Inclusive Professional Network

Inclusive Professional Network

A new shape of work is rapidly evolving. Is your company using the right strategies to promote supplier diversity?
The value of a diverse network
83%
of 100 global large US-based organizations already have or plan to dedicate funds for suppliers1
36%
diverse organizations outperform peers2
1.75M
jobs supported3
1M
U.S. Diverse Businesses4

The Hackett Group

2 McKinsey & Company

3 Natinal Minority Supplier Development Council

United States Census Bureau


Why choose Mercer?

This specialty practice group is focused on collaborating with our clients and suppliers on innovative ways to promote supplier diversity. Mercer has dedicated resources that are focused on building sustainable partnerships with diverse firms that have a proven track record of adding value to the solutions we deliver to  clients.

Our guiding principles:

  • Deliver value
    Leverage Mercer's expertise and experience with that of our diverse partners.
  • Ensure compatibility
    Go deep to ensure compatibility with business models and team members.
  • Identify opportunities
    Minimize disruption, focus first on capabilities complementary to Mercer when possible.
  • Reduce risk
    Implement significant process controls, vetting, and scope of services before launch. 
The right benefits strategy is one that maximizes value - not only to the employer, but to employees and their families. Transformation, with an eye toward value, is desperately needed, and Mercer can help.
Phil Styles

Partner, Specialty Practice Leader, Inclusive Professional Network


How we can help

As we have listened to our clients and validating the trends in the marketplace, we realize that increasing spend within supplier diversity with an emphasis on professional services is the key to the future.

To that end, we have launched the Inclusive Professional Network which can help you with:

  • Supplier Diversity Consulting
    Supporting clients on developing, or enhancing supplier diversity program strategies
  • Diverse Supply Chain Management
    Connecting diverse suppliers with opportunities in the public sector

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