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 that will help us to grow sustainably in the years to come.

Mobilising millennials for a new normal

Niall Dunne, BT's chief sustainability officer spoke at the Social Good Summit during New York Climate Week 2014 on the power of the Millennial generation to make sustainability the new normal. In this blog, he explains why a collective effort is needed to make this a reality.

BT and Coca-Cola join hands for connecting communities in South Africa

Coca-Cola and BT are partnering to set up WiFi on Coca-Cola machines and provide free internet access to impoverished communities in South Africa.

Rugby star Austin Healy urges parents to switch on parental controls

Ex England and Lions Rugby Union international, Austin Healey, has called on BT customers to protect their children while using the internet, by setting up BT Parental Controls.

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.

Blue Sky thinking to power BT's research HQ

BT has announced a £26 million deal to take 100% of the green energy generated by UK Sustainable Energy Ltd new solar farm near Ipswich, to help power BT's Adastral Park.

BT means business with climate change coalition

BT has signed up to a set of climate change initiatives put forward by We Mean Business, a group of some of the world's most influential business coalitions working to drive climate action.

BT backs the Government's vision for a global deal on climate change

BT has joined over 100 businesses and climate experts to support the Government's vision for a global deal on climate change, which will be negotiated in Paris in 2015.

BT people step up to the climate change challenge

Watch and see how BT employees are working to tackle climate change - starting with our suppliers, through the innovative Better Future Supplier Forum.

Want to save energy in your home?

We want to help our customers save energy at home, at work and while on the move. So we've developed a free online energy saving tool to help everyone find ways of reducing their carbon footprint.

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.

Vote in the BT & Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards

Help choose the community champion in the inaugural BT Connecting Communities award.

Get ready for BBC Children in Need

Stars from across TV and radio are getting ready to take part in a celebrity baking contest for BBC Children in Need - and BT will once again lend Pudsey a hand.

Case study: BT's Emergency Response Team

BT's Emergency Response Team is a 40-strong band of fully-equipped and highly-skilled engineers. Largely volunteers, the team's on permanent standby, ready to respond to emergencies right around the world.

The Supporters Club documentary explores role of sport in dealing with cancer

Our new Supporters Club documentary follows former Celtic and Everton defender Alan Stubbs as he recounts his battle with the disease – revisiting Glasgow, where he was first diagnosed.

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.

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