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This CEO Fought For Better Wages At His Company. Guess What Happened.

Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, explained how he increased wages for his workers, arguing that taking better care of his employees would in turn lead to better care for Aetna's customers.

Bertolini told HuffPost Live at Davos his company increased wages and adjusted benefits in order to give its employees a better quality of life.

"Not everybody should be at $16 an hour, there may be people who need to be higher," Bertolini said, noting people's lifestyles are directly impacted by how they are paid.

Bertolini's company also implemented yoga and mindfulness practices at work and studied the effect they had on the employees.

"After we completed the [yoga] course, the results were amazing," Bertolini said, saying in addition to weight loss and happier workers, there was an increase in productivity by 69 minutes a month.

"We think it's about a $3,000 a year savings," Bertolini said, noting his company's health care costs actually went down after implementing mindfulness practices.

Below, live updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

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