Take this opportunity to have a virtual coffee with Ángel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) until June, who spoke with Swiss Re Institute Chief Research Officer Christoph Nabholz about the importance of mental health and well-being in building more resilient societies.
Long before the pandemic, Mr. Gurría made improving mental health and personal well-being a focus of the OECD, on grounds that these are essential elements of resilience and social cohesion. During his Coffee Chat with Christoph, he doubles down, explaining how addressing mental health is not just a moral imperative for leaders, but an economic priority.
Prior to his 15-year OECD tenure, Mr. Gurría, an economist, was on the front lines of some of the world's most significant decisions, helping negotiate the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement and stabilize Mexico's economy. Along the way, he spearheaded the push for good governance, the fight against corruption and a drive to overhaul the global tax system that has dominated the news.