Sustainability at your fingertips

Sustainable development is a global effort and mobile technology is part of it

With everything that’s going on in the world, it sometimes makes me think about what kind of legacy my children and grandchildren are inheriting. It can be concerning, but I like to take the time to think about what I can do to make an impact and support sustainable development.

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly set a collection of 17 sustainable development goals to guide nations and industries toward achieving a more sustainable future. These goals aim to address, among other things, poverty and food security, health, education, equality, environment and economy, in an attempt to meet the needs of the present with compromising future generations’ ability to meet their needs.

In September of last year, GSMA, an industry organization that represents mobile operators worldwide, published a report examining the impact of the mobile industry on these goals over the past five years.