Net Good At-A-Glance

As the readers of this blog know, BT has been focused on reducing its environmental impact and from this effort, NetGood was born. I’ve been blogging about our report, methodology and event for the past few weeks.  For those of you interested in a graphical representation, here is an infographic that The Climate Group helped us create to explain the approach .

 

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BT’s New Better Future Report – Just Out

The 2013 BT Better Future report is out and we are all very happy (and a little relieved too if truth be told).    It takes a lot of work from people across the business to collect all the data together,  validate it, decide how best to structure the report, design the web site to present it, create an executive  summary, create the input to the annual financial report and have all the data and the words externally validated.   This year we announced our new Better Future programme at the same time, so we also have a new web site

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Limited Invitation to BT’s Net Good Launch Event in London

The Climate Group and Carbon Trust are joining BT to launch our Better Future Net Good programme in London on June 18th. I will be there to speak about the progamme together with our CEO, Ian Livingston, who is opening the event, and our CSO, Niall Dunne who will be closing it.  The Climate Group, Carbon Trust, Small World Consulting and many others will also be joining us at the event.

While this is an invitation-only event, and numbers are limited due to space, we would like to allow for some people outside of the usual lists of sustainability …

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Net Good is Positive News for All: How Business Can Effect Sustainable Growth

On Monday March 4th Green Monday is focusing on Net Positive. I will be watching the live stream and running a virtual roundtable after the events.  In addition, some of my BT colleagues will be there in person to talk about our net good programme. I wrote this post to set the scene…

Reducing environmental footprint is essential, but not enough, to bridge the chasm between a global population that is growing in size and affluence and available resources to meet their needs.

Businesses are at the nexus of that challenge as we depend on natural resources to create and …

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You Don’t Need to be a Healthcare Company to Care for Health

Recently, I’ve been writing about ethics and how an organization embraces an ethical obligation, even when it seemingly conflicts with the bottom line.

Along these same lines, I’ve been seeing many organizations that have taken active steps to push ahead with a CSR initiative in a way that supports both the stakeholder and the community at large.  There is a growing understanding that positive societal and environmental outcomes need to be a part of a company’s mission.

Take Unilever as an example.  This month, the company’s food service arm, Unilever Food Solutions, is campaigning among restaurants to cut 100 calories …

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BT’s 2012 Better Future Report

Our 2012 CSR/sustainability report was released today. It is titled our Better Future Report, covers the period to March 31 2012  and represents over a decade of combined social and environmental reporting by BT, archived here.  The full 2012 report suite consists of an executive summary and comprehensive online report,  together with CR and sustainability content in our Annual Report and Accounts.

Some elements of the report that stand out for me;

The world is facing some major long term challenges and we are in the process of developing some new goals to reflect those challenges and …

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