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More Than Philanthropy: SDGs Present an Estimated US$12 Trillion in Market Opportunities for Private Sector Through Inclusive Business

Inclusive business practices can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while opening up new market opportunities for companies
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by Nazila Vali, Programme Analyst Private Sector, UNDP

The vast majority of the reports, papers or articles about development start with the numerous complex issues and challenges yet to be solved. Our work - as well as how it is perceived - could change drastically if, instead, we chose to focus on the incredible opportunities yet to be seized.

GE Healthcare Masters Social Impact Content Sharing on Instagram

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With over 700 million users, Instagram has quickly become the go-to platform for younger audiences. And, as the social media channel grows and builds out its marketing abilities, brands are beginning their foray into the world of Instagram advertising. Recently, one brand took an entirely new approach, harnessing the platform to drive home a long-form social impact message on the short-form channel.

GE Healthcare Reaches out to Indian Villages

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The biggest global healthcare companies are beginning to take significant steps to develop products for the Indian mass market, not just the tier 2 and 3 towns, but also villages, where healthcare problems are the most acute.

GE Healthcare on Wednesday said it was developing a range of new super value products in India that would be priced 25% to 40% lower than their lowest priced products previously developed for India and emerging markets.

Advanced Manufacturing: GE Healthcare Corvix

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If you build it, will they come?: GE scientists have used game theory to find the best place for a new hospital.

 

Innovating for the Future of Healthcare: What GE Healthcare is Doing

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Karl Blight is the general manager of GE Healthcare UK and wrote this article for the Guardian.

Innovation and GE have been synonymous ever since the company was founded by Thomas Edison who aligned several businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace. He called the resulting organisation Edison General Electric Company, which in 1892 merged with a competitor to form General Electric Company.

GE Healthcare Acquires U-Systems, Expands GE Presence in Breast Cancer Detection

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GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of U-Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of ultrasound products specifically designed for breast applications. With operations in Sunnyvale, CA and Phoenix, AZ, U-Systems, Inc. has developed the somo•v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), the first and only ultrasound system on the market approved in the U.S. for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with greater than 50 percent dense breast tissue and no prior breast interventions.

Novo Nordisk joins with Malaysian Ministry of Health to Fight Diabetes, and the Global Home Healthcare Market is Projected to Grow Six Percent in the Next Three Years Says TechNavio - Health Minute for November 21, 2012

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Novo Nordisk has entered into a public private partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Health to prevent diabetes through a health promotion program targeting young couples. The program uses research showing that women who enter pregnancy overweight increase the risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes. It will be operated in cooperation with local healthcare providers and community leaders.

GE Healthcare CEO John Dineen on Improving Health Care Through Technology

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John Dineen, President & CEO of GE Healthcare discusses using technology to improve the quality, cost and access to health care on The CEO TV Show.

GE Healthcare Breaks into Rural China

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According to new medical reforms, 850 billion yuan will be invested into the primary care market and over 750 million Chinese people will join the primary care system. Under such a policy, international medical giants such as GE Healthcare and Medtronic Inc, used to providing high-end medical devices in large cities, are planning to sink their brand channels into the second and third-tier cities, and rural areas in China with their huge populations.

GE Healthcare Launches Musical Web Site for Cancer Patients; Steris Acquires Spectrum and Total Repair Express Surgical Instrument Repair Businesses - The Health Minute for October 29, 2012

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GE Healthcare has launched “Give a Little Beat,” a musical initiative to connect people in the fight against breast cancer through the power of music and social media. By visiting givealittlebeat.com, users will be able to share and listen to songs from the online GE Healthcare Jukebox, powered by Spotify.

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