Dr Chris Tuppen (SSI)

Visiting Professor of Sustainability

Research Directorate

Chris Tuppen has been involved in sustainability for over thirty years. He runs Advancing Sustainability Ltd and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk. He was previously BT’s Chief Sustainability Officer. He has a special focus on: climate change - net zero and science based targets; the circular economy; and the technology industry. 

He established the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) with UNEP and the ITU in 2001, and was GeSI’s first Chair. He has also been heavily involved in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, especially in the development of a comprehensive methodology for the measurement of circularity of durable products. 

He is currently a member of the BBC Sustainability Advisory Group. He was previously a member of the Science Based Target Initiative’s technical advisory group and the Executive Board of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project.

Recent projects have involved University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press and Assessment, Clays printers, GeSI, Circularity Capital, Blackrock, University of Nottingham, and Formula 1 (via Futerra).

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.