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May

7

May 7, 2014

Healthcare: A Conversation with GSK: The Benefits and Challenges of Evolving Business Models

A Conversation with GSK: The Benefits and Challenges of Evolving Business Models

We sat down with GlaxoSmithKline's Head of Global Corporate Responsibility Clare Griffin to discuss how the healthcare company has evolved its business model.

#Healthcare

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Dec

5

December 5, 2013

Healthcare: CSR’s Next Frontier: Health and Wellness

CSR’s Next Frontier: Health and Wellness

Sustainability professionals can help business promote health and wellness throughout the value chain—via employees, local communities, customers, business partners and suppliers, and the general public.

#Healthcare #Healthy Business Coalition #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Oct

25

October 25, 2013

The Role for Business in Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes are a growing threat to health and quality of life—but also to healthcare systems and global economies. Recent research by BSR has illuminated how businesses can apply CSR approaches to advance health and wellness across the value chain.

#Healthcare

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Oct

15

October 15, 2013

Networks Gone Wrong: What Is the Role of Business in the Spread of Global Disease?

Companies are used to looking at supply chain risks related to labor or environmental impacts. But large, distributed supply chains and business networks facilitated by easy air travel are now exposing more people to emerging health risks.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Healthcare

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Oct

11

October 11, 2013

Three Collaborative Approaches to Prevent Drug Shortages

Pharmaceutical companies have been working for years to prevent drug shortages, but they still happen. To address discontinuity of supply, pharmaceutical companies should collaborate within their industry and across sectors.

#Healthcare

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Sep

24

September 24, 2013

Meeting Global Development Goals Requires More Cross-Sector Partnerships

As the UN sets about establishing post-2015 development goals, we need new thinking and fresh commitments from across all sectors to develop—and meet—commitments related to global health.

#Healthcare #Human Rights

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Jul

11

July 11, 2013

Three Lessons on Improving Global Health Outcomes: The Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare

To launch our new collaborative initiative, the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare, we hosted a webinar with representatives from many sectors in the healthcare industry. Here are three lessons about the principles that can help business tackle major sustainability issues—such as improving global health outcomes.

#Guiding Principle on Access to Healthcare #Healthcare #Human Rights

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Mar

26

March 26, 2013

Partnerships to Advance Global Health

GlaxoSmithKline's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights the need for cross-sector partnerships to advance global health care.

#Healthcare #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Mar

8

March 8, 2013

Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

On International Women's Day, we reflect on our work in women's empowerment, including HERproject and HERfinance.

#Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

12

December 12, 2012

Healthcare: Is Collaboration the Way Forward for the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Is Collaboration the Way Forward for the Pharmaceutical Industry?

While working nearly a decade for a pharmaceutical think tank, I witnessed how great things can be accomplished when the barriers of competition fall. In my experience, collectively finding solutions not only generates recommendations, guidelines and best practices, it also fosters new models and pushes entire sectors towards faster progress. And today, faster progress is what we need to deliver safer, more affordable, and more effective medicine to larger populations.

#Healthcare #Healthcare Working Group #Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative

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