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The Intersection of Global Health and Business, Segment B

From: Carnegie Council
Series: Just Business
Length: 15:51

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How can global health be improved? PepsiCo executive Derek Yach speaks about the positive changes corporations are making, and Professor Yanzhong Huang discusses China's health care challenges. Read the full description.

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Just Business is a series of audio interviews that examines some of the tangled pathways that companies and civil society face. Host Julia Taylor Kennedy sits down with thought leaders across a variety of sectors to discuss the intersection between business and society.

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Just Business is a series of audio interviews that examines some of the tangled pathways that companies and civil society face. Host Julia Taylor Kennedy sits down with thought leaders across a variety of sectors to discuss the intersection between business and society.

Transcript

JULIA KENNEDY: Welcome to Just Business. I'm Julia Taylor Kennedy.

Many see global health as the domain of nonprofits and international organizations. But today on the show, we'll look at two ways that global health is a growing concern for big businesses and bottom lines.

Beverage and snack food behemoth PepsiCo seems an unlikely candidate to fight obesity and related diseases, since its products have such high sugar and salt content. But when PepsiCo's controversial CEO Indra Nooyi took charge in 2008, she put health front and center, arguing PepsiCo should improve the healthfulness of its current products and develop new healthy snacks and beverages. This approach has angered some shareholders, and growth in PepsiCo's profits has slowed under Nooyi. But so far the company has stuck to its long-term strategy, arguing the investment in health will eventually pay off.

Nooyi brought on...
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Additional Credits

Deborah Carroll – Executive Producer
Marlene Spoerri – Contributing Writer
Julia Kennedy - Producer/Host of Just Business
Robert Smithline - Editor
Terence Hurley - Editor
Gusta Johnson - Production Assistant

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