Speaker profile

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Mr Niall Dunne
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    BT Group

ABOUT

Niall works with BT’s Chief Executive, Chairman and executive management team to bring the company’s purpose, to use the power of communications to make a better world, to life.
Niall is a passionate advocate of technology’s ability to create new systems for growth which can sustain and empower a world with an increasing population. He speaks regularly on the critical need for more purposeful business leadership and how this is reflected in BT’s own corporate strategy, brand, product portfolio and approach to spotting new markets and growth opportunities.
Niall was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL) in March 2012 and is an active participant of WEF Global Agenda Councils. As vice chair of the GAC on Sustainable Consumption (2012-14) he identified breakthrough scalable ideas and new pathways to advance progress on sustainable consumption globally. In summer 2014 he accepted the invitation to join the GAC on Climate Change which will develop innovative ways to accelerate a global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Niall is a Non Executive Director of Collectively, the new digital media platform created to inspire and empower people to live more sustainable lives. A collaboration of 30+ global businesses and international NGOs, Collectively delivers compelling content with authentic calls to action to mobilise the power of millennials, the largest generation on earth.
A keen athlete since his youth, Niall represented Ireland internationally as an 800m runner, and is an advocate of the power of sport to make real change, and in particularly how sport can be a vehicle to inspire people worldwide to take action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2015, Niall launched 100% Sport, a global movement to inspire sport fans around the world to take action to live and work more sustainably.
Before joining BT, Niall spent a decade leading sustainability practices in Saatchi & Saatchi and Accenture and also founded Bluvolution Ltd, a sustainability consultancy focused on the consumer foods and agricultural industries.
From Glenageary in Dublin, Niall was one of Ireland’s top 800 metre runners. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College in New York.
Niall has been listed by the Guardian Sustainable Business and GreenBiz as one of the top sustainability executives and sources of sustainable news and comment on Twitter.


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