Pandemic: The inextricable link between human, animal and ecosystem health and the emergence of communicable disease


The COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread around the globe, devastating lives and impacting livelihoods, communities and businesses in an unprecedented and still-unfolding situation. It has stretched health systems to breaking point, and destabilised economies and financial markets at an extraordinary rate. This research analyses the extent of links between population growth, resource scarcity, unsustainable production and consumption models, climate change and the emergence of communicable diseases, and looks at how this informs our investment thesis at M&G.