Washington DC-based Smart Cities Council, (“the Council”), the world’s largest and longest-standing Smart Cities organisation, is pleased to announce a new global initiative, “Everyone”, focused on ensuring that, as the Future of Place is designed and delivered, no one is left behind.
Everyone will address key global social, economic and environmental themes including well-being, mobility, energy, data protection & cyber security and regional community enablement, Everyone uniquely focuses on action and impact.
Beyond Smart Cities, towards a collective future.
The Council will soon make several announcements about expanded and enhanced services, a significantly expanded global network, new charitable partnerships, impact projects, youth initiatives and a global schedule of impactful engagement.
This follows the appointment LVX Global Founder and Chairman, Corey Gray, as Global CEO of the Smart Cities Council, a role in which he will spearhead the Everyone initiative and work with the Council’s existing and new teams and all stakeholders to deliver a suite of meaningful, positive, self-sustaining social and environmental impact projects.
“For more and more companies, including ours, today ROI means Return on Impact”, said Corey Gray. “As long-time protagonists in this space two things have become clear over time:
1. There is a big difference between a Smart City and a City that is Smart, and
2. Smart is not just for cities, it’s for Everyone.
This is why LVX Global and I so comfortably and naturally aligned with the Council - we see the world the same way. There’s been a lot of talk since Smart Cities became a buzzword, and there are too many commentators to count. Whilst commentary has a place, we want to be on the pitch playing, and we invite Everyone to join us. There are no competitors when it comes to making the world a better place for future generations.”
Supported by an Independent Global Advisory Council representing diverse stakeholder interests, Everyone invites all to participate in its task forces and global engagement programs, working to make meaningful positive impact in key global areas of need.
LVX Global and The Council
Smart Cities Council and the Everyone initiative is LVX Global’s first ESG investment, in a partnership that uniquely enables the Council to enhance and amplify a shared vision to use tech and data for good.
A global company, headquartered in Australia, LVX Global operates in 18 countries across Europe, Asia and North America, designing, delivering and managing end-to-end Data Driven and Technology enabled Solutions that deliver high value social outcomes in the areas of Smart Buildings, Smart Cities and Fire & Life Safety, amongst other technology projects.
“Our mission over the past ten years has been and continues to be making a difference,” explained Philip Bane, Global Ambassador for the Council, “and this partnership with LVX Global provided the resources and reach to grow. Our work has to be about more than Smart Cities and our expanded focus on local action and global impact for all people and places is incredibly exciting.”
About the Smart Cities Council
Smart Cities Council is the world’s largest network of smart cities companies, practitioners and policymakers. Smart Cities Council envisions a world where digital technology, data and intelligent design are harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs. Learn more about the Smart Cities Council: www.smartcitiescouncil.com.
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Robyn Francis, Global Engagement Coordinator