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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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Dec

1

December 1, 2012

To Make HIV/AIDS Education More Effective, Start with Empowerment

While in Kenya this month, I sat in on a HERproject training on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for future peer health educators. BSR’s HERproject uses a peer-to-peer training methodology to reach women working in factories and farms in Asia and Africa—to date, we’ve reached more than 200,000 women across eight countries.

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

4

September 4, 2012

Why Health Care Needs a New Business Model

In many ways, the health care industry has been able to address the world's health needs while also making a profit. But this win-win does not apply for certain types of diseases or for certain markets. Is it time for the industry to reconsider its business model?

#Healthcare

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Aug

20

August 20, 2012

The Not So Sweet Truth: Corporate Responsibility and the Obesity Epidemic

From the “Oreo Cookie lawsuit” over trans-fat to the ban on Happy Meals in San Francisco to the tax on saturated fat in Denmark, the message is that corporate responsibility, when it comes to health and wellness, doesn’t exist and that only with the help of disincentives (in the form of regulations) are we going to help consumers make healthier choices.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Healthcare

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