Publications and reports


Are ICT emissions running ahead of schedule?
BT’s CR Advisory Panel on corporate responsibility leadership writes a statement each year in the company’s annual sustainability report. This paper was produced by BT as background to that dialogue and addresses the anticipated rate of increase in ICT sector emissions and whether sector emissions are increasing faster than the expected rate.

CSR Europe's Sustainable Marketing Guide
What it is, why it makes good business sense and how to do it

Closing the Digital Divide
This report brings together experiences and cases studies from across the UK highlighting the challenges and impacts of the digital divide.

Climate Stabilisation Intensity Targets
This paper from Dr. Chris Tuppen, BT's chief sustainability officer, offers a new model that links a company’s financial and environmental performance to the necessary carbon reductions the planet must make.

Action or Aspiration? Sustainability in the workplace
This BT-sponsored research by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that companies are failing to realise the business benefits of sustainability programmes.

A Realist's Guide to Green Data Centres
Is it possible to move data centres from being a sustainability problem to sustainability solutions?

Carbon Impact Assessment
In this white paper BT lays out the case for careful analysis of the networked IT-related carbon footprint, and suggests practical ways of using networked IT innovation to lastingly reduce CO2 emissions.

The Materiality Report: Aligning Strategy, Performance and Reporting
This report, jointly authored by BT, LRQA and AccountAbility, proposes a materiality toolkit that will help businesses align their strategies and performance management to emerging social and environmental constraints and opportunities..

An abridged version of The Materiality Report is also available to download.

Conferencing at BT 2008
The latest results from a survey on the social, environmental and economic impacts of conferencing by Professor Peter James from the University of Bradford and SustainIT.

Homeworking at BT 2008
The latest results from a survey on the social, environmental and economic impacts of BT's work styles by Professor Peter James from the University of Bradford and SustainIT.