Perhaps more than any other industry, healthcare is indispensable to business resilience and the creation of a thriving, sustainable global economy.
Healthcare companies have an opportunity to reduce the burden of disease, improve global health outcomes, and create a more resilient and sustainable world by tackling a range of issues, including:
- Access to healthcare
- Health equity
- Climate change and health
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Vaccine confidence
- Global health security
- Mental health and well-being in the workplace
We’ve worked with more than 60 leading healthcare companies and select nonprofit organizations—including pharmaceuticals and generics, biotechnology, life sciences, medical devices, healthcare delivery, insurance, distribution and retail, integrated managed care consortiums, and consumer health—helping them to advance norms, tools, and innovative solutions to create long-term value for business, patients, and society.
Half the world’s population still lacks access to essential healthcare services and medicines.
71 percent of employers with frontline employees rate themselves as supporting mental health well or very well, but only 27 percent of frontline employees agree.
In low-income countries, only three in 10 health care workers had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by April 2022, compared with a global average of 80%.
How We Can Help
Adding Value to Your Business and Society
We work with healthcare companies through a variety of offerings, including:
Identification of healthcare trends and strategies for business response
Materiality assessment, strategy, and sustainability reporting
Human rights assessments and strategies
Application of climate change frameworks
Supply chain management
Health and wellness best practices (including workforce mental health and well-being programs)
Who We Work With
BSR’s Healthcare Working Group worked to improve access to health around the world for 23+ years. We share lessons learned and next steps with our healthcare members.
Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact
Our cross-sector collaborative initiatives and partnerships ensure that no company is alone in addressing systemic sustainability challenges. Collaboration is a powerful enabler for companies seeking to transform their businesses, while making a meaningful impact.
Depth of Experience and Knowledge
Our healthcare services team members are located around the world. They provide deep expertise and diverse perspectives while designing solutions that help companies act, lead by example, and contribute to building a more just and sustainable world.