Chief Sustainability Officer
Chief Sustainability Officer, Chris Tuppen’s remit covers all aspects of BT’s
approach to sustainability and corporate responsibility issues. In addition to
helping set the company’s sustainability strategy he is directly responsible for
producing the company’s corporate accountability report and frequently engages
with strategic stakeholders including regulators, investors and customers.
In parallel to his role within BT, Chris plays an active part in a number of
prominent bodies. Chris has served on the boards of CSR Europe and of the US
charity, Business for Social Responsibility. He co-chaired the Global Reporting
Initiative’s measurement working group and chaired the Global e- Sustainability
Initiative and the European Telecommunication Network Operators Association’s
environmental working group. He was a co-editor of the report SMART 2020 –
Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age.
He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Prince of Wales
Accounting for Sustainability Forum, the Council of AccountAbility, an
international membership organisation committed to enhancing social and ethical
accountability, and the social and environmental committee of the Association of
Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA.
In January 2008 he was named by a special Guardian newspaper panel of
prominent environmental figures as one of the 50 people who could save the
planet from climatic disaster.