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#SystemTransformation sets out to demonstrate the transformational impact that digital solutions and the ICT sector can have on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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In December 2015, the UN General Assembly highlighted the cross-cutting contribution of information and communications technology (ICT) to the Sustainable Development Goals. The digital solutions analyzed in this report – such as, e-health, e-learning and smart building – will be indispensable in reaching the goals on the very tight timetable the UN has set.

This report was published in June 2016 by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) together with Accenture Strategy.


GeSI is a strategic partnership of the ICT sector and organizations committed to creating and promoting technologies and practices that foster economic, environmental and social sustainability. GeSI enjoys a diverse and global membership, representing around 40 of the world's leading ICT companies and partners with over 12 global business and international organizations.

“We welcome this report which shows how ICTs will be vital in achieving each and every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

“We commit to support our member companies to make the exciting vision this report has set out a reality.”

Luis Neves

Chairman, Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)