Business, Health and the Road Ahead
May 14-15, 2012 | New York City
The signature event for business engagement on health is the GBCHealth Conference and Awards dinner. Join us May 14-15 in New York City to explore the future role of business in creating a healthier workplace and world. Muhtar Kent, Nicholas Kristof, Barbara Bush, Dean Ornish, Deepak Chopra and many other leaders will share the stage providing both insights and inspiration.
Recognition, Visibility for Corporate Leadership in Global Health
May 14-15, 2012 | New York City
This year's Business Action on Health Awards recognize the most innovative and results-oriented achievements in corporate engagement on global health. Don’t miss the opportunity to see your programs recognized on GBCHealth’s communications platforms and at the GBCHealth Annual Conference and Awards Dinner. Applications must be completed by February 8.
July 21, 2012 | Washington, D.C.
Celebrate 30 years of cross-sector collaboration in the fight against AIDS with GBCHealth and amfAR on July 21 in Washington, D.C. This dinner, on the eve of the XIX International AIDS Conference, will pay tribute to the tremendous leadership and innovation of the private sector and their partners to end the AIDS pandemic. Join us for a cocktail reception, seated dinner and world-class entertainment.
Learn More About our New Members
GBCHealth is thrilled and honored to welcome 31 exceptional companies the Coalition over the past year, each committed to leveraging its resources to making a healthier world. These 31 companies represent diverse industry sectors including mobile technology, health, nonprofits, IT, mining, consulting, chemical, automotive, clothing and food and beverage.
Manager, Membership and Advisory Services
Internships (January - June 2012)
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GBCHealth is pleased to announce the 2012 Events Calendar — our most far-reaching global events line-up. Each year, across the globe, GBCHealth provides platforms for leading thinkers from the private sector, governments, multilaterals and civil society to discuss the essential role of business in addressing global health challenges. Thousands of global health leaders engage with GBCHealth at its hosted events each year.
For a detailed look at what GBCHealth has planned for 2012, click here.
March 29-30, 2012 | New York City
Thought-leaders from the businesses, government and civil society will come together at this GBCHealth Action Forum to sharpen our understanding of the role of business in improving health and opportunities for women and girls globally. Participants will leave the event with action items to help eliminate health and opportunity disparities facing women.
Scotiabank has made significant contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean — from creating HIV/AIDS workplace policies to taking a leadership role in fighting stigma in the region. What began in 2001 as an effort to protect the bank′s employees living with HIV/AIDS has become a global philanthropic effort to promote awareness to both citizens and government officials on HIV/AIDS related issues. This World AIDS Day, Scotiabank announced their Global HIV/AIDS Strategy, which will unite their HIV/AIDS programming across 55 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Addressing Regional Health and Development
January 27 | Rustenburg, South Africa
GBCHealth will help address health and social issues in the Rustenburg area of South Africa at the Greater Rustenburg Forum on January 27. The forum, hosted by member company Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty), will bring together the corporate sector, representatives of local and regional branches of the South African Departments of Health and Social Development and academics, to create a course of action for addressing social and health needs of the local population.
Getting to Zero in China
GBCHealth took part in the United Nation′s Working Together to Achieve the Three Zeros World AIDS Day event in Beijing on December 1, 2011. The event focused on the UNAIDS Getting to Zero strategy: zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero new infections. As part of the zero new infections programming, GBCHealth′s Michael Schreiber introduced the Elena Pinchuk Social Media and Mobile Phones competition. The global competition awards up to $10,000 to innovative start-up companies that use social media or mobile phones to promote HIV prevention. Regional winners were announced at the event.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes | This book, winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, is Julian Barnes′s 19th and the first of his that I′ve read — but certainly not the last. Tony Webster, a man in his later sixties, divorced, the father of a grown daughter and comfortably retired. This is the story of Tony, his friendship with former classmate Adrian Finn and memory. I found this novel so compelling, intriguing and frustrating that as soon as it ended, I read it again. Easy to do, since Barnes skillfully packs just exactly what is needed into a scant 176 pages. If you have a couple of hours free, dive into this one, and then maybe dive again. — Elizabeth Sorensen, Vice President, Human Resources
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