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Health is Everyone's Business

Explore how business can drive sustainable change to the future of health & well-being.

Why is Health Everyone’s Business?

How we live, eat, work, play and organize our communities has an impact on our climate, health and wellbeing. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages (SDG 3) requires that we embrace the complexity and interconnectedness of the challenges facing the planet and its people. Equitable access to clean water, clean air, healthy and nutritious food, and affordable quality healthcare are underlying drivers for long term health and well-being, as is the opportunity to live in health-promoting communities – in cities, schools and workplaces. Long-term health contributes to poverty alleviation, sustains social and economic development and is a prerequisite for educational attainment. This makes health everyone’s business.

Take Action on Health and Well-being

With the UN Global Compact’s Health is Everyone’s Business Action Platform we are convening a broad coalition of leading businesses, UN, academic and civil society partners to set a new agenda for planetary health in business. Participants have the opportunity build guidance on business action for planetary health, collaborate to find solutions to pressing challenges to the planet and human health, and share case examples from their own work. In 2019, participating companies have helped build the Business Leadership Brief for Healthy Planet, Healthy People and case studies for Business Actions for Planetary Health. Participants also have the opportunity to attend workshops, United Nations events and collectively brainstorm for planetary health solutions. In 2019, participating companies came to the United Nations during the General Assembly week to share challenges, opportunities, and the business case for taking action on planetary health across their value chains.

Join the Health & Well-being platform to:
  • Connect to a diverse network of businesses, thought leaders and experts to define corporate responsibility for SDG 3
  • Shape and test a set of guiding principles for how to take action on SDG 3
  • Identify new collective impact and partner opportunities at the intersection of SDG 3 and your core business capabilities

Platform Activities

Over the course of 2019, participants in the Health is Everyone’s Business platform will have exclusive access to a series of curated content and activities including:

Launched the Business Leadership Brief for Healthy Planet, Healthy People

This report highlights the importance of taking an integrated approach to human health through addressing its environmental and climate determinants. It also describes the business case for this approach, the necessary strategic and organizational shifts, and practical guidance for evaluating health and environmental co-benefits.

Participated in the United Nations General Assembly “Health is Everyone’s Business” side event

The event brought leading companies, UN, ministries of health, civil society and academic partners to set a new leadership discipline of planetary health within the private sector. Participants discussed the greatest challenges and opportunities business action on planetary health.

Participate in Collective Learning and Impact

Participant webinars allow businesses to share best practices, lessons learned and brainstorm solutions and avenues for businesses action.

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