DEREK YACH: Investing in Employees’’ Health is Major Investment for Corporates

August 25, 2014 CNBC Africa

South African public health specialist Dr Derek Yach heads the Vitality Institute, Discovery’s New York-based research think-tank dedicated to health promotion, the prevention of non-communicable diseases, and creation of a new culture of health.  He is in the country to support Discovery’s global drive to persuade listed companies to include employee health as a metric in corporate reporting, and a ‘fourth bottom line’.  Here he speaks  to Alec Hogg, and Gugulethu Mfuphi about a stellar career path that has spanned the World Health Organisation, Pepsico (for more on that read a Q&A lifestyle profile on him in Biznews), why taking employee health seriously is one of the best investments any company can make, and the value of sleep. 

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