Professional services firm Aon announced today that it will lead a number of employers and organizations in a multilateral program designed to re-introduce fundamental aspects of society and the economy.
Fueled by a coalition of leading companies and organizations, the effort will work to strengthen communities and move toward societal and economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initial group of coalition members includes: Abbott, Accenture, Allstate, Beam Suntory, BMO Harris, CDW, CNA, ComEd, ConAgra, Exelon, Fortuna Brands, Hyatt, JLL, McDonald's, Mondelez, Morningstar, Motorola Solutions, Sterling Bay, Ulta Beauty, United Airlines, Walgreens, Whirlpool, Zurich and more.
Starting in Chicago, they will create a model and framework to inform criteria and guidelines that will help restart the economy worldwide.
"We have used our expertise to assist clients in maintaining operations and mitigating risk during the pandemic," said Greg Case, Aon CEO. "This coalition of some of the world's leading organizations will support local leaders to help the economy come back better and stronger than before."
"I applaud Aon, as well as all of the coalition participants, for their leadership and commitment to getting Chicago's businesses back on track," said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. "Just as it has throughout our city's history, the civic passion of our business community will play a central part in our transformational recovery effort as we join together in our shared mission to make Chicago more inclusive, more equitable, and more successful than it's ever been."
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