New research shows that improved benefits lead to a significant boost in employee engagement.
Technological, political, social and economic developments are pulling at the fabric of what it means to be global and what it means to govern, to lead, and to succeed. We have an opportunity to help drive a new shared narrative for our future — a less-divided one that will improve the state of our world.
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It is Wednesday here in beautiful Davos, Switzerland. We wrapped up last night with a very elegant MMC- hosted client event. With a packed room, it was clear MMC was the place to be on Tuesday in Davos! At last night's Marsh & McLennan client dinner, President and CEO Dan Glaser shared his thoughts around the shift in the tone of this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting as being more optimistic and encouraging. He then turned it over to Oliver Wyman, President and CEO Scott McDonald who spoke about "exponential" change in our world and what that means to each of us and to our workforces. He described the work Mercer and OW are doing together. By the end of his comments, everyone in the room was looking for a follow-up conversation.
I didn't think it could get much better than that, but we woke up today to the most gorgeous weather we have had so far. The sunshine is energizing everyone, and there is much going on today. We kicked off this morning with Mercer's Healthy, Wealthy and Work-Wise breakfast. I've seen the research, so I knew what we would discuss, but I have to say Renee McGowan and the panel members took this conversation to an entirely new and different level. It was very impressive (watch the replay below when you can).
Our President and CEO, Julio Portalatin opened the session and Renee McGowan, Mercer Global Leader for Individual Wealth, led a panel of experts including Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, Australia; Joan Lamm-Tennant, PhD, CEO and Founder of Blue Marble Micro Limited; Joyce Russell, President of Adecco Staffing US; and Debra Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer of AARP. The discussion focused on financial security and the need for a multi-stakeholder approach to what may become our next global challenge.
As I promised, we're trying our best to bring you the most up-to-date insights from Davos (almost as they happen). Below are thoughts from just a few of the industry leaders that are part of the exciting conversations happening here at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. #WEF18.
When will Women Thrive? Are we making progress or creating an echo chamber?
CEO Julio Portalatin discusses what increasing life expectancy means for the world's retirement systems.
By Stephanie Lane. Leading the World Economic Forum’s global retirement investment systems reform project.
By Renee McGowan. Published on 10 January on WEF.org as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Live from Davos – Mercer Private Executive Briefings
Mercer CEO Julio Portalatin and fellow global executives, Pat Milligan and Renée McGowan, will lead future focused discussions that explore new approaches to closing the gender and long-term savings gaps.
Turning Opportunity into Action
2017 headlines prove that people talk the talk, but are not walking the walk. Data, facts and talk are not moving the needle – in fact the economic gender gap has widened to 217 years. Leaders and organizations must ask themselves, "Are we making progress or noise?"
New Imperatives for Financial Security
Join us to explore what leaders believe will be the biggest advancements impacting how people live, work and save – including structural and technological changes needed to address the financial security gap of at risk segments.