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Care Without Carbon – The Road to Net Zero Health Care: Measure, Manage, Lead

Second Annual Yale University Sustainability in Health Care Symposium
Presented by the Yale Program on Health Care Environmental Sustainability (Y-PHES) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY).


As the threats of climate change on human health continue to increase, the health care industry remains a leading emitter of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants. While the U.S. government hastens the pace to address climate change, US health care leaders, among others, are being called upon to make transformative changes to increase sustainability in the industry.

This free virtual symposium (live- Zoom Webinar) on Friday, March 18, 2022 will focus on achieving net zero emissions within the health care sector. It will present insights into the evolving U.S. disclosure regulations and standards on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, and sustainability management in both the clinical and operational domains within health care.

Symposium Directors:

Dr. Jodi Sherman and Dr. Todd Cort

Agenda and Registration

Topics include:

  • Materiality and Risk
  • Reporting standards and metrics development
  • Emerging disclosure regulation and standards
  • ESG: the financial implications of sustainability in health care delivery
  • Governance and management of sustainability: case study examples
  • Quality and safety of care, health equity, and carbon mitigation – data-driven solutions and change management

Who should attend:

Health care executives, administrators and academics, health care facility operations managers and architects, supply chain administrators and managers, energy managers, transportation managers, sustainability professionals, physicians and allied health professionals, government officials, advocates, medical device and drug manufacturers, contractors, purchasers, distributors and vendors, reporting standards developers, payers, and students.


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  • Arabesque Group
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CASCADES
  • Centre for Sustainable Health Care
  • Centre for Sustainable Health Systems
  • Global Climate & Health Alliance
  • Greener National Health Service (NHS)
  • Icahn School of Medicine
  • Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
  • Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
  • Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (MS4SF)
  • Northeastern University College of Engineering
  • Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP Persefoni
  • Planetary Health Alliance
  • Project ECHO
  • Providence Health & Services
  • University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
  • Yale New Haven Health