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How Communications Technology Is Supporting Human Rights: A Q&A With Verizon CSR Director Chris Lloyd

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As host of the 20th General Assembly of The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) held last week in New York, Verizon led a discussion focused on the results of GeSI’s new report on the enabling potential for ICT (Information Communications Technology) to support human rights.

Turning Risks into Opportunities

By Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T
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Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum released its 2017 Global Risks Report, providing ample reading material for the world’s elite as they trekked to the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

The Last Traffic Jam

By: Tim Fleming
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The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and over 10 million people commute an hour or more each way.  Then there are the “mega” commuters who travel 90 minutes and 50 miles each way.

A SMARTer Revolution: How Tech Solutions Can Tackle 21st Century Challenges

By: Tim Fleming
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Perhaps the most important societal benefit Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can bring to the world is empowerment. This is one of the key messages in a report released today by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). The report, entitled #SMARTer2030: ICT Solutions to 21st Century Challenges, builds upon their previous work and examines the significant positive impact ICT can have on society, the economy and the environment.

CFSI Enables Companies to Comply With New EU Conflict Minerals Legislation

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced it stands ready to help companies navigate compliance with the pending conflict minerals legislation that was recently voted on by the European Parliament. In addition, the CFSI is adopting a risk-based approach to its audit program to bolster audits of smelters and refiners of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold worldwide.

CFSI Releases New Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative today announced that it has published its new Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT 4.0). The leading multi-industry tool to facilitate transfer of information throughout the supply chain in support of conflict-free sourcing, CMRT 4.0 includes an updated Standard Smelter List and numerous translation improvements.

AIAG Announces 2nd Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing

Update on the industry-leading initiatives AIAG and its members are collaborating on to responsibly source minerals in the supply chain
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Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing II

Since 2010, AIAG and two dozen member companies representing OEMs and suppliers have been working together to identify resources and tools to help companies gain greater supply chain transparency in the area of Conflict Minerals.

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Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Program Update

In 2013, AIAG continues to support and promote the CFS audit program
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AIAG’s continued participation in the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) provides several benefits to member companies:

Can ICT Solutions Sustainably Grow the World’s Economies?

The SMARTer2020 Report
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A new study concludes that broad use new high-tech solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5 percent by 2020 and help grow the world’s economies. The new GeSI SMARTer2020 report says that the broad use of smart grids, buildings and transport systems enhanced by information communications technology could yield $1.9 trillion in savings for consumers and businesses and create 29.5 million jobs globally.

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A new study concludes that broad use new high-tech solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5 percent by 2020 and help grow the world’s economies. The new GeSI SMARTer2020 report says that the broad use of smart grids, buildings and transport systems enhanced by information communications technology could yield $1.9 trillion in savings for consumers and businesses and create 29.5 million jobs globally.

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