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As corporations enhance their efforts around environmental, social and governance issues, the S in ESG – the human impact of business activities – is increasingly starting to include how employers are impacting workers’ mental health and well-being.

So says Paula Allen, senior vice president and global leader, research and total wellbeing at LifeWorks, a provider of digital and in-person wellbeing solutions based in Toronto. Allen discusses the growing importance of mental health in conversations around ESG, why boards and investors are pushing businesses to take into account the wellbeing of their employees – and take-aways for HR leaders to prepare for this new reality in the post-pandemic world.

 

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