Lecture 12

Time: Monday 5 December 2016 at 15:00 - 17:00 2016-12-05T15:00:00 2016-12-05T17:00:00

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan
HT 2016 hallmed2016

Location: E3, Osquars backe

Activity: Lecture

Teachers: Elina Eriksson (elina) , Daniel Pargman (pargman)

Student groups: TIMTM_1


Sustainability at Ericsson - Using technology in smart ways to become more sustainable

Guest Lecturer: Jens Malmodin, Ericsson Research


The lecture will give an overview of how Ericsson addresses sustainability both from the environmental, social and economic perspective and with examples from ongoing projects and business activities. The lecture will primarily focus on the use of environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for mobile broadband technology and in a broader perspective for the whole ICT sector.

LCA is the preferred methodology for being able to measure environmental impact and it has become a fundamental tool for Ericsson. How exact we are able to measure this can and will be addressed and discussed in the lecture, but perhaps a more important question is: Can we afford to not try our best?

The lecture will give students insights based on LCA and on how ICT and mobile broadband technologies can and have been improved in terms of a sustainability. More important though is how these technologies can be used in various ways to improve and make other products, services and activities more sustainable, including other industry sectors, our private lives and - in the end - our society.


Jens Malmodin is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of sustainability (with a focus on LCA) and he is also responsible for Ericsson's environmental reporting. He additional has experiences from working with energy performance and system design in the radio base station design organization .

More about sustainability and corporate responsibility at: http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/sustainability-corporateresponsibility


Malmodin, J. and Bergmark, P. (2015). Exploring the effect of ICT solutions on GHG emissions in 2030. Paper published and presented at: ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Copenhagen, Denmark, 7-9 September 2015.

Malmodin, J., Lundén, D. (2016). The energy and carbon footprint of the ICT and E&M sector in Sweden 1990-2015 and beyond. Paper published and presented at: ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30-31 August 2016.

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