Net-Zero Business podcast: Behind BT’s 2030 and 2040 climate targets

In response to the accelerated pace at which corporates are examining and setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie's monthly Net-Zero Business podcast was created. Up next, we speak exclusively with BT.


Net-Zero Business podcast: Behind BT’s 2030 and 2040 climate targets

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Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, hears from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set its 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline. But questions continue to arise about how they are developed, and their credibility.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of episodes that are 35 minutes or less in length. It usually features one in-depth interview with a sustainability or energy manager at a business working towards net-zero or carbon-neutrality.

This time around, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George interviews BT’s head of climate Tiffany Chow to learn a little more about the telecommunications giant’s work on climate.

As was the case for many businesses, 2021 was a busy year for the BT team in terms of environmental sustainability. The company set a 2030 net-zero target for its operational emissions and a 2040 net-zero target for indirect emissions from the supply chain and from customer use of products and services. These commitments marked an acceleration of BT’s climate mitigation work; it was previously working towards a 2045 net-zero target for emissions from all scopes. 

Chow outlines how these changes were possible and how they will be delivered, summarising some of BT’s most successful decarbonisation work in-house and its approach to driving positive change more broadly. 

The edie podcast is available to listen to on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple and Google. You can also subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear. Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at podcast@fav-house.com. Please bear in mind that all our speaker slots are now filled until the end of April. 


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At the end of this episode, Sarah mentions that edie’s biggest event of the year is returning as a live, in-person event for 2022. 

The Sustainability Leaders Forum is taking place on 8 and 9 March 2022, and will unite hundreds of professionals for inspiring keynotes, dynamic panel discussions, interactive workshops and facilitated networking. There will also be digital tickets.

Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre, the event will feature more than 60 speakers, including experts from Natural England, the Green Finance Institute, the World Economic Forum and the Centre for Climate Repair. We’re planning our most diverse and inspirational programme yet.

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