Monday, March 9, 2015

CEO Frazier To Speak -- At The United Nations In New York Tomorrow -- "Every Woman, Every Child" At 10:30 AM EDT

This is both excellent policy-shaping and influencing, and solid corporate citizenship. And to be clear, I am sure Mr. Frazier firmly believes that this appearance tomorrow is "doing well, by doing. . . good." So do I.

It also happens to be very likely to help Kenilworth's bottom line, over the coming decades. As these now-emerging nations prosper, and join the 21st Century economies, the thinking goes, each of these economies will allocate more and more GNP expenditures toward advanced pharma, biotech and life sciences treatments. And that will benefit all of the multinational pharma concerns -- if they play their cards correctly. And that is precisely what CEO Kenneth Frazier is doing tomorrow. I'll listen in on his webcast, and post any material notes here. From Merck's press release, then:

. . . .Merck Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier will participate in a high level event at the United Nations on Tuesday, March 10, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. EDT. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to launch the Progress Report on the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, the Every Woman Every Child event will celebrate progress on and high-level commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality worldwide.

Other participants include: Ms. Vera Brezhneva, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Ms. Emelin Cabrera Lopez, Youth Leader; Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union; Hon. Julia Duncan-Cassell, Minister of Gender & Development, Republic of Liberia; Ms. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; H.E. Ms. Esther Lungu, First Lady of Zambia; Ms. Linord Moudou, Host of Health Chat, Voice of America; Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA; and Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health & Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator, USAID. . . .

Busy sunny Monday here. Onward.

1 comment:

Condor said...

The addresses at the UN are live streaming web-video now on UN TV:

Listening in. . .