Sustainable investing - Case Studies

Roche

Case study: Roche

As the world's population grows ever bigger, so do the demands on healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry. Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche are focussed on developing medicines and diagnostics to meet these new demands and help patients live longer and better lives.

Helping healthcare professionals

In the UK, Roche use their leading research to produce innovative medicines that are targeted to the needs of individuals. These help healthcare professionals tackle a range of diseases including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis.

Improving patients' lives

Sometimes, early diagnosis of changes to a condition can make a world of difference. That's why, as the UK leader in diagnostics solutions, Roche has developed an innovative portfolio of products to help patients, physicians, researchers, hospitals and laboratories help spot changes earlier and take action to manage medical conditions. These products also allow patients to monitor their own chronic diseases easily and accurately.

Vodafone

Case study: Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the world's largest companies, and provides a wide range of telecommunication services including voice, messaging, data and broadband.

In touch with global responsibility

Around 68% of the company's 404 million worldwide customers live in emerging markets, and Vodafone takes its responsibility very seriously in these regions.

As well as putting quick and easy communication in the hands of communities with low cost handsets, they are also actively tackling local issues such as obstetric fistula in Tanzania, which they helped raised £7 million to combat.

Helping children stay safe online

Whilst across the globe, Vodafone are pioneering the development of products and services to help keep children safe online.