Elaine Weidman-Grunewald is Vice President of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) for the Ericsson Group worldwide. She has worked for Ericsson in the US and Sweden for over 15 years. During this time she has held various positions in the company ranging from Environmental Product Management to Sales and Marketing. Since 2005 her work has focused exclusively on driving Ericsson’s sustainability and CR initiatives, and today she reports to the company President and CEO. Ms. Weidman-Grunewald’s focus is on the role that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can play in addressing global challenges in areas such as poverty, development, climate change and human rights. As the Ericsson spokesperson for Sustainability and CR, she is a frequent speaker at conferences, and interacts regularly with media, customers, policy makers and the analyst and investment community. She is responsible for a number of public private partnerships which explore the use Ericsson’s core technology to solve some of the world’s most compelling challenges and help to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the company’s educational program, Connect To Learn.