Investment, Sustainability & Impact
Uniting for Healthcare Progress: Patients, Investors and Industry
Coming together to reshape healthcare with shared purpose!
Welcome to a transformative journey in healthcare, where the driving force is the collaboration of exceptional partners and stakeholders.
Introducing a new PFMD project that stands at the crossroads of patient engagement and sustainability, a meeting ground for patients, industry partners, as well as investment companies dedicated to creating positive societal impact.
Why this project? Why now?
Over the past decade, life science companies have taken significant strides in embracing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters. While commendable efforts have been made, there’s a deeper purpose to uncover.
There’s growing momentum that an effective Sustainability Strategy should include activities that are ‘material’ or important to a company’s purpose.
A Sustainability Strategy that aligns with an organization’s core purpose AND what matters to stakeholders (i.e., double materiality) can create greater value for patients, key stakeholders, and society.
This is getting the attention of the patient and investor community!
Our project is a humble response to this trend, weaving patient-centered perspectives into Sustainability Strategies for authentic and lasting impact.
This project can shape the next frontier of patient engagement by:
• integrating a patient-centered perspective into Sustainability Strategies
• demonstrating the value of patient engagement for patients, investors, industry, and society, and
• understanding which metrics are most meaningful to investors.
Why this project?
Well, in fact, it’s very simple. It’s because patient engagement:
Amplifies the achievement of Sustainability commitments and, companies who engage with patients can outperform
Allows Sustainability committments and metrics to move beyond risk mitigation
Informs priority setting, business decisions and value proposition
Strengthens the patient community’s leadership role in healthcare decision making
Drives better health outcomes for patients and with patients
Helps to identify unmet needs from the patient community which can inform investor and healthcare decision making
Voices of the Project
Months of exploration through direct engagement and through fruitful Patient Engagement Open Forum (PEOF) co-creation sessions, helped us understand a couple of key trends and perspectives, essential when talking about patient engagement and sustainability:
Project Priorities, Opportunities & How to Get Involved
Generally we aim to pave a path toward seamlessly integrating patient engagement into Sustainability strategies, amplifying its significance as a catalyst for value creation.
In the short run we will do that by:
Cultivating a Collaborative Task Force: patient advocates, industry professionals specializing in Patient Engagement (PE) and Sustainability, as well as influential voices from the investment sector.
Want to be at the table?
Craft a set of pivotal metrics that empower the investment community to assess patient engagement initiatives, seamlessly intertwining them with organizational sustainability goals.
Want to help develop these metrics?
Shine a spotlight on health science companies championing patient-centered sustainability, and underscoring the immense value it holds for the investment community.
Does this describe you?
Enrich the dialogue around patient engagement’s broader impact, unearthing its influence on innovation, diversity, access, and overarching strategic decisions.
Have a view?
Together, we shape the future as our circle of partners widens, nurturing a collaborative community of progress and compassion.
Sponsors & Contributors
Join us as we embrace the journey towards a future where patients, society, and business seamlessly converge for meaningful change.