Markets for Sustainability Initiative Taskforce for Health Systems

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Pascal Soriot formed a Health Systems Taskforce at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales (SMI). The group aims to accelerate net-zero, sustainable healthcare to improve individual, societal, and planetary health.

Formally launched at COP26, the SMI Health Systems Taskforce is championed by our Chief Executive Officer, Pascal Soriot, and brings together CEOs or equivalents from global life sciences, healthcare systems,  multilateral and policy institutions and academia.

Recognising that the healthcare sector must do more to drive progress towards a sustainable future, Taskforce members AstraZeneca, GSK, Merck, Roche, Samsung Biologics, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, NHS England, the Sustainable Healthcare Coalition, the Health and the Karolinska Institutet and the University of Pavia, have committed to developing a collective roadmap to a sustainable health system.

"With around 4% of greenhouse gases coming from the healthcare sector, it’s imperative that we take action and make healthcare more sustainable – for the health of people, society and the planet. The SMI Health Systems Taskforce has a key role to play, and I am honored and excited to be working with other like-minded leaders to drive change. Together, we can harness the power of innovation and shape and advance policies that will accelerate the delivery of net zero healthcare."

said Pascal SoriotChief Executive Officer, AstraZeneca

Source: AstraZenca news

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