PartnersImpact on Urban Health
Impact on Urban Health is part of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, a charitable foundation with a mission of health equity, including impact investing for health. Impact on Urban Health aims to make urban areas healthier places for everyone to live, by removing obstacles to good health. Their Health Effects of Air Pollution (HEAP) programme explores how people’s health is affected by poor air quality and tests solutions to reduce this harmful impact.
Urban areas, like inner-city London, have some of the most poor human health outcomes. Impact on Urban Health want to change that by removing obstacles to good health, and making urban areas healthier places for everyone to live.
Impact on Urban Health sponsor the Breathable Cities programme to support innovative and creative businesses tackling air pollution and help improve air quality in cities.
Programme partners and friends
What better place to look for innovative and creative solutions for air pollution than start-up businesses
Air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to health. It causes tens of thousands of deaths every year in the UK and costs the economy billions of pounds. But it’s also a social justice issue. Time and time again, research shows that while everyone is affected, it’s those on lower incomes, from minoritised communities, children, or older people, who suffer the biggest burden from air pollution.
We support the Breathable Cities accelerator programme and we’re excited to see this impressive lineup of startup talent ready to improve air quality. We want to help businesses stay efficient while reducing air pollution in our cities."
It takes a village...
Our ability to make an impact and deliver upon our ambition is made so much easier by joining together our network of supporters, industry experts, investors and passionate people who want to reduce air pollution in cities.