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Healthcare

As pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and life sciences companies face unprecedented societal pressure and competitive disruption, sustainable business practices provide the foundation for robust and reliable growth.

Healthcare Overview


How We Work


BSR’s membership of more than 20 healthcare companies includes eight of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world and represents more than US$400 billion in combined revenues. Working with companies individually and—through the Healthcare Working Group—collectively, we drive norms, tools, and innovation to help commercial and philanthropic operations adapt to and benefit from societal and competitive change. 

The CEOs of 13 major healthcare companies signed BSR’s Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare (GPAH), a set of principles and approaches that frames and describes the industry’s approach to reducing the burden of disease and improving global health outcomes. We work collaboratively with 17 healthcare companies on a multi-year basis to develop in-depth, business-critical research and resources to help companies overcome the major challenges facing their strategies to scale their impact. 



Our Focus


  • Global health and access to medicine
  • Health and wellness
  • Human rights
  • Materiality, stakeholder engagement, and reporting
  • Patient, payer, and provider engagement
  • Social innovation and program design

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Healthcare Members

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • Astellas
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Merck KGaA
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Sanofi S.A.
  • Shire
  • Takeda
  • Teva

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Collaborative Initiatives on Healthcare

Healthcare Working Group

Healthcare Working Group

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

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject

HERproject

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Meet the Team for Healthcare

New York


Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Senior Vice President

New York


New York


Dorje Mundle

Dorje Mundle

Director, Healthcare

Paris


Tokyo


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


Copenhagen


New York


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Our Insights on Healthcare

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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Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Blog

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERhealth

Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

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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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