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Digital inclusion

We’re bridging the digital divide to ensure technology is an opportunity for all.

Digital transformation is exposing a clear divide that is impacting all geographies and sectors. Basic digital skills are essential to working, receiving medical care, traveling, and staying informed in our modern age, but the poorest in our society are too often left behind. 
 
We believe people should never be limited in work and life by a lack of digital skills, and that the next generation of innovators should be supported.
 
By using the skills and passions of our people, we’re bridging the digital divide to ensure we have a future where technology is an opportunity for everyone.

“DIGITAL IS THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, AND DIGITAL INCLUSION IS ABOUT CREATING ONE WORLD TO AVOID THE SPLIT OF SOCIETY INTO TWO CONFLICTING PARTS”.

Paul Hermelin, Chairman of Capgemini

Our objective


As part of our Environmental, Social and Governance policy, we have set an objective to support 5 million beneficiaries through our digital inclusion program by 2030.

Visit our dedicated ESG pages for further details.

In Spring 2018, Capgemini Norway joined hands with Red Cross Norway to work on Digital Inclusion projects to align with our Group’s Digital Inclusion strategy. Under this partnership we collaborate with Red Cross on the projects such as Digital Homework and “Kors på Halsen”.

Helping society address the impact of the digital revolution

Digital literacy is more vital than ever and can determine whether or not an individual is included or excluded in today’s world.As part of our efforts to close the gap, we are engaging in a number of initiatives designed to teach digital skills to those that need them, and create new pathways to careers in tech.

Our digital literacy programs aim to bridge the digital divide. They provide access to digital tools and devices, teach foundational digital skills to the uninformed and untrained, and inspire young people and women to pursue careers in tech. These programs benefited over 327,000 people in 2021 (vs. 27,300 in 2019).

Our 40 digital academies provide specialized training in IT capabilities and IT enabled skills (ITES) to disadvantaged populations to help them find sustainable employment and reach financial independence. For example, we’re training and hiring 500 women from rural backgrounds in India to empower them to become valuable members of our workforce, while over 2,300 digital academy graduates have been hired so far by Capgemini.

Through our Technology for Positive Futures strategy, we focus on leveraging technology to create positive societal impact. From hackathons to the development of new services, we engage our people to develop innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges.

Our impact

13,030
digital academy graduates in 2021
40
digital academies
2,935
digital academy graduates hired by Capgemini so far
760K+
digital literacy beneficiaries since the program was launched in 2018

The great digital divide

Capgemini Research Institute looks at why sustainability means collective action, bolder leadership, and smarter technologies.

Inside stories

Meet our experts

Rebecca Gustafsson

HR Director Capgemini Norway
Rebecca Gustafsson is an experienced HR executive and proud sponsor of our D&I initiatives in Capgemini Norway. She is currently undertaking a certification in Diversity Management, by Seema.

Nina Zimmer

Head of Communications and CSR Lead Norway
Nina Zimmer is a socially engaged communication professional with a background in CSR and humanitarian work. Nina is CSR Lead in Capgemini Norway and part of the Nordic CSR Board who drives CSR initiatives within environmental sustainability, digital inclusion and diversity & inclusion to create positive impact for our employees, clients, partners and the broader business community.

Pernille Krogstad

Software Tester at Sogeti Norway at pillar head Environmental Sustainability
Pernille Krogstad is a Software Tester in Capgemini, and is passionate about how software testing can help reduce our carbon footprint. She has been part of Environmental Network in Capgemini since it started in 2019 , where she works with engaging employees in Capgemini Norway to take climate action. This includes organizing different activities and events that contribute to a more sustainable environment, both private and workplace.

Thomas Benestad

Manager at Capgemini Invent Norway and OUTfront Spoc
Thomas has been working in Capgemini Invent for over 5 years and primarily helps our clients accelerate their sustainable transformation through the use of digitalization. Due to his international upbringing and as a proud member of the LGBTQ+ family, Thomas is passionate about improving diversity and inclusion at Capgemini. He leads OUTfront Norway, Capgemini’s internal LGBTQ+ network, with a mission to increase awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues at the workplace to ensure that we can all bring our true selves to work, every day.

Sofie Elisabeth Johnsen

Software Engineer Capgemini Norway and pillar head Environmental Sustainability
Sofie Johnsen is a backend developer within Capgemini’s Microsoft community, who joined Environmental Network in Norway when it was established in 2019. During 2020 Sofie became a co-leader of the environmental group working together with a core team who seeks to share knowledge and engagement among our colleagues on environmental sustainability and climate action.

Marte Skogly

HR Business Partner at Capgemini Norway and Women of Capgemini
Marthe works as HR Business Partner in Capgemini Norway with strategies, processes and policies together with the Management Team. Marthe is an operative member in our internal network, Women@Capgemini, whose ambition is to improving the gender balance where her role is to secure continuity in the group, develop strategies, initiatives and events, and be the connecting link between employees and the management on diversity and inclusion.

Camilla Berg Gjennestad

Senior Consultant in Capgemini Invent Norway and D&I Champion
Camilla works as a Senior Consultant in Capgemini Invent and has been with the company for 2 years. Besides working with clients on large digital transformation programs, she is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has the role as Diversity & Inclusion Champion for Capgemini Norway. Together with HR and management she is responsible for driving the D&I agenda forward and works to increase awareness and knowledge on the topic. Her ambition is to create a workplace where everyone feel welcome and included, regardless of their background

    Our approach to ESG

    Our conviction is that there has never been a better time to leverage technology and human capabilities to tackle environment, social and governance (ESG) challenges.