Making a Difference

We look for intelligence, character, and the desire to do important work.

Marsh & McLennan people enable enterprise all over the world, helping clients find new opportunities amid uncertainty. We are trusted advisers to CEOs and their companies. Governments seek our advice. We touch the careers of millions of individuals and hold their families’ health and wealth in our hands.

What we do at work is inseparable from the society around us.

The Privilege of Making a Difference

The energy and skills of our 57,000 colleagues can be a powerful resource. Our Corporate Social Responsibility programs are led from the top and focus on partnerships that make a lasting difference.
 
We volunteer in a thousand ways and use what we know for the greater good.
 
Here’s just some of what our colleagues are doing right now.

We volunteer in a thousand ways and use what we know for the greater good.
Here’s what some of our colleagues are doing right now.

OUR LATEST CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP REPORT

We believe it is the responsibility of a successful global enterprise to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work, the economies that sustain our clients, and the environment that sustains us all. We publish a biennial report on our activities in three areas:
 
Community initiatives in education, disaster response, and environmental stewardship.
 
Diversity and inclusion initiatives that increase our organization’s effectiveness and the growth and development of our people around the world.
 
Sustainability initiatives in our client work, operations, and global real estate footprint.

Visit our latest Corporate Citizenship Report website. Download our previous report here.

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ARTS

Oliver Wyman consultants are working pro bono to increase audiences for symphony orchestras by analyzing the factors that bring people back — the same way we do for communications services, airlines, and banks.

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WORLD HEALTH

Vaccination experts at Oliver Wyman are helping global health organizations analyze supply and demand for critical vaccines and map the most efficient distribution strategies to protect populations in every corner of the developing world.

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FOOD SECURITY

Colleagues at Guy Carpenter are improving food security in Asia by applying risk management techniques to agriculture, so farmers produce the optimum mix of foods with the greatest resilience to shocks like drought and flood.

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DISASTER RESPONSE

To help communities prepare for disaster, Marsh and Guy Carpenter share detailed impact analyses with the public. These briefings help local leaders, businesses, and residents prepare for what’s coming and respond more effectively where damage is greatest.

MICROFINANCE

Oliver Wyman volunteers are helping Women’s World Banking, a worldwide network of 39 microfinance institutions, evolve from donor financing to commercial sustainability and offer savings and insurance services as well as credit.

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RURAL HEALTH

After Oliver Wyman consultants working pro bono helped a rural health center become a model for improving health care in Rwanda, consultants from Mercer designed a training program that can be replicated across multiple centers simultaneously.

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DISASTER RESPONSE

When catastrophe engulfs a community, you’ll see our colleagues from Marsh and Guy Carpenter among the first on the scene, assessing what can be done right now to help people and businesses bounce back, and then making it happen.

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Encouraging creativity in our youth

We believe critical thinking is essential to solving our world’s most pressing problems, and there’s no better way to develop those skills than through an arts education. Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Dan Glaser was acknowledged for that conviction by Young Audiences New York.

In today’s increasingly complex and uncertain world, one of the few certainties is the currency of critical thinking, a byproduct of an arts education that encourages restless imagination and refined reasoning skills.  This philosophy of our CEO is shared by Young Audiences New York, which honored Glaser and two other leaders for their commitment to arts education at the 2015 Children’s Arts Awards.  Young Audiences New York  is dedicated to providing children from all walks of life with an arts education to nurture their creativity and help develop important life skills. This year’s benefit raised nearly $1.2M, the largest amount in the organizations’s history.

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Young Audiences New York 2015 Children’s Arts Award honorees: MediaVest USA CEO Brian Terkelsen, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company Artistic Director Kenny Leon and Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Dan Glaser

The Pursuit of a Smarter Way

Clients bring us their most challenging problems. One of our most vital roles is to imagine what the future could be — and make it present.

We challenge ourselves every day to change what is possible.
Here’s what some of our colleagues are doing right now.

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HEALTH

Innovative strategies from Oliver Wyman are helping to make US healthcare costs sustainable by aligning incentives for patients, providers, and payers.

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INVESTING

Pension advisors at Mercer are showing corporate financial officers new ways to fully fund employee pensions using dynamic strategies like interest rate derivatives that enhance economic security for workers as well as the enterprise.

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SPACE

Marsh and Guy Carpenter are helping space-faring organizations protect their vehicles — and soon their passengers —from the hazards of this new frontier, as our colleagues once did in the early days of aviation.

POLICY

Analysts at our Global Risk Center are codifying best practices and new mechanisms for more effective intergovernmental response to regional disasters, humanitarian need, and economic development.

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RETIREMENT

Mercer is helping far-sighted employers build a retirement income ‘floor’ for millions of people by managing the market risks and longevity risks of defined contribution retirement plans, improving peace of mind for employer and employee.

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CYBER RISK

Marsh is mapping cyber attacks in the retail industry to help merchants, banks, insurers, and regulators get together on better protections for consumers and the economy.

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DISASTER RESILIENCE

Guy Carpenter is combining imagery from satellites, drones, radar, and social media feeds to give insurers a better picture of flood and earthquake damage in real time, accelerating recovery efforts and insurance payouts.

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RETAIL

Oliver Wyman is helping Europe’s retailers apply new tools and techniques to improve sales by reducing inventory shrinkage and waste.

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BANKING

Banking specialists at Oliver Wyman are showing financial institutions new ways to create value — for customers and themselves — in a climate of low interest rates, tighter regulation, and cloud-based competition.

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CLIMATE

Actuaries and analytic specialists at Guy Carpenter are working with reinsurance providers around the world to predict and quantify the economic costs of climate change, and designing new market mechanisms to mitigate threats.

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TECHNOLOGY RESILIENCE

Marsh is developing new ways to protect businesses, consumers, and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks and technology failures.

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HEALTH

Mercer is creating private health insurance exchanges for US companies with as few as 100 employees to help employers provide more choice and more coverage while reducing complexity and cost.

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THe Sustainability Imperative

Much of our work involves helping our clients analyze, reduce, and reverse the environmental impacts of business activities. And we try to lead the way ourselves.

We help turn sustainability from a distant goal into everyday practice.
Here’s what some of our colleagues are doing right now.

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Oliver Wyman consultants advise our clients on how environmental factors affect location, operational, and strategic decisions; while our “people” experts at Mercer transform client organizations to make sustainable practices part of the culture. Specialists at Guy Carpenter and Marsh help our clients quantify the impacts of climate risk and identify issues around the world.

Before we advise clients, we lead the way ourselves. Marsh & McLennan Companies has been named to the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for climate change transparency, scoring in the top 10% of the 2014 index.

Sustainability

At Marsh & McLennan Companies

  • Energy and materials conservation
  • Waste reduction
  • Green construction leadership
  • Climate change transparency
  • Pro bono and community activity

And In OUR Work With Clients

  • Help clients develop and measure enterprise sustainability strategies
  • Measure and manage their environmental risks
  • Assess strategic opportunities in sustainable practice and technologies
  • Analyze carbon footprint of investment portfolios

What we do helps clients, economies, and countries grow. If clients can't insure their power plants, if they can't insure their manufacturing facilities, if they can't mitigate geopolitical risks, economic development can't happen.