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Social Research Digest – May 2012
Building on BSR’s review of wireless and the environment, this follow-up report explores the opportunities and challenges for society from the use of wireless (licensed spectrum) technology. The report has a particular focus on the areas of health care, finance, education, and community empowerment.
- Wireless products and services are a powerful agent of social change that provide billions of people around the world with anytime, anywhere access.
- Around the world, there are billions of “underbanked” or “unbanked” people, but thanks to wireless technology, they have access to market information and banking services so they receive a fair price for their goods and services and protect their money.
- From remote monitoring to disease management, wireless technology is helping improve healthcare outcomes and address the healthcare worker shortage.
- In the United States, chronic disease treatment costs more than US$1.4 trillion each year, but using mHealth could mean a savings of more than US$21.1 billion per year.
- By using mobile technology, interactive learning may happen at any time and virtually anywhere.
- Technology-based instruction can reduce the time it takes students to reach learning objectives by 30 to 80 percent.
- Wireless technology empowers citizens around the world to create and interact with their communities and the world, hold their political leaders accountable, and organize for social, political, and economic change.
- The report also highlights the role that licensed spectrum availability and the world’s 6 billion mobile connections have played in encouraging innovators to develop a range of applications.
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Morgan Stanley is one of 29 companies from the Global 500 Index to be represented in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI)…
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The World Economic Forum has identified 16 companies from across the developing world that are sustainability champions…
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6. CSR Reduces Costs
A new Harvard study shows CSR reduces capital costs. Joe Sibilia, CSRwire CEO, reports on Talkback…
7. Next Up for Cause-Related Marketing
Platforms: It’s what’s on deck for cause-related marketing. Robert Rosenthal drives home the message on Talkback…