Health and Health Care: How Can Business Schools Play a Part?

June 15, 2014: In Spring 2014, the Council on Business & Society organized its second International Forum, which took place in Tokyo at the Keio Business School. The forum welcomed approximately 250 members of the corporate world, researchers, NGO representatives, politicians and students who came together to discuss issues related to health and health care management such as why corporate health management is important, how to promote employee health, what are the challenges of the health care industry in an ageing society as well as innovation and technology in health care.

Do you think good employee health is an inherent part of good business? What role, if any, do you think business schools should play in creating health care best practices? Is there even such a thing as a global best practice when it comes to healthcare? These are just some examples of questions, a White Paper, summarizing the most important insights from the Tokyo Forum, strives to answer. It includes an executive summary, visual media, key takeaways and participant views of everything that took place during the forum.

The White Paper is available here:

The Council on Business & Society
ESSEC Business School; Fundação Getulio Vargas EAESP; Keio Business School; School of Management, Fudan University; Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and the University of Mannheim, Business School – as a united group, endeavor to implement a multicultural, multi-school process to study the critical issues facing business and society, organize a series of international forums, and develop and disseminate educational materials designed to foster continued debate on critical global issues.

The next Forum of the Council on Business & Society will be organized by the Tuck School of Business October 2015 in the U.S. on the themes of energy and environment.


Liane Weitert
University of Mannheim, Business School

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