Answered By: Cynthia Churchwell
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2016     Views: 252

Consumers, Corporations & Public Health
Where can I find information on corporations and their impact on public health?

Article databases can be useful for locating information on companies and their activities regarding public health.  We recommend:
  • Factiva: Best for corporate news/announcements and general trends regarding corporate health initiatives, programming and impact/footprint.
  • ABI/Inform: Pulls from more trade and scholarly sources than Factiva -- good for best practices, comparative studies, information on public-private partnerships, etc.
  • Health Business Full Text and Health Affairs: Provide additional deep coverage on health policies/issues.
  • Google Scholar: Helpful for casting a wide net and refining search terms.  This version of Google Scholar connects to Harvard subscriptions of pay resources.

ThomsonONE: Review annual corporate CSR reports to identify initiatives and codes of conduct.  Find analyst reports on companies or industries discussing related health initiatives or issues.

Use MSCI ratings to explore the current  social performance of a particular industry or company.  (Historical ratings also available here).