The New Global Financing Pact Summit, just finished in Paris, usefully addressed a range of issues confronting developing countries yet failed to consider the One Health approach to improve labor productivity, missing out on a major pathway to worker safety and good health
“... On one hand, the One Health concept is based on the premise that the health of humans, animals, and the environment are interdependent and therefore, must be treated as a singular unit. This holistic approach recognizes that the health of humans, animals, and the environment is interconnected, and their health is essential for the global health of animals and humans.
On the other hand, labor productivity is a measure of the amount of work that an individual can produce in a specified period. High productivity is desirable in helping to maximize profits, lowers costs of production, and enhance economic competitiveness. ...”
“... In short, it is not enough for a business to lower carbon emissions but there is also a need to address all the other issues, the “S” and the “G” in ESG. This means that businesses need to improve, inter alia, the management of human resources and the workplace.
If we can do it for the environment and social issues, with research, money, and heightened public awareness, we can certainly do it for labor productivity and One Health.
Getting a handle on the interactions between worker productivity and One Health, identifying the risks and benefits for economic growth and quality of life, would lead to better functioning and more prosperous societies.
The best time to do so is now. ... ‘