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Health Care Trends to Yield Profits, Regardless of Public Policy

The Harvard Business Review has identified three “immutable” trends that will transform US health care in the future, no matter what shape governmental public policies take. Demographics (an ageing population) and research (new tools and drugs) are two certainties. So is the third, technology. “Today, nearly nine in 10 physicians regularly employ Electronic Health Records (EHRs). . . . Beyond EHRs, digital health tools are becoming common in consumers lives.” From a business angle, the investment race to bet on winning companies is on. “From 2015 to 2016, investors poured more than $8 billion into funding these tools.” The digital tech market is expanding exponentially and soon enough, should develop those new companies that will find new profits.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We know that animals have always played an important role in agriculture. Now, with rising public awareness of the way animals are raised for food, animal health and welfare is an important area for businesses today — particularly for consumer-facing brands.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We know that animals have always played an important role in agriculture. Now, with rising public awareness of the way animals are raised for food, animal health and welfare is an important area for businesses today — particularly for consumer-facing brands.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Here are some more takeaways from Sustainable Brands17 Detroit.

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a linear economy, inputs and manufacturing process move in a single direction, and end products ultimately end up in landfills and oceans. Some of the leading companies are abandoning this traditional economy model and are gravitating toward the circular economy. The circular economy model is based on the recovery, reuse, and regeneration of materials.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide not only a vision for the world, but from a business perspective, they are also a roadmap to shareholder value. SDG engagement is therefore part of all of future business models in one way or another. Policy-makers need to support them and create an enabling environment where they can incorporate global sustainability goals locally.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - German automaker Daimler is keenly aware that the future of driving is electric. In order to pave the way for this new era of sustainable transport, the company is investing in battery technology and​ has a pipeline of new battery electric vehicles to prepare for a new era of ​clean driving.​


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