Preview of Geneva Sustainability Centre’s CEO Sustainability Masterclass

Date:  08 November 2022

Preview of Geneva Sustainability Centre’s CEO Sustainability Masterclass

A special masterclass preview opened Day 0 of the 45th World Hospital Congress in Dubai. Taught by Prof. Andrew Garman, Senior Leadership Development Advisor, the session was developed specifically for hospital chief executives to demonstrate some of the ways the Geneva Sustainability Centre plans to engage with the IHF community more deeply – building collective capacity to lead on sustainability goals.

The preview showcased different modules for a sustainability masterclass to invited hospital CEOs from around the world. The Geneva Sustainability Centre was created to equip current and future hospital leaders with the information, tools, and skills to drive this sustainable transformation at leadership, management, and institutional levels. This masterclass is one of the flagship activities, designed to build awareness and action by:

  • providing healthcare leaders with information to gain a deeper understanding of the causes of greenhouse gas emissions and the long-term threats they pose to human health
  • sharpening healthcare leaders’ mental models for system dynamics associated with decarbonization policies
  • identifying associated health and social co-benefits, and evaluating options for strengthening hospital mitigation and resiliency strategies.

The roundtable setting allowed participants to gain a global perspective thanks to the interaction with other hospital leaders from a variety of contexts.

Participants finished the session feeling enthusiastic about starting or advancing their journeys to net zero and climate resilience. They found the content and format of the proposed modules useful, interesting, insightful and practical.

“A good oversight and some great ideas to continue building in our respective communities and hospitals.”

Jorge Guzman, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

The feedback from participants will help build and refine the learning offerings of the Geneva Sustainability Centre for 2023 and beyond.

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