Improving health

Building a future where the investment system delivers better health for everyone

 

Economic and health inequality go hand-in-hand. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on this and demonstrated how vital a healthy population is for economic prosperity. For too long health factors – and related social challenges – have taken a back seat in investment decisions. We have an opportunity to change this. 

We’re building a new programme, Long-term Investors in People’s Health (LIPH), to support the investment system to consider health and related social factors within their decision-making processes.

Why health matters for investors?

Better health could add $12 trillion to global GDP in 2040 and see 120 million full-time workers joining the global workforce.

70 million workdays are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK​, while employers investing in mental health saw a return of £5 for every £1 spent.

Obesity related disease costs UK business £27 billion per year. 73% of consumers are willing to pay more for healthy products.

There is both an ethical and financial imperative for investors to act. As regulation begins to catch-up with public demand for companies to support them to live healthier lives, companies are at increasing risk if they aren’t ahead of the curve. Investors can support and accelerate this transition.

Through LIPH, we’ll help investors to identify and prioritise health-related factors and build a movement of leading investors from all over the world to improve population health.

What does LIPH aim to do?

We’ll work with experts from across public health, academia, government and the private sector to set a vision for an investment system that values people’s health;

We’ll identify key health-releated topics for investors to integrate into investment strategies, and build an investor coalition to drive change across key health areas;

We’ll work to scale the programme to become the recognised global voice on stewardship and health. 

What does LIPH aim to do?

  • We’ll work with experts from across public health, academia, government and the private sector to set a vision for an investment system that values people’s health;
  • Identify key health-releated topics for investors to integrate into investment strategies, and build an investor coalition to drive change across key health areas;
  • We’ll work to scale the programme and the key health topics covered to become the recognised global voice on stewardship and health. 

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Find out more 

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