Vodafone Business today announced that it’s a Founding Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner of the Green Tech Festival, the pioneering, global platform empowering changemakers and fostering innovative green technologies for a sustainable future. Vodafone Business will have a presence at the upcoming Green Tech Festival events in London 13-14 Oct. and Singapore 17-18 Nov.
Vodafone’s purpose is to connect for a better future, enabling an inclusive and sustainable digital society; it has a long-standing commitment in environmental sustainability and builds technology to help accelerate a carbon-free future. At the Green Tech Festival events, Vodafone Business will demonstrate its brand purpose and how technology can lead the way to a more sustainable and inclusive business.
Amanda Jobbins, Director of Marketing and Communications at Vodafone Business, said: “At Vodafone Business we believe that what is good for the planet, is good for business too. But we also know that transforming organisations to operate more sustainably is not easy. We strive to help our customers to meet their sustainability goals sooner and make them more competitive over the long-term through our technology, advice and partnerships. The Green Tech Festival has a shared ambition of highlighting the critical challenges facing us all, plus the innovative technologies that can help meet those challenges.”
Nico Rosberg, Founder of Green Tech Festival, said: “We founded Green Tech Festival with the belief that each one of us can make a difference. Vodafone’s motto is ‘Together, we can’. This, alongside their innovative technologies addressed at sustainability, makes them an ideal partner for us.”
Unique in its scale as the largest pan-European and African technology communications company, Vodafone transforms the way we live and work through its innovation, technology, connectivity, platforms, products and services.
Vodafone operates mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries, and partners with mobile networks in 47 more. As of 30 June 2022, we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 28m fixed broadband customers and 22m TV customers. Vodafone is a world leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), connecting around 160m devices and platforms.
We have revolutionised fintech in Africa through M-Pesa, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2022. It is the region’s largest fintech platform, providing access to financial services for more than 50m people in a secure, affordable and convenient way.
Our purpose is to connect for a better future by using technology to improve lives, digitalise critical sectors and enable inclusive and sustainable digital societies.
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact to reach net zero emissions across our full value chain by 2040, while helping our customers reduce their own carbon emissions by 350m tonnes by 2030. We are driving action to reduce device waste and achieve our target to reuse, resell or recycle 100% of our network waste.
We believe in the power of connectivity and digital services to improve society and economies, partnering with governments to digitalise healthcare, education and agriculture and create cleaner, safer cities. Our products and services support the digitalisation of businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Our inclusion for all strategy seeks to ensure no-one is left behind through access to connectivity, digital skills and creating relevant products and services such as access to education, healthcare and finance. We are also committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the customers and societies we serve.