Podcast Series

This Moment Matters

Expertise and insight addressing the challenges of our time

This Moment Matters is a podcast that talks about global issues – both risks and opportunities – and how to think about them, but most importantly, what to do about them. Discussions go deeper than talking points or press releases. Marsh McLennan and its businesses – Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman – have expertise to share based on the extensive academic and practical experiences of their people, the research they do and the clients they serve. With authentic thought leadership, This Moment Matters covers a broad range of topics such as healthy cities, natural disaster risks, geopolitical issues and cybersecurity.
Recent episodes

Episode 6 | Risk and Opportunity in the World's Permacrisis

Many would argue the world is in the most volatile risk environment in modern history. Some have dubbed it a permacrisis. “However," notes Nick Robson, who leads Marsh's Credit Specialties Practice and manages our political risk solutions, "when you dig underneath the data what you find is that some of the risks are moderated or to some degree reduced by other positive trends.” Robson takes us on a survey of the critical issues facing humanity, namely the effects of the war in Ukraine, tensions with China and the threat of a global recession.

Episode 5 | How Will the Metaverse Further Transform Human Life? 

We are witnessing the beginning of another information technology transformation. The metaverse brings with it the promise previous media technologies did not, namely, broader decentralization and the empowerment of the individual. Ben Hoster, Director of Transformative Technologies at Marsh McLennan, provides a candid assessment from a business perspective about its realities and risks.

Episode 4 | Building Disaster Resilience

Daniel Kaniewski, former Deputy Administrator for Resilience at FEMA, describes resilience as taking action before a disaster occurs, to reduce impacts on individuals, communities, governments and society writ large. However, he says far too many people only realize the value of resilience after a disaster strikes and they have lost everything.

Episode 3 | Lowering CO2 Emissions is a Daunting Task and the Finance Sector Must Lead the Way

Simon Cooper, who leads climate and sustainability initiatives at Oliver Wyman, shares a clear and compelling vision for an aggressive action to meet the UN’s sustainability goals to lower C02 output and mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

Episode 2 | Cyber Threats Are Becoming More Sophisticated, So Should You

Stephen Viña, former senior vice president of Marsh's Cyber Practice, talks about the ever-changing risks of digital crime, from hacking to ransomware.

Episode 1 | How to Think About the Nursing Shortage for Patients and Policymakers

Gigi Norris, Managing Director for the US healthcare practice at Marsh, brings her expertise in public health and pandemics to describe the unfolding of events of a disease with many unknowns, the issues around information and communication and the effects on the critical labor force needed to treat millions of patients.

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Our global business teams offer a range of deep-dive conversations on the challenges of the day. Find your areas of interest below and follow along here, or on your favorite audio streaming service.

Marsh Risk in Context Podcast

Join Marsh colleagues, risk professionals, C-suite executives and others for conversations about the major risks businesses face today and how leaders can better understand and more effectively manage them.

Guy Carpenter Fo[RE]sight Podcast

The goal for this series is to bring to listeners the latest insights on trending topics, delivered by our reinsurance experts from Guy Carpenter and other organizations on the forefront of thought leadership.

Podcasts From Oliver Wyman

Strategy experts from Oliver Wyman and their guests cover innovations in the healthcare, transportation and energy industries.  

Podcasts From Mercer

Join Mercer thought leaders and special guests as they explore and debate a variety of workplace and investment topics, including the trends shaping markets, the transition to a more agile workforce, the pressing issues in M&A and the reinvention of the employee experience.