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innovation for a sustainable future.


2022 was the fifth warmest on record; nine of the plant’s warmest years have occurred in the last 10 years. Surface temperatures are increasing and with higher temperatures comes extreme weather that extends beyond coastal areas. With fewer places on the planet where humans can safely live and work, economies are struggling to adapt.

We all have a responsibility to build a more sustainable future. For the environment - digital technologies such as 5G, cloud, automation, analytics and AI can play a crucial role by allowing businesses to boost productivity while reducing energy consumption and emissions. For society - connectivity, digital services and digital skills can also help to bridge the digital divide and extend socio-economic and civic participation to everyone.

Ways to overcome the seven fault lines of the digital divide

The digital divide cannot be defined simply in terms of geography or location.

Income, (digital) literacy, gender, ethnicity, age and physical abilities all determine whether you can access, understand and use digital services. Digital connectivity is not just the glue holding together the economy; it’s crucial to social cohesion too. Without it we can only tap into a fraction of our socio-economic potential. In our article, we look at how CSPs, governments and enterprises are helping to promote digital skills and services to ensure a more inclusive and economically empowered society.

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United Nations’ approach to Women in Technology

Although women account for 50% of the population, they are not equally represented in the workplace.

Women are paid less and are less likely to reach senior positions, especially in the technology industry. Mardia Niehaus, senior VP of HR at Deutsche Telekom discusses what can be done to encourage more women into leadership roles in the technology sector.

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Experts investigate green, local energy

789 million people are without access to electricity and millions more lack reliable access.

Microgrids are part of the solution and use advanced connectivity and digital services to make renewable energy more accessible and affordable at a community level. In our second Real Action: Green, local energy video series, industry experts explore how microgrids could provide an answer to supplying green, local energy. Their Introductory Guide presents all the linked decisions that communities will need to consider to obtain sustainable, reliable energy supply by deploying microgrids.

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Communications as the Third Grid

When we think of the electrical grid, we often think of the power lines extending out from a generating station or the wires that line our streets. But there's a third grid in modern electricity infrastructure – the communications grid.

Taking energy distribution to the next level is complicated, but Nokia's Liana Jo Ault has true pedigree in this space. In this Real Conversation, she talks funding, architecture and why the most important thing is to have a plan.

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Finding smart ways to feed the world

We throw away 900 million tons of food every year. But according to the UN, two billion people face food poverty and hunger.

While the world produces enough food to feed the current population, over-production and supply chain issues lead to huge amounts of waste. Digital, precision farming technologies, such IoT, sensors, drones, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence could increase yields on existing farmland and reduce waste in the farm-to-fork supply chain. We explore these solutions in our first Real Action video series.

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There’s no green without digital

Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions will help to address global warming, but it’s an action we must take now to protect the planet.

CSPs can lead the way. They can offer their connectivity and digital solutions to help decarbonize other industries and challenge current operational processes, business models and supply chains. In our report Industry pathways to net zero, we look at how digital connectivity, 5G, cloud, AI and analytics allow businesses to innovate and ensure a sustainable future.

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People and Planet Report 2022

Accelerating the digitalization of industry and society for sustainable growth.

The technology we create can help in the fight against climate change while enabling our customers to improve their productivity, as well as their energy and resource efficiency. The importance of ESG to our company is affirmed in our purpose: “At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.” ESG drives how we innovate, manufacture, deliver and maintain our products, and how we conduct ourselves as an organization

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