Goldman Sachs to co-host investor launches of the 2021 Access to Medicine Index
On Wednesday 24 February 2021, Goldman Sachs and the Access to Medicine Foundation will co-host the first of a series of investor launch events on the 2021 Access to Medicine Index. The three events will bring together investor and company representatives from Europe, USA and Japan.
The Access to Medicine Index ranks 20 of the world’s largest pharma companies on how they manage material risks and opportunities related to access to medicine, including value drivers such as governance, compliance, R&D, pricing, management of intellectual property and product delivery.
Three events, three timezones
The virtual events will provide institutional investors with the opportunity to dive into the findings of the new report, attend panel discussions on global health and investment trends and participate in 1-1 meetings with pharmaceutical companies to discuss past performance and future plans.
There are three events, each focusing on companies from a specific geographic region and co-hosted by the local team from Goldman Sachs.
Launch Event 1: Europe
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
- Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Richard Hatchett, Executive Director of CEPI
- Diana Noble, Member of the Bank of England’s Court of Directors and Board Member of MedAccess
Launch event 2: USA
Thursday, 4 March 2021
9:00 AM EST
- Kelli Okuji-Wilson, Healthcare Analyst at SASB
- Tachi Yamada, Venture Partner at Frazier Healthcare
- Tom McPartland, CEO, ELMA Philanthropies
Launch event 3: Japan
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
11:00 AM JST
- Isao Teshirogi, Ph.D., President and CEO, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
- Shinichiro Hyogo, Chief Fund Manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust
- Akinori Ueda, Japan Pharmaceutical / Healthcare sector analyst, Goldman Sachs (moderator)
How to participate in the events
For more information about the 2021 launches and how institutional investors can attend, please contact Mara Lilley, Investor Engagement Manager (email@example.com).
2021 Access to Medicine Index: latest analysis of pharma action
The Access to Medicine Foundation published the 7th Access to Medicine Index on 26 January 2021. The latest report shows what 20 of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are doing to improve access to medicine for people living in 106 low- and middle-income countries.
The 2021 Index uses a framework of 33 metrics to assess the full range of company actions to improve access to medicine. It covers 82 diseases, conditions and pathogens. These include common killers, from HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, to lower respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases, heart disease, dengue and others. People in low- and middle-income countries face more than 80% of the global burden of these diseases.
The 2021 Index also reflects on the efforts made by companies in response to COVID-19. Coronaviruses have been within the disease scope of the Access to Medicine Index since 2017. The new Index explores companies' different responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including case studies in, for example, medicines and vaccines R&D, efforts to pool and/or scale up manufacturing capacities, fair pricing actions, licenses to enable generic versions to enter the market, emergency relief donations programmes and capacity building initiatives.
How investors use the Access to Medicine Index
The Access to Medicine Index is viewed by asset managers, asset owners and analysts as one of the most credible sources of information for assessing how pharmaceutical companies strengthen their licence to operate globally and expand in international markets. 100+ investors – together managing assets of more than USD 18 trillion – have endorsed the Index by signing the Access to Medicine Index Investor Statement, committing to using the Index in their investment analysis and engagements with companies, and gaining direct access to our analysts and resources.