FUNDING AREAS: Global health
PROFILE: Caroline Roan serves as vice president of corporate responsibility and reputation at Pfizer and president of the the Pfizer Foundation. Her LinkedIn bio shares:
At the heart of corporate responsibility is the recognition that companies of all sizes must do more for society than just transact business. Companies must meet their obligation to help build an environment where all people can live dignified lives – and few elements of a dignified life are as important as good healthcare.
As VP of Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer and President of The Pfizer Foundation*, I work to harness Pfizer’s resources to help build a healthier, more prosperous, more just world. My work reflects our belief that Pfizer’s business and societal mission are the same: to ensure that individuals everywhere have access to lifesaving medicines and vaccines.
I have worked to build Pfizer’s corporate responsibility strategy to better support the company’s evolving business priorities through a portfolio of initiatives that aim to expand healthcare capacity and improve health access around the world. My team is embracing Pfizer’s innovative heritage and leveraging the power of “Entrepreneurship for Good” by exploring catalytic ways to create lasting global health solutions. Over the last several years, Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation have expanded their social impact through a portfolio of initiatives that include long-standing product donation programs and creative approaches that can work more effectively in developing and emerging markets.