Health is Everyone’s Business is a United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) platform to address the Sustainable Development Goal #3 (SDG3) . It is envisioned as a collaborative initiative from which organizations can learn about strategies to engage in healthy practices, at the workplace, community level and throughout their value chain.
During the year, the platform has conveyed a broad group of leading businesses, United Nations partners, civil society organizations and academia across the world, to deﬁne corporate responsibility and accelerate the collective impact for health & well-being. The Nicholas School of Environment and the Health is Everyone’s Business platform had been collaborating during this year to understand how businesses approach and manage health impacts across their value chain, their motivations to work on the SDG3, challenges, and ways forward.
Dr. Gallagher is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Environmental Policy, Director of Professional Studies and Chair of the Business and Environment Program Chair, at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Dr. Gallagher’s research examines public policies to promote environmentally sustainable business practices and public/private partnerships for environmental policy implementation. She has critically examined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) as an international environmental governance mechanism to promote business sustainability. Recent work in partnership with the UNGC focused on responsible business engagement in climate policy and implementation of an internal price for carbon. She is currently working with the UNGC on evaluating corporate leadership behaviors which would advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Gallagher is also a leading scholar of environmental leadership, serving as editor of SAGE’s Handbook of Environmental Leadership, which created a framework for study in the ﬁeld. She is collaborating with colleagues on an upcoming book, Critical Perspectives on Environmental Leadership.
Temis Coral is a second-year student at the Master of Environmental Management in the Business and Environment concentration. She is an Industrial Engineer and Chemical Engineer, with a background in management consulting, manufacturing processes and environmental management. Additionally, she has experience in intercultural teamwork, change management and implementation of efﬁciency initiatives. After ﬁnishing the MEM Temis expects to work in corporate sustainability, incorporating the sustainable development goals into the business perspective.
This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1-hour parking vouchers to guests.