Culture of health for business

Our partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is based on a shared interest in stimulating private sector contribution to health through the practice of sustainability reporting. 

As part of the Culture of Health for Business (COH4B) program, GRI contributes to developing a consensus-based framework for businesses to report on their culture of health. We are also developing services and tools for the outreach and adoption of this framework and providing support to help integrate the reported information into investors’ decision-making. 

RWJF and GRI seek to: 

  • Build a consensus-based framework for the Culture of Health through the lens of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information marketplace of indicators, measurement, and disclosure;  
  • Encourage adoption of the corporate Culture of Health framework with the business community, infusing the framework with research and ratings and rankings products and indices and integrating Culture of Health performance into investment decision-making;  
  • Change perceptions and expectations such that the corporate Culture of Health framework and measures become the norm in the business community. 

Results 

  • GRI conducted a Landscape Analysis of other frameworks and initiatives that seek to influence how companies are evolving their notions of health and well-being. 
  • GRI launched a task force of 15 U.S.-based companies to serve as the voice of industry to better understand where companies are in their journey in building a culture of health. 
  • GRI undertook a detailed mapping of the GRI Standards and disclosures to COH4B.  

Find out more

View recent news - and download resources from the 'Related documents' section below.

Watch the GRI Webinar on the Role of Business in Building a Culture of Health, presented August 26, 2020

Related documents

Culture of health for business file 19 Jun 2020 English 2.9 MB
Culture of health for business executive summary file 19 Jun 2020 English 916 KB
Factsheet: Using the GRI Standards with the COH4B Framework file 01 Jan 2020 English 670 KB
Linking the GRI Standards and the Culture of Health for Business (COH4B) Framework file 07 Sep 2020 English 14.3 MB
FAQ – Using the GRI Standards with COH4B file 01 Jan 2020 English 11.6 MB

Become a partner

Interested in contributing to GRI’s mission? We welcome all types of partners: foundations, governments, organizations and individuals. Contact Marco van der Ree, our Chief Development Officer.

Marco van der Ree