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SDU: Healthy Returns from Sustainability Actions

The Sustainability Development Unit (SDU) is funded by, and accountable to, NHS England and Public Health England.  NEF Consulting worked with them to identify some real life examples of projects across the NHS, public health and social care system helping to build a sustainable healthcare system and show – when scaled up – the potential financial, environmental and health benefits they could offer.


The main purpose of the “Healthy Returns” project was to find interesting and relevant stories from a series of case-studies and to present them in a clear and engaging way. See image below or download the SDU Healthy Returns infographic.  Find out more on the SDU website.

Read a recent article about the infographic in Health Services Journal .

SDU infographic

New Economics Foundation

NEF aims to create a new economy that works for people and within environmental limits. We are guided by three missions:

A new social settlement
To ensure people are paid well, have more time off to spend with their families, and have access to the things we all need for a decent life.

A Green New Deal
A plan for government-led investment to reduce the carbon we emit and boost nature, while creating a new generation of jobs.

The democratic economy
To devolve state power and transform ownership of the economy to give everyone an equal stake in the places where we live and work.

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