In September 2020, Biogen launched a a 20-year, $250m commitment to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from its operations by 2040 and advance action on the deeply interconnected challenges of climate, health and equity.
With this initiative, Biogen became the 1st Fortune 500 company to commit to going beyond net zero to become fossil fuel free. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, this report provides highlights of Biogen’s progress toward our Science Based Target initiatives-approved goals and commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.
In the early 2000s, Alok Kanojia’s future wasn’t rendering like it should.
A first-generation Texan raised by Indian immigrant parents, Alok was coming up on two years of academic probation with a GPA in the 2.0 range. As he slept through exams and threw out his grades without looking at them, Alok was rejected from medical school 120 times over three years. Gaming became a way to cope, but it wasn’t changing the outcome.
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.
In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.
In Episode 2, Lisa Ling talks with Dr. Francis Collins, Director, NIH about the latest on treatments and vaccines. Also, Harvard's Dr. Ashish Jha shares how the virus affects the body and Johns Hopkins' Dr. Tom Inglesby explains what the new data on spread means for people.
A Q&A with Dr. Robert Lue, the researcher who led development of the innovative laboratory platform
Introducing LabXchange. Developed by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and funded through the Amgen Foundation, this free online science education platform allows users to personalize science education using virtual experiments, lab equipment simulations and the ability to create and share learning pathways with fellow users around the globe.
Two of CSRHub’s founders went to Harvard Business School. (Cynthia and I were in the same study group!) So we remain interested in the affairs of our alma mater—especially as they relate to sustainability.
Technology and Operations Management is a required class taken by all first year MBA students at Harvard Business School. In 2016, for the first time and as part of their program, all 950 students were assigned a task that focused on climate change. Specifically, the students were given a challenge to write a blog posting of about 800 words, describing how a single organization of their choosing is being affected by climate change, either through the company’s operations, innovation system, or supply chain.
The four-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will study the connection between the workplace and health outcomes
GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health announce a new four-year grant aimed at finding new approaches to address the many ways that the workplace can affect health and safety of front-line employees. The more than $2.7 million grant ,funded by the U.S.