This article identifies the many opportunities for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support the economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and general liveability of cities.
Read the article in the Global Innovation Index 2012.
The quest for eco-sustainability in communications networks and, more generally, in the full range of business activity, constitutes a formidable challenge.
As a recognized innovator in information and communications technology (ICT), Alcatel-Lucent is playing a leading role in bringing new ideas and solutions to market. These are designed to greatly reduce the environmental impact of ICT network operations. More importantly, innovative Alcatel-Lucent products, services and solutions make it possible for companies in a broad range of sectors to significantly reduce their carbon emissions while meeting their business objectives.
But the eco-sustainability challenge is too broad for any single organization to meet on its own. In recognition of this circumstance Alcatel-Lucent has made open innovation a strategic priority and has taken an active or leading role in various collaborative initiatives, ranging from research consortia and partnerships to standards bodies and industry groups. We are convinced is only through an open, collaborative approach that we can collectively move towards the global, end-to-end network approach needed to fully address all the facets of the eco-sustainability challenge.
Our creation of the GreenTouch™ consortium, our commitment to the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI), and our engagement in the World Economic Forum’s efforts to combat climate change are examples of how Alcatel-Lucent translates its drive towards eco-sustainability into concrete collaborative initiatives.