Better by Design: Insights on Demand – Collectively Creating the Post-COVID Future

As organizations continue to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding its impacts is critical to mapping the path forward as a business, industry, and broader society. Virtually bringing together our global clients, colleagues, and subject matter experts, including those from Guy Carpenter, the recent Marsh & McLennan Better By Design conference provided a platform for discussion on shaping the post-COVID world.

Throughout the week, participants drilled down on current challenges and identified opportunities to apply lessons learned to better plan, prepare, and protect against evolving and emerging risks. While the session content varied, one common theme remained consistent – resiliency. We invite you to explore these insights on demand for practical steps, strategies, and solutions to build resiliency – and promote possibilities. 

One to One Perspective: 

Navigating the Changing Nature of Risk

Lara Mowery, Global Head of Distribution for Guy Carpenter, provides insights on leveraging the momentum gained throughout the pandemic to mobilize action and combat the growing issue of climate change

Better by Design Featured Sessions

Elevating the Role of Cyber

Accelerating digital transformation, organizations are growing increasingly reliant on technology in response to COVID-19. The panelists offer views on the impact of cyber on business decisions across the enterprise. Panelists: Erica Davis (North America Cyber Center of Excellence Leader, Guy Carpenter), John Doyle (President & CEO, Marsh), Tara Knapp (Senior Business Development and Strategy Manager, Microsoft) Paul Mee (Digital and Financial Services Partner, Cyber Platform Lead, Oliver Wyman) and Tom Reagan (Cyber Practice Leader, Marsh)

Preparing for Shock Events

Panelists examine the widespread impacts of COVID-19 and discuss critical measures to fortify our global systems and better prepare for shock events. Panelists: Peter Hearn (President & CEO, Guy Carpenter), Lara Mowery (Global Head of Distribution, Guy Carpenter), Mike Poulos (President of Advisory, Marsh) and Reid Sawyer (US Emerging Risks Practice Leader, Marsh)

Developing Climate Resiliency

With a vast decline in manufacturing and transportation, the pandemic has resulted in a sharp reduction in air pollutants and carbon emissions. Panelists discuss how to accelerate this momentum and combat climate change. Panelists: Francois Austin (Head of Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman), Peter Beshar (Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan), Josh Darr (Managing Director & Head of Americas Peril Advisory, Guy Carpenter), Simon Glynn (Climate & Sustainability Co-Lead, Oliver Wyman), and Jessica Turner (Catastrophe Advisory Senior Vice President, Guy Carpenter)

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