Stanford Social Innovation Review: Big Business & Healthcare

An article written by Andy Thornton, Director of the child rights nonprofit AfriKids, about a research report he collaborated with Spring Impact to deliver on behalf of GSK. This global study of healthcare social enterprises demonstrated partnerships, not investment, are the key to healthcare innovation and new markets.

We are continually told that big business has a significant role to play in addressing poverty and in developing markets such as healthcare. Bottom-of-the-pyramid strategies offer the alluring promise of opening new markets while simultaneously creating social value; social entrepreneurs are leading the way through this nascent and high-risk field. How can a large and established business engage with this dynamic ecosystem to meet their ethical commitments while driving responsible, sustainable growth?

Read the full article here.

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