Global Health Corporate Champions: Dow, PIMCO, GHFP-II & PYXERA Global on the Power of Tri-Sector Collaboration in Global Health

Global Health Corporate Champions: Dow, PIMCO, GHFP-II & PYXERA Global on the Power of Tri-Sector Collaboration in Global Health

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:45am

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Join us for a LIVE Twitter chat with Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), PIMCO, and PYXERA Global to talk about the Global Health Corporate Champions. These champions are professionals, sent from companies across multiple industries to work for one month at company expense, to address key public health challenges in collaboration with local non-profits and social enterprises in Accra, Ghana.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11AM EST

Building on USAID Bureau for Global Health’s efforts to infuse the global health workforce with a diversity of professional experiences including pro bono corporate talent, the LIVE Twitter chat will dive into the benefits of private and public sector collaboration like the Global Health Corporate Champions to help USAID meet its critical global health priorities. This diverse group of leaders from Dow, PIMCO, and PwC leveraged their business and operational expertise to enable global health NGOs in Ghana reach communities more effectively—leaving in place longer term, sustainable capacity.

The Global Health Corporate Champions is an activity of the USAID Global Health Fellows Program II, which is implemented by the Public Health Institute and addresses immediate and emerging human capital needs in the global health sphere.

Join the @3BLMedia-moderated LIVE Twitter chat discussion with The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, PYXERA Global, and two companies who sent Global Health Corporate Champions, @PIMCOFoundation and @NeilCHawkins (of @DowChemical). Please use #GHCCGhana to join the discussion.

Discussion topics include:

  • Why diverse skills, experiences, and perspectives are required to address global health challenges and how best to develop them;
  • What kinds of collaboration between public, private, and social organizations meaningfully advance the Global Goals associated with health;
  • How companies, participants, and host clients all benefit from pro bono activities;
  • Who makes pro bono opportunities possible through the Global Health Corporate Champions;  
  • When and where the next cohort of Global Health Corporate Champions could be deployed and how other individuals and companies can get involved.


3BLMedia tips to get the most from #GHCCGhana Twitter Chat:

  • Follow the main participants and #GHCCGhana hashtag.
  • Submit questions on Twitter at #GHCCGhana before the event to get the discussion going early!
  • Use the #GHCCGhana hashtag on your comments that you want to share with the community.
  • Share tweets you think your followers will appreciate.
  • Follow interesting participants during and after the chat.

About the panelists:

Neil C. Hawkins, Sc.D.
Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
The Dow Chemical Company

Dr. Neil C. Hawkins currently serves as the Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President for Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) for The Dow Chemical Company, where he is in his 27th year of service. Hawkins is a global leader in the private sector in sustainable business practices, EH&S management, and public policy platforms for global sustainable development. Hawkins was the Dow executive leading the development of Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, which have the potential to redefine the role of business in sustainable development. During his tenure, he has been the architect of many groundbreaking collaborations, including the Dow/Nature Conservancy Collaboration on valuing nature in business decisions, which won the 2013 Harvard Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership, as well as the innovative Dow Sustainability Graduate Fellows Program at the University of Michigan.

Douglas M. Hodge
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hodge is PIMCO's chief executive officer and a managing director of the firm. He previously served as chief operating officer from 2009–2014. He also serves on PIMCO's executive committee and on the global executive committee for Allianz Asset Management, the governing body of asset management for the Allianz Group.  As CEO, Mr. Hodge has executive oversight of the firm’s client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management. Mr. Hodge currently serves as an executive committee member and on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

Amanda MacArthur
Chief Program Officer

Amanda MacArthur is Chief Program Officer at PYXERA Global, a US-based, non-profit organization that leverages the unique strengths of the public, private and social sectors to address complex global challenges. In her role she leads a dedicated and passionate team to design, implement and measure the impact of an array of programs that engage the power of human capital to build the capacity of social mission-driven organizations around the world-delivering more than $10 million in pro bono consulting annually. Amanda led IBM’s first-ever Corporate Service Corps team to Timisoara, Romania in 2008 and has since developed similar programs for FedEx, The Dow Chemical Company and Medtronic among several other Fortune 500 companies. She recently penned Beating VUCA’s Whiplash Factor in TD Magazine and has also spoken at events such as The Conference Board’s Annual Leadership Development Conference, Points of Light Annual Conference, ACCP Conference, and the Commit Forum.


About Global Health Fellows Program (GFHP) II
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II is USAID’s premier fellowship program that identifies and supports diverse, technically excellent professionals at all levels to achieve the Agency’s health priorities. USAID Global Health Bureau leverages GHFP-II to address its immediate and emerging human capital needs to support and sustain the effectiveness of its current and future health programming. As new global health challenges emerge and complex initiatives are created to meet them, the ability to respond effectively is critical. GHFP-II is implemented by the Public Health Institute and its partners Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International, and PYXERA Global.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture.

In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 12 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative solutions to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline. PIMCO is owned by Allianz S.E., a leading global diversified financial services provider.

About PYXERA Global
For more than 25 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.

The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.