Bob Eccles, ESG influencer and Founding Chairman of Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), writes for Forbes.com about the interconnected nature of global systems and how they have lead to an increase in pandemics. He notes:
The good news is that pandemics are killing less people in absolute terms and especially in relative terms. The bad news is that they have become more frequent. And this is likely to increase if the proper measures aren’t taken such as eliminating wild animal trade, studying as many viruses as possible, developing vaccines, putting in place government programs for fast funding when a new pandemic occurs, and having the business community better prepared to deal with a pandemic.
You can read the full article here.