Vodafone Foundation Director to lead sustainable business function
Vodafone Group Plc have appointed Andrew Dunnett to lead the company’s global response to the SDGs taking responsibility for the company’s sustainable business function in addition to the Vodafone Foundations programme.
Andrew has for over ten years directed the Vodafone Foundations programme transforming it from a cheque book charity to investing in projects which use Vodafone’s charitable giving and network technology to drive public benefit. Andrew has led many ground breaking innovations such as Vodafone’s UK JustTextGiving (the first free text giving platform which saw £50m raised for charity in the UK), the multi country TecSOS device (which has been used by over 100,000 people across Europe at risk of abuse from partners) and the industry award winning global Instant Network programme (the world’s fastest emergency networks deployed over 20 times to humanitarian crises). Approaching thirty years of giving, the Foundation’s Connecting for Good Programme continues to launch ground breaking innovations across the countries where Vodafone operates, transforming lives.
Joakim Reiter Vodafone Group Executive Committee member and Group Director of External Affairs said, “I am delighted Andrew has agreed to take on the Sustainable Business function and in particular drive the response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Andrew brings a wealth of experience in understanding how companies can ‘walk the talk’ in sustainable business and corporate social responsibility by matching words to tangible actions that address societal needs.”
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Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 44 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 31 December 2018, Vodafone Group had approximately 700 million mobile customers and 21 million fixed broadband customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.