Robert Bailey

Partner, Insurance & Asset Management, Oliver Wyman
Climate change is redrawing the risk landscape. Not only must businesses and governments build resilience to mounting climate impacts on assets, markets, supply chains and communities, they must also navigate disruptive climate policies and regulations. These challenges also create opportunities. New markets and business models are emerging for corporations able to respond to the changing landscape, whilst governments can achieve win-wins by aligning climate action with wider policy objectives such as health and resource efficiency.

Based in London, Rob is responsible for climate resilience within Marsh McLennan Advantage, where he analyses the implications of climate change for policymaking and business operations and strategy. He brings over twenty years of professional experience spanning consulting, policy and research to the role, having worked with numerous corporations, financial institutions, governments, international organizations and NGOs on climate change and sustainable development issues. 

Prior to joining MMC, Rob was Director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House; before that he was responsible for climate change at a major international NGO and worked in the financial services practice at Oliver Wyman.

Rob has held numerous advisory positions and is a frequent public speaker. He has published widely on topics including low carbon transition, energy security, food security , climate risk and disaster risk reduction and was a lead author for the United Nation’s Sixth Global Environment Outlook.

Rob has a BA in natural sciences from Cambridge University and a MSc in development from the London School of Economics.