At the Forefront of ESG Leadership

Maintaining strong corporate governance and ethical business practices, engaging in the communities where we operate and minimizing our environmental impact is beneficial to all our stakeholders—stockholders, partners, tenants, residents and employees alike. Smart environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are essential to delivering long-term superior results, resilience and sustained excellence.

View our Corporate Sustainability Report

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Our ESG Strategy is
Based on Three Key Pillars:
People, Performance, Planet

Building on our foundational values of health and safety and strong corporate governance, our industry-leading ESG program is designed to drive tangible change through intentional actions and collective effort.



Social Responsibility 

Our clearly defined approach to giving helps improve the lives of people in the communities where we work and where our employees live. 


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Acting with Integrity

We pride ourselves on strong, best-in-class corporate governance practices, which provide the foundation for long-term, sustainable value creation.

Our Governance Strategy >

ESG Leadership

DJSI World Index
Selected to the DJSI World Index for the third year (recognizing the top 10% of global companies)
#1 Listed Healthcare REIT in Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Assessment since 2017
Named one of Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies for the second consecutive year
Energy Star
Leading owner of Energy Star-certified senior housing communities and medical office buildings
Awarded Bronze in Nareit's 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recognition Awards
3BL Media
Named a 2022 Top Corporate Citizen by 3BL Media for the third consecutive year
Bloomberg GEI
Named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth consecutive year
NAREIT Leader in the Light
Awarded Nareit's Healthcare Leader in the Light for the 6th consecutive year and 7th time overall
Achieved CDP's "A List" for tackling climate change (recognizing top 2% of global companies scored)
Listed on FTSE4GOOD Sustainability Index Since 2013
2022 MSCI ESG Rating upgraded to “AA”1
Corporate Champion
Recognizes Board as composed of at least 30% female members
ISS Prime Status
Achieved ISS ESG Prime Status for Corporate ESG performance
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Earned Sustainalytics Low ESG Risk Rating (12.8 out of 100)
UN Compact
Ventas is proud to be the first S&P 500 REIT to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact ("UNGC"), joining more than 10,000 companies around the world in making a voluntary commitment to align company strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Ventas is also a signatory to the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles ("WEP"), a set of guidelines established jointly by the UNGC and United Nations Women to offer guidance and foster business practices to empower and advance women at work.

"As an organization built on a foundation of ethics and integrity, Ventas is honored to join other global leaders as signatories to the principles of the UNGC and WEPs. Our support of these United Nations programs underscores the actions the Company has already taken and demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of responsible and ethical business practices."

Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

ESG Steering Committee

GRI: 102-18 | 102-19 | 102-20 | 102-27 | 102-29 | 102-31 | 102-32

A cross-functional, interdisciplinary team that provides oversight and monitoring of ESG strategy and project implementation.

Debra A. Cafaro

Debra A. Cafaro (Chair)

Chairman & CEO
Bhavana Devulapally

Bhavana Devulapally

SVP & Chief Information Officer
BJ Grant

BJ Grant

SVP, Investor Relations
Gregory Liebbe

Greg Liebbe

SVP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
Molly McEvily

Molly McEvily

VP, Corporate Communications
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Kelly Meissner

VP, Corporate ESG & Sustainability
Dan Minning

Dan Minning

EVP, Property Management & Leasing, Lillibridge
Carey Roberts 2022-08 Steering Committee

Carey Roberts

EVP, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer

Transparent ESG Reporting

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
2022 Report | Assurance
2021 Report | Assurance
2020 Report | Assurance
CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)
2022 Report | Assurance
2021 Report | Assurance
2020 Report | Assurance
Ventas Corporate Sustainability Report
2021 - 2022 Report | Assurance
2020 - 2021 Report | Assurance
2019 - 2020 Report | Assurance
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