Mercer’s Executive Dialogues at the World Economic Forum 2023 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland
Thriving in a continuously disruptive and increasingly fragmented world demands bold leadership and a solid commitment to collaboration. Driving tangible actions to build resilience in these difficult times will require insight, innovation and the ability to adapt quickly.
This moment calls for a radically new contract between employers and their people. One that supports total well-being amid digital transformation and ensures affordable, equitable care across the globe. And the development of new skills to build more agile organizations and prepare the workforce for the next era.
Realizing future prosperity will also depend on reconsidering the traditional stages of individuals’ working lives, and reimagining accepted views of retirement. It will require multiple stakeholders — from both the private and public sectors — to find innovative ways to shape a more equitable and sustainable approach to supporting longer lives, ensuring people have the resources to satisfy their needs and keep doing what nourishes and fulfills them.
At the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, our executive dialogues explored how to propel vision-driven strategies into action — to drive real change for the long term.
Additional recordings and insights coming soon.
As the world emerges from COVID-19, new workforce challenges — including talent shortages, labor market tensions and the resurgence of unionization across many industry sectors — have highlighted a profound shift in the social contract between employers and employees, calling for a radical reassessment of how we think about work and jobs.
On January 17, Mercer and a panel of senior business leaders convened to tackle work’s great reboot.
The growing recognition of the impact of longevity is disrupting the labor market, as well as both health insurance and savings systems. The shift from national social security and employer-based systems to individual-led choices is gathering momentum in most geographies, increasing labor mobility and shifting the competitive playing field for both employers and financial services providers.
On January 18, we explored the innovations that leading employers and providers are adopting to address these disruptions.
The World Economic Forum is collaborating with Mercer to advance the Digital Health Action Alliance, an initiative exploring models to close the gap in premature deaths from non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension. We highlighted this work in curating technological advances that amplify the impact and voice critical to the success in the fight against NCDs: community health workers. A panel of key stakeholders — including employers, NGOs, health tech leaders and government agencies — invested in social impact discussed their contributions.
Published in partnership with the World Economic Forum, this report examines how widening geopolitical, economic and societal fissures will trigger and exacerbate crises to come.