Source article: insights.issgovernance.com
Date published: 2021/10/8
Author: Daniel Parris
October 10 is World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness about mental health issues. Since the day was first recognised in 1992 there has been an increasing recognition of the significance of mental health and its impact on wellbeing. But while much progress has been made, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the inadequacies of our current approach into stark relief. As investors become increasingly interested in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of the companies they own, and aware of the potential financial materiality of topics such as mental health, more attention will need to be devoted to understanding and addressing this issue.