At the recent Global Wellness Summit, GWI’s partner economist, Thierry Malleret, keynoted on the many “macroeconomic shifts that will impact the future of wellness” – from skyrocketing mental illness to the air pollution crisis. A key paradox he explored was how, despite our age of unprecedented global economic abundance, global unwellness (obesity, early mortality, mental illness/depression) is on the rise.
Watch his keynote where he postulates that the big issue (and one fueling populist movements from Trump to Brexit) may come down to a crisis of “fairness” in a world where inequalities are sharpening. Is the quest for “fairness” hardwired into human DNA? Is a lack of it killing global wellbeing?