Exploring Shared Value in Global Health and Safety: Workshop Summary


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Companies today are operating in a more complex and competitive environment where traditional models for doing business are no longer sufficient and expectations of business are growing both internally and externally. A 2-day public workshop, held by the PPP Forum, explored the evolution of private sector in engagement in global health, and illuminated its impacts and potential impacts on global health stakeholders and the field broadly. The workshop examined this evolution and impacts through the perspectives of companies as well as other implementers of global health initiatives, such as nonprofit organizations, foundations, and development agencies. During the workshop, participants considered potential opportunities for creating shared value for all organizations, specifically the creation and impact of shared value through an organization’s core products and services, through employee health and wellness programs, and through community or population health investments. This publication is a summary of the workshop.