World Ocean Initiative and food sustainability highlighted at green economics conference

In August I presented recent progress on sustainability-related projects at the Green Economics Institute 14th Annual Conference at Said Business School, University of Oxford. The conference was attended by leading academics in areas such as environmental economics, finance and sustainable development.

Climate Risk Summit highlights need for action on physical and transition risks

On July 2nd I attended The Economist Events’ inaugural Climate Risk Summit in London. Planning for climate change-related risks is now an essential task for any business.

Food Sustainability Index presented at Cambridge Global Food Security Symposium

On April 8th and 9th I attended the Cambridge Global Food Security Symposium 2019, which focused on generating practical solutions for India and Africa. I presented the Food Sustainability Index on day 2 of the conference.

Index of Cancer Preparedness reveals huge gaps in health system readiness and governance

This new index is a useful benchmarking tool to help policymakers and other key stakeholders to identify where their countries stand in cancer control compared with their peers and how they can boost their preparedness.

Why the fight against non-communicable diseases starts in adolescence

This new research highlights the need to address the root causes of NCDs as early as possible and to give young people a seat around the policy table.

Sweden offers both best practice and room for improvement on value-based healthcare

The way Sweden considers value in a number of different aspects of healthcare makes it a global leader in value-based healthcare (VBHC). Sweden’s experience with instituting VBHC underscores a number of key lessons.

Global healthy ageing challenges: The need for transformation

An article I edited looks at healthy ageing. Those interviewed for the article say that the key aim of governments and policymakers should be looking at ways to improve the quality of life of older people and help them to stay well and independent for longer.

Why infrastructure plays a critical role for the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable infrastructure can only be delivered when all three pillars—economic, environmental and social—are considered together. All stakeholders have to collaborate in planning, design, delivery and management.

Food Sustainability Index 2018: France leads developed world in food sustainability; Rwanda is top performer in developing world

Sustainable food systems are vital for achieving the SDGs by 2030. There are strong connections between the SDGs and the three core dimensions of food systems: economic, social and environmental.

Insufficient policy response impedes lung-cancer control in Latin America

In September 2018 I went to Bogotá to present a new important research programme at The Economist Events' War on Cancer Latin America conference. Our study assesses the policy response to the deadliest cancer in the region.