Trondheim, April 29, 2021: Xplora Technologies AS ("Xplora") becomes an official
partner of The Geneva UN Charter Center of Excellence on SDG City Transition in
Trondheim and 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
The «GoForTrust» project is part of XploraŽs 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.
For Xplora the cooperation will create a one-stop-shop ESG platform with a
compelling proposition for retail and telco partners, and open doors for new
commercial licensing opportunities. The «GoForTrust» project is expected to
increase engagement with relevant and timely content, provide ESG data at scale,
and help build the Xplora brand.
The information included in this announcement is defined as inside information
pursuant to Regulation EU 596/2014 (MAR) article 7 and is publicly disclosed in
accordance with MAR article 17. The announcement is made by the contact persons.
For further information please contact:
Sten Kirkbak, CEO +47 9220 3710
Mikael Clement, CFO +47 9900 8000
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
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.