Thursday, May 13, 2021

Technological advancements in the life sciences bring new possibilities for how we treat disease and grow food

 Inside the Bio Revolution

The convergence of science and technology can help address some of humanity’s most pressing problems.


“Health and nutrition are among the most basic needs of societies around the globe. It’s the definition of systemic relevance,” Baumann says. “Based on the converging worlds of genes, cells and data, the Bio Revolution leads to a new foundation for scientific breakthroughs in those areas.”


“As societies, we should dare to ask: ‘What if?’” he says. “What if diseases like Parkinson’s or cancer weren’t diseases we treated, but cured? What if we could create a carbon-positive agricultural system? What if underserved communities had everything they needed to take care of their everyday health?”


https://partners.wsj.com/bayer/innovating-life-science/inside-the-bio-revolution/


Citation: Bayer

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Food Security and Poverty—a precarious balance

 “Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”


Analysis based solely on food availability frequently resulted in policies that exacerbated the problem.

There are many reasons why people may not have access to food even when enough is available in the aggregate. One of the most fundamental is that there is no guarantee that a market economy will generate a distribution of income that provides enough income for all to purchase the food they need. Thus, the World Bank’s central poverty reduction mission is critical to achieving food security for all.


This profoundly important—and seemingly-simple—definition of food security from the World Food Summit of 1996 actually has four elements:


1. Enough food must be available to meet people’s needs.

2. People must have access to the food that is available under normal circumstances.

3. Volatility in production or prices must not threaten this availability, and

4. The quality of food that people consume must be adequate for their needs.


https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/food-security-and-poverty-a-precarious-balance


Citation:  WorldBank


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Profit with Purpose: Reforming Business to Address 21st Century Global Challenges

Even prior to the pandemic, the concept of corporate purpose was gaining increasing traction amongst businesses and investors. Much of that interest stemmed from growing concerns about climate change and businesses’ role in contributing to it. With COVID-19, corporate purpose has taken on heightened significance and the agenda has moved beyond environmental concerns to include a broad range of social issues around health, inclusivity and diversity. 


What can corporate purpose do to address the social, political and environmental challenges of the day? The answer is an immense amount, once it is understood what is meant by it. Corporate purpose is why a company exists, is created and its reason for being. 


https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/profit-with-purpose-reforming-business-to-address-21st-century-global-challenges?channel_id=747-trust


Citation:  OECD

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Ramping Up Sustainable Food Production: Why everyone has a stake in the Food Transition for all

One of the major challenges of the 21st century is what we at Carrefour call the Food Transition. In 2019, Carrefour defined its “raison d’ĂȘtre”, its mission, as the Food Transition for all. What it entails is simple: providing food that is healthy, sustainable and accessible for everyone.


Finally, we recognise the need to work collectively to achieve our goals. We all—the private sector, civil society and governments—have a role to play.



https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/ramping-up-sustainable-food-production-why-everyone-has-a-stake-in-the-food-transition-for-all?utm_source=newsletter_mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter


Citation: OECD

Thursday, April 29, 2021

We need to scale impact investing to really meet the targets that we've set for ourselves through the SDGs and other such efforts.

Impact Investing goes Mainstream

Q: There's a lot of discussion that this is the year where we see impact investing go mainstream, with more investment in sustainable and environmental and socially driven assets than we've seen in previous years. Why did this happen?


A: One thing that is becoming clear is people are recognizing that the way we've been doing things is not going to get us to where we need to go, to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and to achieve a net-zero climate future. And so, people are very much questioning how they invest and they're asking all the right questions: “Where is my money going? What is my money doing? What impact—positive and negative—are my assets having as they are being put to work?” Now, I think the thing that we have to be careful of is that we don't end there at greater awareness. We really need to get the money to move.


Q: What does the future of impact investing look like to you?


A: All investments are invested with an impact lens. And to get to that place, I know, is quite utopian, but I believe we have to get there. And I do believe it's possible. We know that we're in a place right now that is not sustainable as it relates to climate and people’s welfare. We need to move quickly to make a change. Can we get to where we need to go in the right amount of time is the question that keeps me up at night.




https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/news_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/news+and+events/news/insights/sdgs-impact-investing-jennifer-pryce?CID=IFC_TT_IFC_EN_EXT
 
Citation: IFC. For more information go to www.ifc.org

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Advancing Health Ownership Digitalization, access to health information and structural demand are set to further drive the consumer health market. Do you know what’s ahead?

Advancing Health Ownership


Around the world, people are increasingly health conscious and aware of the impact of individual lifestyle choices on their health and the health of others. This growing awareness has the potential to transform the way we think about health care – becoming our own health advocates and seeking ways to personally improve and maintain health. 


This overarching trend of health ownership worldwide is expected to drive growth in the consumer health industry across a number of fronts. Additionally, self-care can help alleviate increasing resource pressure on health care systems and governments.




https://www.bayer.com/en/investors/consumer-health-megatrends


Citation: Bayer

Friday, April 23, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Our Targets to Be Met by 2030 - To help Thrive People’s Lives

To help Thrive People’s Lives


“Health for all, hunger for none” – with our strategic focus on sustainability, we are making a key contribution to ensuring our vision becomes reality. Today, the world is faced with the unprecedented challenge of ensuring that a growing and ageing world population can lead self-determined lives and partake in progress, while at the same time ensuring that natural resources are used more sustainably than in the past. 



https://www.bayer.com/en/sustainability/targets


Citation: Bayer for more information go to www.bayer.com

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A dynamic, Health Promotion and Extended Healthspan driving force.

 2021 is a recovery year!

The most TRUSTED name in the Global Sector Economy (Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity and Global Self-care)

It is time for Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity Equity for extended Human Healthspan for all!


A Global Network Group, A Global Broker


A BETTER solution and deal for the producer, a BETTER product for the consumer. A BETTER Life, Powered by the Global Structure Network Group, and its Impact Partners. A Better Partner for households in every corner of the world. 


The Global Structure Network Group is credited with boosting the status of the Global Sector Economy including Global Self-care with its deep involvement in the Whole Person Ecosystem and the Social Determinants of Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity shaping and influencing the Global Economy for the advancement of PEOPLE, their Potential, and households SUCCESS. Executives said they have noticed an increase in quality-of-life concerns since the story of the Global Structure Network Group went ubiquitously Global. In towns and cities in every corner of the world, PEOPLE are already outlining their list of expectations from a completed and implemented Group. Why? Households and companies for the first time in their lifetime have someone on their side and not only their side but an extension of the household with indelible SUCCESS underpinned by over two decades of PERFORMANCE. Transnational and Multilateral Organisations needed a Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity veteran to boost public confidence in the Global Sector Economy and the wider Economy and they found that in the Global Structure Network Group. 

For the first time in a hundred years, households will be presented with a Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity and Global Self-care Ecosystem spanning the full continuum of the Global Sector that will meet their needs for belonging, for contributing, for committing and for being reasonably in control of their destiny. The Founder and Impact Partners intends to use the Rolls Royce of SUCCESS and the Network Brand Philosophy underpinned by over two decades of PERFORMANCE to transform Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity and Global Self-care into a dynamic, Health Promotion and Extended Healthspan driving force that had never been seen before and that will exist for generations to come. The Group is asking you to be patient and stay strong, there are great things in store for PEOPLE in every corner of the world. This century belongs to people and ordinary folks who have been left behind because they lacked the tools and services for a successful journey to live their best life for potential and culture with Value and Adding Value in focus. A poll showed the Global Structure Network Group and its Founder, and the Global Sector Economy supported by the Group to be the world’s most trusted leader for Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity. Musical chairs are over, there is work to do because households must LIVE and not SURVIVE.


WE CAN DO THIS!

 

 

We love you! Stay Healthy!

 

Gary

 

 

Diamonds are Forever. 

The best science must lead to better lives. 

The Founder’s Gallery

Life is good when you Future Proof You, your family, and your business… in that order!

The Global Structure Network Group (Together we will Break New Ground) 

To influence Ownership of personal health and Ownership of self.

https://theglobalstructurenetwork.com/message-from-the-founder

The Global Structure Diamond International and Advocacy

https://www.gsdiandadvocacy.co.uk/

https://theglobalstructurenetwork.blogspot.com/


 

The Global Structure Group is a HYBRID Business that utilizes our resources and our work to deliver positive social and/or environmental benefits alongside financial returns.


 

The Global Structure Network Group and the Global Freedom and Personal Health and Wellbeing Prosperity Economy are inextricably linked. This is our time; this is our moment. Households everywhere will now feel part of something bigger.

 

 

The Founder continue to pay homage to the people and companies who are working tirelessly to make the Global Structure Network Group a SUCCESS. Looking forward to convening.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 





Sunday, April 18, 2021

Seven rules of thumb to follow in aquaponics- Inspiring people to change the world by producing sustainable food in alternative ways

 Inspiring people to change the world by producing sustainable food in alternative ways


From a media bed unit start-up in Bangkok to a fully developed 120 households deep water culture (DWC) unit in Ethiopia, aquaponics is showcasing its true potential to produce sustainable food anytime, anywhere. A marriage between aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, snails or prawns in tanks) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in water), aquaponics is a ‘clean and green’ way of efficiently cultivating plants in recirculating systems. 



http://www.fao.org/fao-stories/article/en/c/1334597/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=fao

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Going for Growth: Shaping a vibrant recovery

 A unique opportunity to shape a vibrant recovery


After a devastating 2020, prospects are improving. The rollout of vaccines is giving us hope while extraordinary monetary and fiscal buffers continue to support firms, jobs and incomes, limiting the social and economic fallout of the pandemic. Importantly, COVID-19 has exposed how structural weaknesses can weigh on economic resilience. How we respond will shape the recovery and the future of our economies. Governments need to act now to address the structural obstacles to growth, build resilience and sustainability; boost productivity and facilitate reallocation; and help people adapt to change.



https://oecdecoscope.blog/2021/04/14/going-for-growth-shaping-a-vibrant-recovery/