Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With over 60,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue of around $13 billion.
Mercer seeks to make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. Mercer’s more than 21,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries.
Mercer’s investment consulting services are provided at every stage of the investment decision-making, risk management and investment monitoring process - working with the fiduciaries of pension funds, foundations, endowments and other investors in some 24 countries for over 40 years. Mercer creates value by applying our extensive knowledge to solving investment challenges. Over 2,250 employees around the world provide customised guidance to clients with more than $10.2 trillion in assets.
Mercer established a Responsible Investment team in 2004, which currently has 13 full-time equivalent professionals and is supported by a wider group of ‘ESG Champions’ within Mercer. The team works with clients, consultants and analysts to integrate environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”), stewardship, sustainability and climate change considerations into investment processes and research. The team provides advice on beliefs, policy, process, and portfolio development, including strategic research. Research examples include Mercer's "Investing in a Time of Climate Change" report (June 2015) and the development of Mercer’s proprietary ESG Ratings framework, which is administered by the global manager research team and results in an ESG rating (1-4) on process integration for investment manager strategies (since 2008).
 *Assets under advisement includes aggregated data for Mercer Investment Consulting, Inc. and its affiliated companies globally (“Mercer”). Data is derived from a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, third-party custodians or investment managers, regulatory filings, and client self-reported data. Mercer has not independently verified the data. Where available, data is provided as of 30 June 2016 (“Reporting Date”). If data was not available as of the Reporting Date, information from a date closest in time to the Reporting Date, which may be of a more recent date than the Reporting Date, was included. Data includes assets of clients that have engaged Mercer to provide project-based services within the 12-month period ending on the Reporting Date, and assets of clients that subscribe to Mercer’s Manager Research database.