Better Future


Our Better Future programme is our commitment. It's a promise to use the power of communications to improve lives and ways of doing business - without it costing the earth. We have set ourselves three goals to achieve by 2020 and you can see how we’ve progressed over the last 12 months in our Better Future Report 2014.

BT launches report on data for social good

Findings from the Better Future Forum have been published in the report 'Making waves: The rising tide of data for social good'.

Professor Green rocks to 10,000 BT Digital Champions

Around 10,000 young BT Digital Champions enjoyed performances from a whole host of stars at the BT-sponsored Rock Assembly concert held in London.

The latest BT Infinity lab competition winners announced

An app that uses symbols, photos and sign language to help with language development and build communication skills has been chosen as the overall winners in the third BT Infinity Lab competition.

BT reveals the value of being online

BT has revealed that the social benefits of getting online are worth more than £1,000 a year to someone using the internet for the first time.

Tech4Good Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2014 Tech4Good Awards have been announced. The awards celebrate the hard work and creative genius of individuals and organisations who use the power of digital technology to make life better for everyone.

BT supported Digital Inclusion project scoops national award

The Get IT Together project in Nairn was named the overall winner in this year's Digital Unite Spring Online Best Event Awards, which celebrate outstanding work by local volunteers and organisations.

Better Future Report 2014

Take a look in our 2014 Better Future Report to find out about the launch of The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters, a three-year partnership with UNICEF to deliver online safety workshops for up to 35,000 teachers, parents and children.

Internet Matters

BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have come together to launch Internet Matters, which aims to help parents learn about, talk about and deal with the issues and technologies that children may encounter online.

BT signs £440m wind farms agreement

BT has signed long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) worth £440 million with three wind farms in Scotland, Wales and Lancashire. The deals will secure more than 100 Megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to help power its UK operations.

Designing Our Tomorrow

Take a look at this great video to see how the Designing Our Tomorrow principles developed with the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre are reducing the environmental impact of our products and services.

Better Future Report 2014

Read about how our products and services have contributed towards the Net Good goal and generated £3.1bn in revenue in the Better Future Report 2014.

Our Net Good programme

Find out how BT's Net Good programme will work with customers, suppliers, partners and employees to use our technology to help cut carbon and address some of the resources challenges facing the planet.

Net Positive - A new way of doing business

We have joined forces with Forum for the Future, The Climate Group, WWF and other companies to create the Net Positive group. Organisations that aspire to be Net Positive don't want to minimise harm, or do 'less bad'. They actively want to create good.

Our Net Good methodology

Our goal is to help customers reduce emissions by a ratio of 3:1 compared with BT's full carbon footprint. Find out how we calculate our carbon footprint and how we developed our methodology.

Working with our suppliers

The Better Future Supplier Forum was set up by BT to identify, collect, disseminate and implement best practice and drive innovation in sustainability in our supply chain.

Helping our customers save energy

Our free interactive, online energy saving tool helps customers find ways of reducing their carbon footprint – both at home and at work – saving energy and potentially money too.

The Supporters Club celebrates first birthday

BT's charitable initiative The Supporters Club celebrates its first birthday with £2.5m raised to date. Read on to find out more about our #WeAre1 celebrations.

Celebrating the UK's #SmallCharityWeek

Small Charity Week runs from 16 to 21 June, celebrating the essential work of the UK's small charity sector. Take a look at the ways in which we support smaller charities.

BT helps Soccer Aid raise £2m

This year, BT supported Soccer Aid by providing our MyDonate for telethons technology and our people volunteering – helping to raise £2m from ticket sales and donations for UNICEF.

Charity fundraising at the BT Tower

Our new BT Tower Dining Club service gives charities exclusive access to fundraising events at London's iconic BT Tower.

Better Future Report 2014

Our free fundraising platform MyDonate helped to raise £57m for good causes in 2013/14. Read more about our progress in our Better Future Report 2014.

Support The Supporters Club

Learn more about BT's new charitable initiative, The Supporters Club, which aims to use the unique power of sport to transform young lives in the UK and across the world.

Typhoon Haiyan: BT's emergency response

Watch our video to see how BT brought together its emergency response capabilities and fundraising expertise to help restore communications and raise money for aid in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013.

Sharing our skills

Did you know BT provides skilled volunteers to charity? We match our people and skills to what charities need, through our BT Troubleshooter and BT Community Challenge services.

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