Zoom in on Net Zero - with BT's Andy Wales

BusinessGreen staff
clock • 1 min read

VIDEO: Chief digital impact and sustainability officer at technology giant sits down with BusinessGreen's James Murray to discuss the increasingly data-driven net zero transition

Andy Wales is chief digital impact and sustainability officer at BT, a role which puts him in charge of helping the technology giant understand - as he puts it "the big external changes coming down the track in terms of environmental social or economic issues".

As such, Wales leads on BT's climate change, environmental, supply chain human rights, and community impact policies, with a particular focus on the infrastructure network underpinning the growing, smart, digital and interconnected economy.

In a wide-ranging chat recently ahead of the Net Zero Festival later this year, Wales spoke to BusinessGreen's editor in chief James Murray about the changing and increasingly prominent role of chief sustainability officers in the corporate world, his own career journey into the green economy, the challenge of shifting the UK road fleet to electric vehicles, and the role of digital services and data in driving the net zero transition. The conversation can be watched in full above.

This article is part of BusinessGreen's Net Zero Innovate hub.

Register now for the Net Zero Festival, which takes place over three days from 29th September to 1st October.

More on Technology

Government launches new £1.5m carbon-cutting AI programme

Government launches new £1.5m carbon-cutting AI programme

New AI for Decarbonisation programme forms part of the government's £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio

clock 23 November 2022 • 2 min read
'One million phones for the planet': Vodafone connects with WWF for new circular economy venture

'One million phones for the planet': Vodafone connects with WWF for new circular economy venture

New partners announce venture which seeks to reduce carbon emissions and support more circular economy for mobile phones

clock 22 November 2022 • 3 min read
Credit: Vodafone

Vodafone launches new refurbished phone range

Refurbished mobile phones to be offered with a two-year warranty, as company looks to take bite out of industry's e-waste footprint

James Murray
clock 18 November 2022 • 2 min read