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

ESG metrics for mobile – a case for mobile operators

ESG Metrics for Mobile Webinar

During this interactive and informative webinar, the GSMA and EY shared details of the framework and discussed its benefits. The session also featured 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 explored topics such as the power of alignment for accelerating progress and fostering a more meaningful dialogue between investors and companies.

Watch the on-demand video highlights of this webinar to learn how mobile operators are coming together to harness ESG in order to demonstrate and generate greater value for society.

Open Consultation Survey

Submissions for the open consultation for the ESG Metrics for Mobile are now closed, if you would like to email us any queries please email us a the following, including the subject header ‘ESG Consultation’: [email protected]

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.