Why Sustainability Reporting in Health Care? --- Stakeholders Heighten Expectations for Increased Transparency; Insights from Dignity Health and Johnson & Johnson

Recorded On: 04/11/2016

Session Description

Another report, you ask? As healthcare professionals, you may be wondering about the merits of producing a sustainability report, especially those organizations already publishing annual and/or community benefit reports.
Faced with finite natural resources, changing legislation, concerns over quality and safety, supply chain risks, and heightened public expectations for corporate accountability, tune in to this interactive Webinar to hear from Dignity Health and Johnson & Johnson why measuring, managing and reporting on environmental, social and governance impacts make their organizations more responsive to a transforming business environment and increased stakeholder demands.
Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) not only the first in the industry to produce a sustainability report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), but also actively exercised its share holder influence to engage suppliers on particularly environmental and social issues of greatest significance to Dignity and its key stakeholders (patients, patient families, employees and the local community). And, Johnson & Johnson has been a long-time GRI reporter and has published more than 15 sustainability reports over the years.

Learning Objectives

  • Why report? --The importance and value of sustainability reporting
  • Glean insights into sustainability reporting frameworks and why organizations follow the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Understand the challenges of reporting and tips for overcoming those challenges


Susan Vickers, RSM, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

Sister Susan Vickers is a Sister of Mercy and Vice President Corporate Responsibility for Dignity Health. She is responsible for directing and overseeing system wide corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs.

In conjunction with her corporate responsibility work, Susan directs Dignity Health's shareholder initiatives to raise social responsibility issues with the management of companies in Dignity Health's investment portfolio. Susan took a leadership role in developing Dignity Health's system wide commitment to improved environmental performance.

Susan currently serves as board member of Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm, and Mercy Investment Services.

Shaun Mickus, Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship & Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson

Shaun Mickus joined the Corporate Citizenship team in January 2013. He works with senior leaders to drive the company's Citizenship & Sustainability strategy and to ensure implementation across a broad range of corporate responsibility initiatives. Shaun is fully responsible for Johnson & Johnson's citizenship and sustainability report. Additionally, Shaun oversees the company's New Jersey portfolio of strategic giving, working with dozens of community partners and building onto the company's 130-year history in its headquarters state.

Shaun brings 25 years of business experience across multiple disciplines, brands and corporate initiatives, including five years providing strategic and communication support to the company's Worldwide Corporate Contributions team. He also played a leading role in providing public affairs and issues management support on various citizenship issues, including developing the company's first comprehensive statement on human rights.

Among his earlier Johnson & Johnson experiences, Shaun worked in pharmaceutical communication and public affairs on multiple launch and in-market brands; and in corporate advertising on spearheading emerging media platforms, launching the company's first digital media and advertising discipline, and providing strategic marketing support on corporate equity initiatives. Additionally, between positions at Johnson & Johnson, Shaun spent five years in marketing and disease education roles at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, focusing on digital and relationship marketing programs for consumers and health care professionals.
Additional information about Shaun can be found at: www.linkedin.com/pub/shaun-mickus/0/67a/481


Margie Flynn, Principal & Co-Founder, BrownFlynn
As Principal and Co-Founder of BrownFlynn, Margie oversees the Firm's sales and business development initiatives and several key client engagements. Margie speaks the language of triple bottom-line impact and has been instrumental in shaping a variety of corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies for regional, national, and global corporations and organizations.Her strong commitment to ethical business practices and eye on global impact also make Margie a dynamic speaker and trusted advisor for clients who seek to improve their business practices while catalyzing positive change throughout their organizations. She is a frequent speaker at numerous conferences, venues, and universities, and has written several articles on sustainability and entrepreneurship in local and national publications. Margie and her business partner, Barb Brown, also are writing a book to commemorate the firm's 20th anniversary in 2016. Before co-founding BrownFlynn, Margie had 15 years of corporate management and investor relations experience in the financial services industry.In her “spare" time, Margie aims to keep fit and enjoys a variety of physical fitness activities—all designed to offset her love for sweets. She also relishes a day at a spa, an outing with friends, serving her church or traveling to any one of the exciting places left on her bucket list. A proud mother of three grown boys, Margie is spoiled by her husband's great culinary skills, yet will never pass up a peaceful dinner out with him.


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Why Sustainability Reporting in Health Care? --- Stakeholders Heighten Expectations for Increased Transparency with Case Studies by Dignity Health and Johnson & Johnson
60-minute Presentation Live event: 04/11/2016 at 1:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.