Biogen

Accelerating the Next Generation of Climate Policy and Protecting Human Health

Multimedia with summary

Climate change is a public health crisis that impacts everyone, but especially vulnerable populations. Massachusetts is on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 but more needs to be done, and fast. COVID has shown the injustice of the pandemic and we know the equity gaps of the climate crisis. With the support of leading institutions like MIT and Harvard, and forward-looking companies like Biogen, Massachusetts can be effect real actions in the state and well-beyond and become a model for addressing climate change, with clear considerations to health for all populations.

Biogen to Invest $250 Million in a 20-year Initiative to Eliminate Its Use of Fossil Fuels and Improve Public Health

Summary: 
  • After achieving carbon neutrality in 2014, Biogen further bolsters its action against climate change with the goal to become fossil fuel free by 2040 and initiates research collaborations with global leaders to help address the effects of fossil fuel-driven air pollution on health.
  • Air pollution, largely caused by fossil fuels, directly impacts climate change and contributes to nearly 9 million deaths annually with the most vulnerable suffering the greatest.
  • Foundational collaborations with MIT, the Harvard T.H. Chan School and World Business Council for Sustainable Development to create actionable strategies to identify necessary and achievable climate targets that improve human health outcomes, advance brain health research and support underserved communities.
Press Release
  • After achieving carbon neutrality in 2014, Biogen further bolsters its action against climate change with the goal to become fossil fuel free by 2040 and initiates research collaborations with global leaders to help address the effects of fossil fuel-driven air pollution on health.
  • Air pollution, largely caused by fossil fuels, directly impacts climate change and contributes to nearly 9 million deaths annually with the most vulnerable suffering the greatest.
  • Foundational collaborations with MIT, the Harvard T.H. Chan School and World Business Council for Sustainable Development to create actionable strategies to identify necessary and achievable climate targets that improve human health outcomes, advance brain health research and support underserved communities.

Livestream: Biogen’s New Corporate Commitment to Climate, Health and Equity

Join Biogen and other leading institutions for an important discussion on climate, health, and equity
Multimedia with summary

Health or the economy? Climate or jobs? Equity or affordability?

These questions define our time and will be debated during Climate Week and beyond. 

But what if we don’t have to choose? Biogen believes it is time to usher in a new era of “both / and” climate commitments.

Biogen Moves $10 Million To Black-Owned OneUnited, Joining the Fortune 500 Trend To 'Bank Black'

By Jen Wieczner
Article

Moving money to Black-owned or Black-led financial institutions is officially a Fortune 500 trend. Biogen, the Boston-based biotech company working on a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, is depositing $10 million of its capital into OneUnited, a national Black-owned bank, the company said Thursday morning.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists in a New Way

Article

Momolue Kiadii, or ‘MJ’, is a rising 11th grader from Raleigh, NC who has been interested in science ever since he can remember, influenced by his mother who is a nurse. Over time, his focus on science didn’t waver, although the specific topics of interest evolved over time. “I first loved astronomy and then got interested in biology and now it’s biomedical engineering.”

JoVE and Biogen to Provide Somerville Public Schools with STEM Video Learning Resources

Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 20, 2020 – JoVE is collaborating with Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) to support the remote learning needs of Somerville Public Schools (SPS) by providing access to JoVE’s one of a kind Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) video solutions.

Advocacy Through Action: Protecting Massachusetts Nursing Home Residents and Staff from COVID-19

Article

“If we had relied solely on temperature and respiratory symptom screening for COVID-19, we would’ve put our people and patients at risk,” said Dr. Larisa Lucas, the Medical Director of several skilled nursing facilities that participated in the Massachusetts Senior Care Association surveillance testing pilot program. “Broad surveillance testing was especially critical early on to help us identify asymptomatic COVID patients so that we could prepare facilities for patient care and help staff protect themselves in their interactions with residents.”

Fulfilling Our Commitment to Sustainability

Article

We use a science-based approach to reduce our environmental footprint in our day-to-day business operations. Our goal is to operate within the boundaries of what is sustainable for our communities, which extends to what we consume, emit and leave behind.

Climate Strategy

Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials: A Collaboration with Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

Article

To effectively support the goal of access for all citizens, we must consider all citizens. But delivering on that goal takes a commitment to understanding deeply who patients are, their needs, and how we can best support positive health outcomes. We need to start at the beginning and build into every decision we make and step we take the diverse socio economic and individual health considerations of each person we encounter.

Addressing Needs of Low-Income Populations

Article

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in the U.S. in March, businesses have shuttered, leaving millions to unexpectedly need to file for unemployment. People who live paycheck-to-paycheck don’t have emergency savings. And now, they need help meeting the basics: food, childcare and housing.” – Michael K. Durkin, President and CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.

Pages

Subscribe to Biogen