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.

Behavioural economics in healthcare: making sense of emotional drivers of decision-making

In July 2018 I moderated a very interesting webinar on behavioural economics in healthcare, organised by The Economist Events. The discussion was based on a report on preventative care and behavioural science:, analysing the emotional drivers of healthcare decisions.

Food Sustainability Index wins at digital publishing awards

The Food Sustainability Index won the “Best Creative Solutions Led Content Marketing Campaign" at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards, held in London on June 27th 2018. Irene Mia, global editorial director for thought leadership, and I collected the award on behalf of the team.

The emergence of “ocean risk”

I attended the inaugural Ocean Risk Summit in Bermuda. The event identified opportunities for innovative approaches to building resilience.

Food Sustainability Index wins at World Media Awards 2018

The Food Sustainability Index won the "Brand & Media Owner Partnership" accolade at the World Media Awards in 2018.  The judges said that “this partnership created a genuine tool, and the choice of partnership was crucial to its impact. The tool lives beyond the campaign to help improve our world.”

Inequality in access to care undermines cancer-control efforts in Latin America

In July 2017 a study I edited was released: a major report on cancer control in Latin America, with a focus on inequality in access to care. The report is based on the Latin America Cancer Control Scorecard (LACCS), which assesses cancer-control policies and programmes in 12 Latin American countries. 

Index highlights need for political and financial commitment to improving access to healthcare

In June 2017 I presented the results of a major new index on global access to healthcare at a conference organised by The Economist Events.

Significant policy gaps exist for delivering integrated care for people living with heart disease

In May 2017 a study on global heart health that I edited was published following a pre-launch at a major heart health conference in London in November 2016.