Trondheim, April 29, 2021: Xplora Technologies AS (“Xplora”) launches the «GoForTrust» project with Bærekraftsenteret in Trondheim to deliver its recognized Goplay platform as a service with the objective to connect kids around the world to walk for a better future and better education.
The «GoForTrust» project is part of Xplora ́s ESG strategy «Play for Good». It is the first project launched after Xplora became an official partner of The Geneva UN Charter Center of Excellence on SDG City Transition in Trondheim together with regional, national and global partners such as IKEA and KPMG.
«At Xplora, our vision is to enable children around the world to experience how their everyday activities can make a positive change to the world. «Play for Good» is our way of giving back. Xplora is dedicated to contributing to United Nations’ (UN) efforts to reach a more sustainable future, focusing on five of UN’s 17 official sustainability goals. We are now extremely proud to be an official partner of The Geneva UN Charter Center of Excellence on SDG City Transition in Trondheim», says Sten Kirkbak, Founder and CEO of Xplora.
«There are 10.000 Cities that need to be part of a movement towards more equitable and sustainable societies. We will not succeed unless we adopt new technologies and partner with the best knowledge communities in order to leave no one behind. Xplora is a promising example of how to connect social and technological innovation for greater impact, says Kristian Mjøen, head of the Centre for Sustainable Development.
ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors have become increasingly important in business decision making, investment and finance. ESG, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have proven not only ethical, but profitable and hence have become interesting to a wide swath of the business community.
«Xplora will become one of the first sources of ESG data at scale on how we can combine physical activity to directly trigger sustainability and how children can play an active role», Kirkbak comments.
The «GoForTrust» project will allow groups of children in multiple countries around the world to work, and walk, together as a community. It will be a virtual journey, but triggered by actual steps. During the journey, the children will learn about UNs work for sustainability, why it is important and how children can help.
«In addition, the project team will explore how the Xplora platform can disrupt how we distribute knowledge and education. We are not just triggering SDGs in this project, but potentially setting the ground for how we can innovate the platforms of education and knowledge in developing markets», Kirkbak says.
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For further information please contact:
Sten Kirkbak, CEO +47 922 03 710
Mikael Clement, CFO +47 990 08 000
About Xplora Technologies AS:
Xplora is a platform and services company and an industry leader in the market for children’s smartwatches. Xplora was founded to give children a safe onboarding to the digital life and a better balance between screen time and physical activity. Xplora’s vision is to enable children around the world to experience how their everyday activities can create value and make a positive change to the world. The company is headquartered in Norway with operations in leading European markets. Xplora is listed on Euronext Growth under the ticker symbol XPLRA.
About the Sustainability Center in Trondheim
In 2019, the UN designated Trondheim as a pioneering municipality in sustainable development. As a result, the Sustainability Center was established. The Sustainability Center is being developed in close collaboration with NTNU, SINTEF and Trøndelag County Municipality. The center has established itself as a link between the UN Program for Smart and Sustainable Cities (U4SSC), Trondheim Municipality, and other regional / national partners. The collaboration with the UN / U4SSC gives Trondheim access to relevant measurement and development tools, access to some of the foremost expertise in sustainable development that exists in the world, and that the center can highlight good local examples and solutions for a global audience.