our vision with the world. This video highlights the importance of sustainability and responsible leadership in successful business practices through the ...

Telefónica Case Study: Predicting air pollution levels 24 to 48 hours in advance in São Paulo, Brazil

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2018 | AI for Impact |

Telefónica Brazil (Vivo) is working with the municipalities of São Paulo to harness mobile network data to help combat the adverse health impact of air pollution. Developed by the LUCA team, Telefónica’s algorithms use machine learning ...

Data privacy and security

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Friday 21 Sep 2018 | AI for Impact |

The GSMA and its members believe that data privacy and security are fundamental to building consumer trust in mobile services. Protecting privacy is also a key consideration in the context of big data. Our Big Data for Social Good ...

Airtel case study: Harnessing mobile Big Data to identify tuberculosis hotspots in India

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Friday 21 Sep 2018 | AI for Impact |

Bharti Airtel and the GSMA partnered with Be He@lthy, Be Mobile; an initiative born out of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to leverage mobile network insights to fight ...

Sustainable Business Models Report

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Monday 22 Oct 2018 | AI for Impact |

When anonymised and analysed, mobile ‘big data’ can provide valuable and actionable insights, and add value when addressing environment, social and governance (ESG) challenges. Long term sustainable solutions are being pursued and ...

Building communities resilient to climate extremes

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Monday 22 Oct 2018 | AI for Impact |

Extreme climate variability is triggering devastating long-term consequences for people, contributing to forced migration. Mobile Big Data is uniquely placed to provide visibility on mobility patterns. Telefónica, in partnership ...

Mobile Privacy and Big Data Analytics: Big Data for Social Good Considerations

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Thursday 29 Nov 2018 | AI for Impact |

Unlocking the huge potential of big data analytics in a way that respects privacy principles and fosters an environment of trust. Key data privacy principles addressing subjects such as personal data, accountability, and security ...