(3BL Media/Justmeans) - This week, a couple of important shareholder resolutions will be brought forward in the annual meetings of energy giants Exxon-Mobil and Chevron.
FROM THE EDITOR
Trends in Future US Healthcare Policy Revealed in New Poll
Sorry to mention yet another poll, but this one is about future healthcare policy, not the presidential election. A new survey by Modern Healthcare finds that two-thirds of healthcare CEOs oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Almost the same number—62%—said they supported scrapping the private insurance market to make way for a Medicare-for-all system. Those surveyed bear listening to: 86 members of the CEO Power Panel, top leaders of hospitals, insurance companies, physician groups, trade associations, and other not-for-profit advocacy groups. When asked about creating a single-payer system such as an expanded and enhanced Medicare program in place of private insurance, less than 10% supported that idea and 61% flatly rejected it. Candidates, take notice.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – It’s now a moral and economic crisis when many young Americans graduate from high school without being on a pathway to a well-paying job. In Greater New Orleans, nearly one in five young people are neither working or in school. The region is home to the third largest population of disconnected youth in the U.S., where nearly 40 percent of of the children live in poverty and few students have exposure to good-paying, high-demand careers.
(3BL Media/Just Means) - In the context of the 69th World Health Assembly that kicked off today in Geneva, Swtizerland, Novartis will be presenting the concept and results of its novel approach to tackle chronic diseases in resource-constrained countries.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly 15 percent of Americans fall below the poverty line, which is set at about $24,000 a year for a family of four. Historically, foundations have helped the disadvantaged by granting money to nonprofits to provide social services. But now, some are supporting for-profit enterprises that aim to bridge the glaring income gap between those at the top and the bottom of the pyramid.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable manufacturing is not just about transforming products by using more eco-friendly materials, but also about how to make them using green technology, renewable energy, skilled labor and sustainable innovation. The key to achieving this is through building more sustainable factories that place highly trained, engaged and valued workers at the center.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Following the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, a great new tourism opportunity is about to unfold. As the interest of Americans grows in exploring this pristine Caribbean destination, it will face an invasion in the form of new cruise line stops, new commercial flights from the U.S., and the development of hotels and other tourism infrastructure.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For any company, it is critically important to understand the priorities of its investors. Companies readapt their corporate strategy and behavior based on their understanding of investor interests. Corporate sustainability is increasingly important for investors, as evidence grows that companies' ESG performance has an impact on long-term financial success.