Practical analysis for investment professionals
04 December 2013

Stress at Work: A New Global Epidemic? (Video)

Cristina Daverio, a senior ESG analyst and research manager at Vigeo, shares her insights into the risk associated with stress at work and what companies can do to help employees manage stress.

Here is a quick breakdown of the video for your convenience.

0:00 – 0:53: Introduction

0:54 – 1:47: Is there a formal description of stress at work?

1:48 – 2:54: Are we concerned with any level of stress or a high level of stress?

2:55 – 4:36: What are some of the consequences of stress at work?

4:37 – 5:50: Give us a few examples of companies that have faced the cost of stress at work?

5:51 – 6:55: What can companies do to address stress at work?

6:56 – 8:08: What are some good practices for managing stress at work?

8:09 – 9:22: Compared to other sectors, how is the financial services sector fare in managing stress at work?

9:23 – 11:03: How shall an analyst assess the risk of stress at work for a company?

11:04 – 12:13: Were the investors affected when companies faced the cost of stress at work?

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About the Author(s)
Usman Hayat, CFA

Usman Hayat, CFA, writes about sustainable, responsible, and impact investing and Islamic finance. He is the lead author of "Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Investing: A Guide for Investment Professionals;" the literature review, "Islamic Finance: Ethics, Concepts, Practice;" and the research report "Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing and Islamic Finance: Similarities and Differences." He is interested in online learning and has directed three e-courses for CFA Institute: "ESG-100," "Islamic Finance Quiz," and "Residual Income Equity Valuation." The other topics he writes about are macroeconomics and behavioral finance. He has experience working in securities regulation and as an independent consultant. His qualifications include the CFA charter, the FRM designation, an MBA, and an MA in development economics. He has served as a content director at CFA Institute. He is a former executive director at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and former CEO of the Audit Oversight Board (Pakistan). His personal interests include reading and hiking.

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