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WIS #22: Human Capital & Sustainability: Influencing the Future of OHS

By Tamara Parris
Published: January 30, 2021 | Last updated: January 30, 2021 11:06:46
Key Takeaways

How are you investing in your company's Human Capital & Sustainability? Learn more about what Human Capital is and how it fits into a sustainable business model consisting of the 6 capitals.

How are you investing in your company's Human Capital and Sustainability? Join us as Kathy A. Seabrook CEO of Global Solutions, Inc, Inc., Funmi Adegbola CEO of CTS Globe and Founder of Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A), and Anne Gardner-Aston Managing Partner of Safety Positive Consulting discuss what is Human Capital, sustainability and how these influence the future of OHS and business. We also share some details about the Global Coalition of Women in Safety Networks upcoming Women in Safety Congress 2021! Register here: Please click subscribe on the player to get notified of our latest episode.

Resources: The World Safety Day Human Capital paper mentioned by Kathy Seabrook. Connecting the Dots: Occupational Safety and Health and Business Performance:


Our Guests

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP (US), CFIOSH (UK), EurOSHM, FASSP, CEO of Global Solutions, Inc.

Kathy is a futurist and influencer, working with companies across industry sector, who are focused on their people (a company’s human capital) and leveraging the value of workplace safety and health impacts on operational, commercial and safety/health excellence, creating value and sustainable, resilient corporate performance. She is an advisor to the Capitals Coalition, the former chair of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability, published author on global environmental, safety and health management and sustainability, global leader in ISO 45001, past president and fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals, fellow of the British Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, member of the GRI 403:2018 Occupational Safety and Health standard project working group and appointed to the US National Academy of Science, Gulf Research Program Risk Committee. Kathy holds a BSc in Chemistry and certifications in the US, UK and Europe. She is the founder and CEO of Global Solutions, Inc



Funmi Adegbola Founder of Society of Women in Safety Health and Environment-Africa (SOWSHE-A) and CEO of CTS Globe




Anne Gardner-Aston is the HSE Leader and Managing Partner of Safety Positive Consulting.

Anne Gardner-Aston is an experienced HSE Leader and Strategic H&S Consultant. She started her career in 1996 as an Environmental Health Officer but soon specialised within the field of occupational health and safety, holding positions as a consultant, Head of Operational Safety & Health for the Metropolitan Police, and Group H&S Director for Places for People.

She has a particular passion for people-centred H&S and now works with organisations to design forward-thinking H&S strategies and governance frameworks which encourage staff to be part of the solution to OSH issues.

As well as holding a degree in Environmental Health, she holds a MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Disaster Victim Identification. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and a Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health.

Has presented on safety management topics at conferences in the UK, Canada, Dubai and Germany.

Chair of the Global Coalition of Women in Safety Networks.



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Written by Tamara Parris

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Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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