UnitedHealth Group names first chief sustainability officer

UnitedHealth Group named Patricia Lewis as the company's first chief sustainability officer, according to an announcement shared with Becker's. 

Ms. Lewis, formerly UnitedHealth Group's chief human resources officer, will lead the company's sustainability and environmental, social and governance efforts. Her efforts will be "built on the belief that a sustainable future means health and wellness for people and planet" as she steps into the new role. 

"As sustainability becomes an even greater priority for our company, it's increasingly important to ensure that we are charting a long-term and lasting enterprise environmental, social and governance strategy," said Andrew Witty, UnitedHealth Group CEO. "Patricia's experiences combined with her relationships and keen understanding of the challenges, complexities and opportunities of our own enterprise give her a unique vantage point to pursue this work as she helps define the strategy and key areas of focus within our walls and connects our company with external partners across the health sector and beyond."

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