Jenny Harrison

Jenny is at BT Group, leading the finance team responsible for BT’s external reporting and financial controls.  BT Group plc (“BT”) is one of the world’s leading communications service companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide.

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One of BT’s strategic priorities is its role as a responsible and sustainable business leader, and this is embedded within the organisation as part of its Better Future Programme. As part of her role at BT, Jenny advises on the reporting of the Better Future Programme and is on the steering committee for the development of techniques to measure the social impact of the company’s Digital Inclusion activities.

Jenny was previously with Deloitte, where she led the firm’s carbon reporting, carbon management and assurance services until 2013.  She was the first of a number of Deloitte secondees to UBOC during its early phase, acting as Head of Finance from 2008 – 2009. During this period UBoC’s strategy was set, the collaboration with Leeds University was established, and Deloitte became one of the early sponsors of a UBoC project, ‘Conserving forest and improving lives’ in the Eastern Arc region of Tanzania. In recognition of Deloitte’s contribution to this project, a new species of frog has been named after the firm. Deloitte is one of the largest professional services firms in the UK and has a strong reputation for consulting and advisory services. It is considered to be one of the leading global firms for sustainability and carbon consultancy.

Jenny has spent over 17 years’ working in professional services, supporting companies in audit and transactions, with particular focus on the energy sector.She was instrumental in Deloitte UK’s response to accounting matters and strategic impacts of climate change and the carbon markets. In doing this, she authored papers on accounting for carbon and on carbon reporting. She also has experience in supporting organisations in developing sustainability strategies, responding to carbon management issues, as well as advising on the importance of robust measurement, governance and assurance processes.

An Oxford graduate and a qualified accountant, Jenny has also previously held positions as a local charity trustee and as a school governor. She lives in Sussex with her husband and three children.

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United Bank of Carbon is a not-for-profit collaboration between businesses and environmental scientists, which protects and restores forests and other greenery, through environmentally and socially-responsible partnerships with local communities. We undertake research, support forest and woodland projects in the UK and the tropics that deliver CSR/PR benefits, provide carbon reduction consultancy, and arrange offsetting for unavoidable carbon emissions