Where you are born, grow-up, live, work and age are the key factors impacting whether you are in good health, according to the World Health Organization.
Where you live also impacts how long you live, with people in disadvantaged areas having shorter lives and spending nearly a third of their lives in poor health.
Health inequalities inevitably lead to people being less productive at work and more likely to have time out of work – so there is a clear economic case for business to tackle the environmental and social factors which impact poor health.
To address these issues, we have formed a long-term partnership with Sir Michael Marmot, Director of the University College of London (UCL) Institute of Health Equity (IHE) and professor of epidemiology.
We recognise the important role of university and business partnerships in driving forward innovation and will be working with Sir Michael and his team at UCL to explore how business might maximise its positive impact and make good health available to all.