Health, Nutrition & Wellbeing

WAYNE CHANNON, STABILITECH: “WE SHOULD BE DEMANDING MORE IN TERMS OFIMMUNITY”

One of those few was Wayne Channon, Chairman of Stabilitech, a biotech company with the vision of a world where all vaccinations are taken as a capsule and the technology to make it happen. Now supported by Conduit Connect, we spokewith Wayne about Stabilitech’s progress towards a coronavirus vaccine and why we should all be talking about mucosal immunity.

VIRGINIA GARDINER, LOOWATT: “TOILET SYSTEMS SHOULD GENERATE VALUE FROM WASTE”

We caught up with Virginia to learn more about why she moved from journalism to launch her own company, how she measures her impact and how it felt to have a Loowatt toilet displayed at the V&A Museum.

KRIS STERKENS, JOHNSON & JOHNSON FOUNDATION (SCOTLAND): “WE’RE SUPPORTING THE POWER OF LOCAL IDEAS TO CREATE REAL, SUSTAINABLE CHANGE.”

We spoke with Kris Sterkens, Chairman, Janssen EMEA, and Chair, the Johnson & Johnson Foundation (Scotland), about the vital role impact investment can play in providing quality healthcare for all and why a health-worker-first approach is a key to building resilient health systems now and in the future.

JAMES CHEN: “PHILANTHROPISTS HAVE TO ACT AS CATALYSTS TO INCREASE THE RATE OF CHANGE”

We spoke to James about taking inspiration from his father, favouring innovation over bureaucracy, and why risk is the secret ingredient in genuinely impactful philanthropy.

AN OPTIMISTIC FUTURE: IN CONVERSATION WITH MARK SUZMAN

As Chief Strategy Officer & President of Global Policy & Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mark Suzman is uniquely placed to shed light not only on the challenges and trends in global health but also on the role of philanthropy in disrupting inequality.

Ida Tin, Clue: “There has been an extraordinary blind spot around female healthcare”

Danish entrepreneur Ida Tin is Co-founder and CEO of Clue, the world’s leading science-based and trusted female health and period tracking app – and now a Conduit Connect company.

Yo Takatsuki, AXA IM, on investing in the COVID-19 recovery

We spoke to Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership at AXA Investment Managers, about the company’s partnership with the Access to Medicine Foundation and the role of investors in a post-COVID recovery.

Learning to talk about mental health

In January 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on a bridge in central London about to jump to his death. A passing stranger stopped and talked to Jonny, saving his life. Six years later Jonny launched the #FindMike campaign to try to find that stranger on the bridge so he could finally thank him