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Bloomberg Philanthropies Hosts International Road Safety Experts in Mumbai to Discuss Initiatives to Prevent Traffic Deaths and Injuries

Press Release

Annual meeting convenes global network of cities and countries committed to improving road safety, furthers Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to combat injuries as WHO Global Ambassador

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Protecting the Environment and Growing the Economy Go Hand-in-Hand

The best way to help out-of-work coal miners is to invest in making them part of the clean-energy future.
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Originally posted on www.huffingtonpost.com.

San Francisco has reduced its carbon emissions by 28 percent since 1990, while growing its GDP by 79 percent. And it’s far from alone. Across the country, cities have been proving that protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand-in-hand.

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

Changing the Way We Do Business

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When was the last time you upended your life – reevaluated the way you work, radically shifted how you measure success – and convinced 100,000 people to do it with you?

Now consider how the pharmaceutical industry traditionally markets and sells its products:

Designing Inspiring and Healthy Workplaces

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As a healthcare company, we focus on how we can best support the wellbeing of patients, consumers, and our employees. We aim to create healthy, safe and inclusive workplaces where everyone at GSK can feel energized and inspired to realize their potential and help us meet global health challenges. And this means rethinking the physical structures where we spend much of our time.

Place matters to health

Putting It Plainly

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Historically, our industry has struggled to embrace the idea of transparency, citing the need to remain competitive. Increasingly, however, we see that physicians, patients, policy makers, and the general public expect our industry to lift its veil — especially on clinical research. And, in our opinion, being transparent is not a path to failure — it is a source of strength.

Letting the light in

Fast-Tracking Our Response to Pandemics

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In the wake of global pandemics such as Ebola and Zika, there is consensus that the world needs to be better prepared.

Finding better ways to prepare

Evolving Our Graduated Approach to Intellectual Property

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In developing countries, millions of people have no access to even the most basic healthcare services, including safe and effective medicines. Increasingly, developing countries are hit with the double burden of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cancer.

A graduated approach to intellectual property

Hunting for Energy Savings

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You never know what you might find when you hunt for waste.

In 2010, we committed to reducing our environmental impact by 2020 in the following ways: 

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