Committed to Responsible ESG Policies

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 a foundation of health and safety, this structure fortifies our robust ESG focus, enhances our conversations and reporting on key issues and motivates our daily efforts.



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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ESG Leadership

DJSI World Index
Member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
#1 Healthcare REIT 2017 - 2020
Named to America's Most Responsible Companies 2021
Energy Star
Second Consecutive Year named an Energy Star Partner of the Year
Awarded Gold at Nareit's 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards
3BL Media
Second Consecutive Year named to 3BL Media's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
Bloomberg GEI
Named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
NAREIT Leader in the Light
Five-Time Winners of the Nareit Leader in the Light
CDP A- Leadership Band
Founding Diversity Partner - Healthcare Real Estate
Listed on FTSE4GOOD Sustainability Index Since 2013
2021 MSCI ESG Rating A 1
Corporate Champion
Recognizes Board as composed of at least 30% female members
ISS Prime Status
ISS Prime Status
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 Cafaro - grey background

Debra A. Cafaro (Chair)

Chairman & CEO
Kelly Meissner - grey background

Kelly Meissner

VP, Corporate ESG & Sustainability
John Cobb - grey background

John Cobb

EVP & Chief Investment Officer
Brian Fry - grey background

Brian Fry

VP, Asset Management
Gregory Liebbe

Greg Liebbe

SVP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
Ankit Patel - grey background

Ankit Patel

SVP, Corporate Finance
Carey Roberts - grey background

Carey Roberts

EVP, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer

Transparent ESG Reporting

Ventas Corporate Sustainability Report
2020 - 2021 Report | Assurance
2019 - 2020 Report | Assurance
2018 - 2019 Report | Verification
2017 - 2018 Report | Verification
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