Portuguese business leaders and tech giants receive DwP Certification at Smart Cities Summit.

18 CEOs from leading Portuguese businesses and technology giants received their ‘Digital with Purpose’ Certification for pledging to governments, policy makers and customers to accelerate the realisation of the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Published on: Nov 18, 2021 | Written by: Mark Evans

Lisbon, Portugal - 18 November, 2021

Today, 18 CEOs from leading Portuguese businesses and technology giants received their ‘Digital with Purpose’ Certification for pledging to governments, policy makers and customers to accelerate the realisation of the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Working in partnership with GeSI (Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative), the industry Certification has been awarded to: APDC, Beta-i, BOLD by DEVOTEAM, CMAS, Cuatrecasas, Deloitte, DXC, EDP, Huawei, Hyphen Digital Experience, Innovagency, Innowave, ISCTE, NOS, .PT, SIBS, Unipartner and VdA.

The Digital with Purpose Movement provides the framework and roadmap to enable business leaders to accelerate their efforts in pursuit of a more sustainable strategy. Today’s recipients will have their performance assessed each year and will only retain their formal certification if specific targets are achieved.

“We are delighted to be at the Smart Cities 2021 event in Portugal, recognising some of the most forward-thinking organizations and leaders across Portugal and Europe. To be certified by GeSI’s Digital with Purpose Movement shows the right ambition at a leadership level and a commitment from the business to act for the greater good.” commented Luis Neves, CEO, GeSI. Luis continues, “If a business is not acting on its responsibilities to better society while being commercially viable, you must ask why. It must surely bring into question the priorities of the CEO, his/her leadership team and the purpose of the business.”


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With a mission to catalyse collective action, Digital with Purpose is not about repackaging existing efforts or restating previously declared intentions - it is a race to the top. Where members share an ambition to create business value through radically accelerating the enabling power of digital technology, whilst minimising negative externalities that may arise.

“To effectively tackle the health of our planet and inequality across society, it will take a big team effort. No one business or industry can go it alone. That is why the Digital with Purpose Movement exists. We call on all businesses and relevant stakeholders to accelerate their impact and join us in transforming society for the better. The time for action is now!”

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