Aon Announces Singapore Coalition to Help Move the Economy Forward

September 03, 2020 - 10:34
Aon Announces Singapore Coalition to Help Move the Economy Forward

  • Coalition to focus on creating a benchmark forhow local businesses work, travel and convene in the wake of the COVID-19pandemic
  • This is the third of several regionalcoalitions that Aon will be rolling out globally

SINGAPORE- MediaOutReach - 4September 2020 - Aonplc(NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broadrange of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced the formationof a coalition of leading Singapore companies to strengthen communities andmove toward societal and economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19pandemic.

The coalition, which recently held its virtual kickoffmeeting, consists of key employers from a broad set of sectors focused on re-introducingfundamental aspects of society and the economy: working, traveling andconvening. These top Singapore organisations will collaborate to outline a setof guidelines for businesses and communities to help restart the economy safely.

Aon has launched similar coalitions in Chicago and New Yorkand plans to conduct similar efforts in other cities, including London andTokyo.

"We are deeply committed to the communities we operate inand are excited to bring this important work to Singapore," said Greg Case, AonCEO. "We have helped our clients maintain their operations and mitigate riskduring the pandemic and believe that we have a responsibility to play a largerrole in helping organisations return to the workplace and rebuild economieswith confidence and certainty."

Convened and led by Aon, the coalition will focus on Work,Travel and Convene efforts across leading businesses.

Na Boon Chong, Managing Director & Partner, Human CapitalSolutions, Southeast Asia, Aon said, "There is much to gain from a united approach,and we welcome the partnership and sharing of expertise among Singaporecompanies in navigating the pandemic. We are confident that with ourcollaborative efforts, we can help local business leaders make better decisionsabout protecting communities in the short term and rebuilding how we work,travel and convene over the long term."

Alexis Saussinan, Global Head of Strategic WorkforcePlanning and Analytics, Merck said, "Bringing together companies across sectorsand top leaders across functions in Singapore is a great opportunity to shareexperiences and co-create new approaches to operate and compete. I look forwardto sharing how Merck is shaping our future ways of working and learn from bestpractices in other companies."

The coalition will share insights and learnings from its ongoingefforts across industries, sectors and geographies as well as discuss issuesrelated to the current pandemic. This collective knowledge will then be used tocreate a first-of-its-kind benchmark to develop recommendations and guidelinesto build a path forward. Aon expects to publish an initial assessment report inNovember 2020.

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