Sustainability priorities for pharmaceutical businesses

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We hear from two sustainability specialists as they discuss the Ten Sustainability Issues that the pharma industry needs to be acting on now. 

This event marked the launch of a Sustainability Template Slide Deck to support pharma communicators in building a business case for sustainability within their organisations. This has been developed in consultation with pharma communicators and sustainability leads.


  1. Bold thinking, brave action - CAF & Forster report 2020

  2. Sustainability Priorities for Pharma 2020


Amanda Powell-Smith, CEO, Forster Communications

Amanda runs Forster Communications, a leading sustainability communications agency working with businesses, charities, foundations and investors. An experienced leader with a background in strategic consultancy and reputation management, she works with senior teams in high profile organisations, helping to turn ambition into action. She believes in the power of partnership and is proud to have developed award-winning initiatives including Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing programme and Astellas’ Action on Fistula.
In 2015, Forster became a founding UK B Corporation and since then it has won nine Best for the World awards for progressive business behaviour. In January 2020, it became the first communications agency to publish a Climate Positive Plan and is now actively sharing this with others to inspire change.

Klara Kozlov, Head of Corporate Clients & Consultancy, Charities Aid Foundation

Klara leads a team of advisors and consultants who work with multinationals and household names to deliver some of the most recognised and respected corporate responsibility, employee engagement and community programmes in the UK and internationally,  including managing and advising on £150m of philanthropic capital.

Klara brings 17 years of experience in advising corporate, NGO and government clients to develop and deploy strategies in sustainability and social innovation in the UK and internationally. She is experienced in working with major multinationals to help them to align and embed their corporate responsibility into core business; build sustainable partnerships with the NGO sector; and use philanthropic funds to drive catalytic change.

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) works with the world’s leading brands and firms to deliver corporate giving with impact. CAF believes that by working together, businesses can achieve transformational change and address key sustainability challenges, such as those outlined by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability priorities for pharmaceutical businesses


50 minutes