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BHBIA Spring Virtual Event 2023 - Environmental sustainability in healthcare business intelligence; can we achieve it?

Virtual Event - via Zoom
Thursday 02 March 2023, 14.30-16.30

The 2023 Spring Seminar gave members the opportunity to consider how they, and their organisations can implement environmental and climate sustainability practices within the healthcare business intelligence sector.
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Over the course of the session we will hear from a range of speakers who will drill down into how true sustainability can be achieved in business intelligence. 

This meeting is free for BHBIA members and all are welcome - the running costs are subsidised by the BHBIA so that we can offer this as one of your benefits of membership.  Please share details with any colleagues in other departments who may be interested.

The meeting will start with a welcome and introduction from the Conveners: BHBIA Board Directors Bors Hulesch, Captain, Brains&Cheek and Ben Walker, Associate Director, Adelphi Research.

Our speakers will then cover four areas:

  • The big pictureDr. Martin Meadows, climate scientist - Perspectives from outside our industry; how are other industries working toward sustainability, and how can we utilise some of these learnings
  • The pharma perspectiveRebecca Catterick, General Manager, Sanofi Vaccines UK & Ireland - The ways in which pharmaceutical companies are bringing sustainability to the heart of their organisations
  • The NHS perspective: Dr. Tamsin Ellis, NHS GP How is the NHS approaching its target of achieving ‘Net Zero’ by 2040
  • The agency perspective: Bors Hulesch, Captain, Brains&Cheek - Perspectives from a healthcare BI agency; practical solutions an agency has utilised to bring sustainability to their business

The seminar will be rounded off with a Q&A session with our guest speakers, chaired by Ben and Bors, leaving us with the question ‘How can we achieve true environmental and climate sustainability in healthcare business intelligence?’

Speaker details:

Rebecca is the General Manager of Sanofi Vaccines UK & Ireland, formerly Business Unit Director at Lilly and Business Unit Head at GSK Vaccines.

She is the lead sponsor of Sanofi’s ongoing sustainability project.

Dr. Ellis is the Clinical Lead for Sustainability in Primary Care, at the North Central London Integrated Care System.

She is co-chair of the national Greener Practice Group, the UK’s primary care sustainability network (

Dr. Ellis is also an associate with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (, and has worked with the Royal College of GPs’ climate emergency policy group.

Bors is the Captain of Brains&Cheek, an agency member of the BHBIA. 

The company has developed a range of ways to increase their environmental sustainability, and has been climate neutral for 13 years running.

Bors is Head of Trees (the sustainability lead) at the company, and is a climate activist, in a private capacity.

He holds degrees in Sociology and Climate science.

Dr. Meadows is a former science and policy advisor on environment and energy policy at the Department for Energy and Climate change, and Senior Private Secretary to the government minister and their chief scientific advisors.

He served as a member of UK government delegations to the United Nations and European Union negotiations on climate change, attending four COP meetings (Conference of Parties) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Dr. Meadows holds a PhD in environmental microbiology.

Online booking:

Free for BHBIA members

Delegate Fees:
Members: £0
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