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Preventing the antimicrobial resistance health crisis

Dame Sally Davies and James Anderson join the Sustainability Leaders podcast to discuss the history of antibiotic use on humans, livestock and plants that brought us to our current crisis today.
November 2020

November 18 marked the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which aims to bring attention to the ever-evolving public health crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) due to the overuse of antibiotics around the world.

Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, and James Anderson, Head of AMR and Corporate Government Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline, join the podcast to discuss the history of antibiotic use on humans, livestock and plants that brought us to our current crisis today. Plus, they provide an overview of engagement in this space to change behaviors around the use of antibiotics globally.

In this episode: 

  • What is antimicrobial resistance and why is it such a pressing issue?
  • How the AMR Industry Alliance is combatting antibiotic overuse
  • Consumers and investors hold power to change antibiotic usage
  • The effects of inaction on antimicrobial resistance, and how we can change the trajectory
Alice Evans

Alice Evans

Managing Director and Co-Head of Responsible Investment
Catherine McCabe

Catherine McCabe

Analyst, Responsible Investment
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Dame Sally Davies: The fast pandemic, I talk about a lobster in boiling water of COVID-19, and it’s making a lot of noise, and it’s waking everyone up to the threat that can come when healthcare goes wrong. Meanwhile, there’s this slow, creeping pandemic of resistance by the bugs and microbes to their treatments, whether it’s TB, malaria, HIV, fungi or indeed bacteria when it’s antibiotics that the resistance has developed to.

Michael Torrance: Welcome to “Sustainability Leaders.” I’m Michael Torrance, Chief Sustainability Officer with BMO Financial Group. On this show, we will talk with leading sustainability practitioners from the corporate, investor, academic and NGO communities to explore how this rapidly evolving field of sustainability is impacting global investment, business practices and our world.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the participants and not those of Bank of Montreal, its affiliates or subsidiaries.

Alice Evans: Welcome to the “BMO Sustainability Leaders Podcast.” My name is Alice Evans, and I’m one of the two co-heads of our Responsible Investment Team at BMO GAM. At BMO GAM, we have a team of analysts with expertise on different social, environmental and governance issues, and we research those issues that have most relevance to the companies that our clients invest in, and our team leads BMO GAM’s Engagement Program, entering into dialog with those companies on those key issues to request and encourage improved management of those issues.

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