The mission

It’s one thing for a healthcare executives to pledge to improve sustainability and invest in the communities they serve. It’s another to make good on those promises and turn them into meaningful actions.

Modern Healthcare’s ESG: The Implementation Imperative reports on the environmental, social and governance initiatives launched in the last year and how those promises have translated to concrete actions.

Our coverage and the June summit will empower decision-makers with the knowledge and expertise to develop strategies and turn them into tangible results.


Health systems take on ESG - March 20, 2023

Three stories published in Modern Healthcare’s March 20 issue will examine UPMC’s moves to centralize environmental initiatives; check in on ProMedica’s $20 million promise to invest in a small southeast Michigan town; and dig into the lack of nursing representation on provider organization boards.

A look at new payment models, and an ESG summit recap - July 3, 2023

Two stories published in Modern Healthcare’s July 3 issue will explore how a new tool created to shift resources toward underserved communities may be falling short; and discuss the highlights of the organization’s June summit focused on environmental, social and governance issues.

Upcoming Features

  • September 18, 2023
  • November 20, 2023

ESG Efforts

Stories reporting on real-world environmental, social and governance initiatives taking shape across healthcare organizations.

ESG Summit

ESG: The Implementation Imperative Summit provides an in-person forum for healthcare executives to convene for high-level education, discussion and collaboration in support of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

This event is a premier opportunity for healthcare leaders and decision-makers to learn and share strategies for practical, cost-effective implementation of initiatives that advance sustainability, social responsibility and conscious board leadership. Attendees will include CEOs, CFOs, COOs, board members, and leaders in supply chain, sustainability and DEI—from both within and outside the healthcare industry.

June 12-13, 2023 | Chicago, IL | Loews Chicago
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ESG Webinars

The 'E' of ESG: Addressing healthcare's impact on the climate crisis

The warming of the planet and the subsequent devastating consequences are pushing federal and local regulators to hold industries accountable for their carbon emissions. At the same time, consumers and employees are increasingly expecting companies to make environmentally conscious business decisions—the social aspect in sustainable investing.

Healthcare is not immune from these shifts, with the sector accounting for nearly 10% of U.S. carbon emissions. By taking action today to achieve environmental sustainability, health systems and hospitals will be better positioned for the future while at the same time improving community outcomes and saving costs.

In this webinar, health system leaders share how they are working towards carbon neutrality through various avenues including construction projects and supply chain procurement. The webinar will also uncover how to implement a strategic environmental sustainability plan, the governance buy-in needed and the reporting mechanisms that should be put into place.

Thursday, July 20, 2023 | 12:00 PM CST
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Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 12:00 PM CST
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For more ESG coverage, read Modern Healthcare Custom Media's 2022 series 'ESG: The New Imperative'

  • Interviews: Q-and-As with prominent industry leaders such as Randy Oostra, Dr. Victor Dzau and Dr. Georges Benjamin detailing their organizations’ journeys and solutions-oriented approaches to advancing ESG imperatives.

  • In-depth features: Discover the dynamic issues behind topics such as climate health inequities, decarbonization, sustainable building designs and supply chain risk management in healthcare. Learn what actions your organization can take to address these issues and many more.

  • Case studies: Success stories from healthcare leaders taking on the myriad challenges of ESG.


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