Taking Action

Business Sector

Businesses have the potential to positively shape social and environmental conditions that profoundly impact health outcomes.

Private sector businesses, with their resources, innovation, and reach, are uniquely positioned to address the social determinants of health such as income inequality, access to quality education, employment opportunities and environmental factors.

Business that invest in the health and well-being of their employees, customers, and communities recognise that this is not only a moral imperative but also a sound business strategy. By implementing workplace wellness programs, offering fair wages and benefits, promoting diversity and inclusion, and supporting community initiatives, businesses can create environments that reduce inequalities and foster better health for all.

Moreover, businesses can leverage their expertise, technology, and supply chains to address broader societal challenges related to health. Whether through sustainable sourcing practices, investments in renewable energy, or initiatives to improve access to nutritious food and clean water, businesses can have a profound impact on the social determinants that shape health.

In 2021 we started working with Legal & General to further collaboration between the private sector, public sector, and civil society to address health inequalities comprehensively. By engaging businesses as partners in this endeavor, we can harness their resources and innovation to create healthier, more equitable communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

We jointly created the Health Equity Network to foster this value and continue to prioritise public - private partnerhips.