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Elaine Weidman-Grunewald

SVP & Chief Sustainability Officer

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald heads Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts and is also Head of Ericsson Response, the company's humanitarian and disaster response program.

She has worked for Ericsson in the US and Sweden for over 17 years. Since 2005 her work has focused exclusively on driving Ericsson’s sustainability and CR initiatives, She has been reporting to the CEO since 2012, and a has been member of the Global Leadership Team since 2014.

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, girls’ education, humanitarian response, peace building, and climate change. From a Corporate Responsibility perspective she ensures adequate company policies and proactive programs are in place to minimize and mitigate risks in areas like health and safety, environment and human rights.

She is furthermore responsible for a number of public private partnerships which explore the use of Technology for Good, i.e. the use Ericsson’s core technology to solve some of the world’s most compelling sustainable development challenges.

Ms. Weidman-Grunewald is on the Board of Millennium Promise and is a member of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative supporting peace-building and inclusion efforts.

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Events featuring Elaine Weidman-Grunewald
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