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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 14 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.

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 investment community. She is furthermore responsible for a number of public private partnerships which explore the use of Technology for Good, i.e. the use of Ericsson’s core technology to solve some of the world’s most compelling challenges and help to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Ms. Weidman-Grunewald is on the Board of Millennium Promise. She is also on the Board of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI.org) and co-chairs the GeSI Public Policy Working Group. Ms. Weidman-Grunewald holds a double Master’s degree from Boston University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, in International Relations with a focus on Latin American social and economic development issues, and Resource and Environmental Management.