Novo Nordisk: Shifting Harmful Norms around Obesity

Society glamorizes weight loss, but the opportunity to transform care will be grounded in weight management.

The last socially acceptable form of discrimination: Shifting harmful social norms in obesity

By: Marni Lun | Director of Professional Association Relations at Novo Nordisk | October 23rd, 2017

If someone told you they had been discriminated against because of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, or country of birth, you would say that was unacceptable. Agree? Yet for four out of ten adults in America today, discrimination is commonplace. These individuals live with obesity, and in their daily lives, they may face bias, depression, disparities in the workplace, low self-esteem, and poor body image.

Health and Nutrition


By: Maria Gotti | Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Analyst at Enel | October 17th, 2017

Enel in Peru is dealing with a great number of clients with low income or in difficult socio-economic conditions. On the one hand, these clients need a specific customer care approach and this represents a great opportunity for Enel to secure an innovative and sustainable growth of its business in the country. On the other hand, it turned out that insurance services that usually target stakeholders with higher economic conditions do not benefit from the possibility to distribute their products to low income clients.

Health and Nutrition Poverty

SV GO - 10 Ready-To-Go Projects to Get Your Organization Started

By: Briar Lloyd | Member Liaison at Shared Value Project | August 2nd, 2017

Ever wanted to create a shared value project but didn’t know where to start? Based on the shared value worksheet developed for the 2016 Forum, SV GO contains ten ready-to-go projects to adopt into your organisation – or use as inspiration to create your own. Created by the Shared Value Project in collaboration with IAG and the Republic of Everyone.

Climate Change and Environment Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Relief Global Development Health and Nutrition Human Rights Other

Building sustainable supply chains to reverse the “Paradox of the Starving Farmer”

By: Mark Gunton | CEO at Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, Clinton Foundation | April 26th, 2017

By Mark Gunton, CEO, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership and Eduardo Tugendhat, Global Director of Thought Leadership, Palladium

Health and Nutrition Poverty

Lilly’s LEAP: Strengthening Diabetes Care

Eli Lilly and Co. is an Indianapolis-based global health care provider founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly. Today, the company generates $21.2 billion in revenue1, and its 41,275 employees develop and manufacture human pharmaceutical products and animal health products sold in 125 countries. Lilly introduced the Lilly Expanding Access for People (LEAP) initiative in 2015 to strengthen health care systems in developing countries, beginning in China.

Insuring Shared Value

By: Nina Jais | Associate Director at FSG | January 27th, 2017

Insuring Shared Value Roundtable - January 19, 2017, Davos
Climate Change and Environment Health and Nutrition

Different Perspectives, Shared Vision: Two Abbott Leaders Discuss How Sustainable Business Can Improve Lives

By: Alicia Dunn | Communications Manager at Shared Value Initiative | December 7th, 2016

As part of our ongoing Shared Value Thought Leaders portfolio of profiles we sat down with Katherine PickusDivisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott and John GinascolVice President, Nutrition Supply Chain, Abbo

Health and Nutrition

How healthcare companies win in the new Sustainable Development Goals era

By: Leith Greenslade | at JustActions | December 2nd, 2016

The world is now so awash with content it’s hard, maybe even impossible, to separate the wheat from the chaff.  You can be forgiven then, for missing what I think was one of the most important health reports of the Millennium Development Goal era.

Health and Nutrition

Novartis Access: Democratizing Health Care

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—or chronic diseases—are the leading cause of death globally. Their prevalence is growing fastest in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), where around 75 percent of deaths from NCDs occur. Unhealthy diets and tobacco use are growing in developing regions, yet timely and affordable access to treatments for illnesses caused by these factors is limited. Projections indicate that chronic illnesses will cost society USD47 trillion over the next two decades due to reduced workforce productivity, curbed economic growth, and reinforced poverty.