NEW YORK, NY – June 26, 2020 – Membership organization, LGBT Great, launched its ‘Global Top 100 Executive Allies’ initiative today, to spotlight executives across the global investment & savings industry who have demonstrated allyship within their firms and across society. Mercer’s Martine Ferland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rich Nuzum, President, Investments & Retirement and Tony Wood, Regional Leader, Continental Europe of Mercer Marsh Benefits, UK were among the 100 executives that earned a spot on this year’s list.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by such a dedicated, passionate and inspiring organization, alongside so many other strong partners of diversity and inclusion. At Mercer, we are “Allies” in our belief that a clearly defined and well-executed diversity and inclusion strategy needs to be a foundational principle in every company,” said Ms. Ferland. “And, accountability matters now more than ever – leaders who are aligned on the value of drive diversity and inclusion foster innovative changes that bring all employees along on the journey toward a brighter future.”
“LGBT Great is proud to launch the Global Top 100 Executive Allies initiative which spotlights three inspirational executives from Mercer. Each has demonstrated clear action in supporting the LGBT+ community which is a key quotient of impactful allyship,” said Matt Cameron, Global Managing Director, LGBT Great.
LGBT Great’s Global Top 100 represents senior leaders who influence the diversity agenda, support the LGBT+ community and demonstrate a commitment to future action. According to LGBT Great, all executives named have engaged in support of equality and inclusion and pledged support to self-education around LGBT+ issues. The initiative is part of the organisation’s flagship Project 1000 campaign – a five-year mission to find and shine a light on one-thousand LGBT+ supportive ally role models.
The 100 executives represent firms from America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
Mercer builds brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 75,000 colleagues and annualized revenue approaching $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.
About LGBT Great
LGBT Great is a global membership organisation specialist in developing the diversity and inclusion within the investment and savings industry. The program works by developing innovative insights, visibility and outreach initiatives and by measuring progress with its LGBT+ benchmarking tool called the iiBT. LGBT Great is the first organisation to focus exclusively on the agenda specifically for the sector and works collaboratively with a range of organisations. For more information, visit www.lgbtgreat.com. Follow LGBT Great on Twitter: @LGBTGreat
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