Reputation, consequences and empowerment: making the most of business as partners in tackling public health challenges

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Reputation, consequences and empowerment

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Public health is a shared challenge. There is an important role for business, working in partnership with government and consumers, to ensure that our children enjoy a healthier environment than we have had.

The business community, through the brands we know and love, have arguably the greatest influence in empowering and supporting people to make informed decisions about leading healthier lives.

Henry will be exploring how we encourage businesses to take action voluntarily, examining business as a force for good in improving public health.

About the speaker


Henry – an Oxford Polytechnic alumnus – is co-chair of the government’s Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network as well as Chief Executive of the
Portman Group - the UK alcohol industry’s social responsibility organisation.

Previously he led the government’s Behavioural Insights Team, applying behavioural science to public health policy including alcohol, obesity, diet, smoking and organ donation.Prior to that he was a member of the government’s Better Regulation Executive.