October 21st, 2011
In my role at Johnson & Johnson leading Public Affairs & Corporate Citizenship, I find myself in some extraordinary meetings with some amazing – even awe inspiring – people.
Yesterday was just such a day.
As watchers of Johnson & Johnson know, we’re involved in social good partnerships with NGOs, government agencies and multilateral organizations. So I was at a USAID conference to talk about our partnerships with America’s international development agency: why we do them, what works well and what we all can do better.
Our partnerships with USAID and others help babies breathe at birth, treat children with intestinal worms, train birth attendants, and give moms text messages on how to have a safe pregnancy and birth — all in some of the most remote and underserved places on earth. Talking about this work, … well…it doesn’t get much better.
Yesterday, I learned that maybe it could.
As friends of Johnson & Johnson know, our social good efforts are rooted in Our Credo’s mandate to care for and be responsible to society.
There’s a practical side too. Make the world a better place; “lift up all boats,” especially the life rafts that so many people must rely on, and our company – indeed all business — will flourish too.