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Thoughts from Executives on the World Economic Forum

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Thoughts from Executives on the World Economic Forum

Discussions with Executives on the meaning and purpose of the World Economic Forum.

“Parental leave should be a business practice not a benefit, that way when someone takes parental leave it is not such a big deal.” - Dan Glaser

“We need to understand how to proceed going forward in order to ignite growth into the future.” - Julio Portalatin

Global Risks Report

The Global Risks Report 2019

Profound political, economic, societal, technological and environmental transformations are occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace and have become a part of day-to-day business life.

The 14th edition of the Global Risks Report, prepared by the World Economic Forum with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies and other partners, examines the evolving macro-level risk landscape and highlights major threats that may disrupt the world in 2019 and over the next decade.

The most striking aspect of this year’s report is the level of concern about geopolitical issues. Of the top ten risks expected to deteriorate in 2019, seven are connected to the political environment. Over 90% of respondents expect economic confrontations/frictions between major powers to deteriorate in 2019, with a similar number anticipating the erosion of multilateral trading rules and agreements.

The Global Risks Report 2018

Organizations must strengthen their resilience against shocks and surprises.

The 13th edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report, prepared in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies, highlights the velocity of political and technological change, and the resulting fractures in world order. For businesses, the report raises critical questions about building resilience and adaptability in the face of seemingly unmanageable risks.

The Global Risks Report 2017

Political and social unrest of years past pose significant strategic risk for businesses, leading organizations to think differently about priorities.

Rising political and social unrest and accelerating technologies are creating risks and instabilities for businesses around the world. The World Economic Forum’s twelfth Global Risks Report, produced with Marsh & McLennan Companies’ support, provides an outlook on the threats facing the world in 2017 and examines some of their root causes: rising inequality, political polarization and nationalism, and disruptive technological change.

The Global Risks Report 2016

The shifting risk landscape encourages organizations to adapt to the new environment.

Disruptive shifts in technology, geopolitics, societal expectations, and economic patterns are creating instabilities that are directly impacting events in the world today. The World Economic Forum’s eleventh Global Risks Report highlights the issues that will exacerbate volatility and uncertainty over the next decade – while also presenting opportunities for governments and businesses to build resilience and deliver sustainable growth.

When Women Thrive

Accelerating for Impact: 2018 Gender Inflection Point

How can we advance women in the workforce of the future?

Mercer sets out to further understand the drivers of female advancement and identify concrete steps organizations can take to change or improve their trajectories. The result is a holistic look at the future of women in the workforce — from the headwinds impeding progress, to the system accelerators that provide great hope for sustained improvement.

When Women Thrive: Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America

Understanding the underlying forces driving women’s representation in corporate leadership in Latin America.

Latin American women have made significant progress over the last three decades, increasing their labor force participation and receiving more university degrees than their male counterparts. A full 64% of the organizations surveyed by Mercer understand the business imperative behind gender diversity, yet progress is stagnating and women continue to be underrepresented across industries.

When Women Thrive: Technology Industry Perspectives

Helping women thrive is an imperative for the technology industry.

The world looks to the tech sector as a lens into the future. Touching almost every corner of the globe, tech behemoths have changed the way the world works and interacts. The ability to create customer demand and stay ahead of the competition – while at the same time manage globalization and increasing regulatory demands – has attracted some of the best and brightest talent to the industry. From office perks to workspace amenities, tech’s approach to attracting and retaining talent has been admired and emulated by other industries..

A diverse workforce delivers product innovation aligned to the needs of varied customers; positive brand image; and unique insights, knowledge and experiences. Significant research has been done over the past two decades linking higher female representation in the workplace with a variety of business performance measures, including better financial performance; higher return on sales, equity and invested capital; higher operating results; better stock growth; and more.

When Women Thrive 2016 Executive Summary

When women thrive, businesses thrive.

Mercer's most comprehensive, analytical and predictive research on women in the workforce - linking organizational policies and programs to results. We've added 13 countries since our initial 2014 report which now includes 42 countries, nearly 600 submissions, and 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women.

State of Financial Services Industry

The State of the Financial Services Industry 2019:
Time To Start Again

Examining the potential for the industry to start again.

For an industry whose product – the movement and storage of money and the management of risk – is electronic, financial services processes are manually intensive. Surveys show that customers are rarely inspired by the service and yet the consensus is that a digital overhaul of legacy systems will be the work of many years.At the same time, new businesses underpinned by digital capabilities are gaining traction.

Imagine if you could combine what is possible in a new build with the business model advantages of an existing firm. We call this approach greenfield.It means tapping into the same flywheel momentum of growth employed by Big Tech, breaking out of the low-returns cycle. The quality and low cost of new technology, the potential for dramatic change in competitiveness, the reduction in conduct and cyber risks if done correctly, and modern methods for migration, all make this idea compelling right now.

In the 2019 edition of Oliver Wyman's State of Financial Services report we examine the potential for the industry to start again and point to the first steps in the journey – "go build!"

The State of Financial Services Industry 2018

Understanding the underlying forces driving women’s representation in corporate leadership in Latin America.

Latin American women have made significant progress over the last three decades, increasing their labor force participation and receiving more university degrees than their male counterparts. A full 64% of the organizations surveyed by Mercer understand the business imperative behind gender diversity, yet progress is stagnating and women continue to be underrepresented across industries.

The State of Financial Services Industry 2017

Helping women thrive is an imperative for the technology industry.

The world looks to the tech sector as a lens into the future. Touching almost every corner of the globe, tech behemoths have changed the way the world works and interacts. The ability to create customer demand and stay ahead of the competition – while at the same time manage globalization and increasing regulatory demands – has attracted some of the best and brightest talent to the industry. From office perks to workspace amenities, tech’s approach to attracting and retaining talent has been admired and emulated by other industries..

A diverse workforce delivers product innovation aligned to the needs of varied customers; positive brand image; and unique insights, knowledge and experiences. Significant research has been done over the past two decades linking higher female representation in the workplace with a variety of business performance measures, including better financial performance; higher return on sales, equity and invested capital; higher operating results; better stock growth; and more.

The State of Financial Services Industry 2016

When women thrive, businesses thrive.

Mercer's most comprehensive, analytical and predictive research on women in the workforce - linking organizational policies and programs to results. We've added 13 countries since our initial 2014 report which now includes 42 countries, nearly 600 submissions, and 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women.

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