Health and Wellbeing 


Case Study

A mentally healthy workplace provides a positive return on investment Market: Australia, Year: 2014

Untreated depression costs Australian employers $12.3 billion every year through absenteeism, reduced productivity and staff turnover. A mentally healthy workplace however provides a positive return on investment. Research by PwC has shown that effective interventions to create a mentally healthy workplace will, on average, have a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2.3.Read more…

Headlines of a Sustainable Lifestyle

Business in the Community Market: UK, Year: 2014

For 9 billion people to have access to a good quality of life in 2050, we need to change what citizens perceive as high quality living, as well as changing products, services and business models. High quality lives need a thriving resilient economy that works in the context of finite resources and fragile eco-systems, and where personal wellbeing is measured as much in life satisfaction as it is on finances and material wealth. The Headlines provides a set of indications for what a high quality, sustainable lifestyle could look like in 2050.


2013 UK Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

The Guardian Sustainable Business in the UK has some great case studies from their annual Sustainable Business Awards. Check out winners in Work from 2013


Carers: A business responsibility and social opportunity

Ethical Corporation: David Grayson. Market: UK, Year: 2013

The business case for developing carer policies is emerging. Caring for friends or relatives is part of daily life for many, and employers as well as their employees have much to gain if the needs of carers become part of corporate responsibility. This essay by MOSS Ambassador David Grayson suggests

a seven step approach.

Note: Copies of David Grayson and Adrian Hodges Everybody’s Business (2001) and Corporate Social Opportunity (2004) are available from the MOSS bookstore.


Creating Good Work: How to Build a Healthy Economy

CSRwire Talkback. Market: USA, Year: 2013

The Creating Good Work series features contributions from some of the foremost social innovators in the world, writing about what is being built to shift those social issues that often feel so intractable.

The bloggers in this series are a loose federation of colleagues brought together in the book Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). The themes explored in these blog posts will focus on the common efforts being made to demonstrate how we can create good work while benefiting others and strengthening the social well-being and economic fabric of our communities.

Our Uncashed Dividend: The health Benefits of climate action

Climate and Health Alliance and The Climate Institute. Market: Australia, Year: 2012

This report draws together a large and growing body of evidence from health and medical research showing substantial health benefits linked to measures to cut emissions. It demonstrates that actions that cut greenhouse gas emissions can improve Australians’ health and could save billions of dollars for health care budgets and save thousands of lives each year.


Cycle to Work Guarantee: an employer’s guide

Market: UK, Year: 2010

This Cycle to Work Guarantee Toolkit is a part of the Cycle to Work Guarantee Scheme, a voluntary initiative from the UK Department for Transport, challenging businesses to become cycle friendly employers by making it easy for staff to cycle to and from work.



Business Action on Health: Nurture your people & grow your business

Market: UK, Year: 2008

Business Action on Health is providing companies with practical guidance in developing, managing, measuring and reporting on the impact of their health and wellbeing programmes. This publication also contains key Business Action on Health campaign milestones from 2007-08 with the latest research and examples of best practice.



Business Action on Health: Wealth from Health

Market: UK, Year: 2007

This publication sets out an action model developed collectively by the Business Action on Health Leadership Team of BITC, featuring questions to help employers get started, along with related facts and examples of best corporate practice.



Business Action on Health: Healthy Eating Toolkit

Market: UK, Year: 2008

This Healthy Eating Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting healthy eating in companies as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme.



Talking Health – Prompting Dialogue on Health at Work

Market: Global, Year: 2006

This Talking Health research and analysis, builds on the Spend Now, Save Now business case research for health and well-being, to provide a framework, via 5 key questions, to guide businesses in prompting conversations on health and to improve their impact in this area.



People: our greatest asset? – Wealth from Employee Health

Market: UK, Year: 2007

Investing in health has a number of benefits. Organisations that promote the health and wellbeing of their employees can enjoy a range of bottom-line business benefits, including reduced absence, recruitment, retention, health insurance and litigation costs, higher morale and loyalty, productivity, quality and customer satisfaction.



Worklife balance in Hong Kong: Survey results

Market: Hong Kong, Year: 2008

This report, based on a survey of 1,027 employees in Hong Kong, reveals the general improvement in work-life balance of Hong Kong employees compared with our same study done in 2004. It contains the results of a questionnaire-based survey distributed in cooperation with Hong Kong employers.



How Employers Wage War On Workplace Obesity

Market: US, Year: 2008

Even if you want your employees to have healthy lives, it is important that you do not step too far into employee’s private lives. Look at the article to see how different employers face the dilemma.



Healthy People = Healthy Profits

Market: UK, Year: 2009

A growing number of UK employers have recognized employee health and wellbeing as a strategic priority, particularly during the challenging economic times.



Physical Activity

Market: UK, Year: 2009

This Physical Activity Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting physical activity in companies as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme.



Skills Health Wellbeing

Market: UK, Year: 2009

This Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting learning & development in companies as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme. Created by employers for employers, this unique resource draws on the collective experience and expertise of the Skills, Health and Wellbeing Steering Group.



Emotional Resilience

Market: UK, Year: 2009

This Emotional Resilience Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting the resilience of individuals and teams in companies as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme.



Whose responsibility is the global epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes? Is it the consumer or the marketer? Amidst growing health issues – how do the world’s biggest brands address growing societal demands to be more responsible?

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Market: Australia, Year: 2007

Sally Loane – Director Media and Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Amatil Limited.

Kristene Mullen – VP/Director of Public Affairs, McDonald’s Australia.

Sally Loane and Kristene Mullen


Learn how investing in the health and wellbeing of your employees can and will dramatically impact the bottom line.

Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2006

Ellen Flint – Founder See-Change, Community Speaker and Author

Swagata Bapat – Manager Training and Development, ORYGEN Youth Health

Jennifer Jefferies – International speaker, naturopath and author of an array of books including “7 Steps to Sanity” Sanity Savers – Tips for Work Life Balance.”

In this segment we explore how to recognise and manage depression in the workforce – a growing and disturbing disability that affects one in 5 Australians. We also explore how 7 simple steps will keep you and your employees sane.

Jennifer Jefferies 7_Steps_To_Sanity

7 Steps To Sanity


Work Life Balance

Michael Traill – Founding CEO Social Ventures Australia. Australia’s Inaugural CSR Summit, Year: 2005

A growing number of employees feel there’s a fundamental gap between their work in the corporate world and the world of making a difference to the lives of others. Many want to find a work/life balance and make a genuine contribution to society but don’t know where to start. Former executive director of Macquarie Bank’s venture capital arm, Michael will present his unique perspective on creating a workplace that is responsive to the work/life balance needs of employees. He will draw on examples of how employees can connect their Hearts to their Heads so they become more inspirational, more visionary and more understanding leaders.