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Thematic Event: Employee Mental Health – Why is it crucial to sustainability?

3rd November 2022, 18:00 - 21:00

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Thank you for joining us on November 3rd to learn more about the importance of mental health in a company’s journey to becoming more sustainable, to hear from companies that are progressive with their mental health policies and more.

The mental health of employees is a core piece to a company’s sustainability. As such, it represents an important pillar in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) because, as the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges, “there can be no health or sustainable development without mental health“. In fact, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 promotes good health & well-being at all ages.

This means that any company that aims to be(come) sustainable needs to address this issue.

External stressors, such as the COVID pandemic and  the war in Ukraine, have worsened the global mental health crisis. Additionally, individuals are more and more aware of global challenges like climate change, hunger, inequality, which can lead to increased anxiety and overall deteriorating mental health.

Employees with good mental health are more likely to stay at a company. 22% of staff leaving organisations cite mental health reasons for doing so, this rises to 77% for Gen Z employees (2019 Mental Health at Work Report). So for productivity and also retention it is vital that mental health is prioritised.

But what are some of the measures companies can take? For example, they can make sure to create a supportive culture that is free from stigma and encourages employees to seek help when needed. They can train supervisors who recognize the warning signs of workers that may be struggling with mental health and to direct them to the appropriate support systems. And there are many more steps companies can take.


18:00 – 18:30 Doors open, Registration

18:30 – 18:40 Welcome by GreenBuzz and moderator Martin Coul

18:40 – 18:50 Keynote 1 by Cecilia Juhlin, Psychotherapist and coach, Pro Mente Sana 

18:50 – 19:10 Storytellers I: 

19:10 – 19:20 Keynote 2 by Virginia Villalba, Mental health instructor, Swiss Re

19:20 – 19:40 Panel discussion

19:40 – 19:50 Break

19:50 – 20:05 Storytellers II

20.05 – 20.10 Wrap up by GreenBuzz and the moderator

20.10 – 20.30 Chance to meet our audience and speakers

20.30 – 21.00 Apéro and Buzzing



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Pfingstweidstrasse 16
Zürich, ZH 8005 Switzerland
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