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Healthcare Working Group

Improving the industry’s understanding and practice in corporate responsibility, with a focus on access to healthcare

Healthcare Working Group Overview


Introduction


Established in 1999, BSR’s Healthcare Working Group (HCWG) serves as a forum for companies to discuss societal issues faced by the healthcare sector, with a view to maximizing the scalability, sustainability, and impact of their responses.

HCWG participants include senior company representatives from functions including CSR, communications, investor relations, market access, public and governmental affairs, and sales and marketing.

This group provides a forum for precompetitive collaboration on key sustainable business issues, and it also offers companies the opportunity to share their experiences and best practices in an environment that promotes learning and respects confidentiality.



Mission


  • Elevated ambition levels for companies driving progress on key CSR issues for the sector
  • Strong and sustainable approaches to expanding access to healthcare
  • Demonstration of industry’s commitment to addressing barriers that impact access to healthcare


Our Accomplishments


  • We launched the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH), an industry-wide framework for reducing the global burden of disease and improving global health outcomes
  • The GPAH have been signed by the CEOs of 13 major healthcare companies with global leadership in pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics, and other medical technology 


Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare


In collaboration and consultation with key stakeholders, HCWG members have developed industry-wide principles to frame and describe the industry’s approach to reducing the global burden of disease and improving global health outcomes. The principles have been signed by the CEOs of 13 major healthcare companies.

For more information, visit gpah.bsr.org



Why Join?


  1. Collaborate with peers working across the global healthcare sector
  2. Amplify your company’s voice in stakeholder discussions with influential NGOs and ratings agencies
  3. Keep abreast of emerging issues facing the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  4. Learn from industry, corporate responsibility, and other experts on topics such as access to medicine, human rights, and the environment 


Resources


Healthcare Working Group Companies

  • Abbott
  • AbbVie
  • Astellas
  • Biogen
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Celgene Corporation
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Merck KGaA
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Roche Holding AG
  • Sanofi
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Meet the Team for Healthcare Working Group

New York


Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Senior Vice President

New York


Dorje Mundle

Dorje Mundle

Director, Healthcare

Paris


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


Paris


Talk to Us  
Contact the Healthcare Working Group team with any questions.

Our Insights on Healthcare Working Group

Innovative Finance to Expand Access to Healthcare

Reports

Innovative Finance to Expand Access to Healthcare

This paper from BSR's Healthcare Working Group aims to catalyze more innovative finance partnerships to address access barriers at each stage of the healthcare value chain.

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Innovative Finance for Sustainability at Scale

Blog

Innovative Finance for Sustainability at Scale

Innovative finance represents a significant opportunity for increasing social impact and business value and closing the SDG financing gap. The healthcare sector presents some leading examples.

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Maximizing Impact through Better Metrics: Five Approaches from the Healthcare Sector

Blog

Maximizing Impact through Better Metrics: Five Approaches from the Healthcare Sector

A new report from BSR's Healthcare Working Group aims to provide an approach that contributes to expanded access to healthcare through a focus on metrics.

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Advancing Access-to-Healthcare Metrics

Reports

Advancing Access-to-Healthcare Metrics

This working paper helps healthcare companies improve measurement and reporting on access-to-healthcare programs, a framework that other sectors can replicate to focus more strategically on impact metrics.

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