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Health effects of air pollution

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Matt Towner
Matt Towner
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
07 May 2021

Can business help deliver better air quality?

Portfolio Manager Matt Towner explores the role businesses can, and should, play in ensuring economic recovery from the pandemic and health go hand in hand.

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Childhood obesity

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Louise Foreman
Louise Foreman
Portfolio Manager
Opinion
06 May 2021

Making healthy options easier: how supermarkets can support children’s nutrition

Portfolio Manager Louise Foreman and Engagement Manager Matthias Lomas from Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation discuss how we are working to shape healthier and more equitable food environments.

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Urban health COVID-19

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Emerging lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Five pathways for cross-sector action on urban health equity

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Urban health

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Global perspectives on urban health

Our report explores how cities around the world are addressing health inequalities and shares their real-world solutions to pressing urban health issues.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Cultural impact in Shanghai, China

In Shanghai, we saw how the city’s approach to urban health recognises the significance of social and cultural factors on health.

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Urban health

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Cross-sector partnerships in São Paulo, Brazil

In São Paulo, we researched how cross-sector partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of successful initiatives to address global health concerns.

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Urban health

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Long-term approaches in Detroit, US

In Detroit, we learnt about the role philanthropic foundations can play in driving health improvements across the city.

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Urban health

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21 Apr 2021

Devolving power in Paris, France

In Paris, we saw how they enabled people across the city to make decisions about how public money is spent to improve urban health.

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Urban health

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Reports
21 Apr 2021

Community health in Glasgow, Scotland

In Glasgow, we explored the importance of better understanding the social issues affecting health, in order to spot trends and tailor support to key groups.

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