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Article | 11 February 2021 | ESG
Louise Schreiber looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.
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
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