We’ve worked with a range of businesses to implement projects that focus on making it easier for employees and/or customers to live healthy lives. We work in partnership with businesses to identify priority areas and to produce projects tailored to meet those needs.
We partnered with multinational financial services corporation, Morgan Stanley, on its 2015 Healthy Cities London project. This initiative focused on young children’s health in the St Paul’s Way community in Poplar, East London, a community near Morgan Stanley’s London Headquarters.
In 2016, we received funding from Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, for a two-year community-engagement programme with communities living near their factories in Halifax, England, and Girvan, Scotland.
Multinational pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk A/S, ran a ‘Cities Changing Diabetes’ summit for around 200 global experts in November 2015. Ahead of the summit, we were commissioned to identify inspiring solutions to diabetes in cities from around the world. We worked closely with members of our global network to research and publish , which was well received.
Funding from Novo Nordisk in 2014 also enabled us, through a commission by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), to publish a survey of policymakers’ attitudes towards and knowledge of obesity issues from 11 countries.
One of our substantial projects for PepsiCo, the multinational food, snack and beverage corporation, was to project manage and copyedit a supplement on oats.
Started in 2012, we brought together a team of 14 independent authors from five countries to deliver a series about oats’ physiochemical properties, growing, processing, health benefits and policy issues. The resulting supplement, Oats: More than just a whole grain, was published by the British Journal of Nutrition in 2014.
From 2013 to 2014, we partnered with the Community Health Learning Foundation to train ‘health champions’ in 6 Serco Health workplaces, focusing on the three major risk factors. Serco Health is an international public services provider helping governments deliver healthcare.
We received an update in 2016 that this Health and Wellbeing Champions programme remains strong. Serco Health is beginning to see benefits from the programme and is also now using an absence-management system.