Hill Dickinson and health science network launch sustainability support programme

Health and life sciences law firm Hill Dickinson and Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) have joined forces to launch a series of masterclasses for businesses operating in the healthcare and life sciences space.

The jointly delivered Sustainability Support Programme is designed to help businesses meet the challenge of improving their ESG-related performance in response to growing pressure from customers, investors and regulators.

The programme will include a series of masterclasses with a particular focus on carbon reduction and social value aspects of the ESG agenda. It is aimed at helping businesses better understand and improve their ESG performance – in particular, to meet the requirements of the Greener NHS programme when delivering goods and services to the NHS and independent healthcare providers.

The series will cover areas including carbon reduction datasets, public procurement requirements, low-carbon infrastructure and regulatory planning.

The programme will be launched at an in-person event on Wednesday 14 December at Hill Dickinson’s London (City) offices. Businesses are invited to come along and find out more about how they can participate.

Jamie Foster, healthcare partner at Hill Dickinson, said: ‘Companies of all sizes are under increasing pressure to measure and improve their performance as part of the ESG agenda. In the healthcare industry that requirement is already impacting upon the entire NHS supply chain and equally in the supply chains of independent healthcare providers.

In partnering with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN to deliver this series of joint masterclasses, we aim to support healthcare businesses that sell in to any larger client, whether public or private sector. The future success of businesses supplying or wishing to supply services to the NHS or similar independent providers will be predicated upon them understanding what changes they need to make and how to implement them – fast. We would urge anyone currently in this situation to take advantage of this free programme and sign up now.’

Details of the launch event and how to register can be found here.