Private sector members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Health Systems Task Force have signed an open letter , calling on suppliers to commit to joint, minimum climate and sustainability targets to play their part in decarbonising the healthcare value chain.
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Global healthcare business Bupa is backing a cohort of start-ups working at the interface between climate change and human health in its eco-Disruptive programme. They will receive financial backing and commercial support from Bupa as the company focuses on the link between the environment and health.
Bayer (ETR:BAYN) has expanded the scope of its Nutrient Gap Initiative to include a wide range of food and supplementation programmes.
Climate change will be one of the major factors in global healthcare trends over the next decades as climate migration forces people into new countries, according to a study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.
Curtailing pollution created by pharmaceuticals, agricultural and healthcare sectors is essential to reduce the emergence, transmission, and spread of superbugs – strains of bacteria that have become resistant to every known antibiotic – and other instances of antimicrobial resistance, known as AMR.
The Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE), based in Abu Dhabi, has launched a second iteration of the Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination (FADE), the Climate Edit. It intends to expand the evidence base on the intersection of disease elimination and climate.
Chief executives from AstraZeneca (LON:AZN), GSK (LON:GSK), Merck (NYSE:MRK), Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO), Roche (SW:ROG), Samsung Biologics (KRX:207940) and Sanofi (EPA:SAN) have announced new joint action to accelerate net zero healthcare.