Based on the latest research…

  • Greater employee wellbeing is tied to higher company valuation. In an Oxford study, researchers analyzed responses to surveys taken by employees across 1,636 US publicly listed companies. They found that, between January 2021 and March 2023, the top 100 companies for wellbeing delivered 20% higher returns than the S&P 500 and 30% higher returns than the Nasdaq.
  • Wellbeing and employee performance go hand-in-hand: When employees are happy, they are working more effectively, energetically, and creatively– nearly 2X as much.

The downside

Where employers have an opportunity to lead

  • Expectations continue to rise, with 47% of people reporting their work wellbeing expectations are higher than they were just one year ago.
  • Industry leaders are taking action: S&P Global recently added questions on the four key dimensions of workplace wellbeing into their large-scale Corporate Sustainability Assessment
  • Employers that invest now have the opportunity to emerge as leaders. Currently only 23% of US companies are leading the way by creating cultures of wellbeing.

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