How can businesses take leadership of population health?

How can companies take leadership in improving population health through their business and design objectives? Do corporations have the propensity for health leadership inside and outside their organisations? 

I'm currently curious how health is being perceived by companies and how it might be considered within their business objectives to affect health among employees and within society.

The following research proposed by BSR in this article got me started thinking about the role businesses can play in improving population health. Based on the article, here are some questions I'm hoping to pose as I continue my project on Health Leadership & Planning:

  • What's your company's health agenda for the greater society, beyond occupational health and safety within the company?

  • How does your company view health? Can health and wellness be framed as a broader stakeholder and value chain issue?

  • Which stakeholders can companies engage with to address the larger,systemic challenge of population health?