“environment” Articles

New Research

UHC and informal workplaces

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Public–Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety (PPP Forum) held their inaugural meeting July 29 and 30, 2014 and recently published their recommendations in the report: “Approaches to Universal Health Coverage and Occupational Health and Safety for the Informal Workforce in Developing Countries.” Informal employment...

Cother Hajat | Aug 1, 2016
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Mandela Day: Making a Difference

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela  In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day in commemoration...

Gugu McLaren, Sustainability Strategy, Discovery | Jul 18, 2016
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Our Point of View

Caring for Mother Earth: The link between planetary health and population health

World Environment Day is an opportunity to reflect on the mounting evidence on the reciprocal relationship between the health of our global agricultural system and population health, which makes it clear that we cannot continue to neglect global planetary health. A long-term vision of healthy and productive populations requires re-envisioning how we sustainably grow, deliver,...

Gabriela Seplovich | Jun 5, 2016
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Impact, Our Point of View

Incentivizing Healthy Food Choices for Better Health

One year ago today, John Hancock and Vitality embarked on a collaboration to create a whole new type of life insurance: a shared value approach whereby financial benefits from individuals living healthier and longer lives can be reinvested to the benefit of the insurer and the customer. Today, John Hancock Vitality announces the launch of...

Adriana Selwyn | Apr 6, 2016
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Impact, New Research, Our Point of View

Companies reporting on employee health: gamble or good risk management?

Fifteen years ago, companies would never have believed it would become common practice for them to track and publicly report on their water use, energy efficiency, and carbon footprint. It did. Today, with sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on “Health is the Bottom Line” and recognition that human capital is...

Shahnaz Radjy and Derek Yach | Jan 21, 2016
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