Creating a Healthier Future
  • Building a world of health around every person at CVS Health serves to them means securing a healthy and resilient planet for future generations.
  • That’s why its sustainability strategy complements the company’s strategy and is embedded in its purpose-driven culture.
  • Hear how they are reimagining, collaborating, and making meaningful progress against the growing plastic waste crisis and their packaging to reshape the state of sustainable packaging nationwide.

Sheryl Burke
Chief Sustainability Officer & SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility
CVS Health

Sheryl Burke is the Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy at CVS Health. Sheryl is responsible for guiding the CVS Health enterprise to success in reaching our ten-year CSR Strategy: Healthy 2030. She is responsible for accelerating CVS Health’s leadership in Sustainability and Social Responsibility practices. Sheryl also serves as President of CVS Health’s Foundation, where she aligns the Foundation’s philanthropic strategies to CVS Health’s strategy of bringing heart to every moment of your health.

Prior to this, Sheryl led Aetna’s Cross-Enterprise Strategic Innovation organization. She was responsible for accelerating CVS Health’s strategy to deliver unmatched access, engagement and connectivity to care through a best-in-class, consumer-centric experience. In this role, she led Aetna’s behavioral health and clinical strategy, products and operations organizations. Additionally, Sheryl led the Enterprise Product Council and Aetna’s work related to COVID-19 vaccine administration.

With more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Sheryl has dedicated the bulk of her career to Aetna and CVS Health. Because of her results-driven leadership style and strong analytical skills, Sheryl has led multiple businesses within Aetna, as well as multiple acquisitions and divestitures.

Sheryl is passionate about giving back to the community outside her daily responsibilities. She serves on the Hartford Promise Board of Directors, whose mission is to expand the post-secondary educational opportunities for the children of Hartford and, in doing so, transform the lives of Hartford students and the city. Sheryl also served as a member of the Aetna Foundation Board of Directors for seven years and volunteers her time and talents with several Hartford, CT area non-profit organizations, including Arm2Arm and South Congregational Youth in Mission.

Sheryl holds a BA in Economics from Bard College.