Billionaire's Agree: Health Most Important Global Issue

For once, the world's billionaires seem to agree: health is the most important issue they can pour their money into. Here's another surprise: an activist streak is in vogue among moneyed philanthropists, the majority of whom want to see a company's commitment to social change prioritized above financial returns. According to the 2015 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index , which surveyed 400 philanthropists with at least $5 million in investable assets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, health issues remain the most-supported cause across all four regions. The report attributes the philanthropic focus on health to the fact that it is a tangible problem, as well as the "widely noticed progress in the number of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals relating to health."