From the food we eat, to the buildings we inhabit, to the businesses that connect our world, our health depends on the health of our surroundings. To help prevent health crises before they happen, and give everyone an opportunity to live a long, healthy life, we need forward-looking science about our rapidly changing environment—science that both anticipates problems and offers solutions.
The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health combines rigorous academic research with innovative tools, and unites the skills and expertise of many disciplines and professions to improve people’s health across the globe.
That is why the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) creates a research agenda and works with companies to define and create the evidence for scalable solutions to healthy change. SHINE works with companies to build ways for the enterprise to continually generate and demonstrate positive impacts.
Every year, SHINE brings together business leaders and researchers who are transforming corporate health and sustainability to redefine the purpose of business in society and drive forward a holistic perspective that equally values people, nature, and business profitability.
This paper is part of a series that highlights and offers deeper insights into the messages we explore at our annual SHINE NetPositive Summit.k