Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

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Name of initiative Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
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Starting year 2001
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Secretariat Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), c/o Scotland House, Rond Point Schuman 6, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium; phone:+32 2 282 84 42; e-mail:
Organisational structure The GeSI Board comprises of nine members of different companies.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation GeSI
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium


Description GeSI brings together leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies – including telecommunications service providers and manufacturers as well as industry associations and non-governmental organisations, committed to achieving sustainability objectives through innovative technology. GeSI aims to promote effective industry action and innovation to manage the risks associated with ICT and realise its potential in creating a low-carbon economy. It aims to encourage continual improvement in sustainability management and share best practice across the sector. GeSI’s work focuses on several key areas:Supply Chain; Climate Change; E-Waste; Standardisation; and Public Policy.
Objectives Mission: By 2017, GeSI is a globally recognised thought leader, partner of choice and proactive driver of the ICT sustainability agenda as measured by the development and use of its tools, broad member base and contribution to relevant policies.

Vision: A sustainable world through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation.

Activities GeSI supports its members’ and partners’ efforts to be part of the sustainability solution by developing key tools, resources and best practices, promoting and enabling member-driven initiatives, facilitating an open global forum, and providing a unified voice for communicating with ICT companies, industry stakeholders, policymakers, and the greater sustainability community worldwide. The membership fee is USD 30,000 per annum.

GeSI has a broad project portfolio. For an overview of all projects see the website:

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Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Capacity building, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Training and education, Awareness raising and outreach, Advocacy
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Participants Number Names
Members 60  
Companies 55 2030 Vision (USA),ACCENTURE STRATEGY (USA),Amdocs (USA),Arabesque (USA),ARM (USA),AT&T (USA),BELL (USA),Carbon Trust (USA),CDP (United K.),Closing the Loop (Netherlands),Connected Device Alliance (USA),Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany),DELL (USA),Deloitte (United K.),DEUTSCHE TELEKOM (Germany),EcoChain (Netherlands),Enertic (Spain),epi Consulting (United Kingdom),ETNO (Belgium),Flowminder (Sweden),ETSI (France),Flowminder (Sweden),FUJITSU (Japan),G-STIC (Belgium),Global Climate Forum (Germany),Global Sustain (United K.),Green Electronics Council (USA),HUAWEI (China),ICO (China),Impact ROI (USA),ICC (France),ITU (France),LIBERTY GLOBAL (United Kingdom),RBA (USA),SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (Japan),STEP (Germany),Superior Essex (USA),SWISSCOM (Switzerland),T-Mobile (USA),TAIWAN MOBILE (China),TDC (Denmark),TELE2 (Netherlands),Telstra (Australia),Thermicon (Germany),TIM (Italy),TURK TELEKOM (Turkey),UN Global Compact (USA),UNFCCC (Germany),VERIZON (Spain),WBCSD (Switzerland),WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (United Kingdom),World Ocean Council (USA),World Resource Forum (Switzerland),WRI (USA),ZTE (China).
Business organisations 2 IEEE (USA),  IDDRI (France).
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 1 GIZ (Germany).
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 2 CTCN (Denmark),  UN Environment (Kenya).
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


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Not only have national states as participators