Investors must put people's health at the heart of their decisions

A blind spot

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For good and ill, investors wield significant influence over people’s health through the companies in their portfolios.

Some of those links are well understood - such as pricing policies for vaccines and medicines. But health as a broader ESG theme has been something of a blind spot for many investors.  Harnessing the full potential of institutional investors to help build healthier societies would deliver a major prize: higher quality and longer lives, not least for millions of people whose retirement assets are managed by fiduciary investors. For example, investor stewardship of food retailers and manufacturers to ensure they develop and implement strategies to improve the healthiness of their products ...

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