Sustainability in the life sciences and health care industry

A Reuters Events webinar series

Drive environmental sustainability across pharma to create meaningful, system-wide change

The health care sector combined contributes 4.4% of total global emissions, whilst health care costs continue to rise, and waste is rife. A combined effort at scale from across the industry is needed to effect the system-wide change needed to drive sustainability change. Transformational innovation will allow us to move away from just ideas and talk, and instead focus on practical approaches and the ‘how-to’, including cultural change, incentives, technology, frameworks, gaining buy-in and more.

The second webinar in the series titled, Drive environmental sustainability across pharma to create meaningful, system-wide change, to be hosted on 6 October 2022 at 10:00 am EDT will bring together various industry leaders to share insights on championing sustainability across their companies.

Key highlights:

  • Embed sustainability as a guiding principle into pharma operations to create deep cultural change across your organization
  • Keys to success: overcome challenges to deliver transformation at an accelerated pace using technology, data and interoperability
  • Collaborate for increased impact and collective responsibility across supply chain, waste reduction and packaging to reduce emissions across the globe
  • Practical approaches and steps to take to drive actionable change and reach net-zero with realistic, measurable goal and metric-setting


  • Juliette White, VP Global She & Operations Sustainability, AstraZeneca
  • Kyra Lanza, AVP ESG Strategy & Engagement, Merck
  • Louise Proud, VP of Global Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Pfizer
  • Montse Montaner, Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Novartis

Moderator: James Gregson, Life Sciences & Health Care industry leader, Deloitte UK

Register now to learn from these global sustainability leaders and create actionable change within your organization.

As the complex relationship between climate change and human health has become increasingly pronounced, the health care community recognizes the growing threat to global public health. Considering the impact on human health of increasingly common extreme environmental events and conditions, stakeholders across the health care ecosystem now feel a broad sense of urgency to act. As a result, Deloitte sponsored a two-part webinar series titled, How sustainability action can build resilience for the future of health, with Reuters Events which examined sustainability in health care and life sciences.

The first event brought together insightful perspectives, trends, and engaged the leaders in meaningful conversations about building business plans, mitigating environmental footprint, adapting operations to changing conditions, and ultimately contributing to a more equitable, resilient health care system for all.

Key highlights:

  • Minimize cost inflation associated with climate impacts on determinants of health such as food security and air quality as the industry increasingly moves to value-based care revenue models
  • Mitigate rising operational costs associated with climate change such as damaged infrastructure, supply-chain disruption and the increased complexity of care
  • Leverage robust data collection as a central component in your strategy to combat climate change and its impact on health care, leveraging insights on risks throughout the value chain to prepare for, and respond to, risks as they emerge

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