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Connecting 5G hype with ESG reality

8 months ago

It’s a technology that promises faster connectivity for all devices. An enabler for the ‘internet of things’. It’s also part of a continuous growth story in data storage, cloud computing and semiconductors. But will 5G merely provide an accelerant to these trends? And how ESG-friendly is the implementation of 5G technology and infrastructure?

Louise Schreiber looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.

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Aside from the climate issue, any new telecoms technology comes with significant biodiversity impact and social risks.

Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova

Many companies are notably using the energy efficiency argument to qualify 5G as a solution to address sustainable development goals. At this point, we think 5G has many challenges to confront before we can genuinely consider it a green or socially beneficial solution.

We understand that many sustainable opportunities are expected in the future, whether that’s in terms of deploying a smart grid, enabling smart cities, connecting access to health, and so on. But these solutions will need to be developed on a large scale before their benefits can compensate for the immediate negative environmental and social impacts of 5G.

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Author: Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova

Further reading from Natixis: The economy digitises as healthcare comes to the fore (Architas takes no responsibility for the external content from 3rd parties).


 

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