Chris Tuppen

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"Chris Tuppen has been involved in sustainability for over twenty years. He runs Advancing Sustainability LLP and is an Honorary Professor at Keele University. He was previously BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer... He has authored over 50 published papers, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the Institute of Physics. He currently sits on the BBC Sustainability Advisory Group, the NHS Sustainable Development National Advisory Group and the Boards of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project, the Aldersgate Group and the New Anglia LEP Green Economy Pathfinder. He established and chaired the Global e- Sustainability Initiative in association with UNEP and ITU, sat on the Council of AccountAbility, the Boards of CSR Europe and Business for Social Responsibility, and the Social and Environmental Committee of the ACCA. He was co-chair of the Global Reporting Initiative measurement working group, was a member of the UK ESRC Global Environmental Change Committee, sat on the executive board of ICER (Industry Council for Electronic Equipment Recycling), the Steering Group of the London City Sustainable City Forum, was a member of the Environment Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce, chaired the ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators Association) working group on the environment and was project manager of a EURESCOM (European Institute for Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications) major international programme investigating sustainable development and the telecommunications industry. He has also been an invited expert advisor to ACBE (Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment), the European Commission and OECD on the links between telecommunications and sustainable development.

"In 2007 he brought GeSI, the Climate Group and McKinsey together to produce the world’s most in depth study of the relationship between the ICT industry and climate change. He was a co-editor of the final report which was published in summer 2008. Entitled SMART2020, the report has been influential in influencing public policy and business activity world-wide. He has also been a member of Nike's report Review Committee. In January 2008 he was named by a special Guardian newspaper panel of prominent environmental figures as one of the 50 people who could save the planet from climatic disaster."[1]


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  1. /advancingsustainability Chris Tuppen, organizational web page, accessed April 15, 2012.