Marsh appoints head of sustainability and climate change

Marsh has appointed Amy Barnes as head of sustainability and climate change strategy.

In this new role, Ms. Barnes will be responsible for leading the firm’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, particularly in relation to the impact of a changing physical risk landscape, improving access to capital for green initiatives, and a more thorough understanding of climate-related project risk. She will also participate in Marsh & McLennan’s Sustainability and Climate Change programme, which focuses on developing sustainability and climate change services across MMC.

Ms. Barnes is currently US and Canada Energy & Power Leader within Marsh JLT Specialty assisting clients across a range of risk and insurance issues, particularly in relation to the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. She joined Marsh in 2001 as an environmental consultant, and has held a number of senior international insurance and risk advisory positions over the last 20 years in the UK and US.

Effective 1st April. Ms. Barnes will relocate to London later this year from Houston, US and will report to Lucy Clarke, president, Marsh JLT Specialty and Global Placement.

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